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.