|'Fanciful Flowers' baby quilt|
completed December 2012
My quilt friends have been raving for years about the Material Obsession books, specifically the work of co-author Sarah Fielke.
|Sarah showing off samples from "Quilting From Little Things"|
via Fat Quarterly
Laurie loved Sarah's Dotty for Dresden quilt so much, she made a beautifully faithful version that fills my heart with joy. And red is my least-favorite color! I mean, seriously:
|Laurie's beautiful "Dotty for Dresden"|
via Dresden Lane
And my friend Lia made this amazing eagle quilt, modeled on another Material Obsession quilt. Here it is on display at our Lowell Quilt Festival show this past August:
We were at Quilt Market last year, when Sarah had just released Quilting From Little Things, and were able to stand in line for autographed copies. I didn't know her, but was just happy to get a nice book.
|via Sarah Fielke|
|Sarah Fielke quilt via blickfangquilts and knits|
|'Fanciful Flowers' quilt, from Material Obsession|
When one of my work friends announced his wife's pregnancy, I took this as an invitation to go Full Fielke. I was quickly up to my elbows in my stash and scrap bin, pulling hoarded pink Amy Butler prints, repro fat quarters, and every Flea Market fancy scrap I could lay hands on.
The baby quilt I made is based on the Fanciful Flowers quilt, from Material Obsession.
I'd originally purchased a cream-on-pink dot to back the floral applique blocks, but didn't have enough to support the 18" x 18" scale of the blocks. I grabbed a very pale peach Lizzy House pearl bracelet print at our Gather Here sew-in, and turned out to be even happier with it than the original selection.
The quilt was backed with another Amy Butler that I've always loved. I quilted this on the long arm at my friend's Linda's house, using a big loopy daisy concept. Linda lent her steady arms to helping me highlight the shape of flower buds, so they'd show on the back.
I LOVED making this and was really sad to see it go. This is the first gift quilt I've ever really considered re-making, so that I can have one of my own. Don't be surprised if you see this again. Even if I don't re-make this one, I suspect this is not the last of my Fielke quilts...