And for all of you who know us, once we get a theme in our heads—we can’t quite leave it alone. So we made a quilt for our own little princesses to dream of their own story.
I love this quilt. It is simple….and made with scraps! What’s not to love about that?
I did take a few pictures of how I did it….so that you can make your own too.
First I cut 2″ strips of the leftover fat quarters from the Peggie people story. The fabric is Riley Blake’s Willow line.
Then I graphed out what I wanted my quilt to look like and then cut each piece to the sizes on the graph. The strips that were smaller than the full 12 inches have white scraps sewn onto each end to make a 12 inch long strip with all the mattress pieces. After you have made each of your mattresses sew them altogether into one long strip. You will need a 10 inch by 12 inch white piece on top of your mattresses to fill in above them as well.
My finished quilt size is 43 by 43 inches.
I then added the left piece of white broadcloth (21 inches) and the right piece as well (10 inches) and then pressed all the seams of the quilt top open.
I had Melissa do the quilting on it…and she did an amazing job. She free-handed the white space with swirls to make it look like a dream and then she free-handed lines in the mattresses. I actually told her to do whatever she wanted, because I totally trust her at her craft. Isn’t she the best? (And you can mail her your quilts!!! She really is amazing…)
All you have left is the binding….and you are done!
AND one more surprise…..we have yet ANOTHER Princess and the Pea craft tomorrow!!!! So be sure to come and see that one too…