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« on: January 08, 2011 05:54:39 PM »

Fresh off the washing line: Coconut Ice

Machine pieced from leftover fabric. I made my DD clothes when she was little and had leftover girly colours in the stash to use. She is now 9 and not so into pink!

I bought the white on white fabric (3 metres!) I tried to recycle a sheet for the backing, but she insisted on specially bought fabric with puppies on it. She chose two different sorts, so it has a pieced backing.
She also talked me into buying a jelly roll to use for the binding, so it has a pieced binding. (I was planning to just use the plain pink) The batting is bamboo. It felt soooo gorgeous and silky.

To make the plain pink squares more interesting, I embroidered cute things on them. This was a collaborative effort, with my DD drawing some designs and giving ideas.
Here are a few of the 25 embroidered squares:

I did not really plan it, I just started in one corner and kept going until it was big enough for her bed. I had to go back twice to the shop for more white, I thought 1 metre would be enough at the start! Each row has a mixture of fabrics in it, but I did not bother to mix up the next row up, so there are blocks of the same colour. Adds to the scrappiness I think.

It is my second go at machine quilting. I bought a walking foot and a spool of variagated thread. I just did a grid pattern across the whole thing, with a circle around each embroidered square to make them stand out.
Please note: first go at mitred corners! very proud of myself!

I made a rainbow type thing in the first border. This was time consuming, so I chose to go back to a grid for the pink border.

Believe it or not, when I was taking this shot of her butterfly, a real butterfly flew over and landed on the binding!

Here's part of the label, it was the pinkest one I could find


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011 06:19:13 PM »

W-O-W!! This is gorgeous!  Cheesy Beautiful job. I love how whimsical it is.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011 06:23:21 PM »

This is just so cute!  I know she loves it!  good job

Too bad I don't hear voices, I would enjoy the company
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011 06:51:57 PM »

This is beautiful!
How nice that you and your daughter could work on some parts together and both have input.
It looks amazing.

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011 07:20:26 PM »

This is so loving of you! I admire the embroidery and the rainbow style border quilting, this is really awesome. "This rocks"
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011 08:27:11 PM »

What a treasure!!!!!

Progress not perfection.

« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011 08:44:42 PM »

Very nice.  I love colours like that.  I recognize those toadstools too!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011 09:30:16 PM »

« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011 12:46:46 AM »

thanks for kind comments everyone.
It was a joy to make and she certainly appreciates it.

« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011 04:26:25 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! I wasn't sure what I'd find when I clicked on the homepage image but I suspected something good. Fantastic work and congratulations on collaborating with your daughter!
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