Saturday, July 2, 2011

Alex's Garden Prince Quilt

Alex's Garden Prince quilt

This special birthday quilt for Alex, commissioned by her husband, is on its way to her now, and I'm super excited to share it with you.  This pattern, by Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs, is really effective for showing off larger prints.  I highly recommend it!

Alex's quilt - close-up #2

I added a 2" border around the finished edges of the quilt, using the snail scallop print from the coral colorway, and I really like how it makes the rest of the quilt blocks pop.  I don't usually add borders to quilts, but I thought this quilt really needed it for balance, so I'm really happy I did it.

Alex's Garden Fence quilt - finished!

The binding is my favorite print from Prince Charming, something that is a great stash builder - the Hex Box print, in coral.  I can definitely see myself binding some other quilts down the road with this print, I just adore it!  I have even toyed with the idea of trying to create a quilt inspired by that print, kind of a honeycomb kind of quilt.

Alex's quilt - close up #1

On the back, I used Kona Palm and created a strip of fabric using scraps from the front, along with a label in the center of the strip.  The solid Palm really shows off the stippling I did on this quilt, which looks really nice on this quilt, if I do say so myself :)

Alex's Quilt - back

Quilt Stats:
Name: Alex's Garden Prince quilt
Size: approx. 50" x 64"
Fabrics: Tula Pink's Prince Charming collection, various prints in olive and coral, with Kona Snow and Kona Palm
Binding: Tula Pink's Hex Box in Coral, from Prince Charming
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread

43 comments:

  1. SO pretty! It looks so fresh! What a sweet gift! :)

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  2. Gorgeous! I love Prince Charming and your quilt is a beautiful way to show it off! I have this block pattern on my to-do list, as well! Alex will love it!

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  3. Oh, I LOVE how this turned out! Beautiful!!

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  4. Love! I <3 Prince Charming and it's great with this pattern!

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  5. Yummy, this is really lovely! The colours are great, I'm kind of wishing I had bought some Prince Charming now!

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  6. Love it! I just finished binding my Garden Fence quilt a few minutes ago. I'll be posting pics once its washed and dried :)

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  7. Very cool color combination. Fabric works great with that pattern.

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  8. Fabalicious!!!!! I want one!!

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  9. Love the colors in this -- very soothing!
    Great quilt!

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  10. For some reason I hadn't been feeling the love for this line of fabric. That has all changed now!

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  11. You did a fabulous job! I love it!

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  12. Your quilt is gorgeous. In fact after seeing it in an earlier post, it inspired me enough to start quilting again.

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  13. Beautiful as always! Prince Charming is my new favorite line, and I have been looking for just the right pattern...

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  14. Just beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

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  15. Nicely done! Very summery and fresh!

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  16. That is sooo pretty! I did a shop hop recently and the closest store to me that carries this line is almost 2 hours away :(. And your beautiful quilt is really making me contemplate driving all the way back to get enough to make a whole quilt!

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  17. MMM :) That turned out just gorgeous. I love the green you used on the back. She's going to be DELIGHTED!!

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  18. I am in love with this quilt!! That is beautiful!

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  19. I love this quilt, Elizabeth! I've been wanting to try out that pattern and get my hands on some Prince Charming. This is totally adorable!

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  20. I'm sure she'll love it. Her husband is definitely a keeper!

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  21. You have out done yourself Elizabeth. The quilt looks amazing and the fabric definitely do the pattern justice. What a great gift.

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  22. It's incredible! Makes me want to do something with my Prince Charming stack, SOON! : )

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  23. Wow! This quilt is gorgeous! I'm planning on making mum a nine patch snowball quilt in the olive colourway, can't wait!

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  24. This quilt is lovely!! :) great work!

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  25. Ummm...all I can say is "WOW!"

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  26. Absolutely stunning E, what an amazing gift! You are so talented and have a great eye for colour and pattern. Well done! Jxo

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  27. So so pretty, Elizabeth! I love the border. Lucky Alex!

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  28. So pretty! I love how this turned out. Can't wait to get mine started soon :)

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  29. Beautiful job. I really like the colors from Prince Charming that you picked. Great job!

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  30. It's so pretty!! She's going to be thrilled. The pattern is just beautiful and suits the fabric perfectly.

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  31. Yep! Love this! She's going to love it!

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  32. Dude, this rocks! So much! :) Thanks for linking up!

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  33. So, so fresh and pretty. Great job!!!

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  34. Gorgeous! This pattern is on my list of wannamakes now that I've seen what you've done with it. These fabrics work so nicely with it. Congrats!

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  35. I'm pretty sure this is my favorite quilt I've seen with this fabric so far!

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  36. Stunning, I love it! Alex is a lucky, lucky girl (Happy Birthday!)

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  37. This is such a happy quilt! What a great finish!

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  38. I love this quilt, but I'm way too scared to try making it yet!
    I want to make another colourful quilt soon (you can see my last one here http://handmadebyclairebear/2011/06/09/the-first-quilt-i-made/) and I'm putting yours on my "inspiration" list. Thanks

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  39. I've been trying to figure out what to do with my Prince Charming, and I can't imagine a better quilt than this one. Bravo!

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