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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Princess in Purple Bed Quilt

Hello Blog Friends!

Today I'd like to share the second of two (almost) identical bed quilts I made for my granddaughters several years ago for Christmas.  (See my previous post for the first one).   To recap, I have two granddaughters, Hailey and Bridget.  Hailey is the oldest of the two sisters by one year.  The girls share a room and got new twin beds in the summer of 2010.  I had made curtains for the windows in their room earlier that year.  I was lucky enough to find more fabric in the same collection, and made matching quilts for their beds.  The fabric is all 100% Cotton Glitter Fabrics (Princess Collection) by Fabric Essentials.

This one was made for Hailey (who loves purple), with a purple H in the center block.  Again, I used my Cricut machine to size and cut the pattern for the center initial block (using the Hello Kitty alphabet).  It is appliqu├ęd with a tight zig-zag stitch for durability.

The pattern for the block is an Attic Windows variation called "Window Wonders" from Quick and Easy Weekend Quilting with Sulky by Joyce Drexler. The pattern utilized a strip set for the vertical centers of the blocks and the fold back method for the triangle corners.  This was a quick and easy quilt top to piece, using only rectangles and squares, and no triangles.  The triangles in the top are a product of a sewing technique and are an optical illusion.
  I quilted it in a large cross-hatch pattern through the center of each block, but not through the center alphabet block.  Each quilt has 34 window blocks and 1 center alphabet blocks.  That is a total of 70 blocks!  I saw nothing but pink and purple for an entire month!  The smiles on their faces, however, was worth every minute!

 Here is Hailey with her quilt.
Here is Bridget with her quilt.

Hailey loves her quilt and was equally impressed (as was Bridget) that it matched the curtains in their room.  Little did they know, however, that they would see this pink glittery fabric one more time.  My next post will solve that mystery for you.

Until next time as you wait in anticipation....

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