Friday, 19 December 2014

The Princess and the Pea

This reminds me of all the mattresses stacked precariously one on top the other in the Princess and the Pea fable, hence its name.  I have wanted to do a stacked books or stacked coins (??) type quilt since seeing this one by Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k handmade.  The prints are 2 1/2" wide strips of varying lengths, all centred on a Kona snow background.

This is the back of my I Spy a Charm (Matilda) quilt.  I love the idea of double sided quilts - being able to change the look of the bed simply by flipping the quilt over.  It does have drawbacks though, namely having to choose quilting and binding that will work with both sides. 

Quilt Stats
Finished Size: approx 57" by 80"
Pattern:  improv pieced  
Fabric: Various prints, Kona Snow background.
Binding: Dear Stella Confetti Dots in orange with an accent strip in s yellow Kate & Birdie Paper Co Bluebird Park print
Pieced and quilted by: me

Linking up to:
Finish It Up Friday (Crazy Mom Quilts)


  1. Lovely idea of the princess. I can imagine this for my granddaughter with an appligue princess on top. I love the colors and your quilting. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Xmas and New Year.

  2. Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF. This is such a fun pieced back! I recently finished a quilt that I used stacked coins/books on a pieced back. I really liked using my scraps from the front.

  3. Geez you're good ... I usually wack something boring on the back. You've got me thinking now ..

  4. Aha! What a great idea for a backing! You've got us all thinking now... Love the orange and pink combo. What a gorgeous finish!

  5. Beautiful, love double sided quilts.

  6. So cute! I love the quilting you chose.

  7. Nice finish. It has lovely texture and pretty colors, yummy :)

  8. I love the backing on the Princess and the Pea. Its all just gorgeous! Marie x (

  9. I love your quilt! I have had this on my list too but haven't made it yet. I really need too!


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