Tuesday, January 06, 2009

flea market fancy 2


here's another flea market fancy quilt top.
tutorial here.
original quilt here.

as you can see, i'm not doing well with any of my goals for this year (slowing down, making something other than lap quilts, making quilts for others....). but hey, i am using my stash, so that has to count for something. i guess if they were easy, they wouldn't be called goals, right?

56 comments:

Lindsay said...

i'll commission a king sized quilt!! i don't know why i ever thought that my first quilt could be king sized. bah!!

bethmorgan said...

I am finishing up a flea market fancy quilt in pinks, gray, and yellow. I have it all finished I just have to add the binding! Take a look at it here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/luvs2sew/3151644711/

I used your tutorial except my white strips were only 4 inch.

heather jane said...

I recently found your blog and I am wholly inspired by you. I don't know how you get it all done. My goal for this year is to quilt the top I've had finished since I graduated. From High school. Yep.

Louann said...

I love that one too! This is such a great pattern. Sorry you aren't making your goals of slowing down some ,but for what it's worth, you are totally inspiring. Way to go on using up that stash! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my Flea Market Fancy quilt top.

Misty M. said...

This is a fantastic quilt. I love the colors. Hey those goals can't all be accomplished the first week of the year! I am finding that out too!

Cheryl A said...

This could qualify as the pink in your one-colour quilt series... two birds with one stone.

MissyMack said...

Fantastic quilt- love it! The colours are great. I seriously don't know how you can do these so quickly!!

Tine said...

The quilttop is gorgeous!
...and...no-one said you have to reach your goals before the middle of January!!

Sarah said...

Love this!!! Don't worry about your goals, it's only January. ;)

Robyn said...

Beautiful pink quilt!! I'm going to use that pattern for a baby quilt one of these days!! I really am.

Does your backing ever show through all that white on the front? I had that problem on a quilt I did...

Lisa said...

You are hands down my quilting hero.I want to get a moda layer cake and do this.

Jackie said...

I love this one! My favorite color... pink!

Whosies said...

goals, smoals....it's sewing and that is all that counts!! yay for personal time and getting rid of lovely stashes. :)

Libby said...

OOHHH! I LOVE this one! I think that you should do what you love. Life is too short not to!

PunkiePie said...

Beautiful! Looks awesome!

Jen

Karen said...

Beautiful! And yes, using up stash counts for alot!!

Karrie said...

Very pretty. I'm not a quilter (long story) but will be soon. I check your blog for inspiration- especially for color mixing/blending. Thanks! I'm thinking for my first quilts, I'll try the shabby squares (is that what it's called) you did not too long ago. They'll be two- one for each of my daughters' beds.

Anna Lea said...

Goals Smoals! I love lap quilts! I also love pink. That quilt is to die for!!!!!

Linda said...

This one is pretty, too! Just make sure you are getting the rest you need for those arms. :)

Alissa said...

Love it!

cathie said...

thank you for sharing this!..have been meaning to use up some stash..am running myself out of a place to work!

lera said...

Another "Wow!" Hip hip hooray for using your stash!

kangaroo said...

you are out of control. this is gorgeous.

Meg said...

Beautiful, as usual! I'm also working on a Flea Market Fancy-inspired quilt. I'm making it lap-size. so only 20 squares and 2.5" sashing. I should have it finished by the end of the week.

Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Anina said...

It's very pretty. I have a couple of stash busting ideas floating around in my head myself.

Shannon said...

I love these colors! I was hoping to see that pink block from the tutorial again. I used your instructions to make this quilt with bright colors and I love it. It's just a top right now. I need to learn to machine quilt and get it finished!

Nichole said...

I love it. Is this one queen sized or a lap quilt again? What are the dimensions of most of your lap quilts? I am just about finished with my first two quilts and I am so proud of myself! I will be posting pictures soon!

CAB said...

Can I ask a question that maybe others already know, but I don't - why is it called a "flea market fancy" quilt? Does it have to do w/the fabric or the design? Thanks!

Jessica said...

I love that farmer's market fabric---I've been diving into my stash as well!

Shanna said...

Another simple beauty!! What type of fabric do you use for the white? Is it muslin? I am sure you've answered this question before. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Lovely!

Millie Kriel said...

Love your quilt! Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.

jacquie said...

swoon!!!! this is beautiful and you are amazing.

Staci K. said...

Yet another beautiful quilt! I say that yes, using up your stash definitely counts for something! The more you use up to more room for more!

petits d├ętails said...

Just beautiful! Your blog has inspired me so much - thank you!

amandajean said...

robyn,

my first flea market fancy quilt had a lot of white on the back, so i didn't really have problems with shadowing.

aj

amandajean said...

nichole,

this is a lap quilt again. my lap quilts vary in size quite a bit, but i try to make them at least 55" x 70". any shorter and they drive me crazy.

aj

amandajean said...

CAB,

the quilt is called flea market fancy because that is the line of fabric that the majority of these prints come from. it was denyse schmidt's first fabric line.

aj

amandajean said...

shanna,

yes, the white is muslin.

aj

denitza said...

Beautiful! Don't worry, it's just the first week of the year, you have time to work on your goals!:) Stash busting counts for a lot!

pricklypearbloom said...

woot!

KateKwiltz said...

Ooh, I like this one -- very retro! You're amazing, as always!

JasonsMum said...

Another great one! Lovely color scheme. I'm definitely starting one of these shortly. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Rebekah said...

so cute! I love the pinks!

Sara said...

I have added this tute to my list of 'must do' projects. I really enjoy your blog and watching your creative process.

Philigry said...

love it. you can slow down when you are ready, right?!

Kerri said...

love this one too! i got a charm pack of the flea market fancy fabrics that i'm itching to use!!! :)

LB said...

I just found your blog and I am in LOVE! I have never made a quilt before but don't really want to make a rag quilt. Do you have any other suggestions for a first quilt? Could you make this pattern without doing the stippling on top?

happy zombie said...

For my sake... I hope you never slow down! And I hope you don't slow down on the lap quilts either. I used to feel guilty about making small and lap quilts (while my friends were all working on queens and kings). And I thought whattheheck am I feeling quilty-guilty for! Doing what love. Finishing quilts. Using the quilts that I've finished... yeah... I'm hooked on lap-ics! Oh, and because I have a king pineapple that I've been quilting on for over three years. I don't think it'll EVER be done. I've kicked the king and queen habit - guilt free!

PS... the word verification I've been given is "shiesh". I think it's blogger telling me, "shiesh... enough rambling, already!"

sammyjo said...

thats a really pretty quilt, the white makes the pink really stand out :D

kvinta said...

This is ALSO a lovely quilt.

Please know that your blog has inspired me to such a degree, that I have created a blog myself today.

Please keep on giving us all great ideas, at a pace you feel comfortable with ;)

2009 is going to be a great year!

NanaKaren said...

Amandajean ~ you're doing a terrific job using your stash! I really love this quilt and all others that you have made. Your tutorials have really inspired me to quilt a LOT. If only I would FINISH the quilts.....UFO finishing is my goal for this year!
Thanks!

serenitymeadow said...

Oh, my, luscious, delicious pinks! My favorites! Very pretty, Amandajean....I think I have pink quilt envy!

Heather said...

I love the pink. I have a quilt like this now that I have working on for about 3 years now. It is a bigger bed size quilt and I thought I'd be crafty and hand quilt circles in the center square of each block. BAD IDEA! I call mine hole in the wall(same thing maybe?), and love the muslin that you used.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Hi, Thanks for the pattern and the inspiration to make it. I posted it on my blog.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I missed this one! I've been really behind in blogland :) Love it - the colors are great!