Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A vintagey-retro inspired quilt

I finally finished the picot quilt for the shop where I work, American Quilting.  They got a cheerful collection of vintage-inspired fabrics and we decided to make a simple, summery quilt out of them.  I'm happy with how it turned out. And how it looks on my table.  Too bad I can't keep it there. :) (It's okay - it would only get covered with all sorts of stains and other interesting stuff).   And look, there's my happy hutch.
 
 I think that cherry print is my favorite.
This was quilted by the talented Becky Heslop. 
Don't you love those little flowers?
 
The back. I just noticed that this fabric is half price at the Fat Quarter Shop.
 
And speaking of  vintagey-retro stuff, check out these cute (real) vintage Fiestaware salt & pepper shakers my mother-in-law gave me for my birthday. She knew I was totally digging turquoise these days. She must read my blog. :)

19 comments:

  1. Ooooo... This one I love! Love, Love, Love!! The little prairie points are fantastic. I am definitely coveting the shakers. What a great MIL for reading your blog!

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  2. so cute - love those prairie points!

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  3. this quilt is too cute...i love the colors and the way the red stands out. those shakers are amazing. lucky you

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the cheerful colors!

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  5. So pretty Amy! Cheery it definetly is and I LOVE the shakers!:)

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  6. Ohhh, I love quilts for tablecloths! Its so cheery and bright, love it!

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  7. Oh how precious!!
    Sincerely ~ Trish

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  8. LUV, LUV, LUV the cherry fabric and the salt/pepper shakers!

    Both of them really bring our your summer quilt.

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  9. Awesome summery quilt!! I see a bigger version as a picnic quilt, love it!

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  10. So cute! You did the prairie points in one continuous strip, right?

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  11. oh i love it! it reminds me of these cool metal colored yard chairs that my grandma used to have...
    it's beautiful it just looks like summer!
    melissa

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  12. How perfect do those shakers look with that quilt! Very sweet!

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  13. very cute!! the prairie points are perfect!

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  14. Really lovely well done
    Hugs Janice

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  15. I really like it. I think I have a thing for yellow backgrounds and bright colors. It's lovely.

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  16. Love the fabric- so cheerful! And the cherry print, and the backing! I might have to go stash digging and make something similar just now! How many of those prairie point did you have to make for goodness' sake????

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