Friday, December 05, 2008

the top is done....


...and I LOVE IT!

137 comments:

Holt Gallery said...

I love it, also! Strong colors that brings out true holiday spirit! Glad you got time to do it. I wish I am able to sit down and sew but I just had hysterecomy so I had to limit myself to very few things to do like knitting or hand sew. But once I am better, I will be back to quilting! I have some updated on my blog, http://holtgallery.wordpress.com/

Sherry said...

What a pretty quilt!!! You did an awesome job on it.

Rebecca said...

wow - that was fast!

Dianne said...

goodness, did you complete this overnight? It looks fantastic!

Gezina said...

I love it, too!!!. . . . I need a Christmas quilt, too. May I copy? Sooo cute.

MichelleB said...

You should love it! It's fantastic.

Philigry said...

oh, i love it too! wow!

Cami said...

Wow that was fast! I love it too.

Anonymous said...

What the...How did you...I am in awe. It's beautiful.

JenR said...

You didn't sleep last night, did you? I mean, how else could you have finished this awesomely cool quilt so fast! I love it!

kangaroo said...

hey, i am not anonymous!

Beth said...

I can't believe how quickly you did that, and it's gorgeous!

Andi said...

You are a machine! It looks great.
Andi :-)

Alissa said...

You are so fast!! Amazing! I love it!

Nichole said...

it's beautiful!

mochaxlight said...

Oh my goodness, you're so fast! it looks spectacular.

Dorothee said...

Wow!!!!

Janelle said...

Thanks really cute! I love it!

Lisa said...

I love the traditional red and green colors. you are super quick!!

Dionne said...

What a wonderful, fun christmas quilt!

Lucky Me! said...

I can't believe how fast you are!!! It is beautiful!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love it too! Looks great - will you be able to quilt it over the weekend? It looks big!

teodo said...

Wow! You've been very quick! This mix of coulurs is so relaxing and calm! I love it!
ciao, ciao

Anita said...

Very festive, I love it. Will you stitch in the ditch for quilting?

Jessica said...

Seriously, do you ever sleep? How do you keep your children fed/bathed/clothed ~ your house clean, your bills paid, etc...etc...and still find time to pound out these amazing quilts? I'm totally in awe of you!!! ;)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ohhh, I just love it, are your going to tie, hand or machine quilt it. Just super cute!!

tam said...

I Love it too! It is sooo pretty, very nice work!
Have a great weekend!
~Tam :D

sarah, rsm said...

love the colors ... love the pattern ... love the quilt ... AS ALWAYS ... when i grow up i want to be amandajean! :-D

Jackie said...

You are soooo quick! I love it! What size are the rectangles and strips? I would love to do this one.

Robyn said...

WOW! You are a machine! It looks great... I'm going to have to give that pattern a shot! It would make a cute and simple baby blanket I think!

Sherri said...

I just love it...I was also wondering what size strips and rectangles you used!

The Rausch's said...

Looks awesome! You're so fast!

Alice S said...

This is the prettiest Christmas quilt I've seen. I don't know where you find the time, but you do a lovely job on your quilts.

Ashley said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I know everyone's already said it, but wow, are you fast!

Jodie said...

Its gorgoue, For a woman who didn't have time - you sure squeezed that one in fast!

Michelle said...

wow - I can see why!!!! It is beautiful!!!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Love it!! Don't know how I got to your blog, but I'm glad I found it!!!

Dana said...

Beautiful. You must never sleep. Seriously.

alanajo said...

Wow. Thats fantastic. I love it.

How did u do the top so quickly?

Oh and where do you buy your fabric?

Leslie said...

Wow! you are fast! I love it. I wish I would have made a Christmas quilt for myself this year. Oh, Well maybe next year. Awesome job!!!!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, I love it too.

Amy Hodge said...

Just want to join the ranks of other admirers who love it as well!

Still Learning said...

I agree with Jessica. I am in awe of you and your talent and I'm completely inspired as well!! (Not inspired enough to try that myself-I know my limitations-but inspired just the same.) Awesome quilt top!

Amy Jo said...

OH my - is that pretty!!!

Natasha said...

It looks fantastic - very quick too!

beki said...

Of course you do!!

KateKwiltz said...

Holy moley you work fast! Last I checked in, you were on doll quilts...and now this! Love it!

PunkiePie said...

Wow. Me TOO! You should love it. It looks great! Now I am sooo getting that pattern! Pretty easy to work with?

Jen :)

Paula said...

Very cute quilt!! Love it.

Anina said...

I love it too! And you inspired me to make a Christmas quilt too.

Rosa said...

