Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The other Shop Hop quilt

Here is the other quilt made for this Shop Hop. This fabric has been out for about 9 months, but since we haven't made anything, it's just been sitting around the shop. An actual quilt always moves fabric. So here it is.
This quilt was inspired by a quilt in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Only that quilt had little blue pieced stars forming an Irish Chain. I chose to just use solid blocks instead of making 25! 4" stars. Works for me.
It's really the border fabric that makes this quilt work. I love that scalloped print. It makes the quilt look like an old fashioned handkerchief. And do you like my mitered corner? I'm shocked and amazed that I did it! I used Amy's tutorial. [Thanks, Amy!]

And do you also like the fact that the quilt is not even bound when I took the picture? That is my project right now while I watch the pre-recorded SYTYCD (so you think you can dance) as well as finish assembling the kits. Then I think I can catch my breath. Thanks again for your encouragement and kind comments. Happy Thursday!

19 comments:

Trisha said...

Very pretty! Is that the same fabric that was used for Patchwork Party Winter 2008?

http://thecalicocat.com/patchworkparty08.htm

It looks like it might be. So pretty!!

I am watching SYTYCD for the first time this season and I am LOVING IT!!!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

oh my goodness, Amy! That is so pretty. I love the blue and red together!

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous! And your mitered corner is perfect!

Karen said...

Just gorgeous! I love love LOVE the border fabric! Gosh, if I lived close to your quilt shop, I'd snap up a kit in a heartbeat. It's a beautiful quilt.

Barb said...

I love the quilt, looks awesome.

Aimee said...

Very pretty - the scalloped border is beautiful.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I LOVE that!

DeeRoo said...

That is just beautiful...looks like an antique, the colors are soooo rich. I guess I really need to finish the couple of quilt kits I bought years and years ago and then I can start on something new an fresh...but....I refuse to start something new when I have these other ones in my fabric closet!:) Thanks again for all the wonderful inspiration.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

lovely!!! i saw this quilt in the magazine and i like it (i have those fabrics too) but yours is great!!! love the corners!!! you did a perfect job. hermoso!

Mauri said...

Beautiful! It looks like it could be a vintage quilt. I love the soft colors. I was hemming and sewing on cub scout patches while I watched SYTYCD last night. Who was your favorite. I love Randi and Evan, they are so spunky, but I think my favorite dance last night might have been Karla and Jonathan.

angela said...

That's beautiful! Just using the the two colors is perfect - the red stars shine on that lovely blue background.

patty said...

Love your quilt. I agree the border does remind me of an old fashion hankerchief. Mitered corners too! you should be so proud :)

Starbound Studios said...

Very pretty! Love the blue and red together. And those robots from the previous posts are adorable!!

Christine said...

Your quilts are always amazing but I really LOVE this one. It is gorgeous great job!

Yaya and Papa said...

Beautiful quilt!

Just saw your post on your new Rowenta. I, too, found a great deal on a Rowenta at Tuesday Morning about a year and a half ago--it broke-leaks water out the bottom of the iron if I fill it more than an inch. When it spit all over my son-in-law's dress shirt, being ironed for a wedding he was performing, decided to get a new iron and retire the so called great Rowenta. So I thought I'd share with you. Hope you have better luck.All the gals I work with also haven't had good luck with them.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Great sample! That border fabric IS so pretty :) I won't be down for any shop hopping - I hope you have fun, and come home with lots of ideas!

We should plan something while schools out . . .

dotti white said...

Beautiful...I love that fabric. thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

This one is just lovely!! I come by often but don't remember if I have commented. I really do enjoy seeing all the beautiful quilts you have made. Thanks for sharing. I live in Virginia and after seeing so many quilters in blog land from the west I would love to visit out your way. :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So so so pretty!