Thursday, September 4, 2014

Q3 - Ballerinas done

 


Finally! Here is finished Ballerinas quilt. It was #1 on my Q3 FAL list. I had to improvise for the photo shoot but isn't that tractor fun too? :-)



I would also like to tell you about Craft Book Month @ Craft Buds. It'll be my third time participating. The idea is to use those craft books you already have and show others what you have created.



My quilt is modified version of Neighborhood by Elizabeth Hartman. The book is called Modern Patchwork and I first came across this book during Craft book month two years ago.




I started this quilt last year as Bday gift for my girl. I made 7 houses out of Summersville charm pack and this year I added one more since my girl will be 8 years old. You can see that my quilt holder came back when the field was all ploughed under. You can also spot I have added chimneys and 3D pinwheels.




The quilt is mostly hand quilted as the batting is really thick and it was PITA to quilt it. Backing is polar fleece so it is just snuggly and warm.

Plus you can levitate in this quilt if you almost 8 years old :)



I usually name quilts after songs so I go with Don't you worry child for this one.


Linking up with TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts.

 Finish Along 2014

31 comments:

  1. Hooray for finishes! It's been fun to see these blocks along the way to becoming a quilt -- and even more fun to see them in a finished piece. p.s. Many thanks for the heads-up about Craft Buds!

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  2. It's so cute with the ballerinas and pinwheels! I bet it is sooo cozy and warm with the batting and fleece!

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  3. Love the pics with the happy recipient. It turned out really great.

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  4. It looks like someone loves her new quilt! I think the pink backing looks great with the green front (not to mention comfy).

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  5. Love it, love the name- like in the song. Love that song too! :D

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  6. Very cute! That's one of the nicest quilts using Summersville that I've seen, Vera! Great photos too!

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  7. you did it, and it is brilliant! (and obviously well loved!)

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  8. Wonderful photos Vera! I got a kick out of the tractor. Your little girl is so cute bouncing with her quilt!

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  9. I think that this is such a sweet and fun quilt. The fleece back will make it cozy and warm.

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  10. I have been admiring your ballerina quilt in progress and am so happy to see it completed! Love the photos of the beautiful recipient bouncing with her new quilt! The polar fleece backing looks so warm and soft. Such a fabulous finish, Vera! Congratulations!

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  11. Vera, it's beautiful, and I love the finishing touch of the little windmills. This is much bigger than I thought it was going to be. Your ballerina looks very pleased with her new quilt: all ready for the cold Autumn nights.

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  12. Beautiful finish! Your daughter looks so happy with her new quilt ... I absolutely love those 3D pinwheels :)

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  13. The tractor photos are great but your daughter having a blast with her new treasure is a perfect ending to this summer. A beautiful finish, Vera. Congrats!

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  14. What a wonderful finish, so perfect and snuggly!
    And I love the photos, that tractor driver looks very interested!!

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  15. Your Ballerina quilt is so cute and sweet with the little girl!! Really cute with the little pin wheels and hanging on the face with the farm equipment in the background is so cool!!

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  16. It's lovely Vera, love the little pinwheels!

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  17. i love the photos! and of course the quilt! i really like how you've added the pinwheels.

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  18. The tractor photos are awesome - especially the one where the driver is clearly turning around to see the quilt, too! :) I love the photos of your daughter on the trampoline with it, too - obviously a hit.

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  19. Very cool quilt - I love seeing the ballerinas in the houses! Great photo shoot location - that fence/wall is a great hanging spot for a photo!

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  20. Vera, what a lovely quilt!! Love your photo shoot! Having been raised on a farm that tractor photo bomb is priceless!! Made me smile :) Your daughter looks pleased indeed with her levitating quilt :D

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  21. Adorable and your daughter seems really happy with it!

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  22. The trampoline photos are adorable! My favorite house is the black and white ballerina one, definitely.

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  23. This is super fun! Gotta love tractor photobombs. :)

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  24. Wonderful finish! The pinwheels are perfect companions to the ballerina houses. And bravo for the quilting! It looks SO soft! Lucky girl to have such a talented mom!

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  25. ADORE IT! I love how you adapted the pattern , especially with the pinwheels!
    PERFECT photo shoot.
    SO VERA !!! love love love
    Susie

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  26. I want a levitating quilt too, LOL! Oh those pictures are just PERFECT - methinks someone is very happy with her magic carpet quilt! I'm just so excited that you got that quilt done for her ... but not, I think, as excited as she is - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah memories have been made :)

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  27. I love the photo where the driver is trying to see what you're doing! ;) I'm jealous of all the places you can go for photo shoots! It's pretty boring here :(

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  28. Wow! The quilt just turned out so lovely! I am sure that they are well loved!

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  29. This is another beautiful finish and what a great shot of it, next to the tractor. I always knew you were special but making a quilt that can levitate an, almost, 8 year old girl is simply amazing. You have real skills!!!!

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  30. They turned out so cute! :)

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