Monday, October 27, 2014

Blogger Quilt Festival Quilt

I decided to enter the Bloggers Quilt Festival this year in the ROYGBIV category. This is my first time entering a link like this and I'm so excited to start doing more of this.

The quilt I want to share is "Rainbow of my Very Own"

This quilt was inspired by my daughters discovery of hearing and enjoying this particularly sweet children's book by Don Freeman. I'll keep the story brief, but you can read the more in-depth version here.

My daughter was born deaf and we were able to provide hearing for her with Cochlear Implants. I want to encourage both sign language and spoken language with her and assumed evening story time would be the perfect time to practice signing. My daughter had other plans.

This was her favorite book and she had me read it aloud over and over again, night after night. I fell in love with the story simply because of how much she loved it and loved to hear it (though it really is a very sweet story).

I had two packs of hand-dyed rainbow spectrum fabrics and was inspired to create this beauty.  I designed the pattern off a basic snowball pattern with alternating yellow and green corners. I finished the borders with rainbow spectrums and quilted it using a modification of a flower template I had to help the flower pedals pop.

I absolutely love this quilt and hope you do as well. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Love your daughter's rainbow. Beautifully done.