Friday, October 21, 2011

{finally} a quilt for my girl

Once the shock of having a girl finally sunk in (like, last week), I realised that I get to play pretties now. Today I needed little bursts of out-of-body-sewing, so I got stuck into a quilt for my daughter. Yes, my daughter. I have one of those now.
The heavenly vintage fabrics are thanks to the Vintage Sheet Swap organised by Kel. Make sure you are on board for the next one, it was so lovely to receive the collection of pretties from around the place.

I played for ages with the design, working really hard to make it look random. Funny that. I like how it came together. It looks like my Nana's old drawer full of scarves. Nothing matches, but each thing is so pretty, it just needs to be included, you know? I began with a strip pattern, wanting to create a rainbow effect. It wasn't higgeldy-piggeldy enough for me, so I did some more chopping and rearranging.

I am off to grab more ideas for creativeness here.


  1. It looks lovely. I agree all of those pretty fabrics needed to be included I wish I had of gone into that swap, maybe next time. You'll love making more girly things now I'm sure, now that you've started.

  2. Oh, it is so beautiful, so fresh and pretty. I love these prints, I start to see the fascination of vintage fabrics.

  3. Congrats on the girl i know the feeling having a daughter is amazing. love the quilt so pretty. xx

  4. Playing prettiest is so much fun!! x

  5. Should say pretties... Darn you iPhone!! x

  6. Beautiful quilt! Have fun sewing lots of girly things now!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. this looks awesome! love the fabrics you have put together... somehow they all just work together. gorgeous!

    Kel x

    p.s - next swap will probably happen sometime in the early new year. I have been playing around with the idea of a pre-christmas swap but am not sure if there will be enough time!



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