Saturday, September 27, 2008

summer sunrise quilt

The super simple quilt from baby quilt week is done. I absolutely love this one. The quilting really shines because of the simplicity of the design. The binding pops. The texture is spot on-full of crinkly goodness.

As you can see in this photo, I have some work to do with squaring up my quilts before binding. Aw, well. I'm a firm believer that wonky is good.
The quilt measures 40" x 49".

Thanks to Josie who commented that it looks like a summer sunrise, thus naming this quilt for me. Hope you don't mind, Josie.

55 comments:

Alissa said...

Oh it's so nice!! I can imagine how the quilting makes for the best crinkly goodness!! Cozy.

Erin K said...

love love love it! :)

Jackie said...

Simple and lovely! Wonderful quilt for a baby.

Danetta said...

I remember this as one of my very favorites. Some little one is going to be so happy with this around them.

jacqui jones said...

love it
i wouldnt pick the wonky if u didnt mention it..: )

Natalie said...

It's a beautiful quilt.

Amy said...

It is a very peaceful quilt and I think the name is perfect. Consider the wonkyness as part of it's charm.

diane allison-stroud said...

i have just found your site. thanks for sharing with me. i just love this quilt...!, and as far as squaring off....i'm a firm believer that everything comes out in the wash.

Linda said...

aww, this is really sweet. I need to make a quilt for a girl at work who is having a little boy in January. This might be good inspiration for that!

Stephanie D. said...

I really like the colors in this one, too--so serene, just like a sunrise.

Good name!

MYRA said...

A suitable name for a lovely, all be it wonky, quilt! * wink-wink!
I do wonky too... 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Fiesta said...

I have that problemtoo. My is due to my lack of space. No room to cut.

Julie said...

Looks fabulous! Try photographing your quilts without any straight lines in the background and we will not notice if it is square or not!LOL

Rosa said...

Very Sweet! I think that it being a bit un-squared is a fine. It could be a signature for your baby quilts.

Leslie said...

it is great!! the quilting is so loved looking.

MakeBabyStuff said...

I love it! Sometimes simple says so much, you are right, the binding really pops!

Jodie said...

It is perfectly named, a lovely quilt, you make is seem so easy.
As part of your tutorials for Christmas gifts, could you show us how to make the coffee cozies please?
Thanks, Jodie

Fran La Verne said...

Lucky baby who gets to cuddle up with this quilt.

You did a wonderful job of quilting and the binding realy does just pop off. As for being wonky....well tell them all that's the way it was supposed to be. It said so on the side of the bottle,didn't it? ...(*LOL*)...
I don't think there's one of us who hasn't made a wonky something or other , some of us (me for instance) it's a hit and miss. Like "surprize!!.it's straight this time", so your in good company.

Keep up the wonderful work.

~~Fran...:c)

RobinE said...

Lovely! The quilting looks fantastic... just right for that bright and clean background.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm a member of the Wonky Is Wonderful Club, too.

I think Summer Sunrise is a beautiful name for your quilt. I love the colors you chose and the quilting is gorgeous!

nicolette said...

It’s beautiful in all it’s simplicity!!

Tine said...

It's gorgeous! I like the colors! They make me think of ice-cream....and candy :-)

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I love the simplicity of this quilt.

Selina said...

That is so beautiful!

Joyce said...

It's gorgeous. Wonderful color choice.

Beth said...

Looks lovely. I hope the baby waking up with it (at sunrise, no coubt) enjoys it too!

Libby said...

Oh that is so sweet!!! It looks very soothing to me! p.s I never get around to squaring up mine either! But no one has ever complained! Libby

Mam said...

What a perfect little quilt! Once again thanks for the inspiration.

2monkeys_mom said...

That is SO lovely. Simple and wonderful and full of the crinkly goodness.

NanaKaren said...

Wonderful quilt, wonderful name!
Love the colors.

pratima said...

So simpls and sweet! The colors are very calming :)

Ms Dragonfly said...

that looks simple enough that i could do it, maybe :D it is beautiful!

jacquie said...

simply lovely. your quilting is so inspiring for me. i'm in the middle of my first free motion quilt. wouldn't have done it without your encouragement. thanks.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful simplicity! I love it :)

Philigry said...

stunning!
i never would have guess that is was not square. i think that is one of hardest parts for me.
I love the picture of the quilt on the crib!

melissa s. said...

it's beautiful! i love the simplicity. perfect backdrop for a sweet babe atop :)

Lucy said...

Love it. But then love everything you do.

BTW - You can't tell it's not square. I don't check mine - I don't want to know. grin

lera said...

Not wonky at all!!! It's beautiful. As always.

Roxanne said...

Ooh, I love this Amanda! The simplicity of it is perfect. I think you just inspired my afternoon project. :) Thanks!

house on hill road said...

beautiful, aj! i love that binding.

Jessica said...

I love this quilt! I am so drawn to simple quilts. I need to make a baby quilt for my co-worker who once was my master teacher...so it has to be wonderful...and I'm thinking something just like this would be perfect. Plop it on the long arm and go to town!

Liz said...

I wouldn't have noticed about the not square thing... Often we are our own worst critics. I think it is lovely.

mrmonkeysuit said...

Ha! I had to go back and read the original post to find the comment I left. I have such a bad memory but I'm glad at least I said something useful. Looks beautiful, as always.

Rebekah said...

this is so simple and so gorgeous! lovely job!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Simply lovely! the colors are the perfect hues together. I'm all for wonky...

Katie Jean said...

gorgeous. I love the simplicity of it.

Terri said...

Just beautiful!! I'm a new reader of your blog. What an inspiration you are!!

Barefoot Quilter said...

I love the colors! Very clean and simple. You did another fantastic job!

Jackie Russell said...

Cute quilt! Sometimes simple is best.

Tif said...

It's absolutely perfect!

Cheryl A said...

It just goes to show that sometimes simple is better. That top photo is gorgeous.

Bec said...

what gorgeous colours for a baby quilt! and it looks sooo yummy hanging there on the white cot.
Bec xxx

sulu-design said...

Wonky is good! I'm so glad that you get that. Although one would be hard-pressed to find wonkiness in your work. This piece is just gorgeous (you knew, though, that it appeals to my minimalist tendencies).

denitza said...

all my fave colors in one quilt-love it!

Anina said...

Well, let me be the 55th person to tell you how pretty this is:
I love it!