Monday, November 30, 2009

A Princess Quilt

Another weekend has flown by, and lucky for me I was able to spend lots of time sewing!  My favorite pastime.

Finished quilt measures 34 inches x 60 inches

This is a custom quilt based on a quilt I have previously made and available in my Etsy Store.  The featuring fabrics are from the Far Far Away fabric range by Heather Ross.  These are very cute, totally  irresistible, but not necessarily all that easy to work with.  Made from a double gauze cotton, they are beautifully soft and drapey, and I love how it has turned out.

I have used a different fabric colorway for both the princess and the frogs, and have added unicorns in green.  Together with some Amy Butler favorites and some bold Prints Charming fabrics, this quilt is the complete package for a little girl.

The back of the quilt is also pieced and features fabrics by Tina Givens from the Zazu range by Freespirit combined with more Amy Butler fabrics.

The quilting is again in vertical lines, and it continues to surprise me each time how effective the vertical lines are on such simple patterns and fabrics.  Adding such a modest and modern touch to complete the quilt.  I am starting to feel so much more confident with this quilting style, even when the length of the quilt is 60 inches or more.

Machine Stitched Binding - Starburst by Prints Charming in Orange

Destination Sydney today.  A very lucky little princess indeed!


  1. That's so pretty... really loving all the pops of orange :)

  2. Very cute quilt - a lucky girl indeed!

  3. I love that fabric, it is so pretty without being overly girly :)

  4. I love strip quilts, I'm always short on time, your fabric combinations are great love the colors, nice an bright, what a great gift this would make along with the book to go with it, some little girl will be very happy.

  5. Looks fantastic Rita!! Love the orange starburst.

  6. Another great quilt, Rita!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  7. You're too good!!!
    Love it.
    Andi :-)

  8. Beautiful Quilt. What a lucky girl. Your lines are so straight. I'm really struggling with the straight lines right now. Any secrets? I love the dab of orange.
    Thanks for sharing Cynthia

  9. I have a quilt I made from this line on our couch - love how soft it is - yours is beautiful and I'm sure the recipient will love it!

  10. great Quilt, lovely fabric.

  11. Lucky indeed! You really are such a role model for simple = completely effective. I have almost finished a quilt top that I have absolutely hated making (chose colours based on what I *think* the person may like and attempted a too busy design), and it has convinced me to get back to basics and let the fabrics do the talking!

  12. Hi Rita,

    I just love your blog! I get excited when I see you have blogged in my reader, and I hope that one day my quilts will look something like yours and that I can commit more time to my quilting like you have. I went to a workshop on the weekend with Kellie from Don't Look Now and you two are my "quilty" heros! (Love Ashley from Film in the Fridge as well), Anyway enough of my babble, I'm sure you get these all the time, but I have nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award, you can read about it here:

    Look forward as always to see what you have produced next!


  13. Very, very cute! I love that Princess and the Pea fabric!!!

  14. Oh it's wonderful! It is amazing how such simple piecing can produce such beautiful results...especially in your hands! :)

  15. I've been exploring your blog. Every project you complete is so lovely and beautiful. I'm having fun on your blog. :)

  16. Another gorgeous quilt Rita, I love the blue at the top, very skylike!! And orange is always a favourite. xo

  17. oh wow that is beautiful! now that I have a new computer with a beautiful big screen your quilts are looking even better to me! love those colours and the quilt is perfect, what a lucky girl!


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