Fit for a princess (and completely from the stash)

Here’s Allison and me with her Princess quilt.   She is absolutely thrilled that she finally has her own quilt and no longer has to use her sister’s hand-me-downs.

The finished quilt is 41″x52″.  The center is a length of Disney princess fabric I trimmed to mimic a center panel.   Inner border is 2″ and outer border  is 4-1/2″.  All of the fabrics came from my stash.  The center panel is quilted in an all-over loopy meander.  This was my first attempt at free motion quilting something bigger than a placemat. There were some challenges, but I’m pleased with the finished quilt.  I’m eager to move on to the next quilt top.  And as Leah Day of the Free Motion Quilt Project advises, it truly is a matter of practice, practice, practice.  My loops looked a whole lot better by the time I got to the end.

The binding was attached using the back-to-front method.  I used stitch #29 – a wavy “S” – on Jewel to machine stitch the binding (hey – it’s a kid quilt that will be washed many times).  Hint:  Using foot A instead of the recommended foot F gives you better control over the binding fabric as it is stitched in place.

Sugar Mama's Princess Quilt