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A Princess and the Pea Request

Miss Elonie has put in a request for a Princess and the Pea quilt–and coincidentally I happened to have some Princess and the Pea fabrics on hand.  Ryan wanted to know if I coerced her into wanting a Princess and the Pea quilt to which I emphatically replied no–and I really didn’t–but it does work out quite well. =)

I had a fat quarter set of Heather Ross’s Far Far Away fabrics which I paired up with various solids from my stash–Pat Bravo’s Pure Elements line pairs with it beautifully–I have some cross weaves thrown in and a couple other solids as well.

I didn’t really have a plan going into this quilt other than not really having a plan. =p  The blocks are all 12.5″ squares but other than that they are pretty random.  I am such a paint by numbers kind of gal but I gotta admit that I can definitely see the draw to making blocks like this!  You can’t really make a mistake, you just sew…and square it up when the block is finished.  No pesky seam allowances–no having to cut certain pieces–you just go with the flow.

I started out yesterday thinking I was going to be making something small–maybe 3 blocks by 4 blocks or so.  But, then Elonie told me she wants a big blanket–and it’s not like the blocks are difficult to make or time consuming–I made 16 blocks yesterday–so now I am 4 blocks away from having a 4 x 5 block quilt.  I’m not sure if I should go bigger and just make it for her big girl bed quilt?–I had originally planned on it being just a nice smallish snuggle blanket.  It’s certainly a different direction than I had planned on for a bedroom quilt!

I think I’m gonna go sew up some more–they really are quit addicting!

Comments (19)

  • very very very cute! i love the blocks, it is going to be a beautiful quilt and so fun for your little one!

  • Beautiful! So so perfect for little girl princess dreams 🙂

  • Very cute indeed!

  • I can see why those blocks are so addicting! Super cute!

    Jennifer 🙂

  • lol, I was just wondering if you were going to change direction and make this for her “big girl bed”. Because you haven’t mentioned making her new quilt from the “other” stack of fabrics you were auditioning. 🙂 I love the “princess and the pea” fabric. It is adorable. Elonie is going to feel like a princess herself.

  • I LOVE this!!!! Especially if you’re having fun, I say go for it and make a big girl quilt with it! It’s so pretty!

  • I SO want to steal this idea! I’ve been sitting on my FFA for a while now because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it. This is FABULOUS!

  • this looks like it’s coming along wonderfully! can’t wait to see it done!

  • These are soooo cute! I especially love the ones with the rainbow strips! 🙂

  • It’s looking wonderful!

  • this is absolutely adorable!

  • Loving these blocks! I am waiting for some FFA 2&3 to come in the mail…this post makes me want to run to the post office to see if it’s in, even though I know it totally won’t be for another week, if I’m lucky!

  • Princess perfect!

  • i love it!!

  • It’s beautiful. I would go with your gut. You can always snuggle with a bed quilt.

  • love it ,perfect for a girl

  • Oh, this just makes me smile for Elonie!! You’re going to make her feel VERY special. 🙂

  • I want one!!! One of my favorite stories from childhood! (Careful, I credit this story with making me what I used to call ‘critical’, and now call ‘particular’. 🙂

  • This is SUCH a cute quilt. I have those fabrics and have been wondering what to do with them. I think my granddaughter would LOVE a quilt like this, and she has a lot of pink in her room. And is QUITE the princess herself.

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