Tuesday, March 18, 2008

that's more like it


Now, this quilt, I LOVE!

It was inspired by this flickr group.

It is a total scrap quilt except for a bit of the white.

It is a lap size, measuring 54" x 70".

I will be sending it to my friend, Jill, who lives in AZ, and is battling cancer.

I will be signing off for the rest of the week. We are on spring break (which means that we got dumped on with snow) and we are headed up to MN to spend some time with my sis.

See you next week.
Be good while I'm gone.

83 comments:

Danetta said...

This is just so beautiful!

Sooooooooooooo
Can I just send all my fabrics to you and see how fast you can come up with finished projects of any kind? I have never known anyone accomplish as much as you do and still have family time and daily time and all of other than craft time. YOU amaze me!
Have a great spring break !

Anina said...

I can see why you love this one. It's beautiful!
Have a wonderful trip!

Heidijayhawk said...

i love this one too. safe travels sweet friend!

Em said...

What a pretty quilt! It's SO Sweet for you to send it to your friend! I'm sure she'll love it. Have fun with your sis!

Carol said...

I love it! It is so pretty...what a treat for your friend. Have fun with your sis.

Sara said...

That quilt turned out so nice. It is fun and bright and I know your friend will love it...it should really cheer her up.

Have a nice trip.

Linda said...

LOVE this quilt! Have fun with your sister! Give me a wave when you pass St. Cloud!

The Calico Cat said...

So pretty, I like how all of your scraps go together!

Pat said...

A very pretty quilt for a very special friend. Have a safe trip to MN.

Amy said...

Oh it is just lovely and I am sure your friend will love it too!

seesue said...

What a wonderful quilt. Such a wonderful gift. I'm in love.

CONNIE W said...

A pretty quilt it is, and what a lovely gesture. Safe travel wishes.

denitza said...

The quilt turned out great! Like everything you make! Have a great time in MN!

capello said...

oh, i love that quilt too! it's really lovely.

ginger said...

I was just looking at various quilts on flickr this morning, and this one popped up... I starred it as a quilt I liked, and what do you know.. you made it!
Really love it!

Jacquie said...

I saw this on flickr when I joined the challenge. I hope mine comes anywhere close to this! Have a great time in MN!

beki said...

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous!!!

Kristin said...

It is lovely!
Have a great March break. Ours is just finished and we got major snow.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

This one is one of my favorites! Love, love, love the colors! Have fun in MN! ~Hj

Jackie said...

This one is a beauty! You are so prolific with your quilting!! I love visiting your blog and seeing all the eye candy!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Yes I LOVE this quilt too.
So simple yet so stunning. I'm sure your friend will LOVE it.
I'm off to check out that site and have a go.
Hope you have a nice Spring Break.
Hugs Fiona

house on hill road said...

gorgeous, amanda!

de vliegende koe said...

Your friend will be thrilled to receive this quilt! It’s so lovely. I hope your friend will win her battle against cancer. Enjoy your break!

Dawn said...

This quilt is sooooo gorgeous!
But I love the green one, too!
Have a nice break and visit with your family.
xo

lera said...

It's absolutely beautiful. She will love it. What a nice gift.

Roxanne said...

This is a beauty Amanda! I hope you guys have a great trip!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I can see why you love this one...it's just gorgeous!

I'll send good wishes to you and your friend. I hope she's doing well with her battle. With this quilt I'm sure she will be warm and feel how much she is loved. You are a good friend!

Have a wonderful holiday break. Enjoy.

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! WOW!

kirsty said...

Oh yeah! That's a winner alright!!
Gorgeous :)

Jen said...

It came out so well! I love how you have every other block framed in white. Sets off the scrappy blocks so well without having sashing. Very inventive!

Jen (sewandsox)

lubielou said...

Will you show us how to make this Quilt too.
Please

mrs. z said...

I really love it too.

Phyl said...

I would love to know how to make it! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS~

Have a safe and wonderful trip.

Lace said...

Well, I was going to say that your latest quilt is gorgeous....but i read through the other comments and everyone seems to be saying the same thing,... I thought maybe you would like to read a couple new adjectives! Hmmm so lets see... I would say it is.... Kaleidescopically Delicious (and awfully cozy looking!)

LIsa said...

WONDERFUL! I love all the great fabric choices and I spot a few of my favorite fabrics in there too.

This is so colorful and spring-like and perfect. Beautiful work!

Rebekah said...

so pretty! I don't know how you finish all of these beautiful projects so quickly! You are so incredibly talented.

Thanks for sharing that flickr group...a scrappy log cabin quilt is on the horizon for me!

Catherine said...

Love the look of this quilt. I'm amazed at how fast you get things done! Have a great week.

