Monday, April 2, 2012

Far Far Away quilt top completed

At long last, I have completed The Middle Child's FFA2/3 quilt top!


I used Kate Conklin's Fussy Cut Fairytales pattern, a lap quilt pattern which I then modified to make twin sized. This is a great pattern as Kate uses a stack and slash method which allows you to do fussy cuts with essentially zero wasted fabric. But it is the floating squares border that really does it for me. It is a bit time consuming, but I think it makes the quilt.


I am not yet sure how to quilt this....Kate's is hand quilted but I am not sure I want to take that on. I think I may wait until my Juki arrives and quilt it on that!

My daughter loves it, and has already requested matching pillows!

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday.

21 comments:

Tara said...

I love the border!!

Stephanie said...

You are right, the floating squares make the quilt!

Fabulous.

Shay said...

The whole thing is utterly cute but I agree - the floating border makes it a masterpiece. Will you make me one too? Please?

randi--i have to say said...

This is one adorable quilt!

Katie B. said...

Hooray! This looks fantastic! And, yes, a matching pillow is in order.

Lee said...

This is beautiful! What a great way to show off those FFA prints.

bethanndodd said...

Love, love, love! Seriously, that border is so cute!!! What a lucky little girl to have such a beautiful quilt to wrap up in every night, especially since it's made my Mom ;) Smiles~Beth

Jacey said...

It's awesome!! I agree; the border totally makes the quilt.

Jennifer said...

I love it! Kate always writes great patterns and you're right, the border makes the quilt!

Jennifer :)

felicity said...

GREAT choice of pattern for these wonderful fabrics!

Chez Roo said...

So pretty. I love the border too.

Michele said...

Great quilt and I too love the border.

Kate S. said...

I love it Kristie! Gorgeous :)

J-Money said...

It is like you were reading my mind through that entire post. I saw the picture and thought, " Wow that border really makes the quilt." Then I started reading, scrolled back up just to make sure and saw that it was only a finished quilt TOP. "How in the world is she going to quilt that?" Crafty minds think alike. It really really looks amazing. Great work. It makes me want to try a different border like that. Did you see that border somewhere or just make it up as you went along?

Fiona @findingfifth said...

Snap! - I have exactly the same quilt top in my 'to do list' carried over from last month. I have to piece a back together and then face the same quilting dilemma...what to do on such a busy top. Stop by if you want to keep tabs on my progress as well.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh my that is gorgeous , love it !

Katie said...

Wow. This is awesome! Love the border.

Q @ JAQS said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The floating squares around the edge is a great touch :)

Love for you to share it at my Linky Party when you get chance - "Made by ME" Wednesdays here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/04/made-by-me-25-linky-party-and-features.html

traceyjay said...

pretty pretty!
This is so cute. ♥

good job Mama. Have a quilting plan yet?

Carla said...

Love the border on your quilt. So fun!

Lynne said...

I agree, the floating square border makes the quilt something special.