Finally, Finally, Finally…Far, Far Away Quilt

FFA Front

Wow…this quilt ended up quite large, didn’t it? When I decided to use my prints from FFA by Heather Ross, I figured I would just use every bit of fabric I had because I didn’t want any waste and the fabric was pricey. Well, that ended up creating a quilt that is larger than a twin! My daughter even said “mommy, that is a lot of material” when she initially saw the quilt top. Yes, that IS a lot of material! And don’t I know it from quilting it!

FFA Front Close Up

The back is {ahem} heavily inspired by Ashley’s Far, Far Away quilt back.

FFA Back

The Kona Cerise is a perfect match! I used Kona School Bus and white as well. I can’t remember at the moment the turquoise color name. For another splash of color I used the last of my green unicorns.

FFA Side

The binding is mostly white as I didn’t want to detract from the front. I pieced in some small left over FFA fabrics.

FFA Pieced Binding

This is my biggest quilt to date, measuring about 72″ X 88″. The batting is Quilters Dream Request Loft…my favorite. It is quilted with straight horizontal lines, 1/4″ on each side of the horizontal seams.

FFA Hangin Out

I’m glad I finished this quilt, considering FFA 2 is now out, it was becoming a bit of a monkey on my back. This quilt is a gift to my daughter who loves listening to The Princess and the Pea each night. She is in love and we have many plans to cuddle under it on the couch each evening during her pre-bed quiet time.

And I couldn’t forget my little man, who didn’t want to be left out of the quilt photo shoot.

Dont Forget Me



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    June 11, 2010

    Very cool. It’s nice to do a simple quilt sometimes to show off beautiful fabrics. That is a mighty large quilt

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    June 11, 2010

    Another awesome quilt! Better too big than too small. The one I made Hayden is a little smaller than I would have liked (but if I had made it any bigger I don’t know if I would have ever finished it!) for the size of his bed.

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    Rita - Red Pepper Quilts

    June 11, 2010

    Beautiful! I can very well imagine how cumbersome to quilt this quilt was, but you’ve done a wonderful job.

    Love it!

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    June 14, 2010

    this is beautiful! it turned out so nicely.

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    June 14, 2010

    This turned out lovely! I hate having fabric left over so I love that you stuck some in the binding too! Great way to make the most of every last piece!

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    June 14, 2010

    very beautiful and large! I love the backing- looks gorgeous!

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    June 18, 2010

    beautiful! and what a fun binding!

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    June 20, 2010

    Beautiful beautiful quilt! I love how the unicorns are dancing across the quilt in some places, and in others where their legs are cut off it looks like they’re laying down.

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    February 2, 2012

    What a beautiful quilt. I have been planning a pea quilt for my daughter too but have not got around to deciding how best to cut into the fabric. Yours looks fabulous.

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    June 20, 2013

    Really pretty and I love what you did with the back and the binding, as well. Really fun.