Tuesday, December 31, 2013

princess quilt

It's the end of the year, and I have about 4 quilts that I finished this year and have still not shown on this blog.  Two of them were Christmas gifts, so that's my excuse there, but mostly I just haven't made the time to blog them or even take pictures.  This quilt was finished this SUMMER!  It went straight to my daughters bed before I even had a chance to admire it.

My daughter needed/wanted a new quilt for her bed, and I had collected princess fabric that she loved, so we used them.

It took me a while to decide on a pattern.  I think I cut into the fabric 2 or 3 times before finally deciding on this pattern.  I believe I first spotted it on pinterest.

It's a generous twin size and my daughter loves it.  I like it too.  The one thing I wish I had done differently would have been to use a background fabric(black dot on cream) that was whiter rather than creamy.  But I had that fabric on hand and I really wanted dots.  I guess it gives it an antique-y feel.  

I used this older blue Heather Bailey print that I have had for a while (found it on sale for $6/yard).  This print is one of my favorites for backing.  I've used it several times, but this is the only one I can specifically remember.

bound in pink scallops.  (I love this print so much)
quilted in an egg shell pattern, this was the perfect quilt to use this pattern.  I didn't have to mark at all, and it almost turned out perfect.  The two inch squares were the perfect guide.
Here's a fun little tid-bit.  These cute fabrics are by Ann Kelle, called Girl Friends, and they make an appearance often in different fabric.  My daughters think they are so cute.  
This one particular friend looks EXACTLY like one of my daughters friends (from Colorado).  I mean, exactly.  The glasses, the dark hair, bobbed, the short bangs.  Exactly. When I first saw it I asked my daughter who this princess looks like and she knew immediately.  KATIE.  So we like to try to find Katie in the princess quilt.

12 comments:

Andi said...

Such a gorgeous happy quilt!!
Happy new year from Melbourne.
Andi :-)

Leslie said...

this is so cute and so fun!!! every little girl should have one....i know my little would love a quit like this

Jen said...

I love the pops of hot pink and that girl fabric is adorable. I know what you mean about having time to post about finished projects! I too just posted about a quilt I finished in the summer. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a gorgeous quilt to finish off the year with! You used some really lovely prints for this princess quilt and I love the quilting! Congrats on completing such a wonderful quilt for your daughter! Happy New Year, Nettie! Looking forward to seeing what inspiring creations you have in store for us in 2014!

Fran said...

Great quilt! Love the use of all those fabrics. Happy 2014.

Kreativpfötchen Maya said...

Beautiful and colorful quilt :) Happy New year.

Michelle Jensen said...

So Cute!! I love it. My little girl is so very opposite of this quilt and I am so very much this quilt ;( You never win right? It is super special and I am sure your daughter loves it :) Happy New Year!

Jean said...

I absolutely love this quilt. It have to make a quilt for my daughter soon and am having such a hard time deciding what fabric and pattern. I love the scrappy feel of this and all the different fabrics you used.

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, What a great way to show off the princesses. I may have to replicate it for my God-daughter who looooves pink!

Amy said...

This is so adorable! :) I love the pink scallop binding fabric too- can you tell me what the name of that is? (Thank you! I've tried looking for it.)

meli B said...

There is something about the X + block design that just works. Beautiful finish.

Foster Momma said...

Such a cute quilt...my youngest would LOVE it...I made her a princess quilt per her request...hoping it would replace her prized "blankie"...it lasted for about a week. The princess quilt is folded on the pile of other blankets, etc. and hardly gets touched. Quick question...where did you find the princess fabric with Ariel, etc. Is it vintage or can you still buy it?

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