Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Little Quilt on the Prairie

Little Quilt on the Prairie

Here is a little quilt I am in love with! I felt like I was channelling Ma Ingalls when I made it, with the hand stitching, yellow calico-y print, and old fashioned 9 patches! I was a big fan of the books and the show growing up.  True confession, it was MA Ingalls I wanted to be from Little House on the Prairie! She was so elegant and beautiful and capable. And didn't go blind. I was decidedly not a Laura type, I was and still am, happy to sit inside and sew (or read)!

Little Quilt on the Prairie

Anyways, back to the quilt. I used a charm pack of Urban Chik's line Urban Cowgirl, plus yardage of the same line for the front. The back is more Urban Cowgirl squares and some yardage from Hometown by Sweetwater. I bound it with Painter's Canvas in brown. It reminded me of the side of a barn, so I felt it was a good match!

Little Quilt on the Prairie

The quilting was done in straight lines with my favorite Aurifil 50 wt in colour number 2000. I added some embellishing hand stitches to each square on the front using DMC perle cotton in colours 725 (yellow) and 712 (cream).

Little Quilt on the Prairie

Finished dimensions are 32.5" by 40.5"!

Little Quilt on the Prairie
 
PS.  This quilt was completely inspired by this quilt by Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches.  I pretty much adore ALL her quilts!!

6 comments:

  1. Oh I love the name! Very sweet. Beautiful pics too. I love Jolene's blog

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  2. That is one darling quilt!!

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  3. Love the colours in this.. so beautiful!! :) I always wanted to be Nelly... *blush* It was the hair. haha!

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  4. Cute!! I was a huge fan too! When I was little my mom even had dresses and bonnets made for me. I would only newer to laura lol.

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