|Annik Miller of Mini Mushrooms' original Craftsman quilt|
|Embroidered name by Carole Youngren|
The pillow turned out exactly how I imagined it when I designed the Butterfly print with the solid shapes between the butterflies. I think personalized items make wonderful gifts. Carole Youngren used her Bernina Artista 630 sewing machine with the embroidery module. Amelia's name is stitched using the Anniversary font that came with the Bernina software, and the thread is Sulky, Dark Ecru 40 weight 100% rayon thread. She stabilized the back with a lightweight cut away stabilizer.
I made the crib skirt out of the Stripe pattern that is also found in the quilt. It's a pattern I found online that matched my sewing level...beginnerish.
Then one afternoon at the Linden Tree, Melissa helped me make the crib sheet using the Dragonfly print. She has a serger to finish raw edges. I think the longest time was spent running the elastic thru the entire edge pocket, but again, pretty simple to do. It combines to make a very custom nursery bedding set.
It was also easy to apply Dragonfly print fabric to a white lampshade with an adhesive spray and PVA glue for the wrapped edges. It really pulls the room together having accessories to match the quilt. Amelia's Mom suggested some room darkening curtains now that it's so light in the evenings, so now we'll be looking at curtain patterns to use.
Remember that Modern Yardage will continue these prints for a long time, so you won't run short if you decide to make a bigger sheet or quilt in the following year...just reorder. Here's a link to my Amelia Harper fabric at Modern Yardage.