Why buy something when you can make it with a skill set you already possess? One thing I’ve learned over my lifetime is that what I make for myself lasts a lot better than what I can buy in the store so when I realized Darling Daughter #1 really needed a bigger blanket for nap time at school I decided to try my hand at making one.
As I posted a few days ago, last fall I took up quilting. So DD1 and I set off looking
for fabrics she would like for her blanket. Choice #1 was the Girl Friends ballerina print from Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman.
But I didn’t love it for a blanket.
So we looked again and found the perfect collection, Fairyville by Heather Rosas from Camelot Fabrics. I also found a tutorial for making disappearing nine patches on Cluck Cluck Sew. It worked out perfectly.
And she loves it.
This project has a couple of firsts for me too. First time machine quilting, first time binding a quilt, and it was my first time sewing with minky. But all want together smoothly and I am so pleased with her little nap blanket. No more baby blankets for my big grown up preschooler.
4 thoughts on “Fairies Quilt”
I love how this disappearing nine patch flows, so smooth and organized. I am thinking i would like to try one but not sure how to set up the parent blocks. How were the colors laid out in the original nine patch? Do you have pics of them before they were cut?
Hi Joan! Thank you for your comment. I do have a photo of how the parent block was set up. Check back in the next couple of days and I’ll have a post up talking about it.
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