Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Sophie's Dreams" Quilt


Today, I finished the quilt I am making for a customer order, for a little girl called Sophie. It's the first of the two quilts I'm doing for Anna, the other is for Sophie's brother Luca. I'm delighted with how it turned out. It's very bright and busy, but it works and I think there's a nice balance of colour in it. It's girlie without being too pink which I love!


It measures approx 53.5" by 60" which is midway between cot bed size and full twin bed size. It's designed like this to allow it to be used on Sophie's cot bed at the moment.



Then, when she moves into a bigger bed, it will be big enough to layer it up over another cover and keep using it. It is also a lovely size for a throw as she gets older :-)

    
I used Warm and White cotton batting in it, and the front is pieced almost entirely from designer fabrics - lots of mixing and matching in terms of pattern, fabric range etc but this adds to its charms. I quilted it using wonky straight lines, quite close together and it has ended up with a lovely texture!


This is one of my favourite parts of the top with the owls and ladybirds sitting side by side!

The back is pieced from 2 lengths of fabric - a small floral cotton print, and Sophie's full name is appliqued in the middle of the back. I used a solid green binding on this as a patterned binding would have been too much agains the quilt top.


Hope you all like as much as I do! Aren't the Russian dolls cute?


I'm linking this up to Fabric Tuesday on Quilt Story and some other parties too, check out the links on my sidebar -->

32 comments:

patchworkdelights said...

Wow Sarah this quilt looks stunning!

patricias fabric art said...

I just love your quilt my god it must have taken you for ever to do it and the fabrics are gorgeous

Mimi's Moments said...

beautiful work

Teje said...

Hello Sarah! I love your quilt! It's really beautiful and has happy lovely colours!
Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

Elizabeth D. said...

Very pretty! I love how cheerful the colors are :)

Sara said...

I love how you quilted it with the straight lines! The fabrics are so perfect for a little girl!

Bec said...

I'm so glad I came across your quilt on Flickr! Your quilt looks amazing! I'm at the quilting step of my first-ever quilt and I'm too nervous to attempt "free motion". I just got through about 5" of the quilt with "slightly wonky straight lines" (as you said on flickr!) and thought, "are the lines too close together???" But then I saw yours and its lines look about as close as mine look, so it's given me the boost of confidence I need to carry on!!

Kimberlee said...

That quilt is absolutly deflightful! I love all the color and the quilting lines trully add a neat touch.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

QuiltyGirl said...

I love all of the fun prints, and the quilting just makes it! :)

Jessica said...

your quilt is adorable! Love all those bright fun busy prints, perfect for baby!

diana said...

Wait wait wait! Did I just see a week of quilting here? :D

I looove it. It makes all the difference in the world.

Could this be a sign for me? Stop beeing lazy and go quilt something? Neah, I'll just admire yours :D

Kristen said...

Such beautiful fun fabrics. I love the quilting!

Jenniffier said...

So very pretty. I am very impressed with all that straight line quilting. How did you get it to line up so nicely?

Becky said...

Gorgeous! Love all the bright colors.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Thanks ladies for your comments which have totally made my day :-D

hungryhippie said...

Oh my gosh I love this quilt! Well done!!! I'm hosting a St Patty's day craft and sewing contest very soon, you should enter this quilt...it's stunning.
We visited Cork in November and fell in LOVE with Ireland. We are going to go back in warmer weather for sure.
So glad I found you, via "Sew Cute Tuesday"..I'm your newest follower.
Cheers!
natalie

Melinda said...

This is truly beautiful! I should be working on my own instead of reading your blog!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This quilt is lovely! I love all the fabrics you used in the top- so fun to showcase so many gorgeous fabrics in one place!
Well done.
XOXO,
Amy

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Really pretty!! I like how you were able to balance all that color and pattern on the front! The solid binding was also a great thought to add to the finish. Really fun!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Really lovely. Those are great fabrics. Glad you found my blog & party! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Megan said...

This quilt is adorable! I love all the colors and your quilting looks great. Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

Jen said...

This is so sweet! I just love quilts. I hope to learn to quilt someday. I have done some rag quilting, and I love it.
I am a new follower.
I hope you come by to visit.
Cheers!
Jen
www.cariboobutterfly.com

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

LOVE the bright colors and LOVE the quilting! I think it the wonky straight lines were the perfect choice!

Marianne said...

This quilt is also so pretty. I don't think I have ever seen a quilt quilted in stripes like this. It is really stunning and I love the effect it makes. Wonderfull fabric collection.
Thank you for sharing.

AllieMakes! said...

Oh my word!! That is GORGEOUS!! LOVE it!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

~The Bargain Babe said...

Visiting from Paisley Passions' blog party.

Gorgeous quilt. I like the russian dolls too! All the bright colors of the quilt work together quite nicely.

abeachcottage said...

Adorable quilt. You are very talented. Love your designs, so gorgeous!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

So pretty! I love the quilted stripes. Thanks for linking up :)

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Wow, your quilt is so beautiful!!!

Neni said...

It looks really great!!Nice work:-)))

Quiltstory said...

Stunning! I love the prints you've paired together. Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday!

MaryJo said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I love all the prints and colors. You do a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing!