Tuesday, January 4, 2011

{ red roses and butterflies: a Christmas quilt for olivia }

Aren't these fabrics so, so pretty? They are all from the Red Rose Farm collection by Elizabeth Scott of Late Bloomer Quilts for P&B Textiles. Elizabeth graciously sent me a box of her lovely fabric this fall, and as soon I saw them, I knew I wanted to make a quilt for Olivia with them. In fact, I remember the day the box arrived, because Olivia helped me open it, immediately pulled out a piece, pink of course, and ran off with it, exclaiming, "mine, mine!" She's quite the fabric lover already. ;)

This quilt was the last one I finished in 2010, and was a Christmas gift for Olivia. Since the fabric has such a nice vintage feel to it, I wanted to make a more traditional pattern for it, so I went with an easy patchwork block to highlight the design of the fabric, with a strip of the striped fabric between each row. I knew I wanted to use applique on the quilt as well, and I thought my butterfly design worked well with it.

It's backed with pink cotton chenille, which I also thought worked really well with the vintage feel of the fabric, and I tied the quilt with pink yarn.

Instead of traditional binding, I made ruffles, because what little girl doesn't love ruffles?

I'm working on wiring up the pattern for this quilt, and as soon as I'm finished, I'll post it here for you. You can find Red Rose Farm fabric at
Pat Sloan's web store and at The Fat Quarter Shop.
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