Princess Quilt Ready for a Princess
Four charm packs with a princess design. That’s how many charm packs I bought ‘on sale’ so we could make a princess quilt. We finished the first one, and I don’t know when we’ll start on a second! We have other things on our list . . . ~smile~
So we chose to machine quilt this in a variety of ways. First, Sue used the embroidery sewing machine and put pink hearts in each white square. The background has more purple in it, so we used a purple bobbin thread and we carried that theme throughout the quilting.
I then took it to the Elna and sewed some random-sized zig-zags in each of the patterned squares. Finally, with a nod to the backing fabric I quilted a diamond shape in the pink border. I used the new laser light technique that I mentioned in an earlier post. It worked really nicely and it was very easy too with very little marking.
The binding matched the wide pink border. I machine sewed it to the front and then hand tacked it down on the back. We used a new-to-us Fairfield Toasty Cotton batting. It was a little thinner than our normal Warm ‘n Natural, but I think it will be fine. I believe I will be listing this eventually in our Etsy shop. We don’t have a little girl that needs a quilt – at least not that we know of. ~smile~ The quilt finished at 39.5″ x 48″ of all cottony goodness.
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