Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fairy Quilt

When I was growing up my Auntie in Ireland would send me these fabulous books for girls all about Flower Fairies. I adored them and waited impatiently for more to arrive by mail (brown paper packages tied up with string, no less!). I've always had a soft spot for these and when I spied a fabric line from Michael Miller Fabrics last year that featured these flower fairies by Cicely Mary Baker I just about screamed with joy.

I knew immediately that I wanted to make a quilt for my angel from these. I mean, could you ask for a more girly-girl quilt than a Flower Fairy quilt?? So, I jumped on Etsy and ordered four large panels (23"x42") that feature a single Flower Fairy each, plus four Storybook Panels, and one Alphabet panel. I got all these from one seller Lucy In The Sky Quilts who has a lovely little selection, good prices, and excellent shipping.

This is a few close-ups of individual letters. Aren't they gorgeous?

When I pulled all these fabric pieces out a few weeks ago, I knew I had to make a decision on what to finally do with them all. In the end, I decided I would make a full-sized quilt for Christmas (fingers and toes crossed!) and a crib quilt for now.

I used the Alphabet panel and some very English-looking yellow roses pattern fabric.

The panel came with the pictures in three rows and I simply cut them out as three rows. Then used 5" strips of the rose fabric between rows and as the borders and 7" strips for the top and bottom borders.

Very simple, but I love it. Now onto the big one!


1 comment:

  1. Gah! Must not buy beautiful fairy fabric!!! Too much fabric already! (Stop posting these awesome fabrics, Shan! Greg's wallet is crying for mercy already.) ;)

    Gorgeous quilt! Can't wait to see the full-sized one.



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