Then one day I was looking at fabric and the quilting pattern I was after was staring at me in Allison Harris' Wallflower stem print. That was it. Organic lines with an occasional little leaf here and there. Between sick kids, having my oldest home for the week from college since he is off school for Fall Break, a visit to the pumpkin patch, having friends and family over, and a million other miscellaneous things it took me another week of sewing to do the quilting. I was racing the sun today to finish.
|Then, just as the sun was going down behind the mountains I finished! Unfortunately, there were no tall people home to hold the quilt up. good thing for fences!!|
|It was a hit!! Both of the little girls love it and enjoyed snuggling under it on the couch. Baby wasn't happy that big sis was going to sleep with it tonight but is looking forward to her turn with it tomorrow :). Just like the story goes, "they all lived happily ever after!"|
quilt stats: it's all paper pieced! I was Queen for our Wombat Stew paper piecing bee in July and I chose to do Fairy Tales for my theme. All of the patterns were made by Kristy at Quiet Play except the castle (block and pattern) was made by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts. Princess and the Pea (block and pattern) made by Gemma at Pretty Bobbins. Mermaid was made by Jane; Kristy made Rapunzel; Lara made Little Red; Fiona made the Frog Prince; Marieka; and last, but certainly not least, Midge made the Three Bears. I am so thankful for the help I had in bringing this quilt from a thought in my head to real life :) The rest of the blocks were made by me. The patterns Kristy made can be found in her craftsy shop in a bundle or individually.
One Quilt measures 82.5"x70.5"
made for Two special girls
The quilt was made over the past Three 1/2 months
I am slow and press every seam. Each block took from 8-12 hrs. (although the book blocks were faster).
30 blocks each finishing at 12"
I stash busted for the backing and binding and used flannels I had on hand
Knots buried: Too many to count. There were 30 on each side of the castle alone.
15 Fairy tales represented
Probably used 100's of different fabrics
Sashing: Madrona Road text to stay in the book theme. The text had a lot of words related to fairy tales and really cute hand drawn hearts.
Any questions? Just ask :). Linking up with Freshly Pieced where all the fun is on Wednesdays!!