I sorta have a crush on everything that Sarah Jane does. Everything. And, when she had her first line of fabric, I wanted every SKU of it. It is filled with true multicultural children, not just children with different complexions. And these kids all live in a magical world of individuality and whimsy. Love it.
This quilt was made with fabric from her first line with Micheal Miller called Children At Play that came out in 2011/12. I fell in LOVE with the border print and wanted to find a way to use it effectively in a quilt. (It’s such a great print that you can still find it in stores.) I knew it would be for my niece Nyala and I wanted it to be fun and individual just like her. Also, she’s been a girly girl since birth so I wanted it to be girly without being over the top pink. This fabric has the best colors with peaches, lavenders, turquoises and pinks. So, I went with that for the quilt colors using the peach Gingham (a coordinate in the Children at Play line) as well as a bunch of solids.
The quilt was pieced with a modified Six Minute Circle method. And, this quilt just called for a little hand stitching detail to it. And, of course I had to follow the shape of the curved insert for the quilting.
This fabric was just too good not to put on the back. It is also from the same line. Also, note the scrappy binding using fabric scraps from the quilt top.
This detail view of the backing fabric is just too cute not to post.
The label is in the same shape as the front of the quilt and was added with the same method.
Love this quilt so much. And, thankfully so does my two almost three year old ballerina girl.
XO, Tia Tifah 🙂