Friday, 27 May 2011

Modern Meadow Quilt

I've had a collection of Modern meadow for quite a few months now.  I do love it.  I bought it because I loved them, not with a use in mind.  That's the nicest kinda fabric shopping don't you think?  Anyway it seems I'm not the only one who fancies it.  No.4 also thinks it is pretty and her thing.  Could I please have a quilt with this fabric she asked one day?  I really thought she was having me on as it's quite sophisticated fabric and not little girly at all.  She's only four after all.  Anyway I was thrilled to hear her say that and they have been labeled with her name since.

I've been searching for the perfect quilt design to use for her quilt.  And finally last night I found it - inside my own head!  Well actually it's pretty basic, just what I like, but with a twist.  You may remember that I was wanting to make a quilt out of doilies and traycloths?  Well this incorporates these with the collection of fabric as well.

So I got a cutting last night at 8.30.  Yep I cut every last piece of them and some linen/cotton as well.  I'm still a little shocked at the speed of cutting and the fact that I've actually cut through them!  Have I done the right thing?  Maybe squares are too yesterday?  Well if they are that's perfect because doilies are from the same era, right?  And old fashioned is what my little girl likes.  I do love that.  She and I delight in changing our dressing table mats, choosing which new one to have.

Are you seeing my vision?  Am I right in thinking it's going to be beautiful?  Or am I loosing the plot entirely? 

The whole quilt will be stitched together with larger squares of linen.  I will then sew the doilies and cloths over the top when the top is finished.  I'm thinking of handstitching some flowers and hearts onto some of the smaller linen squares for a nice handmade look.

And let's hope that they will NOT still be sitting in this container next year!!  I can be rather naughty like that sometimes.  I'm hoping that No.4 will be really bossy and nag at me to get moving on her quilt.

Now I must order some more of one fabric for the binding.  I'm thinking of using the circles one.  And now I really must run.  Have a super weekend everyone!!

15 comments:

sallgood said...

I think it's going to be wonderful with all those neat textures and patterns! LOVE!

delia hornbook said...

aww it is going to look so pretty. Beautiful fabrics and colors are so pretty. The dollies will be such a sweet touch. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Sally said...

So pretty! Looks beautiful. I have been collecting tray cloths for ages hoping to make them into a quilt or tablecloth, maybe soon xx

VintageVicki said...

I think that will look great :) Am sure No4 is used to making sure her views are heard and noticed ;)

Lara said...

No. 4 has good taste!

Pomona said...

I think it looks absolutely lovely! Just perfect - and I imagine the little person will keep you up to the mark as regards completing it!

Pomona x

polkadotpeticoat said...

I can't wait, it is going to be so beautiful!

Catherine said...

What a great idea! I will be beautiful when finished! Cx

Serenata said...

She sure does have good taste that young lady of yours! I just love the little embroidered handkerchief (?) in the bottom picture.

Carolyn said...

It is going to look so pretty. What a great idea!

Silver MLM

Willeke said...

Great idea. No.4 is a lucky girl, she will have a beautiful quilt! Have fun making it.

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Definitely going to be a work of art and do like the conception of doilies with the super fabric. Can't wait to see it completed x

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

That is going to look fantastic - follow your instincts, they know what they're talking about! I have a bit of that line in the navy and orange too I think, it's very classy. I'm impressed with your daughter's taste!

Lululiz said...

Hurry up and get sewing, girl! It is going to be one heck of a gorgeous quilt.

Lisa said...

Love it Sarah... just gorgeous!