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

A very charming quilt top!

I spent most of my sewing time this weekend working on finishing up my Prince Charming quilt top.  I thought it would be somewhat of a mad dash toward the end, so I could sit down to watch the season finale of "The Killing" last night on AMC (which was awesome!), but I finished with plenty of time to spare.

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I'm really happy with how this quilt top is looking!  I just adore these fabrics, Tula Pink really outdid herself with this line.  There aren't a ton of collections where I love every print, but this is absolutely one one them.

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As for the pattern, it comes from Hyacinth Quilt Designs.  I first stumbled upon it via some the blocks that WendyLou picked for my circle of do.Good.Stitches in May and really enjoyed making them.  I think the pattern is perfect for highlighting larger repeat fabrics, like some of Tula's, and I think Megan is thinking about doing one of these quilts using Jay McCarroll's amazing Habitat collection - nudge, nudge, Megan!

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I'm linking up today with {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations - hop on over and check out the other modern finishes up for display!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations