Saturday, 12 November 2011

'Allo Peeps

In between class prep, swaps and Christmas, I have been working on Baby Quilt number 1 - the girl version! 
I have now completed the top so no doubt it'll lie about for weeks waiting for me to quilt it...
I loved the 1001 Peeps fabric as soon as I first saw it and bought some in purple but then fell for the Dusk palette. I took inspiration from this quilt on the Andover site that was designed for a previous Lizzy House design - Castle Peeps.
 I wanted to make the most of the great images on some of the range but I also wanted to put in a bit of patchwork too so I played about on EQ6 and came up with this -
I started to make the little pinwheel blocks using templates - and I remembered why I have always avoided templates! The block was just so bulky where all the seams met, I wasn't happy, so back to the "drawing board".
and Peeps 2..........
and I am done -


 I still didn't quite stick to the design, and on reflection I wish I had - paid more attention to my plan and used specific fabric where I intended them to go, been less random in my little 9 patches, mitred my borders, but I had pre-cut my fabric to non mitred length - duh! I could nit-pick on but I need to stop. Favourite daughter likes it and grizzled when I said she is only having it if she produces a daughter!! (So she must really like it)
Watch this space for the boy quilt - to follow......


14 comments:

  1. Lovely job! Its great to see something from the design to the finished quilt! No wonder daughter loves it :-)

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  2. very nice design...and the colours are so soft...lovely

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  3. It's wonderful! There are perfect fussy cut bits and It will be so fun to use for a baby.

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  4. I especially love how the borders work!

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  5. Bwahaha, love how you're holding it hostage for a girl only, does she not count herself as a girl if she produces a boy? ;o)

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  6. I love it Sheila!! And it looks like a flying carpet - yea for peeps - what a gorgeous quilt!

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  7. this is lovely Sheila, great to see it from drawing board to finished article

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  8. Looking good Sheila - can't wait to see it quilted

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  9. It looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it!

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  10. That's so sweet. Love how you did the border with the towers.

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  11. This is lovely. Can't wait to see it "in the flesh"

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