It feels like the Revenge of the Machines at my house today. My Singer has been fighting with me for a few weeks now, skipping stitches for no apparent reason. I finally had to admit defeat and take it in for a tune-up this morning, getting the sad news that I won't see it again for three weeks due to the holiday rush. Thankfully my sister still has the original Brother machine which first enticed me into the world of quilting three years ago. She brought it over this morning, and I felt downright nostalgic to be sewing with my Old Faithful again. I was able to finish binding the Ever After Quilt which I've been working on all week for my niece as a belated birthday gift. I grabbed my camera to take a few pictures before sending the quilt off with my sister, but of course, the battery was dead since someone (yes, me) had forgotten to turn the camera off the last time it was used. So we'll have to make do with cell phone photos today...
It struck me several weeks ago that Dreamin' Vintage by Jeni Baker and Far, Far Away by Heather Ross have unbelievably similar color schemes. In fact, they look absolutely darling together. The colored patchwork in the middle of this quilt is surrounded by tiny pink La Creme dots by Riley Blake. It's backed in one of Jeni's florals, and I bound it with a great aqua and cream star print from Unicorns and Rainbows by Doohikey Designs.
It all works perfectly together for a little girl's bed, and I was so happy to give this to my niece at last. Since I have two nieces, there will be another one of these in the works as soon as I finish up a few other projects on my list.
A few weeks back I shared Mouse's new seat cushion with you as a part of Riley Blake's Flannel Showcase Blog Tour. If you'd like a chance to play with some flannel yourself, they're giving away some fat quarter bundles here on their Facebook page. You can catch up with the rest of the fabulous blog hop projects at the links below in case you missed them the first time around. My girls are still asking for pajama pants from my leftover Sidewalks flannel. I guess I'd better add those to my list...
9/23 Sassy Quilter - Patchwork Dog Bed
9/30 Fabric Mutt - Seat Cushion
10/10 Rose and Odin - Christmas Pillowcase
10/14 Sew We Quilt - Newborn Nightgown
10/17 Haberdashery Fun - HST Baby Blanket
10/31 Lucy Blaire - The Cora Dress
This little quilt is so cute - I love how you used the Rapunzel print in a double sized quilt block. I'm sure your niece will cherish it for years to come! <3ReplyDelete
It's sweet Heidi. Yes, those two fabric lines work nicely togetherReplyDelete
Having a machine act up is no fun. How great that you were able to get a backup! And just in time to finish up that cute quilt!ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt Heidi. Perfect fabric choice.ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous, nostalgic quilt, those fabrics work so well together!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt - I always feel after admiring your work that simple patchwork is one of the most effective. That extra large border adds great depth to it too.ReplyDelete
Super cute quilt! I'm sure it will be well loved.ReplyDelete