Friday, September 20, 2013

pinkie pie {a finish}


Hello, I am so over the moon happy to share my finished Pinkie Pie quilt with you today. Isn't she the sweetest?


It all started in July when I volunteered to make my middle daughter a pixelated Pinkie Pie quilt. You see, I came across this needlepoint pattern for Pinkie Pie and thought how fun it would be to turn each and every one of these cross stitches into a square. Piece of cake, right?


Well, not exactly. Somehow, only after I was deep in the whole process of cutting and piecing all those 1" squares did I realize that I needed to piece 4410 !!! of them to make this quilt.


I will not lie. This was a tedious kind of quilting and I got bored with the monotonous piecing a lot. But, I'm extremely glad that I persevered (thanks to many reproaches of my daughter who let me know in no uncertain terms that it was my idea to make this quilt and she was just going along with my "brilliant-ness").


Once the quilt top was finally finished, I had no idea how to quilt it, what color of the thread to use, how to make sure that quilting will not overwhelm and overtake the whole picture ??? At the end I decided to go with what I know best - straight line quilting and I used 50wt white thread all over the quilt. I think it worked out pretty well and I love little puffy squares that formed after the washing.


I used this pretty light gray chevron print for the binding. I think it frames Pinkie Pie so well and adds just the right finishing touch. I got in the habit of hand stitching my bindings lately but I decided to machine stitch this one on. One of the reasons was that I really, really wanted to be finished with this quilt and, as we all know, machine binding is sooo much faster than doing it by hand.


Also, this quilt is going to live on my daughter's bed (which means it will spend a lot of time being crumpled on the floor) which in turn means it will need to be washed a lot, and thus machine stitched binding was definitely a better option. Win - win :) much quicker, plus a lot more durable.

Finished size of the quilt is about 65" x 70" and I used Kona white, bright pink, camelia pink, candy pink, and medium pink to make this giant version of Pinkie Pie.

This was definitely the most time consuming quilt I have ever made and piecing it drove me insane at times, but my daughter loves it and that's what counts.

Thank you so much for reading. Svetlana

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

76 comments:

  1. Fantastic quilt! What an incredible lot of work but it looks fantastic! The things we do for our children ;)

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  2. WOW!!! I can't even put into words how brilliant you are and how amazing that quilt is! My girls would kill for a quilt like that. Well done my friend! ������

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  3. It is absolutely jaws dropping. Fantastic! Love it!

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  4. So crazy amazing!! You did so well to stick at it and finish it! I showed my 6 year old daughter, she thought it was pretty cool! I'm so glad she didn't ask for one!! ;)

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  5. That quilt is adorable!!! Great job!

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  6. You need a 'Mum of the year' award for this, it is just brilliant!

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  7. Incredibly cute! Forgive me for never letting my kids see this ;-)

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  8. Oh, wow! I showed my daughter the post several weeks ago when you had started it. She'll be happy to see your finished product. She was a nanny for a 4 year old that LOVED Pinky Pie!

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  9. It is huge and what a mission. I cannot believe that you persevered!! I would still be finishing it 10 years later. Your daughter needs to give you a special perseverance badge. The finished thing looks so amazing though

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  10. It looks fabulous, and what Charlotte said!

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  11. Looks fantastic. Daughters can be great motivation! I know I have four!

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  12. Such a great finish! I really love your quilting choice I think it makes it look even more pixelish and fantastic!

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  13. Looks looks great. Kudos on sticking with it.

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  14. This is an amazing quilt!!!You did a fantastic job and it looks great!!!

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  15. Wow! This is so gorgeous! Love it! Well done :-)

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  16. Amazing. This quilt if fabulous. It was definitely worth the effort.

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  17. I'm stunned... WOW!!! Amazing!!! A lot of tiny squares...!

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  18. Congratulations for sticking with it, it looks Fantastic!!
    I made a pixel quilt earlier this year (Google: Doctor Who "The Tenth" Quilt), so I understand the frustration and thrill of working on such a tedious task. I'm actually 5 blocks into my 2nd pixel quilt...so beware, they are addicting.

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  19. beautiful... what make you more happy than see smile of your daughter's face!!

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  20. Wow! I can only imagine the work that went into this quilt. One day your daughter will realize what really went into it (read love here) and will treasure it even more. Beautiful work!

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  21. What an incredible quilt, truly a labor of love. Well done!!!

