Thursday, March 14, 2013

Once Upon a Time

My "Once Upon a Time" quilt is the perfect crib quilt for the little princess in your life.  The fabrics were donated to me by the same, sweet friend who donated the Pink Diamond fabrics.  (With the exception of the butterfly print; that one came from my mom, and I think it helped tie the whole thing together.  Thanks, Mom!)  The fabrics were just too sweet to cut into tiny little bits, so I went with this design instead.  It is perfect for medium- to large-scale fat quarter fabrics.

I had seen a quilt like this on Pinterest, so I decided to go ahead and just design a pattern myself.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  Quilting involves a lot of math.  Lucky for me, I paid attention in Geometry class.  Lucky for me, quilting does not involve Calculus. (I never took that course, and I don't regret it for a day.)

Here are the close-ups of the fabrics:

Princess and Frog Prince, Castle, Horse and Carriage, looking glass, flowers, butterflies.


Frog Prince on lilypad


Princess hat, flowers and butterflies on purple

The vertical stripe is made up of little flowers whose green leaves match the binding.

"Once Upon a Time" was quilted with a large stipple stitch by a sweet lady in my husband's hometown.  She did a great job.  Thanks, Reva!

I backed it with that super-soft minky fabric in fuscia.  I've never backed a quilt with this before, though I've seen it done over at Cluck Cluck Sew quite a few times.  It is really, really nice.  The quilt has a wonderful drape to it, and of course the cuddle factor is out of this world!  I think I'm going to be doing this more often.

I did the binding in a green that I picked up from my local quilt shop.  I'm glad I did!  As my husband says, "It gives a nice pop of color."  Isn't he sweet to "talk quilt" with me?  In any case, the green matches the frog prince and the leaves on the flowers.  It does a nice job of pulling those colors out.

My little princess whole-heartedly approves!

Quilt Stats
-Measures: 33.5 x 40.5 inches
-Made by: Me
-Quilted by: Ms. Reva Hill
-Binding is machine-stitched for added durability.
-Fabrics: quilt top: donation; back: minky from my stash
-Comes from a pet-free/smoke-free home

Auction Details:
Please place a bid in the "comment section" below. Please leave your name if posting as "anonymous."
-Starting bid: $75 (increase in $5 increments, minimum)
-100% of the proceeds go toward brain tumor research!
- Auction ends Saturday, March 16, 8 pm EST

Next auction will be an adult-sized throw quilt (see the sneak peek picture at the end of this post).
It begins Monday, March 18.


  1. My friend Trudy is starting the bids at $75.

  2. It's gorgeous, Lauren! I will bid $80!

  3. Trudy del Toro bids $95.

  4. Sharon Creedon bids $105


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