Friday, May 21, 2010

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! I can't wait to see the other quilts at this year's Quilters Festival. Always amazing quilts and stories.  So much inspiration. Happy surfing.







86 comments:

QuilterLaura said...

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

Deanna said...

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

ktquilts said...

Did you hear that? It was my breath being taken away!! Perfect quilt!! Perfect curtains. Thanks for sharing the room!

Blessings,

KT

Michele said...

What a lovely quilt! Your daughter's room is darling!

tracy_a said...

what a great quilt - and what a fun room!

Leslie said...

this is stunning. i love its simplicity

Dresden Quilter said...

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

joliesjunebugboutique said...

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

NanaKaren said...

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

why not sew? said...

The quilt is gorgeous! So soft and perfect for a little girl. or a big girl. I love her room.

P.S. I made a nursing cover using your tutorial. I'll try to post about it soon. It was so easy to follow. Came out perfect. Thanks!

Jenny said...

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

Wendy K said...

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

Lynne said...

That is so pretty - there really is a place for very pretty simple quilts. When they're done really well like this one, they just stand out.

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Perfect for a little lady!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! And the curtains are just awesome! I'm thinking a summer skirt in fabric like them would be incredible...

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful quilt. The curtains are perfect. Pretty room for a little girl.

Carol

Christine said...

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.

Thanks for sharing again, it's beautiful!
Christine

Amber said...

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

angela said...

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't want all the flowers.

I love the picture, the curtains, and that wonderful quilt - looks like the perfect room.

Quiet Quilter said...

Such a sweet room! And memories will abound!

audrey said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Kacey said...

I am MADLY in love with this quilt! What are some of the fabrics you used? I'm seeing some Tanya Whelan...

badlandsquilts said...

Such a great quilt and beautiful room!

beth said...

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

Kristine Hanson said...

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!

Mary said...

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

Sandra said...

I'm ready to move in. I love the vintage curtains which work in beautifully with the new quilt.
Thanks for commenting.
Sandra

Blue Is Bleu said...

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

Jessica Christensen said...

It's beautiful, Amy. Love the colors and textures.

A. said...

Beautiful! What a sweet room.

madebymum said...

hey this is stunning, lucky lucky girl.

Lara said...

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!

Jeanne said...

It's so cute on the bed! Looks like a big girl's room. Nice work.

Andi said...

A gorgeous girls room!
Love the simple squares quilt. My latest favourite design!!

nanann said...

The whole room just seems so nice and peaceful.

live a colorful life said...

Everything about the quilt and your daughter'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.

Des said...

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

Chatty Cricket said...

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

Selina said...

Lovely!

Allie said...

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

DeeRoo said...

Isn'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

Cindy said...

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!!
orr20004@msn.com

CraftyMummy said...

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.

nettie said...

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

Gabrielle said...

Divine! I love the way you're always making the fabric the focus...

Michelle said...

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.

Suzi said...

Simply gorgeous.

Tina said...

So pretty Amy!

amylouwho said...

amy, it's beautiful! I want to crawl in and take a nap.

Claire said...

don't you wish that kids sometimes didn't grow up so fast...but the up side you got to make a really beautiful quilt...i love the reds and blues together!

Marie said...

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

Candi said...

Wonderful quilt and wonderful room! So girly.

Alexis said...

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!

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Carol said...

The quilt and curtains are gorgeous together.

SewCalGal said...

Lovely quilt. Beautiful fabrics and colors. So very cheerful!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Terriaw said...

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's precious curtains from her childhood room.

Jill said...

I love this quilt-what a great room!

Peapod Four said...

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

Vicki said...

It's so pretty; I love the color scheme!

Megan said...

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

Denise said...

Great quilt Amy. Love the color combination!

Martine said...

quelle douceur dans les couleurs l'ensemble est superbe,félicitations

lesthook said...

The quilt and curtains are perfect for each other!

MomBrose said...

I know I'm only 140 quilts in but I have to say that this is one my all time favorites. It'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 :D

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love the quilt Amy! ooxx`jodi

Deb said...

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!

Jackie said...

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

mjb said...

The colors of her room are great all together!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

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 "thing" before trying to choose colors for a room. You knew that instinctively!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That curtain panel is to die for.

Karen said...

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.

GLÒRIA said...

Very beautiful quilt!!!
Happy Festival!!!

Seams Sew Together said...

Very Pretty!!

Felicity said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Aunt Spicy said...

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

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

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

Jeni said...

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.

Corrie said...

now that is just the most perfect little girl's bedroom I've seen!

love your blog, just found it and adding it to my favourites right now!

corrie:)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A beautiful quilt! And it is perfect in your daughter's room. Her room is beautiful. Banners would be so cute.

..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't be a "stay at home mom", but I would love to be a stay at home wife :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
If you have a moment to come over, please let me know by leaving a comment at my post. It was fun meeting you!

Kristie said...

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?????

Eileen said...

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:
http://fligamapoof.blogspot.com/ if you have time--i'm having a little giveaway this week.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

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 love it - much more now than then. Your blog is lovely and I will reading on. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

The Lovells said...

Oh my goodness!! I was drooling over this quilt saying to myself "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," then I saw it....sarah jane! I have the little girl and lamb print. That's too funny...I guess that's a sign that I need to make it!

rachel said...

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