Gorgeous! The color combination is spectacular. Can't wait to see the quilted result.

Vicki W said...

What a fun quilt!

CJ said...

I thought you said you didn't have time for that....yeah RIGHT! Look at that! GORGEOUS!!

Cindy said...

Wow, you are one crazy quiltin' momma. Love looking everyday to see what's next.

Nanci said...

Heh Amandajean, you know I love brights and have just finished one with lots of greens too.
I must say your quilting has inspired me for the past year and seeing what you do just keeps me getting better and better.
I love your simple designs. Do you use warm cotton Batting?
I do, it makes quilting so easy.
Merry Christmas

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

Blazes lady...are you kidding me? Ask me what I did today :)

It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad you are keeping it for you!

kateohkatie said...

It reminds me of stacks of presents. I love it too!

christine said...

Its outstanding! How do you do it so FAST?!?

Frieda said...

These are the best prints. Another quilt I am very envious of.

HES said...

Wow!! So beautiful! I hope it's ok if I link to your blog--your doll quilt and pillow tutorial changed my mind about what I'm making my nieces for Christmas. I'd love to put a few of your pictures there too, with credit to you of course! I am so glad I found your blog--lots and lots of things for me to peruse still! Have a great weekend. Hallie

lera said...

And so do I!

Selina said...

It's so beautiful! I love it! (and since you won't be selling it, I will copy it!)

Lucy said...

OK now let's get serious here. Day 1 you start. Day 2 you finish. In between you probably cooked, cleaned, and cared for the kids. So the question is -- exactly when did you sleep?? giggle

It is darling. Congratulations -- I bet that is record time? Yes

Jessica Christensen said...

WHAT are you doing to me? Because I only discovered your blog recently, I am sorely behind on making all your gorgeous quilts! If you could just slow down, it would help me catch up. =) I love how this one turned out!

www.thebossyquilter.blogspot.com

amandasasikirana said...

I love it too!

Tine said...

I love it too!! Next year.... I'll make one for me next year...

Jellybean Soup Company said...

Oh! So fun! I love the pattern you chose- I can't wait to see the finished product! All of your quilts are always so beautiful- I'm jealous. ;)

Danielle said...

I'm so impressed! It's beautiful. You are so incredibly fast. What's the trick to caring for the house and kids and still getting quilting time in...not mention time to post on this blog?

Darci said...

I love it! Love the colors and prints. I might need to make me a Christmas quilt next year. To many on my plate right now.

Michaela said...

Oh, it is beautiful.
I just love the patern.
This one is on my list for next year, I think I know what fabrics I will use already.

littlebluecottage said...

I love how fresh the feel is. Definitely Christmasy, but not so 'heavy' feeling as some Christmas decor can be. I love it too

Tina

Shawn said...

I love it too! You have such a great eye for fabric selection.

Liz said...

Me too!

Molly said...

Me too!

Linda said...

You are a mad woman! Yesterday, you started, yesterday....

It looks great, I love the pattern!

Anonymous said...

What a beautifull quilt. The day before you said you had no time. And than it is done. It takes me longer to sew on a missing button.
Colorado Mama

Danetta said...

But you just started it.....
I really like this but then again I don't think I've ever seen anything you did that I didn't like. Very nice and glad it is for you.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh I love it!!! Are the blocks about 8x10???? They really do make the fabrics pop!

Hugs,
Nancy

Erin O. said...

Yaah!!! I love it!!!

Julia said...

You did this in a day!!
Far out..that is a gorgeous quilt...
I love it to!!

Sherry said...

I love it too. That looks like a quick & fun pattern.

Molly said...

Another beautiful quilt--you are awesome!

jlevy3 said...

Whoa! Beautiful and FAST! That would literally take me months to do, if I even could make a quilt that gorgeous! I just made a little bag which took me about 6 hours. LOL Anyway I *love* your quilt! --Jen

Nanci said...

The quilt is awesome and I have already figured out that you must not sleep but you must also have a wonderful husband that helps out and allows you all this time to be so creative. Please thank him for all of us who love to watch you work.

Judy Laquidara said...

I love it too! That red/white dot really makes it sing.

Valerie said...

I really love it. It is beautiful.

Mama Urchin said...

um, yes, I love it too

Abby said...

Oh, I hope my Christmas quilt comes out 1/2 as amazing as yours! So, so cute. Tonight = me + my sewing machine + my Christmas fabric. We'll see what comes of it!

Amy said...

I love the quilt, Thanks for sharing.Amy

Valerie said...

