Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fussy Fairytales Quilt Pattern Finished!


First of all, thanks so much to my pattern readers/testers! You guys did a fantastic job of picking up a few little things that I'd missed (I start to go cross-eyed after reading it through for the billionth time), and you were all so speedy!!


I can honestly say that I love this quilt! I love everything about it. The fabrics are amazing, and I'm so happy with how the whole thing came together. This quilt is going to my sister in law - Kaila - as a belated Christmas/birthday present. She's a pink girl so I added a pink back, binding and quilting.


It's entirely hand quilted. At first I was going to machine quilt in the sashing, but I was eager to get started on it while I was away at Christmas time, so I just hand quilted a double line in the sashing and around the centre panel (in a pale pink egyptian cotton).


The blocks were hand quilted with a dark pink perle cotton...


as were the floating squares in the border.



It took a while to hand quilt the border, but I love it. I was actually sad to finish it. One day I'll make another one of these for my daughter.


You can read more about this quilt here, and the pattern is available from my downloadable patterns page.
Addit: I used 18 fat quarters of Far Far Away II fabric and 13 different solids (specific colours outlined in the pattern).


Kaila, if you're reading - Happy Birthday and I hope you like your quilt :)

26 comments:

  1. It looks great and I love the hand quilting - it is always a pleasent surprise to me how much quilting of any kind and really lift a good design to great!

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  2. Hi Kate! Love the quilt! I have the FFA2 full collection in FQ's - would this be enough for this quilt?? Please let me know, thanks - Justine

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt! I sigh when I look at it!

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  4. Oh.my.God! I fainted a little when I saw the quilt. Than a little more when I started looking at pieces, not the whole quilt. Than at the fussy cuts. Than at the hand quilting. Than at the back.

    Ok, I'm up now.:))) It's gorgeous!

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  5. What a lucky lady! What a beautiful quilt and all hand quilted!

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  6. too beautiful for words...and now i must hunt and search for FFA2!

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  7. Hi Kate, it's just beautful. It wasn't that long ago we were auditioning fabrics for the sashings and now it's finished, hand quilting and all. I love it. Your Sister-in-law is very lucky....

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  8. Pretty,pretty!!! Love the pink perle cotton around the squares in the border!

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  9. It's beautiful, Kate! Such a great design and easy way to fussy cut fabric!!

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  10. Wow, this quilt is beautiful. I have a stack of FF2 that I'm still not sure what to do with...your pattern just might be perfect.

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  11. Really love the quilt Kate!
    I've not done much fussy cutting and do love the hand quilting. I've been seeing it more lately, thanks so much for sharing it!

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  12. Oh, Kate, you have outdone yourself! This is amazing! I really love this. I've still never made a quilt (I do more clothes and home goods), but this pattern is really tempting me!!!

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  13. It really is gorgeous
    I hope mine turns out as nice!!!

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  14. This is such a cute quilt, and cute models too! I love to see the hand quilting on the back. I have tried making my front and back stitches the same size, and I think it's like trying to change your signature or something. But I'm going to keep working on it because I like seeing more of the stitch on the back of the quilt!

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  15. It is a great pattern to showcase big beautiful prints. Well done!!! I love all of your hand stitching on it.

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  16. I love it too! It's so fun and I love the way the positioning of the sqaures makes the border wavy! well done :)

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  17. This is a gorgeous quilt! I love the border.

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  18. I love it! I think I might have to do this one next as the charm bracelet quilt is turning out great... can't wait to finish it so I can start this one. Well done.

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  19. it turned out absolutely amazing!

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  20. Fabulous Kate,
    Kaila's a lucky girl :)
    Hugs, Sharon

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  21. I love this quilt. You have done a beautiful job. I have a stash of Far, Far Away II. Might be tempted by this pattern. Just have to finish the quilt I am making first before I get in over my head! Jacinta

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  22. I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE my quilt! I really need to send you a photo of it draped on my pretty pink bed - it looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! xx

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