Monday, June 21, 2010

Hope Valley Bricks Quilt

Here is the finished Hope Valley Bricks quilt.
I'm ready to make another.  It was so quick and enjoyable. The colors are so different than what I have in my house, or what I'm normally drawn to (I'm much more of a primary colors type person) but I loved the way they all look together. I never would have thought I would.
 
Here is the back. This quilt was quilted by my coworker (and uber-talented person), Monica.
Which is why it got done so fast. :)
 
I don't consider myself a magenta person at all, but it felt so right for this quilt's binding.
I think it makes the whole quilt. Like I said, who knew I would get so excited about magenta and sour yellow-ish green (I'm sure there's a much cooler JCrew name out there for that color - the one with the polk-a-dots - like Celery Root or Pureed Asparagus.)
 
If you want to make a bricks quilt like this I found out there's a great tutorial at Randi's Road to Spring quilt-a-long.

The Shop Hop last week was fun.  Each of the store's picked a holiday/celebration as their theme. Our store's was Father's Day so I wore a white shirt with my 6-year-old's clip on tie.  I felt more like an Olive Garden waiter though.

The funniest part of the day: a gal (Hi Kim!!) comes in and says, "I'm here to meet Amy."  So I totally assume she's there to meet Amy McClellan, the store owner, and send her in that direction. (I'm the employee that makes everything confusing at AQ - anytime anyone asks for "Amy" on the phone or in person, it's pretty much always her they want, so I always defer.) Thirty seconds later, Kim comes back to me and says, "No! I'm here to meet YOU. I read your blog!"  I felt like such a dork (this is not an abnormal feeling for me, so I wasn't distressed) and after she gave me a noogie, we had a great chat. Kim, you are a hoot!  And get this! Kim's nice husband went WITH HER to a dozen or so quilt stores! What a man.

PS I'm linking up to last weeks Sew and Tell here! :)

32 comments:

  1. These fabrics look great in this quilt. Good job.

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  2. these colors are beautiful together! I love the quilt.

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  3. Beautiful! Those colors are great. I will have to check out that tutorial.

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  4. You're sooo funny Amy!!:) I definitely would be looking you up too if I lived in that area! I've been following your blog for awhile now and you do a great job! The quilt is beautiful - you did a great job on it! Love the colors!

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  5. So....visiting your in-laws this summer?:)

    Oh...and it is called Chartreuse!;) Love that color!!

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  6. This is so beautiful! I wasn't sold on Hope Valley until I saw this!

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  7. Awesome finish!!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  8. Hi Amy! LOL

    My husband made it through shop hop in one piece. Now we need to win a prize so his help doubling my odds will pay off!

    Great quilt!

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  9. I just finished my quilt top this weekend using Randi's quilt-along and I can't wait to get it quilted! Yours is awesome. I have most of the Hope Valley line waiting for another project but it sure looks great in this one, plus the fabrics you added are perfect!

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  10. Great quilt! And how fun to meet a fellow blogger! Have a happy week!

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  11. I love this quilt! I'm pretty sure it's your photo that I favorited on flickr. :)

    I made 2 bed size hope valley quilts, but I think I love yours more! I'm certainly going to try this design some time.

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  12. Cute story!! What a sweet husband she has!!

    I love your quilt- the pattern is perfect for these fabric prints- just lovely!

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  13. I swear, you just can't go wrong with Hope Valley. I don't adore every single print in the collection, but as a group they're absolutely amazing every single time.

    Love this design, will have to keep it in mind and try it sometime! Maybe with that Modern Meadow FQ bundle that I just ordered... :-)

    -Liz

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  14. Ha! I'm lucky enough never to have had the problem of working with someone with the same name as me! The shop I work at (MG) had the theme of Mother's day so I got to wear a crown all day (queen for a day). I didn't feel like a waiter, but I did get to wash out glitter from my hair for three days!

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  15. Amy, I really like how this quilt came out.I'm not a magenta type person but some how the colors all came together.

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  16. Love it, as always:) I mustard polka dot fabric is amazing

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  17. Loooove the quilt! I'm trying to figure out what to do with my Hope Valley fabrics and I've had a dozen ideas so far lol

    I work at a quilt shop too and it's amazing how many men accompany their women, especially on weekends. Although half of them look like they'd rather be watching paint dry, and the half are probably looking around for something sharp to end the pain...

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  18. It's beautiful Amy! Maybe I should make another one like that!

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  19. that is so cool that she came to meet you!!! this quilt is amazing, as usual!!!! :o)

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  20. Beautiful quilt!! I love those colors together.... I need to try this pattern!

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  21. I have a collection of HV fat quarters that I'm planning to use sometime soon. I love how they look together and I love the simplicity of how you've chosen to show them off. I agree, the colours are quite different but they work! Lovely.

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  22. Out of your comfort zone those colours may be but what a yummy, yummy quilt. I also did Randi's quilt along but have yet to get mine quilted.

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  23. It looks great! I'm not much of a magenta person either but there is something about the color of it in this line that is just fabulous.

    Jennifer :)

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  24. Love this quilt...these aren't usually my colors either...but there is something about this line of fabric...I keep my Hope Valley quilt in our family room so I can see it every day!

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  25. Kim is lovely. What a sweetheart. You know I brought my husband and son to AQ on Saturday. And they fished and I got the moste awesome prizes. Blog post to come. Love the bricks quilt. Fantastic.

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  26. ohhhh I love it! inspired to cut into my own stash of hope valley now!

    and how cute someone came in to say hi to you! I get a bit embarrassed at markets when people come and tell me how much they love my blog because I never know what to say so just say thank you!!!!!!!!! so sweet that her hubby came with her - I'd have to go solo to hide the evidence!

    corrie:)

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  27. Your quilt looks great!

    I realize now what a Facebook junkie I've become because I automatically looked for the "like" button on your profile. :-)

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  28. Um, I love this. I LOVE the magenta. I'm usually drawn to lighter or brighter hot pinks, but this is beautiful. LOVE!

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  29. Love how the colours work together in this!

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  30. I love the hope valley colors all together - even better than alone I think. I would never put them together - that's why I'm not a designer :)

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  31. that color was all the rage when we moved to germany. I first saw it at an Adidas showcase we went to. We've always just called it "puke green"

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