Dream Big Quilt

Monday, November 14, 2022

 Good morning friends and happy Monday!
Today I have a quilt to share that I started back in March 2022
and finally finished the binding this weekend!

The pattern is from the book, Charming Baby Quilts by my friend
Melissa Corry.  I saw one of her trunk shows when we were both teaching
and presenting at an event in February.  She shared all of the baby quilts from her book
plus alternate, bigger versions!  I was so inspired by all of the great patterns in the
book, as well as, the dark backgrounds she used in many of the quilts.

So I decided to make the Dream Big pattern
with neutral prints for the blocks and a navy floral for the background.
My friend wanted to make it with me in the same colors
so we swapped neutral squares.  It was such a great way to get a large
assortment of prints and freshen up the fabrics I had to work with
without spending a dime (the ones I had and contributed
were all from my stash!)

Melissa has instructions on her blog for how to make the 
quilts from the book, bigger because she's awesome like that.
Click HERE for details.

I fell in love with the navy floral I used.  It's a tone-on-tone Liberty
fabric by Riley Blake Designs.  

It's from their Wiltshire Shadow Collection.  I believe
it's the royal blue color but I'm not 100% on that.

I actually finished the quilt top and got it quilted in May but it took me 
FOREVER to bind it because so many other projects took precedence around that time!  
The quilting was done by Jen Ostler in Highland, UT. and she used the Gemma 3 panto.
I think it complimented the blocks perfectly!

The backing and binding fabrics are from the line,
All Hallows Eve by Fig Tree Quilts (but it's not
Halloween-y at all!)  It's just a nice tan/cream floral.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
If you've followed me for a while you know I love blue and white
quilts.  I've made several.  They're classic and never go out of style!

My awesome nephew and his awesome girlfriend
just bought a house together so I am going to send this to them
as a housewarming gift!  I hope they like it!

I think this is such a great pattern; it would be
great in any colorway.  You can grab Melissa's book at many online retailers.
Just google, "Charming Baby Quilts by Melissa Corry"!

Have a great day friends!

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