Fairy Tales Quilt

Fairy Tales Front

One of my wonderful friends just had her second baby – a girl! She was team green which was very hard for me to accept since I knew I wanted to make her something. 🙂 Sigh….I guess it was her pregnancy though. 😉 Honestly, I never thought I’d be interested in not finding out girl or boy beforehand, but when I saw the message that the baby was born and it was a girl, I was REALLY excited. Like crazy excited. I guess team green will do that to you.

I actually had a feeling it was a girl so I had been scoping out ideas online. Initially I was going to make something like Ashley’s Animal Sherbet Squares quilt. I even have the fabric. The nursery is safari themed and I thought this would add a great girly touch to the room after being used for a boy the last 2 years. Then I got wind of the Spoonflower printing fading issue. (This digitally printed fabric fades after a few washes.) And I didn’t want to put all that work into something that should last forever, just to have it look bad after 3 washes.

So I started looking again…and found this sneak peek by Nettie at A Quilt is Nice. Before I had a daughter, I would have told you that I would never want or get anything “princessy” for a baby girl. I didn’t want to push the “princess” thing. Well, now I know it’s an unstoppable force. And I also know it makes little girls inexplicably happy, and that makes me happy. So I go with it. 🙂

Fair Tales Corner

This quilt is made of 3 things I normally don’t use – a fabric panel, a jelly roll, and a vintage sheet for the binding. I just *love* stripy bindings and it seems I find myself using them on most of my baby quilts.

Fairy Tales Binding

I quilted free motion on the sashing only, which you can see best on the back photo. I used some solids to make a stripe on the back. It measures 34″ x 34″.

Fairy Tales Back

Kara, I hope you and baby L love this blanket. If not, you know my little princess will take it off your hands. LOL

And speaking of babies…look what hatched under our deck!

Baby Birds

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!



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    May 27, 2010

    it’s so cute! I just got mine finished up, and need to get it posted. I love the backing.

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    May 27, 2010

    I absolutely adore those fairytale blocks! I’m sure the quilt will be cherished and loved for a very long time.

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    Katie B

    May 28, 2010

    So sweet! I love the way you used the fabric panel.

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    May 28, 2010

    What a beautiful, generous gift! And I’m loving that fairy tale creatures fabric.

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    May 28, 2010

    this is so beautiful. great gift! i really like the fairy tale fabric. which line is that from?

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    May 28, 2010

    what a great baby quilt!! The new mom will love it!

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    June 1, 2010

    Faith, it is just beautiful! I’m sure she will LOVE it! 🙂

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    June 1, 2010

    Oh, cute! …quilt and birdies! We’ve got eggs in our birdhouse and we just can’t wait for chickies.


    ….my daughter’s blog.

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    June 2, 2010

    I love it! Just found your blog and I have had a great time looking through old posts. Thanks for more inspiration!

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    June 2, 2010

    I know! The princess thing is inevitable….Brynn is 2 1/2. She found some sheer curtain – put it on her head and said she was getting married! I have NO idea where that came from….she’s never been to a wedding. Crazy girls 😉

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    June 8, 2010

    Ok, I am JUST getting to catch up on the blogs I have not read since Layla was born. We LOVE the quilt!! She has already had a few tummy time sessions on it. It is just beautiful! I love how the quilting goes around the panels, too. Cute, cute, cute! Also, lol to team green – I have never heard that expression!

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    June 19, 2010

    OMG! This is just so beautiful… I’m going to order that panel fabric right away… I dont really care whom I’ll make it for, but I am going to make it and thats final!!!