Monday, November 22, 2010

Pretty in Pink Quilt Finished

First off, yes, that is a sprinkle of snow on the ground!
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So this the Pretty in Pink Quilt I made for my daughter Tess for Christmas. She's three and it will go on her toddler bed. This is my first project completed and crossed off my Christmas to-make list. Yay!
It is made of 130 squares (5 inches each). It's kind of I-spyish with quite a few novelty fabrics mixed in. Some fabrics only show up once in the quilt, but other ones that I really like show up 4 or 5 times.
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I quilted this myself with straight lines both horizontally and vertically just off to one side of the seams. This is the first quilt I've quilted on my new machine and I am pleased with it. I will say that I had to pick out my first row of quilting three(!) times and was getting quite frustrated -- even with soothing Christmas music playing in the background. I think the issue was that along with my lack of practice at quilting, I am not a good baster. I had pinned too far back from the seams so the fabric was pulling crooked. After the third time of picking out the quilting I pinned and pinned and pinned, and from then on it was fine.
For both the backing and the binding I used Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry. I use this fabric a lot. It's just one of those friendly fabrics that seems to get along well with others. Know what I mean? I have this same print in orange and in a greenish colour as well.

The finished quilt is approximately 45 by 60. Now I'll tuck it away until it's time to wrap it up for Christmas.
And, off the topic of quilts, look at the view out my dining room window the other day -- at about 10:30 AM. I was just typing along on my laptop when I noticed these guys out of the corner of my eye ...
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Want to browse some other crafty stuff, and maybe get some handmade Christmas gift ideas? I am participating in Made by You Monday. Just click here to see the master list of everyone else participating! Or, if you want to see some other nice projects made of fabric, just click here for Fabric Tuesday participants!
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Happy Quilting!

17 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, your pink quilt turned out so cute! love the cupcake fabric.
I don't people complain about deer, but I think they are lovely -

Hands Sew Full said...

Love the quilt! It is so pretty I am sure she will adore it. Those guys out your window look just like the ones that play outside my window! I love to see them playing in the field!

Jackie said...

Your daughters quilt is lovely! It will be a very treasured family heirloom I'm sure.

Mary Kate said...

Adorable!

Sharon said...

Very lovely! Any little girl would love to have a quilt like this. :)

Shelley said...

Just sweet Riel! have you tried the 505 basting spray? I use it all the time...ask Tina about it :)!

Anonymous said...

I was going to tell you about the basting spray.. it's what I use as well... no pins to quilt around or remove.. A light spray holds it all together.

Also congrats on your machine quilting. Now to lower those feed dogs and do some free motion...

Sue

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
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thank you

emedoodle said...

I turned out great! Do you use a walking foot for your quilting? I don't have one and I have the same pulling problem when I attempt strait line quilting (so I only end up doing it on very small projects). :) Yours looks great though!

feltsocute said...

How beautiful! LOVE all the fabrics you chose - I bet she'll love it!

Leslie said...

this is adorable. i love the backing fabric.

Quiltstory said...

This is so sweet and cute!! I love it, and the prints are perfect! Thanks for linking up and we're following now too!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Pretty, pretty pinks! I love that woodgrain fabric as well.

Mary said...

Very pretty and very pink :-) I hate picking out stitches. I'm assuming you had a walking foot on the machine? I'm surprised it gave you so much trouble. I'm not good at basting either and have trouble getting everything tight enough.

Wendy said...

Aw, such a precious pink! I really wish I'd had a girl to sew for. Even now with my 3 sons grown, we only have boys around. I have one grandson and both my neices had boys. My other neice is expecting in June & my fingers are crossed...can't wait to try something pretty in pink!

Ineke van den Akker said...

My favorite colors!!!

Lori said...

every time I think 'that's it, what else can she do with selvages?' you come upwith something else! You are so creative! love looking at your stuff, keep it up. Lori