Cind-erella – Her Carriage Awaits Update
Our sweet girl, Addison, is getting a new Cind-erella quilt. Her Grandma Janice is a huge Cinderella fan and when I first saw the pattern I knew we had to make it. Carol from Just Let Me Quilt released the pattern called “Her Carriage Await” in early January. This had Janice written all over it, and since Addison was only five days old it was meant to be hers.
Cind-erella Fabric Pull
Once we had the pattern, Sue started pulling fabrics. We found the perfect Cind-erella blue or one that would match the pretty ballgown closely. One might confuse it with a Tiffany blue in the photos, but it is not close at all.
I shared these fabrics in one of our To-Do lists, but you can see the giraffe fabrics in both photos. While it technically doesn’t go with the yellow, blue, and gray theme we are focusing on it just had to be included. It is a nod to her baby quilt and George the giraffe. Half square triangles are needed for this quilt so those were quickly pieced together and a little trimming ensued.
Cind-erella Hissy Fit
All the HSTs were made but I wasn’t happy with how they turned out. I wasn’t starting a new project and have to fuss with wonky blocks. What to do? What to do? Trim them down a size so that the rows look nice. After a bit of a hissy fit, that’s exactly what the Bloc-Loc ruler and I did over the course of two weekends. All six rows were trimmed, although I anticipated doing only four rows worth of trimming.
The steeds and carriage, along with some additional sparkly details were the appliqué portion of this quilt. You cannot have a pattern called Her Carriage Awaits without a magical, glittering coach and fine white horses pulling it.
Black Aurifil 50 wt thread was used in the appliqué process as well as the addition of the harness that really completed the look.
I am very happy with how this portion of the project has turned out. Here’s the reverse side prior to a good pressing.
Up next is the sewing of the rows of half-square triangles, adding borders and then figuring out how to quilt it. That may cause some angst.
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