Friday, February 4, 2011
Alice in the Candy Store
The last couple of weeks have been quite busy for me, I've been working a lot and warding off a cold, so craftiness took the backseat for a while. This week I'm getting back my mojo and started a new project. We were asked if we'd like to become godparents to our friends' little girl, so I decided I wanted to make a small quilt for her to give on her Christening. I ordered an Alice-themed Fat-Quarter Custom Bundle from fabricworm and I love the fabrics in it! They have such a knack for putting together the loveliest sets! The colours are red, beige, grey, black and a bit of white.
It also includes two of the Alice fabrics by Kokka, you can see my favourite detail in the first picture above. I decided to make the Candy Store quilt from Material Obsession and (not counting the 16 centre plain squares!) the Bundle gave me enough fabric to cut the squares and triangles for the quilt top with some scraps to spare. Here and here are great pics of versions of Candy Store on flickr. (I dare you to do a flickr search on Material Obsession! You might get an awesomeness attack!!!)
I thought along the lines of the fabric above for the border and binding. I love all the classic Westfalenstoffe fabrics! Their design is timeless and they remind me of my first experiments with patchwork when I was 11. But let's see how the blocks come together, first ...
I already put together some of the Broken Dishes blocks. For the quilting of the 16 central panels I'm planning to draw up some Alice-themed motifs to underline the theme of the quilt. I'm really confident that this could become a really cute quilt. If only I finish it ...
Today, I have the whole day off and I'm torn between sewing and going to the National Museum. They have an exhibition on doll houses there right now and I'd really like to see it. Let's see ... Maybe I can have my candy and eat it, too? I'll let you know!