Once Upon a Time…

I feel like I’ve been making a lot of princess quilts lately…is that strange? I will blame it partially on Heather Ross, who keeps coming out with the most adorable fabric lines! Her latest is Far, Far Away Chapter 2, a followup to her Far, Far Away line which I used to make my daughter a Princess and the Pea quilt.

I bought FQ sets of all 3 colorways and am definitely not regretting it. The fabric is a linen/cotton blend which makes it thicker than quilting cotton, similar to Echino if you have worked with that fabric. It is a lot easier to work with than the double gauze of Far, Far Away. I would picture quilts made from this fabric as great playmats or picnic blankets.

So, this is a start to what I’m creating. I think the large prints work well with this type of block, especially Rapunzel. After spending some quality time with my Kona Color Chart yesterday morning, I have some solids coming as well which I plan to incorporate into some blocks.

And don’t worry, I am still chugging away on my Lemon Squares Quilt and pattern. I have about half the blocks finished!

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    Anita

    June 29, 2010

    I love it!

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    Rita - Red Pepper Quilts

    June 30, 2010

    This looks great, and look forward to seeing more blocks. FFA2 is definitely easier to work with than the double gauze of FFA!

    Rita

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    Jill B

    July 2, 2010

    Those are beautiful blocks and you’ve done a great job of framing the gorgeous prints. Would you be willing to share the size of the blocks you’re making here? I am thinking of making similar ones for a quilt with Wheels fabric.

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      Faith

      July 2, 2010

      Of course! They will be 7.5″. I made them 8″ and will be squaring them to 7.5″ so they fit together perfectly.

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    Jodi

    July 7, 2010

    This is stunning! I love the way you combined all of her fabrics. I have a question though, I am getting ready to sew a duvet out of this same line. Did this wash well? Just curious. A bit nervous. Thanks for your help! Your quilts are amazing!

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      Fresh Lemons : Faith

      July 7, 2010

      Jodi – thank you so much! I found that the fabric did fray some after washing so I would suggest using a 1/2″ seam allowance or french seams. Hope that helps and good luck! It will be a very fun duvet!

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    Jodi

    July 8, 2010

    Thank you so much for your quick response! Are you backing it with the same type of fabric or using something else? I was thinking of just using some beige sheets but wondered if I should stick to a linen or linen blend?

    BTW. I LOVE your lemon squares quilt!!

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      Fresh Lemons : Faith

      July 8, 2010

      I am just backing it with some Kona cottons probably, I think a beige sheet would work fine!

      Thanks re: the Lemon Squares quilt. I am sewing the binding on now so I’ll have it posted with the pattern within a week! (Just need my husband back from work travels to hold it for a photo :))

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    Kara

    July 14, 2010

    Love the print and the blocks you’ve made so far !

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      Addrienne

      September 24, 2012

      Thinking like that is really impersisve

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