Wednesday, September 26, 2012

a new quilt for a big-girl bed


First of all, I just wanted to thank you all for the kind comments on my Scrap Hoover quilt. It is getting tons of love at our house.

My newest finish (I finished it weeks ago, alas the lazy-blogger syndrome is still in effect) is the first quilt I've ever made that will go on an actual bed. Lucy has been in her own big-girl bed for a few months now and loving it.  Of course I had to mark the occasion with a special quilt just for her. When I saw Amber's Crazy Nine Patch, I fell in love and knew it would be the perfect pattern.


This was such a fun and satisfying top to piece. The tutorial can be found on Elizabeth's blog - easy breezy. I just chose lots of prints from my stash in bright, sunny colors that coordinated with the sheet set I bought for the bed and matched my girl's spunky personality.  For the quilting I used a flower design from Angela Walter's awesome book. 


The backing is a plaid from the DS Quilts collection, and the binding is a sweet Aunt Grace lavender dot.


Lucy and all of her friends love the quilt.


I'm posting and running today! Gotta get on that travel-handmade Sewing Summit fun - only a few weeks away!






11 comments:

  1. so perfect!
    I especially love it on her bed!

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  2. Ack!!! Love the in action shot of it on her bed while she is sleeping. Those are always my favorite. How big did you make yours? So totally gorgeous Megan. The colors are amazing and I know I already said that a million times on IG.

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  3. That is an AWESOME Girls quilt! fantastic!

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  4. Beautiful quilt; absolutely perfect for a princess to dream under.

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  5. LOL at the picture of your adorable daughter and all of her friends in & on the bed. Too cute! I miss that stage with my kids. LOVE the quilt--it is soooo pretty! Congratulations!

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  6. Love the picture of your little girl in her cozy bed. It's so great to see such a sweet quilt being used by such a sweet little girl :)

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  7. It's such a great one! I love the colors, and your quilting looks fabulous. I wish I was going to SS, so I could meet you. Maybe some other time!

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  8. That last photo is so so so adorable!!! Perfect quilt for such a cutie pie and all her little friends. :-)

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  9. Ok I bookmarked the tutorial! Love your quilt!

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  10. What a cute quilt!! I just love the cheery colors you used! I think any girl would just love that quilt!!

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