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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Princess and the Pea
I had fun making this one. I have fun making all my quilts, otherwise I wouldn't be a quilter, but I had mucho fun with this one. I don't think I ever hated this one. I pretty much always have a moment of doubt bordering on what was I thinking quilt hate; but I can't think of it with this one.
I used nine different pink patterns for the mattresses, a light pink for the "background," white for the bed frame, and yet another pink pattern for the backing and roll over binding.
I hand quilted of course. Pink around the pinks and white around my appliqued bed frame. (The white and light pink are easier to distinguish in real life.) I patterned the bed frame shape off my daughter's bed.
The sheer amount of pink in the border and edging was kinda a bit much to work with, but my pink sister assures me there is no such thing as too much pink. My mother, who had three boys before little me, agrees that for a baby girl there is indeed no such thing as too much pink.
I hand stitched the border and mitered the corners. I did a piano key border in the nine pinks of the mattresses. I like the play of the patterns all together.
And of course I love the pea. I used some green from my stash (read closet pile of random fabric) and it was the perfect green to go with these pinks. I dryer sheet appliqued it again and the seam allowances shoved inside function as make shift stuffing and give it extra poof. It's a perfect little pea.