Last night while the quilt was in the wash, I decided to whip up some little pillows for Victoria to match her Tinkerbell quilt with the left over fabric. They are 10″ x 10″ and the perfect size for a two year old. I sewed them together with polyester batting and then stuffed them full of fluffy poly stuffing. I love how cute and Tinkerlicious they are!
And here is the quilt. I used the Warm and Natural cotton batting, 100% cotton Licensed by Disney for Springs Creative Group fabric and of course cotton thread. I chose a large stripe design to showcase how beautiful this fabric is and I did not want small pieces to take away from the overall pattern on the fabric and have Tink’s body all chopped up. The quilting is horizontal lines and will make the quilt very durable to the use and abuse of a toddler. The backing is from the same line and quotes the following lines from Tinkerbell.
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning… all it takes is faith and trust, oh! and something I forgot: dust..”
Happy Monday Everyone. I am heading into month end at work and anyone who works within accounting knows how stressful and busy a time this can be. I am having some issues figuring out how I want to quilt the Tinkerbell and have actually picked out the work I did over the weekend as I was not satisfied with it. It is now repressed, re-pinned and hanging over the banister railing waiting for me to give it another go.
I have been drawn to this one particular blog though –Fairy Face Designs – over the past month or so and now think I have found the way to quilt it. I will be sewing horizontal lines one inch apart to achieve a design very similar to her Sophie’s Dreams Quilt that is absolutely beautiful – both the fabric and stitching. Maybe I just needed to see the quilting I had in mind on a completed quilt. I can only hope mine turns out just as nice.
The weekend was not all a waste though. Aside from the normal routine of grocery shopping, house cleaning and going to the movies with the MR., I made some amazing progress on the Rail Fence for Tork and will have it completed and quilted by this weekend. I did discover however, that I cannot count! I am 6 squares short of my 48 that I counted multiple times and I swear I had the right number. I don’t really consider this a set back though. I will have them completed before bed tonight and sewn together with the final 1/4 panel. Quilting this one will be a much easier task. I have already decided to “ditch-stitch” it following the 6 inch square lines. I think this will look great.
So, one of my first friends that I can ever remember having from when I was a 3-4 year old has asked me to make a quilt for her daughter who is turning 2 this summer. She told me Victoria is really into Tinkerbell and purple. I was able to find this incredible Disney Tinkerbell Line from www.fabric.com and fell in love with it myself. It is 100% cotton, uber soft and a dream to sew. Originally, I was going to make differnt size patches but once I received the fabric and saw how beautiful it is in real life, I knew I had to make it a stripe quilt to be able to show all the “Tinks” better. This particular quilt is 3.5 feet in width x 5 feet in length. Perfect size for a crib turned toddler bed.
Here is the quilt top. When I complete it this coming weekend (or earlier), I will update the pictures so you can all see the pretty goodness that Tinkerbell provided.