The pink pocket fabric is “Little Azalea” by Dena Designs (Bailey selected it for her Easter dress) and the mustard fabric is “Modern Folklore” by makower uk.
One more little springy Easter dress to go…
I love this quilt. It’s the first commissioned quilt I’ve made and it’s a biggie– 2 meter squared. The Soul Blossom fabric from Amy Butler is so dreamy, it makes me happy.
I used my last day off before work to make the whole top (8-10 hours) having pre-cut the pieces already. Then after going back to work I struggled to find the time but finally finished it off last week.
I quilted with straight lines randomly spaced and I used my lovely new Bernina (!!). Complete with walking foot (never used it before) and the guide to space lines evenly– what a godsend! This was my first whole project with the new Aurifil thread and I’m not disappointed. I can’t wait for the next project and to eventually get into hand quilting with Aurifil.
This quilt was a gift for a friend to give to her daughter as a house-warming. She wanted to include some meaningful words and messages so I got them printed on Etsy onto lovely fabric labels and then framed the blocks on the back in them. She had 13 different phrases/words which worked really nicely. She also wanted to include some owls, so there is a random strip on the back of Hooty Hoot by Riley Blake.
The best part was finishing the binding– as Autumn is on its way, I got cozy on the couch and worked on the binding for three nights, happily draped in meters of Soul Blossom. So I know it’s a great couch quilt and will bring lots of warmth to Sophie and Sean.
Well today is an exciting day! I’ve filled the local shop window at No 84 (facebook) with my homemade dresses, buttons, hair ties and quilts. Everything is for sale at the café for the next two weeks!
This dress came from a pattern I bought a year or two ago. I love how sweet and flirty this smock is with the full skirt. It’s not a true dress because it opens at the back and therefore it is in the least expensive bracket of just £16 ($25).
The bow at the back is discrete and pretty. It’s best worn with a top and leggings. Bailey adore this dress because of the fullness of the skirt– she loves “poofy dresses” right now.
Big and small circles with fmq stippling quilting, all machine sewn. Everything from the Sophie range (except the plain white).
I love selvages anyway and always cut mine from fabric to work with later, but to be able to include them for a special reason like this is awesome. What a beautiful name and luckily some beautiful fabric to pair with it!
I’ve been quiet about this great project until today– my American neices’ 2nd birthdays! This has been such an enjoyable project and I love the result!
My sister-in-law requested the fabric (“Sophie” by Chez Moi for Moda) and it was delightful to work with for the girls. I wanted the quilts to be different but similar so I opted for circles and rectangles.
The circles quilt has FMQ stippling on just the white fabric, so the circles stand out more. It’s all machine sewn except for finishing the binding.
I opted for “stitch in the ditch” for the rectangles quilt which makes it a very poofy quilt!
To tie in with each other, the quilts have a strip of the opposite quilt for the backs (i.e. the circle quilt has a strip of rectangles on its back) and they have binding made from the opposite’s backing fabric.
I love this quilt! I was inspired by this quilt: http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2010/05/lovely-designs-modern-baby-quilt.html and fell in love with the elephant prints in different colors. It’s a definite for the nursery with the animal theme but it’s large enough (about 5 foot) for a toddler bed too.
I machine stitched it and machine quilted in a decorative stitch with straight lines. They are about 1 inch apart which makes a lovely texture and look.
The back and binding is this lovely colorful fabric to tie it all together.
I think I may be the main user of this in the beginning on the nursing chair since it’s so long. Here it is… waiting for a little one…
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