Cutie Patootie by Michele Crawford
InstructionsThe pattern used a small all over print for the hearts. I fussy cut to center a picture of Strawberry in each one then selected fabrics to the colors in the print. I also made this a bit shorter by changing the top and bottom border.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Cute, Casual, Whimsical
Quilting cottons, batting, basic sewing and quilting supplies.
What was your inspiration?
Needed a baby girl quilt for a friend's first baby. I made him a quilt when he was a baby and now he is all grown up and has a new baby girl.
While rummaging through my stash, I found a remnant of Strawberry Shortcake, threw in a number of fabrics that complimented the print and then found this pattern by Michele Crawford in the January Dec/Jan 2011 issue of Quilter Magazine that suited my purposes.
What are you most proud of?
Turned out cute and bright.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Look for ways to use fussy cute prints to showcase the print. And, as always, just have fun.