Thursday, April 3, 2008

Finished up!

I finished the "winging it" quilt.

It was loosely based on Denyse Schmidt's Hop, Skip & Jump quilt but I really just looked at the photo and went from there.
It's about 60"x65" and made ENTIRELY from stash fabrics. The only thing I bought was the batting. Of course I actually bought everything in the quilt at some point...
As you can probably see from the multitude of photos, I'm very happy with this one.

I added a little twist to the quilting in the form of a tiny leaf every so often. You really have to study the quilt to notice them though.

The binding is a tiny checkerboard - the only fabric I had enough of.

I didn't have enough of anything for the back, so I had to piece. Another happy accident. I think it almost looks like another quilt.



Because I already have so many quilts, I'm seriously considering listing this one on Etsy. It does look really good on the chair in the entryway though...

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60 comments:

Mikilana said...

but I'm right up the road...you could always be SUPER nice and just give it away to a random comment-er ;)


lol j/k I like how the backing is pieced also. looks great and definitely has personality

house on hill road said...

i love it. all that green! the back is so good too. i am going to have to try my hand at this pattern. well done, anina!

Jen said...

I love the touches of blue. And not just any blue but *these* blues. Perfect next to all the green and white.

- Jen

Autum said...

This is wonderful! I love that you used fabric you had. It is just perfect and reversible- the back is fabulous on its own. If you just can't find room for it, I'm sure I could help you out. I'm really generous that way ; )

Meg said...

Oh, my God--I love that quilt! It's just lovely, and I love that you made it all from stuff you already had! So pretty, I don't think I'd part with it.

Karyn said...

So pretty! I'd say it's a blessing that the checkered fabric is the only one that you had enough of, because it's perfect for the binding.

Berlinswhimsy said...

It turned out fabulous! I love those greens and your added touch of a little leaf here & there is perfect!

Berlinswhimsy said...

Oh, and I love the new banner, too!

Rachel said...

Wow, I would definitely buy that quilt...I am LOVING green right now, and am trying to teach myself to quilt, but somehow there seems no time in between the knitting. However, this project may inspire me...Unless of course, you just want to sell it to me...? pretty please?

Bunny said...

Can you really have too many Quilts!? This is so beautiful and feels like spring. I really like how the pieced backing looks. I May have to try it with a small quilt. The tiny leaves in the quilting are super cute.

Amy said...

Love it! Green, my favorite!!

Cami said...

Oh I love it!!! Anything green is always good.

Mama Urchin said...

It's green heaven.

nicolette said...

The quilt looks stunning on both sides... love the little quilted leaves... the touches of blue between the green, yummy! I understand you can’t part from the quilt!
What kind of fabric do you use for the solid white? Kona Cotton?

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love this! It's really really beautiful. Well done!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Very nice! The pieced back and your pretty quilting compliment the quilt well.

Artsy Momma said...

Love love love the back of the blanket (the front isnt too shabby either!)

seemownay said...

With spring still not really here, I am in so much need of GREEN! I love the way this came out. It is great, if you can part with it, you should list it on etsy it's such a lovely quilt.

madhatter said...

it's perfect!
it's spring, it's green, it's jolly and it's beautiful! ^-^
even the backside looks lovely, and your fabric choice for both sides is yummy and tasteful...

as said: PERFECT!
(and I am green with envy over here! *gg*)

Vickie said...

Your winging it quilt turned out just wonderful! I love it!

Adrienne said...

So pretty! I love pieced backing. The 'accident' turned out to be a good thing. If you list it some lucky person will really enjoy it. ~Adrienne~

beki said...

That is beautiful!!!

Zoe said...

Now, that is STUNNING!

amandajean said...

it is wonderful, anina! see, you can wing it just as well as the next guy (or girl).

it is really really really lovely.

Jackie said...

Wow, I love this one! Isn't it wonderful to work with what you have for a change. I love the fabrics and quilting! Bravo!!

Jacquie said...

I did the same with mine..winged it...too many pattern pieces. This is beautiful. You have a great stash to work from. Love the back almost as much as the front. Artful piecing!

Erilyn said...

So love the mixture of the greens - it looks so clean and bright - and all from your stash? WoW!

Sandra said...

I bought that book and can"t wait to make it.You did agreat job.

Becky said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!! I will definitly need to make one for me since you won't share. ;)

Minka said...

I love this quilt! The color, the quilting with the little leaves, the binding. If it was mine, I could not let it go.

Laurie & Chris said...

It is so pretty! I don't no how you could part with it. :)

twolimeleaves said...

Anina, it's LOVELY!!! The checkerboard was a great choice for the binding. And I really love the backing, too (I'm always too lazy to piece the back).
Very fresh and zesty :)

kristin said...

depending on how much you want for this thing- i would totally consider buying it. i LOVE it!

Shannon said...

It's beautiful!

Carrie said...

Very nice!!

anne bebbington said...

The green and white combination looks so crisp and fresh - I love it!

Carolyn said...

It's fabulous, how can you part with it?

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Anina, It is spectacular! I love how you used it in your header too! Love the colors! :)

Stacey said...

Winging it...that is my kinda quilt. I love the colors as well. Awesome job,

Dawn said...

I love that quilt, it's beautiful! Very striking colors.

moonmamma said...

as a happy subscriber to your beautiful blog - i have tagged you!

grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more, turn to page 123, find sentence 5 and post the next 3 sentences on your blog!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

Beautiful Anina! The palette you chose is so lovely and calm. Way to go!

Jill said...

Wow, hope you aren't bored with reading all these compliments but they are really true--I would have to say that your quilt is a work of art!

shannon said...

This is beautiful!! I love the color combination, so soothing, perfect for spring.

Letty said...

Hi, your quilt beautiful!! Love the white & green combination!
Letty

cookie said...

very cool quilt front and back!

Amy Jo said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Julia said...

It's beautiful!! I love the fabrics and that you stashbusted to make this! This looks like something anyone could do with good effect...very inspiring. I like the idea of sewing pieces together and not having to get them perfectly straight!

Katie said...

That's such a wonderful quilt!

syko kajsa said...

Gorgeous! Love the shapes, the fresh colour scheme with the green and blue against the fresh white! I adore the little square in the back too!

Valerie said...

I just love this quilt. It is beautiful. I am just learning so I hope I could do one this good one day.

Junie Moon said...

What a stunning quilt; it's gorgeous! And I can indeed see the leaf design you mentioned, how cute. The back looks wonderful, too. You've done a beautiful job with this project.

Natalie said...

Really, really lovely. It is inspiring and fresh, just like Spring. Love it!

Susie said...

This is such a beautiful quilt in my favoutite colours too. Truly inspiring.
Sue

Chara Michele said...

This turned out so lovely! (And you totally can just wing it, this quilt is proof :)

monica said...

love love this one.

I don't know if I prefer the front of the back!!

FeatherBunkle said...

This took my breath away--absolutely fantastic! It's just so... pretty!

SewAmy said...

I love this quilt , the colors are wonderful.

metrosupialdesigns said...

Beautiful. I seriously need to learn/get over my fear of free motion quilting.

leanne said...

i can't believe you had so many green scraps. great