Friday, February 5, 2010

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. :)
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!

35 comments:

  1. Oh yes...that color scheme brings back memories...it is too sweet. Is that a disappearing nine patch? I'm still learning the names of all these easy quilting patterns!:)

    Um...sun....how about 20-30" 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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  2. Love the colors, just beautiful!! So funny, a year seems to be my time frame lately.

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  3. 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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  4. this quilt is gorgeous...the colors together are amazing

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  5. Very pretty...very sweet....so girlie!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. What a cute quilt and such bright, cheerful colors.

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  9. I love that quilt! It's like soft sunshine - the prefect thing for early February!

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

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  11. Love this quilt! I'm sure your sister and niece will treasure it!

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  12. 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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  13. It's beautiful and perfect for a little red head!

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

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  15. wow...that looks gorgeous...

    visiting you from sew & tell

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  16. Gorgeous quilt. The colours are lovely!!

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  17. 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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  18. What a cheerful, California sunshine looking quilt!

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  19. The quilt is gorgeous. Love the backing fabric. In my family the 'red hair' 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's two baby girls do too but she doesn't.

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  20. Gorgeous quilt. Great use of the color orange!

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

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

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  23. I love Sandi Henderson's fabrics! Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  24. Beautiful! That's so neat that you're giving your niece a piece of your childhood :) Christine

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

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

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  27. I love it! I am quickly becoming a Sandi Henderson groupie!

    BTW-Check this out!

    http://quiltbuddy.blogspot.com/2010/02/love-sent-from-afar.html

    XOXO!

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

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  29. 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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  30. 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 :-)

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

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

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  33. Beautiful quilt, the colors are delish!

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

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