Friday, August 26, 2011

Girls at Play - A Finished Quilt

I have been driven this week ... driven to complete a quilt rather than start on another quilt top.  The "boy" quilt will have to wait whilst I allow the girly girl phase to lapse.


This one is not quite my usual color palette, but the fabrics, prints and colors have all been a delight to work with.  It was easy, relaxing and as always fun!


Fabrics:
Children at Play by Sarah Jane
Michael Miller - Ta Dot in Minnie
Kerchief Girls in Red (Japanese Import)
Mini Medallions -Flower Sugar by Lecien

For additional solid fabric for the borders I have used a Moda Bella Solid fabric in the colorway White.  It perfectly matches the background fabric of the Children at Play collection.  The solid fabric used for the back of the quilt is Robert Kaufman Kona cotton in Pearl Pink; the softest and prettiest pink.


For binding fabric I have used a red and white pin stripe.  No surprises there! 


Oh, and while I was at it ~ in a burst of unbridled energy and enthusiasm ~ I whipped up a matching pillow!  I may have got myself a tumbler block bug (and yes, the Accuquilt fabric cutter does make is so easy to cut and piece the pieces together).

The back of the pillow features a leftover piece of Children at Play - Parade - the same as used for the large quilt border. (I have used  interfacing to give this fabric some stability and extra durability).  The pillow cover has a zippered back for easy insert removal and cleaning.


Both the quilt and the pillow are listed in my Etsy Store.

You can find the listing for the quilt:   here

and the listing for the patchwork pillow:  here

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

26 comments:

  1. Darling! I really like the color palette but that bottom print is just the best. You really finished it up nicely with that pretty binding. Again, just darling!

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  2. What the hey? I missed the pillow photos! I guess they didn't have time to load. What a great pair. I absolutely have to find that Children at Play print!

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  3. I love the matching pillows... such a great touch. :)

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  4. Another winning combination of colours and such a nice theme... wish I was a little girl again just so I could have this on my bed.

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  5. Both the pillow and quilt are fantastic! I just love them so much.

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  6. You are amazing!
    The pillow is divine!

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  7. So pretty! Love the border print! Really makes it :)

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  8. What a perfect use of the border print. I love this piece so much!!

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  9. Как красиво !!!!!
    Просто нет слов !!!!!

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  10. Delightful! Some mum is going to love getting this for her daughter!

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  11. I need some of those fabrics and that border print! My grandbaby needs a quilt! :)

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  12. Such a pretty quilt and I love the matching pillow.

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  13. Super combination. Matching pillows are often time forgotten by the quilter.

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  14. I love the panel at the bottom of the quilt! I must remember this, because I never quite know what to do with panels. Fabulous!

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  15. Oh, lordy! I almost never comment (though your work makes me SWOON) but I can't let this one pass. Using that print at the bottom is GENIUS. I never know what to do with panels like this, thank you so much for figuring it out!

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  16. Very very pretty quilt, quirky, fun, and huggable! Love the tumbler pillow bunches!

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  17. Beautiful, Rita! You are one smart quilter, that is the perfect pattern for that fabric line.

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  18. Love the pillow with the border fabric and the red contrast..SEW CUTE. I'm going to do my next border like that one - great way to use scraps leftover.. Looking forward to seeing the boy quilt with that adorable line from Sarah Jane.

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  19. All STUNNING. Love them all!

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  20. The pillow is the perfect companion for the quilt - I love them both!

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  21. I absolutely love the quilt and pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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