Princess Quilt Ready for a Princess

Four charm packs with a princess design.  That’s how many charm packs I bought ‘on sale’ so we could make a princess quilt.  We finished the first one, and I don’t know when we’ll start on a second!  We have other things on our list . . . ~smile~

Princess

So we chose to machine quilt this in a variety of ways.  First, Sue used the embroidery sewing machine and put pink hearts in each white square.  The background has more purple in it, so we used a purple bobbin thread and we carried that theme throughout the quilting. 

Princess Party

I then took it to the Elna and sewed some random-sized zig-zags in each of the patterned squares.  Finally, with a nod to the backing fabric I quilted a diamond shape in the pink border.  I used the new laser light technique that I mentioned in an earlier post.  It worked really nicely and it was very easy too with very little marking.

The binding matched the wide pink border.  I machine sewed it to the front and then hand tacked it down on the back.  We used a new-to-us Fairfield Toasty Cotton batting.  It was a little thinner than our normal Warm ‘n Natural, but I think it will be fine.  I believe I will be listing this eventually in our Etsy shop.  We don’t have a little girl that needs a quilt – at least not that we know of. ~smile~  The quilt finished at 39.5″ x 48″ of all cottony goodness.

 

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15 Responses

  1. One little girl will certainly love it!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Paige! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It is going to a twin granddaughter who just LOVES princesses! I have to make another for her sister in similar colors. Yippee! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. thebiasedge says:

    The hearts quilting motifs make this quilt so sweet.

    • Roseanne says:

      Thanks so much! That was our first attempt and using the embroidery machine with regular quilting. I appreciate your visit and nice comment, and hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Mari says:

    This is very cute! I like the thinner batting for baby quilts so that they aren’t too hot when a little one gets wrapped up in it. I love the Katahdin batting from Maine, where my baby girl lives now. Happy weekend!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Mari,
      We are visiting Maine next summer – Bar Harbor and Portland. I did not know there was a batting manufacture there. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate it so much. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Mary Wendland says:

    what a sweet quilt. Love the hearts in the white squares. mary

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Mary. Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment. It was fun to try something new for a change. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Gretchen says:

    Very sweet princess quilt. She will be well loved!

  6. So pretty. I just love it when little girls like pinky stuff. ……What! No picture of the baby boy? 🙁

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Peggy! HAHA – it truly crossed my mind to shoot a picture of him on the quilt. He wouldn’t care, and who can tell that he’s a boy . . . but he hasn’t been over yet since it’s been finished. Maybe tomorrow! Heehee – I’ll have to share it at his wedding or something like that. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. cheriec12 says:

    It’s very sweet. Some Princess will cherish this.

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