Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kiley's Princesses and Mermaids quilt

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Kiley's custom quilt

I finished this little custom quilt last week.

This was my starting stack of fabric.

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Kiley's mom told me a few colors and that Kiley wanted "princesses, butterflies, and mermaids." I thought it would be a perfect excuse to use this Alexander Henry "Once Upon a Time" print.

For the design - I stole from an idea I used a long time ago, when I made this little Plume quilt. It lets you feature a big focal print with the frame as well as the wide directional border.

Kiley's custom quilt

The half-square triangles make a nice contrast.

Kiley's custom quilt

For the quilting, I used a basic, loopy free motion all over. It gives good texture, looks cute, and complements all the triangle points well.

Kiley's custom quilt

I have made quilts for Kiley's brother, and baby sister, and I didn't want her to feel left out by not having her name on this quilt.  So I decided to put it on the back, so that when it was folded down, it shows up the right way.

Kiley's custom quilt

Cute, huh?

I screwed up the piecing on this a couple times, but ripped a few seams, and eventually got it right. :)

Kiley's custom quilt

Kiley picked the mermaid backing herself (from Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller).

Kiley's custom quilt back

Binding was a pink and purple from Tula Pink's Parisville from my stash.

Kiley's custom quilt binding

I don't do very many custom quilts, but this one was fun to work on! Thanks Kiley! ♥ I can't wait to see it in your room!

Kiley's custom quilt

I got a picture of Kiley with her quilt too! So sweet!


Melissa Corry said...

So adorable Tracey!! What a special quilt for a special little girl :)

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Kati said...

Such a sweet quilt! I have been hording some of that princess fabric. I love what you did with it here.

Martha said...

So cute!

Katy Cameron said...

So fun, love the fabric combo!

Tatkis said...

Such a cute, charming, adorable quilt!
Perfect gift for a girl :)


Anonymous said...

I bet she loves her quilt!

sandra said...

How adorable Tracy what little girl wouldn't love the quilt!!

Sara said...

Super girl quilt which is any little girls dream!! Fantastic job!

Rita@ Pinpricked Fingers said...

So cute!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a sweet quilt! I love how you put the name on the back.


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