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Topic: Miss Mia's Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Quilt  (Read 3172 times)
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« on: July 29, 2011 07:50:59 AM »

My brother and his wife have just had their second baby, Mia.  After making her big sister Arianna a Butterfly Quilt two summers ago, I wanted to find a fun theme for Mia's to make it different and special.  I fell in love with the Strawberry Tea Party line by Michael Miller.  Especially the teapots, teacups and cupcakes fabric.  The whole line reminded me of Strawberry Shortcake.  The one that I grew up with, in her cute little red dress and white pinafore, with the giant mob cap.    



The fabrics included Michael Miller's Blossom Berries in Green and Pink, Garden Pindot in Blossom, Mingle Polka Dot in Green, Sanctuary Zen Garden in Pear, Ta Dot in Pink, Robert Kaufman's Mingle Circles in Blossom, all ordered from various Etsy sellers, as well as Light Green Leaves on Green and a light red leaf print that I can't find the name of, both from Hancock Fabrics.  


The pattern is Oh Frasson's Frames, from Simple Modern Baby Quilts Pattern.  I initially also had the Honey Vine fabric, mixed in with my greens, but it just wasn't reading "green" enough in the pattern, so I replaced it with one of the fabrics from Hancock.


The centers of each of the focal blocks were fussy cut, to be either a teapot, teacup with a bird, or a cupcake.


The project went together really fast.  I spent an hour or two cutting one morning.  The next day I pieced half the blocks while on my lunch break.  The next afternoon I spent a few hours piecing all the other blocks, and the putting the front together, while teaching a newbie how to cut and sew.  Then the last day I pieced the back and machine quilted the whole thing in about 3 hours.  My guess is that working straight through, I could do one of these in a day.  

Being held up by my brother, the proud father:


The pieced back is *slightly* off center, but my niece will love me anyways.


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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011 08:14:42 AM »

This is GREAT!!! And I love to piece the backs of quilts - I like that it is off-center. Such a sweet baby quilt! Cool
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011 08:59:57 AM »

That is the sweetest baby quilt. I love the fabrics!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011 09:12:56 AM »

Oh my gosh, so stinkin' cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011 10:29:43 AM »

Pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011 03:09:46 PM »

Very pretty and so girly!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011 08:08:14 PM »

wow, that is so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011 10:31:06 AM »

Fabulous job - this is SO cute.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011 08:42:17 AM »

I don't think there's anything wrong with the stripe on the back not being centered.  I would use the leftover fabric however I could use it best/waste the least, so if that means not centered it's OK.  It's an additional design element, don't you know?  Wink  I'm sure she'll grow up to love this festive quilt!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011 09:22:34 AM »

Beautiful quilt...I like the exchanges you made and the back is as cute as the front!
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