Sunday, December 09, 2007

quilt

This quilt was made by my newest quilting student, Heather. Didn't she do a great job?
(only half the quilt is shown, and binding still needs to be added)

We saw a quilt in a quilt shop made with similar fabrics and we both fell in love with it. We picked out some fabrics, she pieced the top and I quilted it. (In exchange for some lovely fabric, I must add. Gotta feed that addiction somehow.)
The pattern is Happy Hour by Atkinson Designs. The quilt on the cover of the book isn't much to look at, but the pattern is fantastic. The blocks are 14.5" finished, so the piecing is very quick.

I have also seen this quilt done in Heather Bailey's freshcut fabrics and it was quite lovely as well.
I am anxious to start one of these myself. It is near the top of my list. (oh, you should see my list...)

26 comments:

kristin said...

oh, fun to find you...and how timely considering i have been trying to quilt again..wow, i wish i would have paid more attention to my mom's work when i was little...

eager to check in again.

Nicole said...

I love this!!! When I finish my 4 quilting WIP's I think this will jump to the top of the list!!

Megan Young said...

Crazy mad gorgeous!

de vliegende koe said...

I love the fabrics, the colours and the pattern and the quilting is wonderful! (Hand?) I would like to know what your favourite batting is to use. This one looks really thin?

house on hill road said...

i'd like to see your list. i have a feeling i might feel a bit better about mine. wink wink.

Mama Urchin said...

If it makes you feel better I had a list before I could even sew. The trick was sneaking them into my mom's list :)

Marcia said...

Do you quilt that in sections on your regular machine or do you have a quilting machine or frame?
(It's wonderful by the way)

Sarah and Jack said...

It's always interesting to me how different fabric choices can make the same quilt pattern look so different. I saw a grandmothers flower garden (here?) done in really vibrant colors and it was hardly recognizable as the same pattern I am so used to!

kat@taylormadedesigns.com said...

What a beautiful quilt!
Oh I am sure your list is pretty long :)

kirsten said...

oh, i am loving this!

Amy Jo said...

Love that quilt!! The color choices are gorgeous! I might have to add this to my list as well!

Kim said...

Very well done!

capello said...

LOVE it!

what fabric line is that? :-)

Oiyi said...

Oh, I love it. Your student did a fantastic job! And your quilting is beautiful. I love the colors of the blanket.

Linda said...

That is too cute! Love it!

Anina said...

What a wonderful teacher you are!
(When I first saw your post title, I read it as "guilt". Hmmm...there must be something in my sub-conscious)

Roxanne said...

Wow - nice job Heather! I love that pattern! It looks really cute with the fabric she chose, but has endless possibilities. Oh, and amazing quilting as always! :)

beki said...

Wow, that's wonderful!

Alice said...

Love the quilt and that's great for a student. I love quilts and they are my passion. I'm making one now that I just love. will post it when it's finished.
alice

Sherry said...

I love it. Heather did a great job piecing this quilt & your quiling looks great on it. The colors are wonderful. I think I have to buy this pattern & add it to my growing list as well. LOL Thanks for sharing.

Lisa - http://pincushionpoints.wordpress.com/ said...

I am so loving this. The colors are really beautiful together. She did a good job!

Katherine said...

Way to go, Heather! Great choice in pattern and fabrics. Your quilt is beautiful!

Amandajean, you are amazing. Somehow you stitch up beautiful quilts like magic and you also take time to teach the art to others. Wow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chara Michele said...

Oh it looks wonderful! Great job Heather! (I so want to see how long your list is now:)

Clair said...

Tell Heather I like it...the colors especially.

sulu-design said...

I am officially jealous of Heather. To get quilting lessons from the master - how lucky! The quilt you two made is stunning - that pattern is totally my taste. Beautiful.

Jacquie said...

I love this. Thanks so much for letting us know where to find the pattern. Fantastic colors. Definitely added to my list.