Katie said...

i love this one! you are so sweet. my prayers are with your friend. have fun with your sister. i will miss ya!

Amy Jo said...

Beautiful quilt! Have fun in MN!!

Becky said...

really i love, love, love it!! can i make one too? boy, am i a copycat lately or what?! Very cute and especially scrappy. thanks for the great inspiration!

sulu-design said...

You're so cute with your recent titles and feelings about your quilts. This one, too, is stunning, and it's very touching that you're sending it to your friend. Have some wonderful time with family - away from the computer, enjoy the holiday, and return safely!

Kieny said...

That's a lovely quilt! Enjoy your trip.

Jody said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I love scrap quilts so much and yours is just terrific.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

just beautiful, safe travel and enjoy your time away..

Susan Flemming said...

Oh, your friend is going to love it and I'm sure it will lift her spirits and bring a ray of sunshine.

Enjoy your holiday and travel safe.

Marcia said...

A perfect quilt for her. Very cheery. She's bound to feel the love and good wishes.

Bundle up it's cold and snowy up North.

Jodie said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend. Have a great break.

upstateLisa said...

Wow! that is beautiful!!! Your friend is sure to cherish this!!! Is it really scraps or fabrics from a collection?

dizzyjadey said...

Just beautiful! I'm in awe of all your quilting action.

driftwood said...

totally and utterly gorgeous. xx

kawagamanana said...

oh my this is lovely and delicate.
You have an amazing colour sense.
So beautifully quilted too.

Phyl said...

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elizabeth said...

fabulous. and I'm only five feet, so it's full size to me...

Oiyi said...

It's beautiful and I am sure this will cheer up your friend.

Liz said...

stunning...

Shannon said...

Gorgeous! Love, love the colors!!

carolyn said...

Yep- the quilts a beauty!

lindsey said...

beautiful - as usual! :)

FabricMom said...

What a beautiful quilt. The white really makes it pop.

Crafty Lady said...

I love it! It is beautiful!! By the way, I love your blog. I found it while trying to find basting advice, and I am hooked. Thanks!

Annie said...

I just stumbled across you blog. What an inspiration! I'll be visiting you often.

Annie

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NanaK said...

As always, I love your quilts, but this so far, is my favorite! Love the colors and the scrappy log blocks! Are there directions here to make these blocks?

Hugs, Karen

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi catching up.........love your quilt along now it is finished, the green quilt and the presents you have made and this quilt is also a fav.....hope you have a nice break

a friend to knit with said...

stunning! i love all of that white.
such a sweet gift. one that will bring your friend a lot of joy.
hope your Easter was fantastic!

Patchworkheike said...

What a beautiful quilt for your friend. I'm sure she will love it.

Jelly Wares said...

This quilt is gorgeous. I'm sure that your friend will treasure it dearly... Have a lovely break.. :)

Jodie

Hanne said...

I love your quilt too - you do wonderful work and I am sure your friend will be very happy receiving it !

Chara Michele said...

Catching up on blog reading (so you will probably notice a few comments from me when you get back:). That is a lovely quilt! I hope you have a good time away :)

sammyjo said...

your quilt is lovely and i think it a really sweet idea sending it to your friend she'll love it!

Christine said...

Beautiful quilt. Perfect gift for your friend.

Fil de vint said...

It's beautiful. They mut beautiful fabrics, muyu are well combined.
Mireia.

Rae said...

Beautiful quilt! The binding looks very nice.

Katherine said...

This is so gorgeous. I love the fabrics and design.

Melissa said...

I can so appreciate all the beautiful and hard work that this quilt exudes!! So Lovely!!

busylizzie said...

amanda this is another one of your quilts that has inspired me to make two with touches of white. I like the calmness in the sea of action that the white provides

Mette said...

I just found my way through your blog. Great quilt. I will come back. Have a great Sunday!

Lisa said...

Just so beautiful, really like how you have set your big and little log blocks. You are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Gunnels blog said...

very beautiful quilt!

Gezina said...

Are there directions to this quilt? Block size? Strip width? I love it and have many scraps to make it. Love your blog.

Edna said...

I have been looking all through your blog and I am amazed at your wonderful and prolific work! If I may ask, did you have all the fabric on hand as scraps for this quilt or did you go buy especially co-ordinating fabric? fat quarters perhaps? I would love to know your "recipe" for this quilt! The colors are wonderful.

amandajean said...

edna,

this was indeed all scraps from my scrap bucket over several months. some of the white was bought or from the stash, but the rest was truly scraps.

amandajean

amandajean said...

gezina,

I'm sorry to say that I am not ready to share the pattern for this quilt at this point.

amandajean