Jen and I had a fabulous photographer to help us with our posts this week! We know you'll enjoy the images she captured for us and we look forward to introducing you to KC on Wednesday!
I've been coveting a quilt that our friend Lauren made a year or more ago. She used a pattern by Pieces from my Heart called fields of flowers which calls for 1 Jelly Roll of fabric. The quilt looked so complex, I never thought I could do it, but when I took a look at the pattern, it laid it out so nicely and basically, it was a piece of cake! And after cutting the jelly roll into the right size strips, I was able to lay out and piece the entire quilt top in 1 nap time (that's not very long, people!)
Today, we are excited to offer to giveaway (sorry, not the quilt!) a copy of this pattern for you! Please become a follower, and just leave a comment to enter for your chance to win!
We'll announce the winner on April 8th!
I used a Jelly Roll from Moda called "It's a hoot." It's derived from the owl theme, obviously, but there are not overly-obvious & obnoxious owls in it. There are trees, and polka-dots and branches. It's whimsical and girl-y and bright and absolutely darling!
I added a couple of border's to Amy's pattern just to make sure that it was big enough to fit a twin-sized bed.
I love the look of a pieced back. So, I bought yardage of the It's a Hoot line of fabric and pieced two different designs together to spice up my life a little bit. And then I had a good long practice session on my quilting skills..I'm still a rookie!
While trying to decide on a binding fabric, I decided that I couldn't go wrong with any of the fabrics. The entire line is darling. So, rather than worry about which one would be best, I used my scraps and random fat quarters that I had, and pieced them together (all different lengths). The binding is totally random and I love it.
Even before the quilt was completed, I was scheming up ideas for how I'd like a photo shoot to go. I pictured a giant grassy field with a tiny silver tea service on it. And then Jen and I thought how darling it would be to have a little girl actually playing with the tea set and her dolls.
KC from kcpeterson photography is the mastermind behind this shoot and she was assisted by Jennifer Romero. I emailed her my idea, and she captured on camera exactly what I had in my head! I was so impressed with the images she sent me!
And this is Shelby. She's my good friend's daughter...and she is darling inside and out. I want my little Ivy to be like her! Isn't she beautiful!?! She was THE perfect little model.
I made this quilt for my Ivy's bed. For Christmas, Santa brought her a tiny metal doll bed with a mattress, tiny pillow and a mini-version of her quilt made from a Moda charm pack they all perfectly match her big girl quilt.
To go along with her new bedroom motif, I also whipped up a little ruched throw pillow for her bed. The tutorial for that will be next week, so get excited! I'm anxious to share it with you!
(i linked this project to a couple of these fun linky parties!)