Red, Aqua and Pink Quilt

I’ve been promising my 8-year-old daughter for a quilt for some time. She grew out of the pink/purple/princess/unicorn/little-girl phase a while ago.  She decided her new favorite color was red. Last year I made a baby quilt using this color scheme because I loved it and wanted to try it. Well, she loved it too, so I promised her I would make a big one for her. It is finally done!
It’s not a complex design – just simple squares. But it’s the greatest way to showcase the fabric. This is the quilt where I finally used those fabrics that I was saving for “just the right thing.” There are lot of little things that are sentimental to her like seashells to remind her of going to the beach with Grandma, or elephants which were her favorite animal.  Also lots of texture like chenille and a square of red velvet.
This was part of the inspiration. A while ago, my mother-in-law gave me the curtain panels that hung in her room as a little girl in Bath, Maine about 60 years ago.  Aren’t they fabulous?
We finally hung those in her room this week.
And here’s the finished look. Well, almost.  Right now her room is hosting the bottom half of the bunk beds until we move both in her brothers’ room. I have an old brass headboard that I’d like to paint white.  When we bought our new house the walls in her room were already the perfect shade of pink. Providential.
The cute painting on the wall is by Sarah Jane, one of my favorite childrens artists. 
I need to make some pennants like that to go in her room!
Thanks for coming to visit! 

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Ohhh, that is lovely! Perfect for a young lady. You did a GREAT job!

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Something new, something old, something sweet and something bold (that's the red part). Perfect!

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Did you hear that? It was my breath being taken away!! Perfect quilt!! Perfect curtains. Thanks for sharing the room!<br /><br />Blessings,<br /><br />KT

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

    What a lovely quilt! Your daughter&#39;s room is darling!

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:35 am

    what a great quilt – and what a fun room!

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:54 am

    this is stunning. i love its simplicity

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    Dresden Quilter
    May 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I love the colours of the quilt and the thoughtfulness of choosing squares that match your daughter. It is a beautiful quilt.

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    May 21, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Her room is so cute! I love, love, love the quilt and those curtains are just perfect!

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    May 21, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I love her room! The new quilt is gorgeous and just makes the room! Great job!

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    why not sew?
    May 21, 2010 at 7:46 am

    The quilt is gorgeous! So soft and perfect for a little girl. or a big girl. I love her room. <br /><br />P.S. I made a nursing cover using your tutorial. I&#39;ll try to post about it soon. It was so easy to follow. Came out perfect. Thanks!

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    May 21, 2010 at 7:57 am

    an amazing quilt for sure! and i love your inspiration…the bedroom looks divine! love sarah jane too!

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    Wendy K
    May 21, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Oooo Amy, <br />What a beautiful quilt for your daughter, and such a lovely bedroom filled with loving memories for her to enjoy.<br />Love Wendy Xx

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    May 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

    That is so pretty – there really is a place for very pretty simple quilts. When they&#39;re done really well like this one, they just stand out.

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    Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly)
    May 21, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Perfect for a little lady!

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    May 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Gorgeous! And the curtains are just awesome! I&#39;m thinking a summer skirt in fabric like them would be incredible…

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    Carol at Serendipity
    May 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful quilt. The curtains are perfect. Pretty room for a little girl.<br /><br />Carol

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    May 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I absolutely love your quilt. Do you have a tutorial on how to make this? I have never made a quilt but would love to give this a try and make one for my daughter.<br /><br />Thanks for sharing again, it&#39;s beautiful!<br />Christine

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    May 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I love the quilt, and the whole look of the room. Very cute!

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    May 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Wow Amy, that is so pretty! Without any little girls to sew for, maybe I just need to make something like that for my own room – Mark can just close his eyes if he doesn&#39;t want all the flowers.<br /><br />I love the picture, the curtains, and that wonderful quilt – looks like the perfect room.

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    Quiet Quilter
    May 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Such a sweet room! And memories will abound!

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    May 21, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Beautiful! Love the colors!

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    May 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I am MADLY in love with this quilt! What are some of the fabrics you used? I&#39;m seeing some Tanya Whelan…

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    May 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Such a great quilt and beautiful room!

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    May 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

    The curtains and quilt together with the &quot;providential&quot; pink walls add up to the BEST little girls room!!! Great job.

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    Kristine Hanson
    May 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

    DARLING!!!! I made my daughter a stacked coin quilt in those colors last year, she loves it and I also have a Sarah Jane picture in her room, too cute for little girls!! Lovely room, good job mom!

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    May 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

    What a great quit! And it looks even more awesome on her bed!

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    May 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I&#39;m ready to move in. I love the vintage curtains which work in beautifully with the new quilt.<br />Thanks for commenting.<br />Sandra

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    Blue Is Bleu
    May 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

    That&#39;s just gorgeous Amy! I&#39;d always thought if I had a little girl, I&#39;d want her room to be red and aqua πŸ™‚ The curtains are such a sweet touch. Beautiful!! (And the pennants would be sooooo lovely!)

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    Jessica Christensen
    May 21, 2010 at 10:47 am

    It&#39;s beautiful, Amy. Love the colors and textures.

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    May 21, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful! What a sweet room.

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    May 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    hey this is stunning, lucky lucky girl.

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    May 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    That quilt is purely perfect. I love the colour scheme and the layout is amazing. What size did you cut the squares to? Love love love!

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    May 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    It&#39;s so cute on the bed! Looks like a big girl&#39;s room. Nice work.

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    May 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    A gorgeous girls room!<br />Love the simple squares quilt. My latest favourite design!!

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    May 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    The whole room just seems so nice and peaceful.

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    live a colorful life
    May 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Everything about the quilt and your daughter&#39;s room is just perfect. The pink is such a nice soft shade–not too bright. And the curtains–what an amazing and special touch.

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    May 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    okay, that is so sweet about the curtains!! At first I thought you were going to Bath England and my heart almost stopped. πŸ™‚

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    Chatty Cricket
    May 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Love Love Love. Love the color scheme, love the curtains, love it all.

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    May 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    The quilt is beautiful, and her room turned out lovely.

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    May 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Isn&#39;t it lovely when things all come together…the perfect pink walls…the perfect curtain panels from a loved one…the perfect combo of aqua and red lovingly stitched by mom…..lucky girl!;) xo

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    May 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, her room is precious! The quilt is beautiful and so are the curtains. I love vintage!! Your daughter is fortunate to have so much love and warmth around her. I live a ways from my Mom and when I cover up in the quilt she made me – makes me think of her arms around me.:) Sweet dreams!!<br />orr20004@msn.com

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    May 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Great quilt – love the colors. It looks so fresh and modern. And I love that some kids quilts are grown up enough to be loved for a long time.

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    i love it! the quilt and her room…that really is the perfect shade of pink!

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    May 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Divine! I love the way you&#39;re always making the fabric the focus…

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    May 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful quilt! Sometimes the simplest patterns are the best way to show off gorgeous fabrics. This quilt really hits the mark. Oh, and I love the striped outer border.

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    May 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Simply gorgeous.

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    May 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

    So pretty Amy!

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    May 22, 2010 at 2:34 am

    amy, it&#39;s beautiful! I want to crawl in and take a nap.

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    May 22, 2010 at 5:54 am

    don&#39;t you wish that kids sometimes didn&#39;t grow up so fast…but the up side you got to make a really beautiful quilt…i love the reds and blues together!

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    May 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Perfect quilt for your daughter i am sure she is so proud of it

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    May 22, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Wonderful quilt and wonderful room! So girly.

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    May 22, 2010 at 11:11 am

    What a darling room! The quilt and curtains are perfect together. My daughter is the same age, and I know what you mean about new favorite colors!

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    May 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    It&#39;s a beautiful quilt!

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    May 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    The quilt and curtains are gorgeous together.

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    May 22, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Lovely quilt. Beautiful fabrics and colors. So very cheerful!<br /><br />SewCalGal<br />www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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    May 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Those curtains are so gorgeous, especially in a room with that gorgeous quilt! I have always loved the red/aqua color combination. What a great way to tie this room together. And what a great way to showcase your mil&#39;s precious curtains from her childhood room.

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    May 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I love this quilt-what a great room!

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    Peapod Four
    May 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Absolutely lovely! I&#39;d love to put together something like this for my daughter some day. thanks for the inspiration!

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    May 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    It&#39;s so pretty; I love the color scheme!

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    May 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

    That quilt is perfectly lovely for her room – your daughter must be so ecstatic! I know I would be.

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    May 23, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Great quilt Amy. Love the color combination!

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    May 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

    quelle douceur dans les couleurs l&#39;ensemble est superbe,fΓ©licitations

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    May 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    The quilt and curtains are perfect for each other!

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    May 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I know I&#39;m only 140 quilts in but I have to say that this is one my all time favorites. It&#39;s so beautiful! Those curtains are spectacular!! They were made for each other. I would love to see what it looks like when you get the pendants done. How about painting the current bed in that pale blue from the quilt?? I love painted furniture πŸ˜€

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    jodi @ Pleasant Home
    May 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Love the quilt Amy! ooxx`jodi

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    May 24, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Love, love, love the quilt! Perfect colors. When you first showed us the vintage curtains, I thought you were going to say that you used them for the quilt backing. But I love them hanging at the window and coordinating with the quilt. Great entry for the festival!

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    May 24, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Amy, Wow, I love the quilt, but the entire look of the room is fantastic! Just darling. Your daughter must be pleased as punch!

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    May 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The colors of her room are great all together!

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    I Love Baby Quilts!
    May 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Ohmygosh, I am so in love with how the quilt looks with the curtains! Famous interior designers always say you need to start with a &quot;thing&quot; before trying to choose colors for a room. You knew that instinctively!

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    May 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    That curtain panel is to die for.

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    May 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    The quilt looks so lovely on the bed. I love quilts on a bed. they just look so good! How your daughter must love it.

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    May 25, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Very beautiful quilt!!! <br />Happy Festival!!!

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    Seams Sew Together
    May 25, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Very Pretty!!

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    May 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Really cute quilt/room. I would have loved to grow up in that room!

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    May 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    This quilt is so pretty! I love the colors/fabrics you chose. And the curtains are lovely, too.

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    Aunt Spicy
    May 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Can I move in? Love everything, the curtains, bedspread…what a lucky little girl!

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    Dallas Designing-Diva
    May 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    What a lovely quilt. Love the inspiration.<br />Randi<br />http://DivaBuzz.designing-diva.com

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    May 31, 2010 at 6:56 am

    WOW! That is beautiful. I want to make my soon to be 8 year old daughter a quilt for her bed and these are the same colors we have been talking about. My little one saw this picture and loves it too. Hope you are both enjoying it.

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    May 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    now that is just the most perfect little girl&#39;s bedroom I&#39;ve seen!<br /><br />love your blog, just found it and adding it to my favourites right now!<br /><br />corrie:)

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    Personalized Sketches and Sentiments
    June 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    A beautiful quilt! And it is perfect in your daughter&#39;s room. Her room is beautiful. Banners would be so cute.<br /><br />..I am off today so will hopefully get to some others on the quilt fest. I have some drawing orders to work on and then clean house… Now that our children are grown and my hubby and I are empty nesters, I can&#39;t be a &quot;stay at home mom&quot;, but I would love to

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    June 2, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I absolutely love this quilt! Can you please tell me what fabrics you used? The red binding is to die for. And the curtains are such a beautiful item, and so sentimental. I wish I had a bedroom this gorgous! Time to remodel?????

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    June 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    lovely colors, fabrics and i love the border. a very nice arrangement and fun to have things that mean so much in it. thanks for sharing. come visit me:<br />http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ if you have time–i&#39;m having a little giveaway this week.

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    (un)Deniably Domestic
    July 13, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I popped over from the purple is back birthday post..which made me smile as we have seven girls, and their favorites, from food to color, fluctuate and change like the weather. It must be the growing up thing they are doing. This quilt is truly lovely and she will cherish it for years to come. Just yesterday, I pulled from storage a quilt that my mother made for me when I was eleven. I still

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    The Lovells
    February 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I was drooling over this quilt saying to myself &quot;I need to make this for my daughters room…it would be perfect for the print I just bought to set the theme for her room,&quot; then I saw it….sarah jane! I have the little girl and lamb print. That&#39;s too funny…I guess that&#39;s a sign that I need to make it!

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    June 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I am in LOVE with this quilt! It is fantastic!

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