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.

This is another blanket for my etsy shop.

linking to tgiff

11 comments:

Amber Goodman said...

Super cute. There's no such thing as too much pink.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Absolutely adorable. Nice work, and what a great idea!

Foolish Feathers said...

I Love the Pea, but a little too much Pink for me (I had 3 younger brothers & lived with my father, so pink was not a priority in our household). We are pregnant with a little girl and my husband has picked out purple everything for her...needless to say super-cute idea, especially the little "Pea" Very nicely done!

Marsha C said...

It looks very cute! I'm going to head over and check out your etsy shop.

Laura said...

That's lovely - well done!

M-R said...

So cute. Love the pea! Thanks for linking to TGIFF!

Judee said...

Very nice. What kind of batting did you use?

janeylulu said...

This is too adorable!

ktquilts said...

Love the design of the quilt!!
Great idea, and a great quilt!,

Leslie said...

this is so adorable!

charlotte said...

so cute! My daughter is expecting and when we find out the gender, I may just have to use this darling idea. Nice job.