Dreaming Princess

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I hope everyone had a very pleasant and safe Thanksgiving. We had an incredible week here at the Hive. It was wonderful having all our family together. Although, I will say it was quite loud and crazy at times. But that is part of the fun. It is snowy and cold here in Utah as we start counting down to Christmas. Of course that is to be expected right now.
Here is a peek at my new quilt. Is just a flimsy today but I'm going to take it to be quilted as soon as possible. The quilt is called "Dreaming Princess". You can probably tell it is appliqued crowns set on point alternating with 16 patch blocks and sashing.
The fabric is a bit of a departure for me. I am a fan of Amanda Herring of Quilted Fish. She is the designer of the fabric made by Riley Blake. When I saw Amanda's fabric I was inspired to design and make a make a crown quilt. I think Riley Blake's fabrics are refreshing and since they are a local company for me, I have been wanting to design a quilt around their fabrics for a while now.
I contacted Jina Barney and picked up the Sweet Divinity line of fabric and got to work. Because of the holidays and other projects it has taken me a few weeks to get the quilt top completed but I'm very happy with it and I hope to have the pattern out by the beginning of the year. The quilt will be perfect for any little girl's bed with an optional baby sized version as well. I am going to embellish each little crown once the top is back from the quilter. I have lots of ideas for jeweling up the crowns. Riley Blake has so many wonderful trims and notions. They really inspire me.

I really enjoyed dreaming of crowns and working with Sweet Divinity. I think the colors and patterns in this fabric are sweetly divine. I hope you do too.

-nanette
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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Dreaming Princess is going to be on lots of little girls beds Nanette! It's adorable already.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hmmm, I can think of one little princess that will have a new quilt for her room.
I am so in love with this quilt!
Must get fabric!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, how pretty Nanette! Does this quilt have Alison's name on it? I love those fabrics!

Sarah and Jack said...

Ohhhhh, love it. It would make a cute doll quilt for Miss Thing's doll quilt wall too. Assuming I ever, you know, sewed again. Ha.

Darlene said...

Oh, it's adorable - could it be for Allison?

LuAnn said...

Cute quilt and such happy fabrics!

Sherri said...

Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving! Love the quilt...and the fabric! We traveled up on Wednesday and home on Saturday...it was so cold we just stayed put...it never got above 12 degrees where we were staying!

AnnieO said...

Glad you had a wonderful holiday. Being in a big family myself, I love the noise and laughter!

You've been busy! Pretty, pretty fabrics made into a pretty, pretty quilt! Did you machine applique those crowns?

Truffle queen said...

What a great quilt this will be! I'm thinking your Granddaughter #1 will be the happy recipient?! Just a guess! Can't wait to see the embellished version!

Barbie Jo said...

Love your quilt and adore Riley Blake fabric! It's bound to be a hit!

Lori Holt said...

I love it soooo much Nanette!
The fun part is going to be the embellishments when it gets back from the quilters!!!...I can't wait to see:)
Have a great snowy day my friend...
From one princess to another,
xx
Lori

Melissa Stramel said...

Oh Nanette, I know some little girls who would love this!

Des said...

what did we do before Riley Blake??
Love what you've done with this line.

Belinda said...

CUTE...CUTE...CUTE....Hey, did I say CUTE!!!

Messy Karen said...

i'm a big fan of RB. love the olive dots. and me-oh-my i wonder where your inspiration came from...

pratima said...

Cute pattern, Nanette! You showcased the fabrics from the collection so beautifully! It'll look pretty on a little girl's bed.

Shari said...

So sweet, so pretty. Perfect for all our dreaming princesses...

Linda said...

This is just beautiful! Sweet colors and fabrics and design...

jen duncan said...

Pretty pretty! Great scrappy pattern Nanette.

Christine said...

very very cute, would suit my little princess I am sure.

cheers
Christine

Muddling Through said...

How very pretty this is, Nanette! It just has YOU written all over it.

madrekarin said...

That is just beautiful Nanette! I'm sure there will be many sweet dreams to be had under this quilt. :)

Rumi said...

Great Princess quilt Nanette. You will make someone very happy!

Sandi said...

I read this yesterday and forgot to comment. I was preoccupied watching the weather, I guess. :-) This is so sweet and how special to put it on the bed of some special little princess!

anna said...

Such a sweet quilt - exactly the colours and mood that the lovely name 'dreaming princess' evokes!

Nedra said...

What a great idea! I do call you the "QUEEN of Fussycutting", so they could even be fit for a queen.

VickiT said...

That's an adorable quilt. I can imagine this being a very popular one for anyone with their own little princess in their lives.

amy smart said...

Another GORGEOUS Nanette quilt. It speaks you!

Yia Yia said...

Love, love, love this quilt!!! I have a princess in mind. It will be GREAT for her birthday, but I have to get busy pretty soon. I can't wait to see your embellishments, too, and your pattern. Wish I knew how much fabric to buy. I can't wait to get that Sweet Divinity in my hands. Hurry!! (Please??)