I'm so excited to reveal my first quilt finish for the new year, "Bubble Trail!"
I don't know exactly how the concept came to me. I'm always in the more modern mindset, and this is the second time I really experimented with a lot of negative space (my first quilt doing this is here).
I always loved bubbles and rainbows. I guess it was just a natural connection from there for a baby quilt. I like to make up my own designs, I guess :). I realized I had quite a nice collection of great rainbow fabrics, and I used my Accuquilt Baby GO! to cut the circles - in all different sizes.
I also tried a new technique for applique: spray basting the circles on and then simply quilting over them. No pinning involved. I had already started my quilt planning when I saw this post at from the blue chair. Thank you for the inspiration, Kati!
Had a fun photoshoot with my sister :) We didn't expect these pictures to look so cool!
The spray basting worked great, though as I worked on it more, I realized I had to really start staying close to the edge in order to make sure the whole "bubble" wouldn't disintegrate in the wash. And it worked out well. You should try it out! Fast and easy applique - just be careful.
I LOVE how you can see the texture from the stippling after the wash! It's difficult to see, but I stippled in the colors of the bubbles - so I used not only white thread but purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink.
I also quilted some hearts into it randomly (see in the green?)
I don't want to give this one away. That's how it always is though =/ I fall more and more in love with my quilts every time. Luckily I know it's going to a beautiful little girl (my 4th niece) who will be here SO SOON and will love it! I hope! I just need to put on the label :)
As a quilt top...
P.S. No updates on my lost Valentine mug rug =/ Maybe it has yet to show up!
Linking up: Sew Modern Monday @ Canoe Ridge Creations, Manic Monday @ SewHappyGeek, Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Made by Me @ JAQS Studio, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict