Sunday, April 19, 2015

Finished and Loved

I have been lucky enough to have some pretty wonderful customers over the years.  I enjoy working with people to get just what they want (even if they don't know what that is).  

Last year I was asked it I could make a quilt for a little girl using one of my designs (I still haven't made it in to a pattern).  This was the finished quilt and happily received.
That little girl has a sister and it was time she got her very own quilt too! We started by finding just the right fabric.  Eventually we arrived at this beautiful bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Thistle Flower Sugar ~ Lecien Fabrics
The plan was to keep it similar to the first one (they share a room), but not the same.  I threw out a few ideas and we settled on a design.  It would have square Shoo-Fly blocks, but also some elongated rectangles.
Something Like This




Once I figured out what size the blocks would be it was time to become a piecing machine!!










There are five different blocks needed for this quilt.  There was plenty of 'pretties' to pick from with the fat quarter bundle. I was well on my way to getting all the blocks pieced and ready for the top assembly.


First was getting the blocks and colors evenly distributed from top to bottom.  Figuring out the correct size of the white  pieces was a little bit of a challenge.  Once I got the math part out of the way it was smooth sailing!


I ended up changing the pattern just a little bit.  Adding a random square print helped bring it all together. 


Finished top!  Like the first quilt, I used Kona White for the background.  It highlights the sweet prints so well!

57" x 80"

For the quilting I went with 2" diagonal lines.  Very similar to the first quilt!


The back is Kona Honeysuckle with a pieced strip of prints.




And of course little sister had to have a coordinating bookmark just like her big sister!  And that my friends is the 'cherry on top'!! 

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18 comments :

  1. This is a darling quilt! I love the elongated blocks. And the bookmark is such a sweet touch.

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    1. I was happy it all came together!

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  2. Great quilt. The bookmarks are the best though, would be great to hang a whole row of those on the wall! I have to make a baby quilt by mid-May. You reminded me I need to get started!!

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    1. Thank you! I love the whale bookmarks too! Anytime reading can be encouraged...I'm all for it!

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    1. I was having one of those 'MEH" days and just this little comment made me smile and feel so much better! Thank you for that! It just goes to show you the power of words!

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  4. Oh my heart! I love it too. Good job

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  5. Such a lovely pattern. I love the idea of exploring variations in a single shape for a quilt, it makes it feel like just the right blend of modern and traditional style/techniques for me!

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    1. I totally agree with you ~ variations of one block doesn't have to be boring either!

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  6. How lovely, I'm sure both girls will be very pleased with their quilts, and their book marks too! Thank you for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.

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    1. I'm hoping both girls will have many, many years with these quilts!

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  7. I love your quilts! Such a fun pattern. I'm sure the little one was thrilled!

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  8. This is so cute and I love the fabrics!

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    1. Word on the street is little Emerson loved it!

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  10. These are lovely. I hope you get patterns written up for these.

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