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Lovey Dovey Baby Quilt

Lovey Dovey Baby Quilt
Lovey Dovey by Riley Blake is a super sweet collection of flowers, dots, stripes, and lovebirds mailing letters!
Lovey Dovey Baby Quilt
I am falling in love with layer cakes!  They are so open-and-go!
Lovey Dovey Baby Quilt
This is a great Missouri Star YouTube quilt pattern!
Lovey Dovey Baby Quilt
In my stash were two perfect Lecien fabrics for the backing - a Flower Sugar with tiny pink and white checks mixed with flowers and a lavender/white check.
Lovey Dovey Baby Quilt
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Double Slice Layer Cake by Missouri Star Quilt Co.
  • Size:  34" x 40"
  • Fabric:  Lovey Dovey by Riley Blake, one 10-inch stacker
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Backing:  Flower Sugar in Pink and Lavender/White Check, both by Lecien
  • Quilting:  Allover small meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's.
  • Binding:  Double fold in Lavender/White check by Lecien, attached by machine for durability with mitered corners.
  • Value:  Soft and sweet, ready for some drool!
This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop, BusyHandsQuilts!!



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New Pictures of Mrs.Starlight, a Queen Size Quilt in Starlit Evening Pattern

Mrs.Starlight has been removed from her place of glory on the living room wall in preparation for my next living room decor redo.  The new quilt will be revealed soon - when I get the time.

We are currently preparing for our oldest son's homeschool graduation party and are super busy getting some house projects done.  I have repainted the guest bath in preparation for shower doors.  It has taken us nine years to complete this bathroom, but it is finally happening due to the number of guests arriving this coming weekend!  I'll do a bathroom reveal soon, too!

This week is food prep week.  We are having a dinner party with 60-135 guests. {Lots of RSVPs still out.}  All of this in the midst of driving to town three times a day for driver's ed and ballet for the last two weeks and the coming two weeks, also!  FYI, town is less than 10 miles each way, just so you know!  Life is busy and so good!  I am so grateful that my health is so much better that even taking on this much at one time is a possibility!

Back to Mrs.Starlight!  Here she is on a bed; a much different view than on a wall. She is delightful!

Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
Mrs.Starlight is shown on a queen-sized waterbed which with its side rails is 8" wider and 8"longer than a queen-sized mattress.  She will have a longer overhang on a standard mattress and will have a pillow tuck at the top.  I could take a picture on my son's queen bed, but then I'd have to clean the room!  NOT!
Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
All printed fabrics for the quilt top, backing, and binding are from the Artful Home line by Heather Mulder Peterson for Anka's Treasures.  The black is Kona Solid.
Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
This complicated-looking pattern is broken down step-by-step in the excellent instructions given by Heather Peterson and is more doable than it might appear, but still not for beginners.  If you like to have several projects going at a time, you might consider this pattern.  It is a nice one to begin and then work on in stages. This is usually how I quilt because I easily get bored with the current fabric and pattern and want to start a new one.  My UFO pile is taking over my cutting table!
Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
The red shown below is off-color; Mrs.Starlight's red is a deep, rich red, nothing pinkish about it.
Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
I love striped bindings!
Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
You can read my first post about Mrs.Starlight HERE.
Mrs.Starlight Queen Size in Artful Home Fabrics
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Starlit Evening by Anka's Treasures, found in this book.
  • Size:  85" x 105"
  • Fabric for the Top, Backing and Binding:  Artful Home by Heather Mulder Peterson for Henry Glass Fabrics, along with Kona Solid Black.
  • Batting:  80/20 Hobbs in black
  • Quilting:  Allover medium meandering in black thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Double fold, attached by machine.
  • Value:  Heartwarming!


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