Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Princess and the Pea

Every once in a while, I'll see a project that stops me in my tracks. I saw this Princess and the Pea quilt on the Moda blog last week and thought, how perfect. I had to make it. The pattern is by Angela Yosten and the tutorial can be found on her blog here. I actually saw this on the Moda blog. The quilt I made was only 20" x 30". I also did a plain binding instead of a ruffle.

I just happen to know a little girl who this would be perfect for. She's just coming into the age where she'll want everyone to read her stories.

You'll notice that there are 20 different mattresses. Earlier this week when laying out all the pieces, I only had 14 mattresses. But Caitlin was over for a visit, and she knew the story in fine detail and said that there are 20 mattresses not 14. She also found me a green button out of my button box and was very specific on where it should go. Do you see it? That is the perfect placement for the button.
I did make sure to put a frilly silky sheet on top of the mattresses for this little princess to sleep on. It's wedding fabric and the piece of lace is out of a box of lace that came from my mother's craft room.
I'm still getting used to my Juki and this quilt was made entirely on it. I used the walking foot and enjoyed how quick that the parallel lines were quilted. I did practice my free motion by stitching the name of the story on the single white mattress. I didn't want the writing to be invisible, but I didn't want it to stand out like a sore thumb either. So I used light pink thread. I like it.
I really enjoyed making this project. Absolutely everything I needed came from my stash.


Michelle said...

First off, I totally missed the pattern on the Moda site, but I think it is absolutely adorable! You did a wonderful job, and I love all the extra details you put in it, like the 20 mattresses and the silk sheet.

I think you are falling in love with your Juki. I knew you would. I love your stitching of 'The Princess and the Pea'.

Great job! Have a great weekend, and be blessed!

bargello said...

It is lovely Gail, and I so enjoyed seeing it in person. Thank Caitlin for me because I would have thought that the pea should be centered, and she taught that very important fact!

Angela said...

Very Cut, Gail! I am so glad you enjoyed my tutorial and I love the way yours came out. Thanks!

MissesStitches said...

Absolutely adorable! And your "Princess and the Pea" lettering is beautiful.

jovaliquilts said...

I saw this on the Moda blog, too, and loved it! Your rendition is absolutely adorable.

Renee said...

oh wow - it looks gorgeous! I am making this one too. So far I have all my 'mattresses' together, but I want to get a nice 'sheet' fabric too before I do the applique