Friday, January 23, 2015

Milk, Sugar & Flower Doll Quilt

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the wonderful Elea Lutz who asked me if I would be willing to make a doll quilt out of her new fabric line Milk, Sugar & Flower.  Ummm YES!!!  I couldn't type my reply fast enough.  Her beautiful line of fabrics is produced by Penny Rose Fabrics which is the sister company to Riley Blake.  I was so honored that she asked me to work with her and so excited because I had already been looking forward to this line.

Elea asked me to make one of my patchwork doll quilts and I gladly agreed.  

I have to say that these fabrics are even cuter in person than in the pictures.

Everyone always notices the adorable bunnies and kittens, but I think the strawberries in the stripe are so incredibly sweet.

Originally, we were going to do the back in white but once the fabrics arrived I knew we had to use the large rose print.  

This print just quilts up so nice.  I think this print would make a wonderful backing for any size quilt.

The colors are gorgeous.  I love the combination of the yellow and reds with the light blue highlight.

I couldn't help taking another close up.

Milk, Sugar and Flower is coming out this month.  I can't wait to get my hands on the whole line.   If you want to see some other cute inspiration projects from this line check out nanaCompany's blog and Tied with a Ribbon's website.

If you're interested in purchasing your own sweet doll quilt check out my etsy shop.  

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Two for Friday

Since I have been absent from my blog for a short time I thought I would share 2 recent finishes here today.  I've been busy with a few things - holidays, custom orders and a special project I hope I can share soon.

Anyways, the first quilt up today is the softest quilt I have ever made.

This was the first time I have used flannel to make a quilt.  I kept seeing other bloggers using it and then the other day while at Joann's I saw this adorable retro-looking baby flannel and I couldn't resist.

The print features scenes from favorite nursery rhymes.  It is really so sweet and perfectly done in just the simple shades of blue.

For the back and binding I used a baby blue gingham flannel.  I free motion quilted it in swirls and loops which seemed to work just right for the flannel.

I was a little worried about shrinkage and curious to see how it would crinkle up so I washed it and it just made it softer and sweeter.  I have a feeling I will be trying out more flannel in the future.

This baby boy quilt is available in my etsy shop if you're interested.

I also recently finished this sweet little owl quilt.

This one didn't require a lot of piecing - just the top and bottom striped borders - which I love.  Originally, I was going to use the striped fabric for the back but I am not great at getting the front and back to line up perfectly and I hate when the pattern looks all wonky compared to the squareness of the quilt.

So instead I used this pretty pink print for the back.

I also like how it is little tree branches - like that's where the owls on the front perch.  It's silly but it felt like it was meant to be - well, at least to me - I know - I am a little weird at times.

For this one I quilted the middle in loops and swirls using pink thread.  Then for the borders I did straight lines following the stripes.  The binding was done by machine and is a precious pink print with tiny white circles.

The photos make the colors a little more bold than they seem to me in real life.  In real life they are a little more pale or shades of pastels than bold colors.

 And just like the baby boy quilt, this baby girl owl quilt is available in my etsy shop for sale.  

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~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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