The Ballerina Quilt
When my Georgie Girl was a baby I decided I wanted to make her a quilt for her first birthday.
I wanted something bright and bold, girly and fun.
I had spent hours on Pinterest looking for inspiration and I found a quilt that I loved…
Luckily for me it came with a tutorial which you can find here.
Mine is different though. I decided I didn’t want the borders and I added in a peeper around the outside of the quilt to add a little bit of a pop.
I absolutely love the quilting on this quilt. I love the hot pink thread on the navy blue fabric, I love the random lines going in every direction.
This quilt was also my first attempt at fussy cutting. I wanted to make sure I had little ballerinas in the centre of each of the dresden plates.
I also decided to attach the dresden plates in a way that left the points of the plates free so that my little Georgie Girl could play with them. I am not sure that she ever really has played with them but I gave her the opportunity to.
This quilt was my fourth quilt top. The second baby quilt that I had made from my own design (although relying heavily on inspiration from others). It was also the quilt that lead to my first request to custom make a baby quilt.
I am still so proud of this quilt. It is over 6 years old now and it is still going strong.
Until next time