Wednesday, June 12, 2013

finished princess quilt

After last week's WIP Wednesday post I spent some time arranging, rearranging, trimming, and scowling before I figured out a layout for the princess blocks I made last week.
princess quilt
If I were going to do something like this again I would definitely make a plan first.  I am still a little on the fence about how I feel about the finished product, but I do love the princess print.  
pretty princess
I quilted it with loops which is one of my favorites.  This shape comes more naturally to me than most FMQ designs and it is pretty quick.
princess quilt back
I backed the quilt with another print from Alexander Henry's Once Upon a Time.  I love this floral, probably even more than the princesses. This quilt is going to my cousin for her baby girl (she is naming her Aurora so I thought the princess theme was appropriate).  

Other WIPs: 
  • I am in the process of piecing May's do Good Stitches quilt top.  Our circle agreed to donate this one to Moore (particularly since a member of our circle lives there) so I need to finish it up before the June 30th deadline.

  • Postage stamp scrap quilt - All of the squares have been cut (all 1664 of them!).  Now I just need to sew them together :)

30 comments :

  1. I think the princess quilt is adorable - and for baby Aurora, how appropriate!

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  2. I love the layout of the princess quilt.

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  3. It is lovely, like pictures on a wall. I really like the layout.

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  4. Your princess quilt turned out adorable. I also love the loopy quilting. It is one of my favorites!

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  5. Oh, this is just so cute. Love that fabric and your blocks frame those little princesses so well! Nice job!!

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  6. This is adorable, and I love the way you quilted it!

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  7. Love the quilt, and the quilting is fab!

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  8. I think it looks great! I love the FMQ. That's also one of my favorites.

    I vote no plan, but that's because I have no time to plan. Ok, I take that back. I feel like I'm always scheming new quilty plans while I watch my kids or play with them or make dinner. And then I end up with too many plans and thus too many WIPS. :-)

    Sometimes I like quilting with no plan.

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  9. I think the layout is great. It looks like an art gallery. Your quilting looks great too.

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  10. Love the princess quilt and the loop fmq

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  11. Your princess quilt is gorgeous! I love it. And the loopy FMQ is perfect!

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  12. I think your princesses came together beautifully!

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  13. This is so fun! I think I know a few little "princesses" who would adore this quilt! Also I am also using postage stamp method for one of my quilts (although my squares are 2") so I feel your pain in cutting all those little guys out. Are you going to use an interfacing to hold them together and sew them more easily? I have to admit it makes the process so much easier!

    Elise

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  14. Seriously - you are unsure about that princess quilt?!?!?! I absolutely love it! Loops are my favorite FMQ too and the design that comes easiest to me.

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  15. I really like the princess layout too, and loop quilting is perfect for it!

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  16. Woohoo - I think it looks great Erica! The loopy quilting makes it look all soft and snuggly and that backing print - sigh. So sweet! I'm sure mumma and baby will love it.

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  17. Ahaha - I totally scowl and sometimes worry and fret until it all comes together - as your awesome quilt did. I am taken with the colours and the MOVEMENT that I see in your blocks - a gorgeous and happy quilt.

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  18. Love the princess quilt! And the backing is perfect.

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  19. I love how the Princess quilt turned out! Beautiful!!!!

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  20. This is very sweet and your quilting is great!

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  21. I think the quilt is gorgeous! Very cute for a little girl. When I think of Aurora I think of bright orange, yellow and pink colours so this fits too. Loops and stipples are about the only fmq that come naturally to me!

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  22. Well, I'm not at all on the fence about your princess quilt! It's fantastic!

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  23. I love the layout...it reminds me of a collage photo frame. Great job.

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  24. No need to be on the fence about the layout- it is wonderful!

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  25. Your quilt is lovely. Be kind to your creation and decisions as you quilt. Nicely done.

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  26. I'm sticking to my guns. I really like the princess quilt colors. And for the layout - I like how you've "crowded" all the squares together like this. I think it's quite nice!

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  27. 1664 squares woweeee!!! Go get 'em lol

    Pretty quilt:)

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  28. Your princess quilt is lovely. I love the way you staggered the blocks and put just a little pink in between some of them.It reminds me of framed photos on a wall:)

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  29. Your princess quilt did turn out lovely. I love doing loops too and find them more natural for me. Wow, a postage stamp quilt - good for you! Can't wait to see your progress.

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