I know I have already left one comment but I just had to tell you that I finally finished my quilt top from the first quilt along. I posted it on my blog under :my inspiration" and after quilting and binding it I will move on to the star quilt. Thanks as always.You are a great teacher. Once I get it quilted I will post more pics.

Shannon said...

Oh you are sooo good! It is beautiful.

Shanna said...

Great job!! I love the different colors and the pattern is perfect for those prints you really don't want to cut to pieces. It is amazing how fast you get your quilts done!!

djStoreRooom said...

Congrats on completing the quilt top. Like your blog really much. Added u to my blog roll. Cheers!!

Thimbleanna said...

I love it too!

Morgan Moore said...

WOW! That is incredible!!

Libby said...

and so do I! beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You are amazingily talented. But seriously, when do you sleep?? and those kids?? do you lock them away or do you just have one of those rare husbands that looks after them so you can do your stuff??!!

Love your blog. Soooo glad I found it!!

sandra said...

I love it! Fabrics and colours are gorgeous...

Carol said...

Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

APA said...

Oh, yes. It's beautiful!! And how quickly you put it together. You're amazing!

DIDI said...

It's beautiful, and you're SO fast and yet make things so well! I would like to know the trick..

myolivebranch said...

i can't believe how much you get done. do you have santa's elves working for you?

hetty said...

Wow! I love it too! Beautiful - so pretty and so quick!

Clair said...

amazing. pretty. wouldn't match my living room.

sammyjo said...

wow i want one!!!! :)

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful!

Regi said...

Wow... its gorgeous and you did that so fast. Amazing!

Beth said...

Turned out gorgeous!

Jane said...

Oh......I. Love. It. Too..........If I start now......maybe........I can finish it for NEXT CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Stop. Inspiring. Me.!
LOL!!

Jeri is said...

My God, woman, it would take me longer than that to pick out the fabric to use! It is an awesome Christmas quilt! Good job.

Cara said...

Bravo!

Joyce said...

I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. You can find the details on my blog! :0)

Cheryl said...

Woohoo you are fast!!!! That is a great quilt and wonderful fabrics.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow you've been busy...looks great!

Margaret said...

STOPPPPPPPP giving me great ideas. I dont have time either but I want it..!! Love your blog. Thank you for taking time to share your talents with us.

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...

G'G'ma said...

Another winner! How can you quilt plus plow your way through all the comments? I hope you don't feel the need to respond to all of us. Just know that evidently the whole world loves you work and your speed.

Adele said...

LOVE IT!!! You are super speedy! I can't keep up with your quilts, I tried..... Love your work. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance of some numbers for this spectacular one?? pretty please?

alotalot said...

Awesome!

Sarah A said...

Your Like Speedy Gonzales!! I wish I could piece a quilt top so quickly! Personally, if it's Christmas related it's gotta be Red, White, and Green. Great job and fun pattern.

craftyclaire said...

Wow, you are amazing. I'm so impressed. I'm making my first ever quilt and your blog is so useful to me. Very inspiring. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I really like this pattern. It is not so scrappy looking that you can't see a definite design, and it is has a comtempory flair to it as well. Definitely a "must make" in the near future. I can't wait to see how you finish it out. Did you use a specific fabric collection or just scraps you had? I know, I know, you have already heard it near a hundred times already, but gheez, you are the fastest quilter I have ever run across (with kids too)!!!! ~Jan

Smith Family said...

I agree with everyone else. You're amazing.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I love it too.
Teresa

denitza said...

Oh, WOW! Looks awesome!

Jessica said...

It's beautful!

Mary Sarah said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Yaya and Papa said...

Very cute!! Love it!!

Pat said...

Yummy quilt! I need to make a Holiday quilt for my family room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebekah said...

oh, this is so cute! I love how it turned out!

Kucki68 said...

It looks great!

Kelli said...

You inspire me every day. I'm not up to a Christmas quilt though it's on my list of things to do (for next year!!) but I am finishing up my first ragged squares quilt for my brother for Christmas...THANKS!

Sweet P said...

Love it! I hope you enjoy using it!

Susan said...

Great job on the quilt! Super Fast & Easy, isn't it?! You can purchase the design directly from the designer (me!) for those wanting measurements. Thanks so much for showing everyone how versatile this pattern is!

Signed,

Susan Guzman of SuzGuz Designs
http://www.SuzGuzDesigns.com/

sulu-design said...

This pattern in awesome, and the size of this quilt is perfect! Just right for cuddling up on cozy nights around the Christmas tree.

Clair said...

Pretty. And I am wondering why I lent you three of my quilts since yours outnumber mine. Anyway... I am ready for the possible upcoming blizzard anyway.