Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Girly Scooter Quilt

Some pictures of a quilt that has been in the works for a long while. This quilt was made for American Quilting, a local quilt shop where I used to work and where I still make occasional samples.
There were a few of those Sherbert Pips scooters and dogs left even though most of the collection was gone, so I decided it would be fun to make a girly, patchwork, throw quilt using those prints and adding some other pink, red, gray and turquoise. 
The quilting on this quilt was done by Meridy Palmer who also works at American Quilting. She used a light pink thread and big double loops.  The quilt is so snuggly now that it's finished and washed.
The binding is from Aneela Hoey's latest collection, A Walk in the Woods.  I love how it works on the bias.
I got to help at the store last week during a local Shop Hop and it was fun to be back, cutting fabric and talking to nice friends again, and being sorely tempted by all the new bolts of pretty fabric. It was also fun to see this quilt hanging on the wall.  

There are a few kits for this quilt still available at the store. The finished quilt measures 55" x 77".  The kit costs $84 and includes pre-cut and pre-stacked squares, ready to pick-up and start sewing.  Borders and binding fabric are also included. Backing requires an additional 3 3/4 yards.  You can see other currently available kits from American Quilting here. To order, call the shop 801-802-7841.

Also, the winner of the Dresden ruler has been posted, finally. (Sorry for the delay. That's summer + a holiday weekend + a marathon dance recital Monday for you). Thanks for your patience, and thanks so much for the dresden quilt love!! It means so much and I'm so thrilled that people liked it. And with it being summer, I can't possibly so an adequate job of thanking you individually, so here is a giant, collective thank you! 

17 comments:

Kristen said...

Love this!!! Just laid out a quilt that looks exactly like this pattern yesterday in boy Children At Play. I also have to know what dot you used. It looks like the dot I infamously used on my last sherbet pips quilt backing that got attacked by scissors and I do want to try something again. :)

Melissa B said...

I REALLY love this! It's my favorite quilt I've seen in quite some time. It's so patchwork-y and girly!

Bloggymom said...

Love the colors of the quilt!!

Lisa said...

PRETTY!

Claire Jain said...

Super cute quilt! I do love that binding print, too :-)

Thimbleanna said...

That's adorable Amy! I have lots of that fabric sitting around -- I really should DO something with it LOL!

randi--i have to say said...

This is great! Very cute quilt!

Chelsea said...

Really cute! I still love that original collection of Aneela's and wish I'd picked up more of it.

Jenny said...

I wouldn't have thought of that fabric for binding, but it works so nicely!

amy smart said...

Thanks Kristen! The dot I used was a Darlene Zimmerman polk-a-dot for Robert Kaufman.

felicity said...

Completely adorable, Amy! I have a charm pack of Sherbet Pips awaiting my attention - I love how you added other prints in here. Gave me some great ideas.

miamihoney said...

Lovely quilt. The pink swirls are just perfect. Great work!

Madame Samm said...

gorgeous..you are just sew darn inspiring...yes you are..today, tomorrow, always

Shankevia said...

Great job on the quilting for this one.

Laura K said...

What a cute quilt. My littlest one would love all the pink. We were in the shop for the shop hop on Wednesday. My girls and I had a blast! Of course they loved all the snacks and goodies (they are 5 and 8!) and I loved all the new fabric. Thank you for sharing your adorable quilt!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I love these prints, and I think they always look best in patchwork, for some reason! I'm so glad you got to spend some time at the quilt shop, too!

Michele said...

Very pretty and I'm sure it is greatly loved by all who see it.