Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Little Folks Quilt = Love


Just over six months in the making, my Little Folks quilt is finally finished. And I am happy to say it has won it's place as my most favorite quilt ever. 


Many of you have listened to me moan on and on about the troubles this one gave me, from piecing to basting to quilting, but in the end it was soooo worth it. The buttery softness and weight makes it the perfect summer quilt and all I want to do is wrap myself up in it and wear it around the house like a robe!
Even Mark has deemed it his favorite and is lamenting that I didn't make it king sized so we could use it on our bed. Well, I'll be using on it on our bed, anyways!

In case you haven't read my last posts on this quilt, I pieced the half square triangles of the voile with Robert Kaufman's Ultra Sateen in white, with I think texturally is really great with the voile. Piecing this was a total pain for me, but please don't let that discourage you from quilting with the voile - I have seen other beautiful quilts made from it where the quilter didn't report the same troubles. I am still pretty new at all this. I also used voile as the backing, and tried three times in succession to re-sandwich and machine quilt, but the back kept bunching on me. After cussing out my machine I decided to go ahead and hand quilt all 70x70 inches of it, and I'm not sorry I did. It really only took me a little over a week and now it has such a lovely, vintage-y look. (I used embroidery thread in white by Cosmo that my LQS carries - I love this stuff!)



Here is a peek into my little corner of the universe, where I spend the majority of my time. I love my side of the bed! I will spend the warmer months on top of the duvet and under this lovely light quilt, trying to keep Mark from stealing it from me in the middle of the night.


Before I go I want to show you the pillow I made for my Pillow Talk Swap partner. I used Heather's super simple Cathedral Window tutorial. If you've been wanting to try them out but think they look intimidating, I will tell you they are very time consuming and you have to like your iron, but really they're quite easy to do! The pillow is on it's way partner, and I hope you love it because obviously it looks great with my quilt!

24 comments:

  1. Two absolutely stunning pieces of creativity. Love. Love. Love. Big time.

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  2. I love everything in this post. That quilt is incredible, and the pillow... breathtaking.

    Beautiful work.

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  3. That quilt is just gorgeous. I'm so glad you hand quilted it. It makes it a real heirloom, and keeps it really soft.

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  4. Really Pretty & love the hand quilting!

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  5. It is beautiful! All your quilts are just stunning! Your side of the bed does look very cozy!

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  6. Your quilt is stunning! I have a little bit of voile, but I'm scared to use it. Beautiful pillow too! Lucky swap partner.

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  7. That quilt is wonderful! Such gorgeous colors!! And I'm surprised you could give up that cathedral window - you're right, it's perfect with your quilt!

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  8. That is beautiful!!! When you handquilt do you baste in some way so that you can keep it all together?

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  9. The quilt turned out so pretty and that pillow is divine!

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  10. that is an absolutely amazing quilt! it's added to my top favs now too!

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  11. I love love love love it and the pillow is my absolute fave of this round too. i'll be throwing a massive temper tantrum if it doesn't show up at mine ;) (and I'm so not joking)

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  12. Wow! I'm in love with your quilt too. It's beautiful. And I'm sure you're partner will love that pillow - it's stunning!

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  13. It is simply amazing. 6 months well spent if you ask me. That quilt is a treasure that will just get better over time. Enjoy it!

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  14. Fabulous Little Folks quilt and swap pillow! Gorgeous!

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  15. It is just beautiful! Voile is a bit "interesting" to work with but you made it work wonderfully. Well done!

    Jennifer :)

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  16. what a awesome quilt you did a great job and I LOVE the pillow I want it ;-) Thanks so much for the comment on my pictues you made my day
    xoxoxo

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  17. It turned out amazing, Megan....absolutely gorgeous! I think I may be just a tad jealous that you finished yours!! Mine will have to wait until after we move and get resettled. and the pillow is just divine!

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  18. It's lovely! Well worth the work put into it!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  19. Great job on the quilt and pillow! Where can I find the pattern for the quilt?

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  20. Megan - thank you again, I am so excited that this cushion is all mine! It was so funny because I hadn't gotten any good folks yet, and just last week I decided that I had been missing out for long enough and ordered 25 FQ's from an ETSY seller (this is all she had) and they arrived on friday and I was instantly in love, in fact I don't even know if I can cut into them, but then today you can imagine my excitement when I opened your package and found all that Good Folks goodness!! What a bizarre coincidence! Anyway I am due with baby number 4 in about 5 weeks and I think this cushion is going to go into the nursery and I might have to whip up a good folks quilt to match!

    Thank you so much again- Aren't swaps just the most fun!
    Megan.

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  21. sorry, you know I meant Little Folks, not Good Folks, I did my PTS in Good Folks hence why I have it on the brain!

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  22. I adore this quilt...very beautiful! What is the name of the pattern or is it of your own design?

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  23. I found my way over here while admiring Wee Wonderfuls projects on Flickr. Your quilts are all beautiful and I think your Little Folks quilt may be the loveliest I've seen from that fabric.

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  24. Hi Megan

    I love your quilt. Could you please tell me the size of the squares? I just have to make a similar quilt! I enjoy to follow your blog. I get so much inspiration.

    Many kind regards
    Pia

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