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« on: March 11, 2006 11:12:56 AM »

This is my first quilt that I (and my arty husband) designed from scratch and completed.  It is for a friend's baby, due in April.  I decided to do a Princess and the Pea quilt. I checked out several books from the library and used them for inspiration including Tomi de Paola's illustrations and an art quilt book on fairy tale quilts, which has a Princess and the Pea quilt in it.



Here's the template:


I pieced the bed on muslin, then appliqued it onto the background.


I used decorative stitches from my machine to add detail to some of the mattresses.

 

It's hard to see some of the details. Her face is embroidered and so are detail lines in her hair.  The background is quilted to give detail to the room - column, ceiling, and "stones" in the walls.  The floor is quilted in "floorboards" and the door has extra batting to make it stand out more.  I used a pink on pink small flower pattern for the backing and binding. The border is a really soft pink.
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eskimoladyface
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006 11:19:04 AM »

that's neat
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006 04:51:03 PM »

Ooooooo! That is so clever! Great job Grin.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006 06:16:05 PM »

That's great!  I love the assortment of mattresses.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006 06:29:24 PM »

I have the book you're talking about, and I've always loved that quilt!! Your version is adorable!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006 07:18:11 PM »

Great job!  What a lot of thought and work you put into this quilt - I hope the recipient treasures it forever  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2006 08:24:34 AM »

Holy cow, that's frigging cool!
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Projects in Progress - Branching Out scarf
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2006 03:09:16 AM »

Thats so creative, I love it... why cant I have any friends that will quilt for me hehe...chris
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006 04:00:25 AM »

wow. that is a great first quilt. You rock.. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006 12:55:47 PM »

Looks great!  What a creative baby quilt.
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