Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Olivia's Princess quilt

Welcome to my stop on the inspirational tour for Jennifer's Summer Sewing Contest! Jennifer has lined up some amazing prizes, so be sure to enter something you've made for the summer in one of these categories: quilts, home decor, clothing, and bags & accessories.

Today I'm sharing a brand new project that I'm working on. As you can see, it's not quite finished, but I'm headed to Quilt Market today so it's been a bit more hectic than usual around here the past couple of weeks. Besides, I'm not quite sure how I want to quilt it, so I really need a little time to think about that as well.

I designed this quilt for Olivia, my four year old little girl, to use this summer. We're in the middle of redecorating her bedroom and I thought she needed something fun for her bed. I've been holding onto some yummy Heather Ross fabrics from Far Far Away, Far Far Away II, and more, for a long time; this was the perfect opportunity to finally cut into them because Olivia is slightly obsessed with princesses. I paired the Heather Ross prints with some gorgeous solids by Patricia Bravo and Art Gallery Fabrics and I have to tell you, these were a joy to use. Their color is so luscious and they have the most beautiful drape. The blocks are improvisational wonky log cabin blocks and they all feature a fussy cut section of fabric in the center. Here are some of my favorites.

It was so fun to work improvisationally on this quilt. I hadn't done that for a while, and I really missed it! And the best part was that Olivia helped me put some of the blocks together.

I really can't wait to get this quilt finished, and I'm pretty sure it will be the first thing I work on when I get back from Market! And Olivia can't wait to have it on her bed for the summer. Do you have any suggestions on how I should quilt it? I'd love to hear your ideas, so please leave a comment with them!

Be sure to stop by all of the other stops on the blog hop to see all of the great inspirational posts for  Jennifer's Summer Sewing Contest.

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