Sunday, January 8, 2012

1001 Peeps quilt from The elven garden...

I just recently came across The Elven Garden, a modern quilt design blog. Jess from Australia made this fun 1001 peeps (just got some of that fabric myself) quilt for her 1 year old daughter as a Christmas gift. Love it! Here are some darling quilt finishes, she is selling them too! Be sure to visit her blog, cute fun stuff!

1001 Peeps - a finished quilt (yay!!)

I am ridiculously proud of this quilt. I absolutely LOVE Lizzy House's fabrics, and 1001 Peeps is no exception - and it leant itself perfectly to this pattern. The pattern is Fussy Framed Fairytales by Kate Conklin, and it was really fun to make. I love the fact that it wastes virtually NO fabric, and the floating squares border is really cool.


I actually deviated a little from the pattern - I started with 10" squares rather than 10.5" squares, which is why my floating squares aren't quite set in the right spots at the corners - although I think they still look okay. Apart from 1001 peeps, I used Kona solids in blush, hibiscus, petal and PFD. I quilted it all over using an echo shell pattern - time consuming compared to stippling (it took about 10 hours to quilt), but I love the result. And the texture of the quilt is amazing. 


The binding is Kona blush, and it's machine stitched at back and front. Finished size is about 50" x 65" (approximately - haven't measured it properly yet...)


Darling daughter loving on her quilt Christmas day...

Close up of the cute quilting...Thanks,
Jess


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8 comments:

Danny said...

I LOVE this quilt and the fabric! Too cute!

Pepe said...

Genius! I heart Lizzy's Peeps too and I think this pattern is perfect for them! Obviously proud! Congrats!!! :)

Lynne said...

Very soft colours - lovely!

ylrbmk said...

I'm not one to comment on blogs very often...unless I see something amazing. I REALLY like this quilt...colors, fabric selection, pattern, and quilting. Well done!!

Charlotte E said...

I've got this pattern too but am yest to make a quilt with it so I love seeing the fabrics others have used for it. Am loving the quilting too.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

It looks beautiful!

Jenniffier said...

So great! What a fun pattern!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I love this quilt. Of course purple is my favorite color. awesome job.