Friday, 28 June 2013

Here's a Finish!

I actually started this quilt and gave it away pre-blogging, so I apologise in advance for the lack of construction photos.  But I just had to share this quilt with you as it’s one of my favourites so far.

 The quilt was made for a little friend of ours that we affectionately call “Pooky”.  She is a delight of a little girl who loves pink, purple and princess castles (well, who doesn’t?!)

She spends a fair amount of time having sleep overs at her Nanna’s house because of her Mum’s work schedule, so I thought I would make her a little something special to snuggle into on those nights.
I recently stumbled across Chasing Cottons Quilt Designs and immediately fell in love with her Sand Castles quilt pattern – you can buy it here. 

Chasing Cottons Quilt Designs "Sand Castles"

So I bought it (yay for me) and headed down to Spotlight to stock up on fabric.

Left over fabric scraps used in the quilt
As it’s quite a bright and zany quilt, I decided to stick with the same sky fabric through-out (the pattern suggests using different fabrics).  

I also used a sand coloured fabric with little ladybirds to tone it down a little (or she’ll never get to sleep!) and tie it all together.  I didn’t have enough fabric to do the pieced border, but I think it turned out fine without it.

Peek-a-boo Hubby's toes :)
Pre-blogging photos with my picture-taking shadow!
I had so much fun making this quilt, it’s bright and cheerful and just brings a smile to my face every time I remember handing this quilt to Pooky and hearing the squeal of delight she let out.  Just makes it all worthwhile doesn’t it?



  1. I love the colours and the cute castles.

  2. It's absolutely adorable!! I love the castles and the colors are great!

  3. That is just the cutest thing! How sweet:) Great job. It looks so perfect.

    p.s. You have word verification on.

  4. Cute quilt. I think using the same sky color for all the blocks was a great idea

  5. Adorable design and your palette is perfect. Love that your kept the sky uniform - really makes the "castles" pop. LOVE! I've pinned it so hope that's ok. :)

  6. This is a very fun pattern, and the colours are very bright and cheery.

  7. What a great pattern, and such a sweet quilt! She's going to love it! :)



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