Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fandango, baby!

I think I was a bit late to the Kate Spain party, but that's ok. A few months ago I picked up a Fandango charm pack on a whim. After I had a chance to thumb through the stack of prints, I realized how much I like this line. So when I found more charm packs in Seattle, I bought another one. And as much as I wanted to keep these pretty pieces all to myself, I thought they would make a great baby girl quilt.
 Simple patchwork. I had a yard of 1 print from the line-the perfect amount for a border and binding!
 To balance the simple pathwork, I did some heavy fmq in a paisley pattern. Not perfect, but I'm ok with the result.
 Another shot of the quilting on the back.
I even machine-bound this one. Sssshhhh, don't tell the quilt police!

The details:
Top and binding are Fandango
Backing is Kona in pale flesh
Quilted in an all over paisley design, which took me about 4 hours to complete!
Approximately 43" x 52"
Bound entirely by machine (I feel like I need to say that twice for some reason!)

I sent this quit off to an old grade school friend who is expecting her 3rd baby, and her 2nd girl. I hope she likes it! I gave her quilts for her first 2 children as well, but I think this one is my favorite. :)

PS I'm linking up to Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations and Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory!


Shelley said...

It's gorgeous! I love the quilting pattern - do you have a long arm machine or do you do that on your regular machine?


Wow, thats great...can't wait to start my Fantango project....luv the snow...our ground is covered by dead grass from the heat!!!
Cheers Nic

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Beautiful, I just love how you quilted it! Is it very difficult to quilt a pattern like that?

Kristie said...

Love the quilting! And I won't tell about the machine binding....thinking of doing that for my charity quilt.

Brandie said...

The quilting is beautiful. I'm curious too. Do you have a long arm or do that on your sewing machine?

Unknown said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. :)
I did the quilting on my regular machine.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my all time favourite fabric lines. I have just used the absolute last of mine, and made blocks for the Quilts for Queensland. It was hard to give away, and I was happy with how the fabrics just sung. Your quilt is lovely and the quilting gorgeous.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Super cute!! I especially love the free motion quilting that you did! And there's nothing wrong with machine binding :)

KD-Quilts said...

I love the quilting...I wish I had the courage to do something other than straight line or stippling!

Megan said...

Love your quilting! It looks great! Where did you get those wonderful tags??

Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

CJ said...

This is beautiful! I have a Fandango JR waiting in the wings, I should start working with it soon, it is so springy!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the fabrics and your quilting job. Wow, you are good. Btw, I was born in Peoria, IL and now live near Seattle!

KD-Quilts said...

I nominated you for a stylish blogger award! My blog has the details on what to do next! = )