Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Finished Strawberry Fields Quilt #2

This weekend I finished a quilt that has been in progress for a while now. And I'm SO happy with the final results.  I was going for a really vintage, faded, Cath-Kidston-y look. And I think it worked.  All thanks entirely to the fabrics.
This is my second quilt made with the Strawberry Fields collection designed by Jan Figueroa for Moda. Usually I like to throw prints from other fabric collections together and mix them up a little, but since I loved every print in this collection, I figured why mess with a look I already love?
The first Strawberry Fields quilt was the Easy Bricks quilt made for Moda Bake Shop. I used 2 Layer Cakes (collections of 10" squares) to create both quilts. For the Bricks quilt I used more of the saturated colors to contrast with the white fabric.  This one I used all the light prints and the remaining brights to create a more washed out color palette. Both quilts were machine quilted by my friend, Meridee.
I usually go for bolder binding fabrics to really frame the quilt, but this quilt called for something more subtle that looked old and classic, so I went with the bias blue gingham. Does it get more classic than bias blue gingham? I'm not sure. I think one of the reasons I love the way this one turned out is because it looks like something Anne Shirley would have on her bed. But then again, it's maybe a little too froofy for Marilla's more sensible taste.
And here's a literal "behind the scenes" shot.  I took these pictures last night at my mom's house before a family barbecue.  My husband rarely has the privilege to hold my quilts for pictures, so I thought I'd give him this awesome opportunity. This may even be his debut on the blog. (At least in a photograph. He did write an awesome guest tutorial in June.) Isn't he doing a great job?  Look at how straight those arms are. And that's after a 7-hour hike with our 7-yr-old. What an iron man. Way to go, honey.

This quilt was made using my Hour Glass Quilt pattern (only I eliminated 6 blocks - one row- to make it a little smaller and to use the number of 10" squares that I had. And I made the inside border slightly wider.) If you're looking for Strawberry Fields fabric you can find it at Shabby Fabrics & Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.

41 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing! love them both!

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  2. whoa. Your seven-year old went hiking for seven hours? I can't get my six-year old down the block and back.

    Gorgeous quilt by the way.

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  3. I love your work. All of it. Every time!

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  4. Beautiful! Both quilts are amazing and I love that fabric (that's probably why I chose it for my baby's quilt). Love your hour glass pattern too!

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  5. Stunningly beautiful ... I love your quilt.

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  6. Good grief, that's a beautiful quilt! I love those sort of vintage, pretty affairs. And your Green Gables reference has made my night. Gilbert Blythe, my first literary love!

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  7. I really like the color choices. And strawberries always remind me of my Grandma which is always a good thing:)

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  8. Beautiful quilt, love those colour choices! I think you're right though, Marilla would think they were just too airy fairy :oD

    They just opened a Cath Kidston store round the corner from my office. I'm doooooomed!

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  9. I do believe that Cath and Anne would be thrilled with the results :)

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  10. Beautiful quilt -- and love the quilt holder!

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  11. I don't know how I missed this great achievement of Bakal's last night. It's funny because I was just thinking, whoever is holding that quilt did a great job, no fingers showing! That's tough for us pros to do let alone a rookie. Nice job.

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  12. Ohhh Amy- this is absolutely gorgeous!! And you're right-why mess with perfection- I LOVE this whole collection! Hubby did a great job holding it up. :)
    Cindy
    orr20004@msn.com

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  13. so pretty! i love how this quilt came out!

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  14. oh, wow--beautiful! terrific job.

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  15. Wow, I love this quilt. How did I miss this fabric from Moda. So pretty, I've been going for the same sort of look for my daughters room. So Cute!

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  16. I love both of your beautiful quilts! Lovely fabric collection :)

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  17. All of your quilts are very beautiful. I also saw some of your designs and I am surprised when I saw the Hour Glass Quilt, it really grabbed my attention.

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  18. Gorgeous. Makes me want to go strawberry picking.

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  19. Anne Shirley had great taste, style & passion! Beautiful quilt! Yes, she would've loved it. And even if Marilla would think it to "froofy" she would still appreciate all the hard work put into it. :o)

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  20. I love that vintage feel, it's so pretty :)

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  21. So beautiful! I love the border fabric, it's so vintage-y and cute!

    S x

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  22. Gorgeous! The fabrics are shown so nicely. Anne would have dreamt of such a quilt : ) I think Marilla would have seen the quilt as a way to show love; through honest handwork, much like Rachel Lynde's tabacco quilts Anne take to College. (I named my daughter Marilla!) love AOGG : )

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  23. I really like the way that turned out. So soft and relaxing to look at and I'm sure really warm to snuggle under. I just got a big pile of charms in the mail and I've been thinking about making them into hour glass blocks. Of course I have no idea when I'll get time to start that.

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  24. I could not be more in love with your quilt! :o) And adorable references to Anne's taste in quilts. :o)
    I have a layer cake in this fabric and can not wait to cut into it. You have created such lovely quilts with yours!!
    Have a nice week.
    Sincerely, Trish
    ps. Are you all ready for the Sewing Summit?? I can't believe I am really going! It is like someone handed me the moon. (I am a little nervous too...)

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  25. woot woot, way to go hubby! love how soft the quilt looks.

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  26. Gorgeous quilt! I love the Anne of Green Gables reference. I am making a quilt for my little girl out of Strawberry fields - - LOVE the fabric!!

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  27. Great quilt! I love that collection and the hourglass block is one of my "go to" blocks for quilts with a vintage feel.

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  28. So beautiful! I love the softness of this line.

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  29. It's absolutely gorgeous! You do such awesome work.

    I love this line and I'm working on a Strawberry Fields quilt right now too. It's perfect.

    Love it!

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  30. Such a sweet quilt. The colors are lovely.

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  31. Lol! Love the "behind the scene" shot!

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  32. Oh I absolutely love them both Amy. The binding is my favorite.

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  33. You make such beautiful quilts... I love the fabric combos you pic.

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  34. LOVE it! I think gingham makes the best binding, too. Especially gingham on the bias. Lovely pics, Amy, beautiful work ;) xo amy

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  35. I just LOVE the strawberry quilt, it's so beautiful! I'm still working on my first quilt ever and it's really hard. You should be so proud!

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  36. The strawberry quilt is lovely. The gingham binding is a nice touch.

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