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Thread: Princess quilts

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Princess quilts

    So for my niece's 4th birthday, about 2 months after I woke up and said "I want to make a quilt, how difficult could it be?" - I decided to make her a princess quilt. The backing is fleece, no batting was used because we live in the Houston area and heavy quilts just aren't necessary here as it doesn't get that cold. So anyway, I made the quilt - the one with the pineapples and the scrappy hearts. Instead of quilting them, I whip stitched like you would normally tie a quilt, then I stitched a 1/4" pink satin ribbon, tied them into bows, stitched the loops in place, fray-checked the ends. Wash, rinse, repeat - 81 of these little suckers. I've always loved pink, but I think I got my fill on this quilt.

    So a couple of months later, a coworker asked me if I still had some princess fabric left, as she had a goddaughter or whatever who was turning 3 and was having a princess party.....so I had to do another one. This time I did quilt it as my skills had developed further. I printed coloring pages from the internet, pinned them to the quilt and stitched over the drawing. I suppose you could trace it instead, but that's how I did it. It turned out really nice, it was quilted fifteen ways to Sunday, but I was pleased with the end result.

    I hope you enjoy the photos. Happy Quilting, all!
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    She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

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    WOW - Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Very nice!

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    thank you for sharing your quilting ideas..
    we have two grand daughters this would be
    great to use on their quilts...

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    You did a great job on this quilt, the little girl that gets it will be very happy. Thanks for sharing.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

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    Good job. I like the idea of cutting characters or designs out of a colouring book. I think I will use that. thanks.

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    And you put on the satin binding that kids love. They look wonderful.
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    Oh so perfect for a little princess!
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    Great Job, She will love it.

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    What beautiful quilts, love the colours

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    Beautiful quilts. I especially love the pineapple design! Beautiful quilting as well!!
    Helen T.

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    Those are beautiful!
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    Those are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing
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    Very cute! You did a great job!!!
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    They are beautiful!

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    Princess quilts for special princesses! How come when we were little there wasn't cool princess fabric like this? No fair! LOL! These are both adorable!
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    WOW! What wonderful princess quilts!
    Nice job!

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