Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fat Quarter Baby - Emma

Today is my stop on the Fat Quarter Baby Blog Tour and I am super excited to share with you Emma!!!  Isn't she just adorable ;)

I was tickled pink when the gals at Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I wanted to make 1 of the 20 amazing quilts from Fat Quarter Baby, and I was totally touched when they asked me to make Emma :)  

I just love making Baby Quilts and this is such a fun quilt to make!!!  All you need is a few Fat Quarters and you are ready to go ;)  I used some of my favorite prints from Heather Bailey's True Colors collection.  The colors and prints are just perfect for an adorable baby girl quilt ;)  

I changed up my quilt just a bit from the original Emma quilt, because I wanted the butterflies to look like they were flying ;)  So I added an extra background border on each of the blocks and then trimmed the blocks down on an angle.  I just love the extra bit of movement it gives the quilt ;)

And when it came time to quilt I had so much fun!!!  I did some ribbon candy quilting for the body of the butterfly and attempted to do a little antenna, there hard to see but they are there ;)  Then on the wings I did a little scallow to match the print of the fabric and quilted back and forth lines in the negative space of the scallops ;)

Then in the background, I quilted what is quickly becoming my favorite filler ;)  Lots of little tiny swirls, paisleys, curls, and pebbles.   I just love how much movement in creates and it just flows so beautifully ;)  

And of course, it creates all kinds of super yummy texture!  I might have spent a few minutes just running my hand over the top of this quilt when it was done :)

And that is Emma!!!  I was hoping this was going to be for my Sister-In-Law who is expecting, but we found out a few days ago that it's a boy ;)   So I guess that means Emma will have to wait for a special little girl and I get to pick out another fun Boy quilt from Fat Quarter Baby to make ;)

Be sure to pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop to see the original Emma  (oh so adorable!!) along with other great quilts form Fat Quarter Baby!!  And you can get a sneak peek of all of the Fat Quarter Baby Quilts in this fun little Video Trailer and be sure to stop by the other Tour Stops for some amazing Fat Quarter Baby Eye Candy :)

November 16, 2015
Anne -  Caroline of Sew Can She
Claire - Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Elizabeth - Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Laura  - Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios

November 17, 2015
Andrew - Anne of Bunny Hill Designs
Christopher - Christina of Emily Ann's Kloset
Hunter - Nadra of Ellis & Higgs
James  - Corey of Coriander Quilts
Kevin  - Lucy of Charm About You

November 18, 2015
Katharine - Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Kimberly  - Lori of Bee in my Bonnet
Kristen  - Erin of Why Not Sew
Sarah - Angie of Gnome Angel
Emma - Melissa of Happy Quilting  (your here :)

November 19. 2015
Matthew - Jane of Quilt Jane
Paul  - Pat Sloan
Peyton - Megan and Heather of Quilt Story
Ryan  - Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane
William - Lisa of Vintage Modern Quilts
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs

Thanks for popping in today and every day!!!  Here is hoping it is a Happy Quilting Day for you ;) 

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  1. I just LOVE your Emma Quilt. Love how you made those 'moving' butterflies. I'll have to 'try' that too. Beautiful quilting!!

  2. Love the quilt! Butterflies are my favorite. I have a butterfly quilt given to me by my grandmother. Sweet memories . Cant wait to get the book and try some on them.

  3. That is super cute, Melissa. Great job.

  4. This is my name sake so maybe I should make it as well! :0) xx

  5. Love your butterfly quilt Melissa! That paisley swirly quilting you did is so scrumptious!

  6. I love the butterflies. they are so cute. I would love to win a book to make some like these.


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