Saturday, April 17, 2010

Circus Circus!

Hey everyone! Hope your Saturday is going great. I have enjoyed a fun day with my mom and some sorority sisters and their moms. More about that in a later post. But the weather is gorgeous and I made a visit to Archivers today! :-)

I wanted to stop in and share the quilt I "whipped up" last weekend that I mentioned yesterday. Seeing as how I waited until the last minute ... 6:30 the night before the 1:30 pm shower ... I kept the pattern super simple and quick & easy to piece. Here's the finished quilt ...It's a 30 x 35" quilt ... a great size for a little one. I used some circus prints from Felicity Miller that I got from Fabritopia for an amazing deal last summer. I added some Michael Miller polka dots, which I wasn't sure about at first, but am so glad that I did. I had *just enough* for these strips and the binding. I think I had like 8" of binding to spare. A close call! Here's a closer view of the focus fabric. You can see below that I used the same blue circus fabric on the back. Super fun print. And this was one of my better binding jobs ... the corners turned out great. And fortunately the all-over-stippling was quick to do given my time crunch. :-)
And even though I was down to the wire, it was worth it since it was a hit and I hear the big brother is trying to claim it as his own! :-) I plan to make some more this summer in various fabrics and color schemes to use up some of my enormous inventory of fabrics and make a little money to buy more fabric! :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with more of my latest creative adventures!


  1. Chrissy,
    That's gorgeous!! I LOVE the brown polka dotted fabric with the blue circus fabric! I'm in love with that Felicity Miller collection and it's so much fun to see something this cute made from it (oh, and thanks for mentioning my store). I'm inspired!

  2. This is so darling! You are amazing to be able to do that in such a short time.

  3. WOW..This is just gorgeous. I also loved the Polka Dot Fabric along with the blue is the perfect combination. Awesome.