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A little bit of sunshine

This is a quilt that has been in the planning stage for a year.
Finally executed.

Last year my sister and I had a fun little trip to California with my mom. My sister, who is not a quilter, was very patient in letting us visit multiple quilt shops during our trip. (Though, Jen you did encourage those last couple!) It was fun to see it all through the eyes of a newbie. She was particularly drawn to Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market line – especially the oranges. And so we discussed a cute little quilt for her red-headed (more orangey-red) one year-old. The colors fit her personality perfectly.

And now here we are exactly a year later and I finally finished the quilt!
(With many thanks to my sweet friend Sherrie Allred for her adorable quilting.)

The other thing I love about this quilt is that it reminds me of the bedroom my sister and I shared when we were little. We had green carpet and the quilts on our beds were orange, green, and yellow. My sister commented on the same thing when she saw the new quilt. A moment of happy nostalgia for times when we used clean our rooms by stuffing things under our beds. ๐Ÿ™‚

I cut a few extra fabric packs when I was cutting the quilt.
They each contain 36 6.5″ squares of fabric from designers like
Sandi Henderson, Heather Baily, Amy Butler and some Moda prints.
They’re in the etsy shop.
I also have some of the backing yardage available.
Email/convo me if you want some and I’ll create a listing.
Edit update: They’re gone!

Hope you have a little bit of sunshine where you are this weekend.
(We’ve had a nice bit here this week – it’s starting to give me spring fever.)

I’m finally on the ball enough to link over to amylouhou’s sew and tell Friday!

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35 Comments

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    DeeRoo
    February 5, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Oh yes…that color scheme brings back memories…it is too sweet. Is that a disappearing nine patch? I&#39;m still learning the names of all these easy quilting patterns!:)<br /><br />Um…sun….how about 20-30&quot; of snow coming our way in a few hours!:)I think we will see the sun on Sunday…and piles of snow to shovel!!:)

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    Jackie
    February 5, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Love the colors, just beautiful!! So funny, a year seems to be my time frame lately.

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    Peanut Blossom
    February 5, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Oh what a sweet color palette! I love how something can be so girlie without being pink. Definitely a bit of sunshine for me, too!

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    Leslie
    February 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

    this quilt is gorgeous…the colors together are amazing

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    Quilt Hollow
    February 5, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Very pretty…very sweet….so girlie!

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    Laurie Anne
    February 5, 2010 at 8:25 am

    So sunny! Amy you are such a visionary! Thank you for sending some sunshine this way on such a cold and dreary day. xx

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    Diane
    February 5, 2010 at 8:30 am

    a very pretty quilt-it is fun to see quilting and quilt shops through the eyes of a non-quilter. I took a non-quilter friend to a quilt show last year-it was refreshing.

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    Jennifer
    February 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

    What a cute quilt and such bright, cheerful colors.

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    angela
    February 5, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love that quilt! It&#39;s like soft sunshine – the prefect thing for early February!

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    live a colorful life
    February 5, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I love all the sunny citrus-y colors against the backdrop of snow. What a fabulous quilt!

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    Sherri
    February 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Love this quilt! I&#39;m sure your sister and niece will treasure it!

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    Diane
    February 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Beautiful quilt! I am working on a quilt with some of those fabrics mixed with some from the Meadow Sweet line. I just love these!

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    why not sew?
    February 5, 2010 at 11:55 am

    It&#39;s beautiful and perfect for a little red head!

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    Dotty Jane
    February 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful! Makes me dream of spring:) Nice finish.

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    nima
    February 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    wow…that looks gorgeous…<br /><br />visiting you from sew &amp; tell

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    Lara
    February 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Gorgeous quilt. The colours are lovely!!

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    Make Do & Mend
    February 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Love the quilt, it bought a little sunshine to the first sunny-hint-of-spring day of our year here in England too – thanks!

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    Anne at Film and Thread
    February 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    What a cheerful, California sunshine looking quilt!

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    Karen
    February 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    The quilt is gorgeous. Love the backing fabric. In my family the &#39;red hair&#39; genes are alive and well. My Mum was the only one out of four not to have pure red hair. My sister does though. And my cousin&#39;s two baby girls do too but she doesn&#39;t.

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    Kristen
    February 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Gorgeous quilt. Great use of the color orange!

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    Kelli
    February 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Can I just say….YUMMY!

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    KQuiltyBee
    February 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Fabulous colors–and I like the low contrast. Did you make up the pattern? Great finish!

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    amylouwho
    February 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I just saw these in your shop! I want to make one! Seriously! Which do you have for the back? let&#39;s talk. I love the orange colorway of Farmer&#39;s Market!

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    Nina...
    February 6, 2010 at 1:38 am

    I love Sandi Henderson&#39;s fabrics! Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    Christine
    February 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Beautiful! That&#39;s so neat that you&#39;re giving your niece a piece of your childhood ๐Ÿ™‚ Christine

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    Suzanne
    February 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Oh…it is very sunshiny! It makes me long for summer!

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    Catherine
    February 7, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Lovely bright and fresh quilt. Love those Sandi Henderson prints!

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    The Quilt Buddy
    February 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I love it! I am quickly becoming a Sandi Henderson groupie!<br /><br />BTW-Check this out!<br /><br />http://quiltbuddy.blogspot.com/2010/02/love-sent-from-afar.html<br /><br />XOXO!

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    Joy
    February 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I want to buy your fabric pack but I will need 2 packs…do you have them? <br />joyturner24@hotmail.com<br />LOVE the quilt

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    Starr
    February 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    That quilt is absolutely adorable! I have always loved orange and green together and the striped border is just perfect. I have been trying to decide if my next quilt will be a Disappearing 9 Patch or 3 Stars from Buggy Barn. Seeing this makes me want to go with the Disappearing 9 Patch. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Aunt Spicy
    February 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Drats, I am too late, they are all sold out. I have a cute red-headed niece who it would have been perfect for…guess I need to go fabric shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    February 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    hmmmm I can almost smell spring after looking at this quilt.

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    Rene'
    February 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    What a pretty quilt! The colors are so soft and look so springlike. Thanks for sharing.

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    Terresa
    February 12, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Beautiful quilt, the colors are delish!

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    Liz Schaffner
    February 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    LOVE the quilt!!<br />Would you believe that is my bedroom colors! I gotta make the quilt! (but bigger)<br />Do you have a couple fabric packs ?? Could you tell me what pattern you used ?? Will you ship to Germany??<br />Sorry for all the questions??<br />Love the quilt!<br />Liz

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