Friday, January 25, 2013

Pretty Little Things ~ top finished

This little top came together very quickly using this wonky cross tutorial, and the lovely Pretty Little Things fabric.  I second guessed choosing not to add any solid fabric, because let's face it, this fabric line is pretty busy, but somehow it just works. 


The quilt will finish at about 33" x 50", a perfect baby size in my opinion.  And I hope to use a fleece or minky backing for this one, as an experiment to see how it goes on a small quilt before attempting that kind of backing on a larger quilt (ie. my Brrr! quilt!).  

Today I'm linking up with Finish it Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, and TGIFF being hosted this week by Nat @ Made in Home.

25 comments:

Katie B said...

This is so sweet, Heather! I have some minky waiting to become a quilt back, and it's a little scary!

Carla said...

Love this so much! Delicious

Erica said...

This is so sweet, I love it! Don't be scared of the minky, it's really not that bad. My main advice would be to very carefully tape the minky to the floor when you are basting. You want it pulled flat without stretching it. If you can get that part done it really isn't hard to work with!

CitricSugar said...

You totally made the right call on the solids - I like to temper busy with solids, too, but you're completely right that these fabrics just work.

It's gorgeous.

Marci Girl said...

You are right, it does work, it is beautiful!

CityHouseStudio said...

So cute, Heather!
What a sweet baby quilt!

nerospost said...

That's so beautiful quilt! What a great pattern! x Teje

Patchwork and Play said...

Yes, it does work! It's gorgeous!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

heather, it is beautiful and looks great with out any solids!!!

Jess said...

It's so pretty! I'm about to attempt a minky back too...

mle said...

It definitely works! it makes a super sweet baby quilt.

Sylvia said...

Very cute for a baby quilt!

Megan said...

Such an adorable quilt! I can't believe it's from "leftovers."

Ariane said...

This is so cute!! Love it!!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Very pretty heather!

Annabella said...

I love busy quilts Heather and this is gorgeous - I don't know why I didn't know where you blogged before! Now I've found you :-)

Kate said...

It's a good kind of busy! I love it, and yes, it's a good size to be practicing on the new backing material!

LimeRiot said...

What a FUN quilt!! It makes me happy to look at all of the prints and bright colors :).

Live a Colorful Life said...

They look like sweet little presents

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

It's very pretty! Nice and colourful :)

Debbie said...

Oh it's just darling!

Kelli said...

You know I love this one! I have quilted with minky before and I had no trouble with it whatsoever. I pin-basted like I always do and have done both straight-line and fmq on it with no issues. Good luck!

krista said...

love it! I need to crank out a baby quilt for a shower this weekend, this might be a neat design to try! good luck with the minky, I think you'll do just fine :D

Toni said...

This is great, Heather! I love all those fun colors, and I'm sure you'll have no problem with the minky!

Cathy said...

So pretty!