Friday, October 26, 2007

patchwork obsession: part 21


The house of girls quilt is complete.

This is a total scrap quilt. I took two pieces of pretty fabric and sewed them together, pressed, added another piece of pretty fabric, pressed, on and on. It was a lot of fun to piece using this method. I have never done a whole quilt this way before, but I plan on trying it again.

Roxanne, do you recognize these fabrics?

The quilt is a lap size: 52" x 65".

I thought the quilting added a nice texture to this flower.

This was the first time I used a thrifted vintage sheet for the backing.
I probably won't do it again-I much prefer pieced backs.
Although the colors in this sheet match the front perfectly.
This is going to my friend who has 4 girls.
It's her belated birthday gift.
I'm only a month late on this one.

48 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Love the back. I know quite a few people who use that technique to make blocks & them sew the blocks together to make a quilt - I like this version (style) "sew" much better.

jeanetta said...

so so pretty. i love the back too. makes me want to use all those old vintage sheets i have been collecting for something

Linda said...

It's very pretty! I've been working on my block swap quilt and, well, let's just say it's "interesting"...

Linda said...

So pretty and feminine, congrats on such a lovely finish.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh, I really love the back.

(And you are so prolific!)

kat said...

amazing what you can do with scraps! It's just gorgeous. I bet the process was fun :)

I'm sure your friend won't mind you being late.

Karyn said...

That is so amazing! That's one lucky friend!

Suzan said...

What a clever idea! And so pretty...makes me think I might like to try something like it!

lera said...

I actually like the backing. Maybe because it's an ultra-fab vintage sheet.

It's lovely as always, Amandajean.

I really wish I could watch you quilt in action and learn all of your tips. Your work is just amazing.

Jane Weston said...

Wow that looks so nice. I think your idea of sew and press is a great one. Hmmm That's got me thinking!

Vicki W said...

That's a very cute quilt! I've done that technique for blocks but nor for an entire quilt. it works!

Megan said...

I love to make quilts that way, it's such fun, though my results have never quite matched the prettiness of this.

Breanna said...

So pretty! I adore the back.

Thimbleanna said...

What a lucky friend! And what a cute quilt -- love the colors!

Emily said...

I love that quilt! I am a sucker for vintage sheets so I love the back too.

Amy Jo said...

Very nice!!! I recognize alot of those fabrics!!

Beth said...

What a pretty quilt! Was that a pattern or did you just make it up as you went along? I have a ton of scraps and fat quarters, I should try that. I love all those colors, and the backing is great!

Kristi said...

I have that same vintage sheet and it's one of my favorites! I love how it looks quilted!

You did a fantastic job on all the piecework on front!

Leanne said...

What a great idea and a lovely quilt.

Katherine said...

So beautiful! I adore scrappy quilts and like the design you used for the blocks and your vintage sheet for the backing. You are amazing Amanda Jean. I'm certain your friend will be delighted with this gorgeous gift.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I'm sure your friend will think it was worth the wait!

Heidijayhawk said...

oh i must try that method! the quilt is splendid my dear!

Katie said...

Oh what a great idea for a quilt! It's lovely.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! Will you post a tutorial?


Allison

Alix said...

it's lovely

HobbyMommy said...

Fantastic!

dot said...

Beautiful quilt. I like the sheet on the back.

Anina said...

So you did no planning at all? Your fabrics just happen to match so perfectly? It's absolutely beautiful. The sheet for backing is a wonderful idea.

Lorie said...

I agree with the others! It is absolutely beautiful!

Oiyi said...

It's fantastic! The quilting texture really does add something extra to the flowers.

erin said...

it is gorgeous, amanda jean!

Clair said...

What a good way to use up your scraps. I think that your friend will like it. Clair

a friend to knit with said...

wow!
blown away again! love love LOVE the way you used all scraps and a vintage sheet!~
what a lucky friend.....something to treasure!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, and i LOVE the name of it!!!

syko kajsa said...

Great job! It looks wonderful! The back is very beautiful too!

carolyn said...

really lovely! and inspiring!

Mama Urchin said...

It looks great! What a fun way to do a quilt.

Hedgehog said...

I have to say, I really like the back, too! Lovely quilt - lucky friend!

Niki said...

Beautiful. I love scrappy the best.

Clint and Julie said...

would someone be so kind as to elaborate on this technique?? I am wanting to make a scrappy style quilt for my daughters bed. thanks so much and amandajean your quilt is beautiful as always
julie

Belém said...

The quilt is great and I love the backing. I'm sure your friend will be very happy with it, though she had to wait for a month for it (anyone could wait much more to have this quilt).

Roxanne said...

Love it! The back is awesome! And as always, I love it when I recognize fabric...the white w/ pink roses was from a garage sale score, the green stripe with the daisies was made into aprons for little girl birthday presents, the pink with the large mum flowers was part of some table runners from Sydney's first birthday party, and the white with pink and tan flowers was yet another garage sale score! Just thought I would share a little history - even though it's pretty recent stuff, it still brings back memories! Another amazing quilt!

Robyn said...

What a beautiful quilt! And I love the thrifted sheet on the back.

amy said...

Wow this is gorgeous! And I love the sheet on the back. It looks good even if you didn't prefer using a sheet.

monica said...

This is totally wonderful. And the back too. What a great sheet!

countrygirlcityliving said...

this is so strange... my grandmother had the same sheet set from a zillion years ago (literally i think she brought it from the old country it's so old). my sister took it with her to college many years ago and lost the topsheet. i was just at her new home in chicago and we were talking about this sheet set that we loved and missed! where ever did you find this? and also...the quilt is definitely my favorite. it's perfect for someone like me who can't make up their mind about which color is best :)

Chara Michele said...

This is so lovely! What a lucky friend! :)

Mirre said...

I love the back of this quilt almost as much as the front!!