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  22. oh my gosh! I can just imagine you saying, "well it sounded easy at the time..." What a beautiful gift. It really is special - and absolutely darling on your daughter's bed!

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  23. Oh my goodness, my daughters would love this as well. You're amazing!

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  24. This is pretty much amazing!! So much work, fantastic results!! she will love it for years to come :)

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  25. Svetlanko, tusila jsem, ze to bude krasne, ale toto... je proste uzasne a dokonale!!! Verim, ze byly okamziky, kdy jsi toho mela tak akorat :) Ale vysledek opravdu stoji za to. Nadherne!!!
    Preji krasny vikend! Jola

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  26. SO amazingly beautiful. What a fantastic job - I admire your perseverance!

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  27. This is crazy and fabulous! I tried a pixel quilt and it was such a failure that I quit after two blocks. You're amazing to have such straight seams!

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  28. Wow! That is awesome! I am not showing this to my daughter because she will definitely want one just like it. : )

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  29. Wow! That's amazing. So worth the perseverance!!

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  30. This is just all kinds of awesome!! Kudos on sticking with it and getting it done :)
    Amanda

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  31. Totally amazing and wonderful! Wow. Beautifully done, Svetlana.

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  32. Impressive! It turned out super cute :)

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  33. OMG! This is awesome, I'm super impressed!! You are Mom of the Year in my book. Good job!!

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  34. Absolutely fantastic, but I won't be showing it to my girls!!

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  35. It's stunning! Well done for persevering with all those small squares!

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  36. Gorgeous. How in the world did you keep all those seams straight without foundation piecing them? It's absolutely beautiful.

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  37. Yikes! This is amazing! What a commitment to piece all those little squares (and so straight!) and then all that straight line quilting! You are a special mom!!

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  38. yeah, I think you get mother of the year for this one!!! so pretty and the binding looks perfect!

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  39. Un. Believe. able. Blown away! I really like the way you quilted it too!!!!

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  40. Congratulations!!! It came out fabulously. All that quilting totally enhanced the pixelated effect to. Well done!

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  41. Pááni... to je fantastická deka, úžasná!!
    Ajka

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  42. Oh Svetlana...it is marvelous!! You did an absolutely amazing job. You have a very lucky daughter!

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  43. Oh my goodness, this quilt turned out awesome! Great job.

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  44. Your quilt is adorable! What little girl wouldn't love to have it. great job!

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  45. When I saw this on IG I squealed out loud. Brilliant!! And a true test of patience I'm sure. Well done!!!

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  46. OMG so stunning, every Little Girl would love it!!!

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  47. This just makes me giggle. Perfect!

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  48. Wow this is brilliant, Svetlana! Your daughter is so lucky to have such talented mom! You are my quilt hero! (or a heroine?) Whatever you call it, you're one superb lady!!

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  49. Congratulations, Svetlana, on such an amazing finish! You realy persevered! And it was totally worth it. Glad you got to machine bind it. The light gray chevrons are perfect. I like the direction they run.

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  50. What a gorgeous quilt. My daughter love My Little Pony and we have quite a few things, but this quilt is amazing. I just don't know if I would ever be able to do that - EVER. You are my hero!!! Great job, Mom!

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  51. Way to go!! A Big Congratulations on finishing this one!! I hope you bring it to guild, so I can admire in person.

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  52. Opravdu nádherná deka!!!! Nemůžu se vynadívat. Musela to být piplačka poskládat ji tak, aby to vše sedělo a obrázek byl bez chybičky, ale stálo to za to.

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  53. This is so amazing. I've loved watching every step of the way. Good for you in finishing. I don't know if I could have kept patience with it. It is completely amazing.

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  54. wow! I can't tell you in words how I admire you for having kept going to finish this. I would never have started such a project and I would have lost steam soon. So you get the mother of the year award from me, too. Well done!

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  55. That is AMAZING!!! My daughter is addicted to MLP, with Derpy and DJ Pon-3 being her faves. Maybe I need to attempt this.

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  56. This is awesome! I love My Little Pony...and Pinkie Pie is my fave. Oh yeah, my kids like it, too. :-P You did a great job!

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  57. I just wanted to share that after I saw your post (and my own MLP fan daughter saw it), I was inspired to do the same thing with Twilight Sparkle and just finished this week. Thanks so much for the idea, she LOVED it! Here's a picture if you're interested: http://itbeganincamp4.blogspot.com/2013/12/finished-quilt.html

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