Thursday, June 24, 2010

quilting season has begun...

For some reason, I get motivated to make quilts during the summer. 
A lap full of cotton and batting when temps near triple digits. Uh-huh. 
It doesn't make sense to me either but it gets things done. 
Last summer I did a lot of quilting and I've just finished my first quilt of this summer. 

This is my salvaged project from here
It's simple but exactly what I wanted.


I really love the back.


And I do love those little feet...


It's also the first quilt I've made for myself! 
(which explains all the pink...my favorite color)

I really just started with a blank canvas of quilted white Kona muslin and batting.
Then I did a whole bunch of appliques...


I added horizontal pink lines and a little bit of free motion quilting to give it a sense of movement.


And it's mine. All mine.

Fabrics: 
Joel Dewberry Mazanita
binding fabric escapes me...I'll figure it out and add it

Oh, and the dimensions are 69 1/2" x 44 1/2", what I deemed "couch-sized."
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15 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this quilt! I saw it on "Life Beyond Stippling" and followed your link to your blog ;-)

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  2. Oh wow! It is a beautiful quilt. I'm so glad it's for you.

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  3. wow, this is awesome! great job!

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  4. Someday I too will make a quilt...first I need to obtain a walking foot. :)

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  5. I am so glad this project became yours!!

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  6. LUUUUVE IT!!! So lovely and whimsical. Enjoy it.

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  7. Beautiful K- so pretty and nice to see you are making for you, too. A good reminder for us all.

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  8. That is very cute... it is always nice to make something for your self, especially when it can turn out that cute.

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  9. This is a brilliant example of less is more.

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  10. this is beautiful! It reminds me of a boat propeller underwater with bubbles.

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  11. OOOHhh...I love it! Pretty colors and awesome design. Who would have thunk that I like something you like too. :)

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  12. Such a great quilt! Just stumbled upon your blog and became a follower, loved the few things I managed to look at... I am a new quilter so always looking for new ideas and inspiration!

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  13. I love this quilt! Thank you so much for sharing it. I bought a few 1/2 yard pieces of Hawaiian fabric a couple of summers ago and have searched ever since for a way to show it off. I will be using your idea.

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