Thursday, February 17, 2011
Fussy Fairytales Quilt Pattern Finished!
First of all, thanks so much to my pattern readers/testers! You guys did a fantastic job of picking up a few little things that I'd missed (I start to go cross-eyed after reading it through for the billionth time), and you were all so speedy!!
I can honestly say that I love this quilt! I love everything about it. The fabrics are amazing, and I'm so happy with how the whole thing came together. This quilt is going to my sister in law - Kaila - as a belated Christmas/birthday present. She's a pink girl so I added a pink back, binding and quilting.
It's entirely hand quilted. At first I was going to machine quilt in the sashing, but I was eager to get started on it while I was away at Christmas time, so I just hand quilted a double line in the sashing and around the centre panel (in a pale pink egyptian cotton).
The blocks were hand quilted with a dark pink perle cotton...
as were the floating squares in the border.
It took a while to hand quilt the border, but I love it. I was actually sad to finish it. One day I'll make another one of these for my daughter.
You can read more about this quilt here, and the pattern is available from my downloadable patterns page.
Addit: I used 18 fat quarters of Far Far Away II fabric and 13 different solids (specific colours outlined in the pattern).
Kaila, if you're reading - Happy Birthday and I hope you like your quilt :)