Monday, February 7, 2011
Candy Store progress
The sewing won on Friday and I finished the Candy Store quilt top! (Has there ever been a more perfect tape measure/project match, by the way? I got this one as a gift from a friend of mine last year. :-))
I only used four blocks of the Alice fabric, because I wanted to keep it simple. The centre diamonds are going to be embroidered with different motifs, so I thought it's nicer to keep the whimsy to a minimum.
Sweet little sparrow. There a sparrows nesting under the roof of my father's house every year. They are so beautiful.
Alice and the Rabbit.
King and guard.
Alice and Chesire Cat.
I decided against the Westfalenstoffe fabric for the border and went with this toned down black and white one. I think it provides a better frame for the fabrics used.
I love the little details in the fabrics. Lots to spy for a little one. And big ones, too ...
Now I have to draw up the motifs for the centre diamond panels. I will use the fabrics as inspiration for these. I'm waiting for the backing fabric and batting to arrive, so there's time to plan the drawings. This should be fun!