Ballerina Quilt on Mint Chair
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The Ballerina Quilt

When my Georgie Girl was a baby I decided I wanted to make her a quilt for her first birthday.

Ballerina Quilt swirl

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.

Closeup of plate and quilting and peeper.

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.

Close up on quilt corner showing backing and quilting.

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.

Close up of the three dresden plates on the quilt top

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.

Folded Ballerina Quilt showing 3D effect of Plate points

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.

Full shot of Ballerina Quilt on guest bed

I am still so proud of this quilt. It is over 6 years old now and it is still going strong.

Until next time

Linda xx

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