Tuesday, May 17, 2016

disney mini quilt swap 2016 - peter pan

these past few months, i participated in my second ever instagram swap, and this was the one i had been waiting forever for!  i missed out on the first round of the disney mini quilt swap, and waited anxiously for a second round to be posted.  i spent forever dreaming of the up! quilt that was created, yearning for a chance to get my disney crafting on and then it finally happened.  i was signed up, and then assigned my partner and then it was time to get brainstorming.  she listed up and peter pan as her favorites, particularly for her baby's nursery.  i figured if i took the easy way out and made the house quilt i had been pining over, i just couldn't be able to give it away.  instead, i challenged myself and took on a peter pan themed idea and after i finally had my vision came up with a design of my own.  i went for the clock scene where peter flies off to neverland, sans darling children since i didn't want to overwhelm the mini quilt.  i took it to alaska with me, and did nothing.  it sat around for days, and nothing.  finally, inspiration hit and i was able to power through this mini quilt in the final hours before send out, and i couldn't imagine it looking any other way.  first off, here are the extras i made to go with it :)
lisa was in town for a little while in march, and she helped me power through this sew together bag. it totally helped having someone who had made one before walk me through getting it pieced together to know what the heck i was doing.  i also screen printed a onsie for the little baby to be.  my partner and her husband were not finding out the gender of the baby, so the up house was a perfect "neutral" tie in.  the sew together bag was made from colors she listed as her favorites, which i happened to find in the sprinkle line of cotton + steel.  i pretty much wanted to keep it for myself!
on to the mini quilt!
it clearly has a little bit of everything going on.
the clock face portion is paper pieced, while the body going down was a few pieces i just sewed together to give it some shape other than being a big square.  i added the sky to the side, and then got to cross stitching the numbers on the clock face.  the face of the clock was smaller than the cross stitch pattern i had found, so it took some creative measuring to get the numbers in a spot that made sense.  i created the clock hands on my own to figure out what time to make it so it somewhat matched the scene in the movie.  lastly, peter was appliqued on with some coordinating gold fabric left over from the quilt i made my sister for her wedding (to be blogged soon!) since a dark shadow wouldn't show up too well for the sky and the typical peter pan green just didn't blend well.  overall, i am very pleased with how this ended up!
and there you have it!
i don't know how many instagram swaps i'll be doing anytime soon, but if disney round 3 pops up, i'm sure i'll be in!

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