Monday, August 20, 2012

a quilt fit for a princess

It's been 2 years since I bought my Far Far Away 2 fabrics.

And one year since I promised a birthday quilt for The Middle Child.

And 6 months since I started the quilt.

Anyways, it came one year plus a couple weeks after the birthday deadline, but all was forgiven when I presented her with her own very Mama-made special quilt :) My girl is now SEVEN, and full of fairy tales and fashion and make believe and creativity and helpfulness and caring and so many wonderful attributes. I lucked out getting this kid, I tell you, she is so much more than the sum of the best bits of her dad and me. Love her to pieces.


I finished the quilt while away at the cabin, and spread it out on the grass and had her sister lead her over with closed eyes for the unveiling. Big grins from ear to ear!


She spent time studying all the blocks and declared the owl running away with the underwear as a favorite, along with Rapunzel.




For the top, I used Kate's Fussy Cut Fairytales pattern, which I modified to make twin size. It is a great compliment to these fabrics, and I adore the distinctive floating border! On the back I used some leftover pieces and pieced them together with blocks of pink and green solid.


I quilted with an overall stipple. Man, it was a heavy quilt to move around given all that linen content in the Heather Ross prints! The quilt was hand bound in a Kona solid. Don't ask me to remember which one. It made a nice and cheery frame!

She loves it. I love it. I really do think it is my favorite quilt to date. And it looks fantastic on her bed. Just need to make a matching sham or two! And the sweetest part was, that night as she tucked her in snugly under her new quilt, she said, "The thing I like best about my quilt is that you made it for me, Mom!". A true princess.




Shared at Quilt Story.

20 comments:

Michele said...

Sweet, sweet and so very sweet. i know that she will cherish it forever.

piece peace said...

What a fabulous quilt for a fabulous girl! Congratulations!

Svetlana said...

so, so adorable! It's one beautiful, amazing quilt, way to go Kristie.

Lynne said...

What a sweetie. You're both blessed!

Tiara said...

So very sweet and definitely worth the wait for a moment like that!

Lee said...

It is so beautiful!! Worth the wait, I'm sure!

Ali said...

So sweet! I have yet to cut into my FFA2 bundle...

traceyjay said...

it's gorgeous Kristie!
what a perfect mama love gift quilt! :)

Holly said...

Aw! What a sweetheart to say that what she likes best is that you made it for her! What a treasure!

Angela said...

so dear! I love her favorite part about the quilt...both of them!

Little Island Quilting said...

Normality is restored.
Noice.

jednoiglec said...

The little delay is not important! The most important is that you finished this quilt and your little sweetie loves it:)

Katie B. said...

Looks like it was worth the wait! This is such a sweet quilt.

bethanndodd said...

Oh my sweetness!! Not only is the quilt amazing and sure to be treasured for years to come but the words you used to describe your daughter are equally amazing. Happy birthday to her! Smiles~Beth

Ginette said...

A fantastic quilt for your little princess! She looks so happy! Precious... both the quilt and the memories you have made.

QuiltyGirl said...

I love it! The back is really fun, too! What a sweet girl you have. :)

Jacey said...

Such a sweet quilt!

Heidi Staples said...

So sweet! A beautiful quilt for a sweet little girl!!

Little Blue Mouse said...

AW, what a lovely post!

Kate said...

Oh, she's going to love that quilt for a very long time!! You've done a fabulous job!