More fun today with children's fabrics, designed by Kimberly Bourne
for . . .
|Under the Big Top valance and counting mats|
You can see all the fabrics in this brand new collection here: Under the Big Top
This fun ensemble has several colorways and a variety of fun prints - dots, triangles, printed words and of course, animals. I cut apart the Counting Panel and added a variety of small motifs from another panel and tried to add them as they relate to the number on the panel. I was only able to finish 5 of them and will not bind them but zigzag around the outside edges. I free motion quilted these on my Pfaff 2144 with Fairfield Fusi-Boo (fusible batting which is a delight to work with).
Here are the panels up close:
|The starting panel (6" center, 10" block)|
|Number 1 with a single motif (for counting) in the corner|
|Number 2 with 3-2-1 motif so child can identify the 2s|
|Number 3: 3 bears, 3 stars motif, umbrella with 3 panels|
|Number 4 with a clown holding 4 balloons|
What about that valance? Well, it came off the counting panel (I think!) and once I got beyond making a quilt with it, I thought of curtains (maybe because my daughter was here last week and we were making valances for her new apartment?)
|Panel is 9" x 42" to start|
I wanted to line the panel but all the coordinating prints showed through the white part. I used fusible interfacing on the panel back which solved my problem. It also gave it a very nice body. Then I used 1/2 yard of the ice cream print, stitched around 3 sides and turned it right side out. Pressed well. Stitched the bottom along the stripe to keep backing in the back!
|Here is lining as it is sewn.|
I folded the remainder of the backing fabric around to the front, covered the raw edge of the top of the panel, stitched. And then stitched 1-1/2" from that stitching line for my rod pocket.
|Isn't this the cutest panel for any child's room?|
Thanks for visiting today.
Cute, cute, cute! My Grandchildren would love this!ReplyDelete
I love this project and am looking forward to making it for my nephew, but I cannot seem to find the rest of the blocks. You had mentioned that you were going to post the remaining panels the following week, but I simply couldn't find them. It could be that I am not looking in the right place, but if you have posted them please direct me to them. I am really new at doing things like that and am so excited to find something so cute that seems so simple as well, so I am encouraged.
I did take a look at other items, and my, they are all really pretty. Keep up the good work.