Friday, August 30, 2013

Sugar and Spice...

Let's see...where did I last leave off?  Oh yeah, frogs and snails and puppy dog tails.  Then I guess it's on to sugar and spice and everything nice!

For both of the little girls' cuddle quilts, I took panels that I already had in my stash and cut them up to make them a little more personalized.  Let's take a peek under the sea first...

This mermaid was the center of a larger panel, but she was the main attraction.  I cut her out and framed her with some white butterfly fabric.

In a little riff of the Converging Corner block, I added some lilac and rainbow batik fabrics for scrappy corners.  The quilting was pretty simple to outline the mermaid center block and echo inside the lines of the converging corners.

I used another rainbow batik for the applique initial on the back with a light lavender minky backing.

The second quilt is perfect for a budding prima ballerina.  The panel that this originated from was overwhelmingly pink, super busy and saccharine sweet.  I tried to break it up a little by fussy cutting the central ballerina, the two partners and the stars, then adding in some buttery yellow and solid cream to tone it down. With all that volume lowering going on, I didn't mind adding back some bright pink for the binding.

The applique initial on the back was fussy cut from another part of the original panel - a great contrast to the ballet slipper pink minky!

All four of the quilts were machine bound and finished at 24" x 35".  I think that four quilts in two weeks is a record for me and will never, ever happen again - no matter how small they are, that's an awful lot of finishing going on!  But the effect of all four together is just so sweet.

I hope that they are well loved and cuddled to pieces in their new homes!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday!


  1. Nice job - they look very neat which can be hard to do with minky.

  2. These look great! I bet the new owners will love these.

  3. These are so sweet! Nice finish!

  4. Awh, I love these! The converging corners look amazing on the mermaid quilt :D

  5. Pretty! Very smart to do a big converging corners block--frames your mermaid perfectly. These are SO well done. Speaking from just how much my kid loves her minky blanket, I think you can rest assured that these will all four be loved to bits.

  6. Wow! these are just lovely. Oh that yummy minky fabric and love it how you personalized them!

  7. So pretty!!! What a fabulous way to use up those novelty prints... they're sure to be loved:-)