July 23, 2010

Faeries In The Studio...

(You can always click on my photos to enlarge them for a better view.)
Two of my favorite young ladies are having birthdays a week apart in August. I wanted to make something special for each of them, so I decided on quilts. These ladies love dolly tea parties, picnics on the beach, and little naps in the afternoon, so I think they'll love having their own special blankets to dream on.
I decided to use a fabric line featuring garden faeries for one of the quilts. Nothing like busting into my stash in search of the perfect assortment for the task at hand. So, yesterday, I pulled out the collection. 5 1/2" strips rolled into a compact package and tied with a ribbon...patiently waiting for me me to take it off the shelf and decide how it would be cut. I decided on 5 1/2" squares (my own charm squares), from the assortment, and I added 5 1/2" lavender-colored fabric for the opposing squares. Then, I added the light lavender sashing and darker lavender corner blocks between each square set.
I started cutting the fabrics around 10 am yesterday. By 6 pm, my sewing day ended with a mostly finished quilt top to show for my efforts. It's a sashed, four-patch pattern, and it measures 48" square, which should be the perfect size. I'm going to quilt this one, and the next one (for the other little lady) myself, so I'll piece the second quilt top today, and do the assembly of both quilts (pinning top, batting and back together, finish quilting and binding) when both tops are finished.

I'll show you my progress tomorrow. Hope your weekend involves doing something fun or creative!

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Jennifer said...

the quilt is beautiful!!! Boy you work FAST!
Can't wait to see your progress.

Jennifer

Lady Farmer said...

I know another little girl who would love to dream on her own Fairy quilt, too! My, oops, her birthday is in April! Look at the head start I'm giving you! ;~P

Your two little ladies will be thrilled! Sure to awaken from their naps with fairy dust in their eyes! Every little girls favorite color, too!

Blessings!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful my very talented friend. Beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday to you from me!

xoRebecca

DeeDee said...

what a lovely gift....wish I had you sewing gene right now....

happy saturday...

Zuzu said...

It's gorgeous! What wonderful times these lucky little ones will have snuggled up in their quilts!

I am very interested in how you finish your quilts, Donna. I made a quilt top years ago, but never finished it, because I just don't know how to. If possible, could you share how you pin the layers together & finish them? I'd love to learn! :)

Happy weekend,
Zuzu

betseysumners said...

Beautiful, those are two very lucky little ladies!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, how pretty! Donna, you Amaze me! I love your ability of accomplishment. Thank you for your sweet birthday greetings! Have a lovely weekend! Twyla

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, how perfect is that! Even older girls love faeries. ;) It looks beautiful. Enjoy the weekend. Theresa

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love your quilts, thier gorgeous!!! Those are 2 lucky girls... I wanted to thank you for stopping by our blog and joining as a follower. I tried to join here but it didn't work, but I will try again later! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Shirley said...

Your two little girls will love their quilts. Little ones love things that are made special for them. My hubby knits and one year he made each of the grandsons. All of the boys still use them especially in the winter months. It is good theraphy for him.
I am curious what your post will be that I see the thumbprint for. I can't stay up that late. I have already been sleeping in the chair. Not good. The storm did go through and cool us down to 72 degreees. Thank god for small favors. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Suzann said...

This is soooo sweet!!!

Liszha said...

A-DO-RA-BLE!!!!!!!! The fabrics, the colors. Someone is gonna be one happy lady!
You really work fast, don't you?

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