Peek quilt: a finish

Peek quilt: a finish

I am living currently in my pink period. I really hated that color as a child but now it has come back to haunt me…

This is the “Peek” quilt, a gift for my newly born niece Anna…While making it, I really put all my love on this quilt. It is the first time that I ‘ve felt like that and I also made it really faster from my usual creative pace. I am so happy that I will give it next weekend on my trip to Thessaloniki!!! I hope her mother likes it…

Now some info on the making of: I used the amazing-all time favorite prints of Sarah JaneChildren at play” and the pattern is from the “Fresh from the clothesline” book of Darlene Zimmerman. The sashing is Art gallery fabrics, from the Pure Element collection (an very silky-soft solid fabric).

Of course my husband and our golden retriever Robbie, helped me with the photo shoot… we had a lot of fun!
Peek quilt and Robbie
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt

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For the backing, I thought about it a lot…and then it came to me to try some machine letter applique (yes this is the first time…!) Well, it came out marvellous, I really enjoyed it and the backing looks like another quilt that can stand on its own.

The binding was one of my favorite parts. I love hand-binding, and since I learned it, machine binding feels really bad…if you know what I mean! While watching like 7 episodes of different tv series, I managed to bind the whole thing. I used the scraps from the quilt and it came out just amazing!
Have a nice weekend, and keep on quilting!
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt
Peek quilt, me and Robbie
Peek quilt, me and Robbie

I am really excited that for the first time I will be participating in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. It is the best online quilt festival, and it is my only chance to participate in one. Hurry up and visit the FESTIVAL because all the participants have some really amazing projects to show!!!!
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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats

Finished quilt measures : 58″x 66″
Special techniques used : applique.
Quilted by : Zafeira (myself) on a Pfaff Select 4.0 (my home machine)
Best Category : Baby Quilt, Quilt Photographer, Throw quilt
Entry No 76
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14 Comments
Lori French
November 4, 2012 2:09 pm

What a simple quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Afton Boykin
November 1, 2012 12:13 am

It’s perfect for a little girl, I love the bright colors!

Kirsten Northfield
October 31, 2012 4:32 am

Beautiful quilt – really love the design and fabrics!

martilindsey
October 31, 2012 2:40 am

Love~love~love this quilt! Great colors, great design!

Kim Pettis Thompson
October 30, 2012 10:13 pm

lucky little girl!

Pratima V
October 30, 2012 8:08 pm

Your quilt is very pretty in these cute prints! Beautiful back. Great pictures 🙂

Carolyn Braun
October 29, 2012 8:24 am

Great quilt. Love the pinkness! I love the color pink and went crazy with it when making a quilt for my best friend’s baby when she had a girl since everyone else has had a boy. Great pictures too!

Zafeira
October 29, 2012 7:56 am

Thank you all for your comments! The quilt came out so great, that I am definetely going to try this pattern one more time!!

a maiden hair fern
October 29, 2012 3:21 am

I love the bright pink, and the rock wall.

Rene'
October 29, 2012 12:18 am

This is a very pretty quilt. I think these prints are perfect for the pattern. Fun photo shoot too.

sunshinegirl
October 28, 2012 8:13 am

Wow the quilt is beautiful both front and back and I love that brick wall you are standing by – very nice! Thanks for sharing. #263

Dolly
October 28, 2012 2:42 am

This is a really pretty, vibrant quilt. I especially love the shot with the sun trying to come through the quilt. I’ve wanted to make this pattern for a while. Yours is just beautiful……..she’ll love it !

Amanda @ thecozypumpkin
October 28, 2012 12:34 am

The dog and the quilt! Oy! My heart swoons!!! 🙂

citricsugar
October 26, 2012 11:29 pm

Such a sweet quilt. Gorgeous photography!

Love to read your comments!