Monday, January 12, 2009

flea market fancy 2

Boy, it's been awhile since I finished a pink quilt. I've been slacking!!!

I love the pink line of flea market fancy fabric, and I had several large pieces of it in my stash. The only problem is that they don't match many of my other pink fabrics. Weird, I know! So I put all these pretties into one quilt. There is a little bit of Heather Bailey's Freshcut fabric and an Alexander Henry print in the mix, too.
I'm fairly happy with the results, although looking at the photos of the quilt, I see that I should have used more contrasting fabrics.
I love how the muslin crinkles after it's washed.

I used a bias stripe fabric from Moda to bind it. The print is on the diagonal, so you can cut the strips salvage to salvage, but still get the fancy looking diagonal stripes. It's perfect for binding.

For the back, I cut 11" squares and joined them into a strip, then used muslin for the rest. I love a pieced back. The nice thing about this one is it came together quickly. I liked using the large blocks a lot.
All the materials for this quilt came from my stash. That being said, I'm hoping that I can actually notice a dent in the stash sometime soon.

103 comments:

Sarah said...

Very pretty! I love how all of the pinks look together...nice job!

kvinta said...

Yet another pink-ish creation! I adore your simple yet powerful creations.
And thanks to you I have for the first time tried to freehand machine quilt last night - woot! A success story, I tell you!

I dare you to do some in violet/purple - I bet it would turn out amazing!! LOL.
Thanks again for sharing with us :)

Contented Caroline said...

Wow, that it gorgeous - your work is so inspirational. It makes me want to break into my pink stash!!!!

rachel griffith said...

oh how cute.
i love that binding!!!
it SO looks like you had to do it the hard way...lol.
:D

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So pretty! I love the pink and orange together :)

Cindra said...

I do love how you quilt. I love that crinkly look!

Bison Girl said...

great tip about the bias stripe fabric ... i'll have to put that on my fabric "needs" list.

Lisa said...

Sweet quilt! It looks like it is trimmed with peppermint sticks.

Crazy Bird said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and that binding looks really cool!

Heather said...

Another gorgeous quilt! I love it!

Noodles said...

I loved the pattern so much I whipped up one of my own this weekend! Thanks!

http://patchespaws.blogspot.com/2009/01/omg-pink-flowers-girly-girl-revealed.html

Winona said...

Beautiful quilt. I am always amazed at how many quilts you produce. Winona

Roxanne said...

so beatiful! The crinkly-ness is just perfect. I can't believe the white is just bleached muslin - that seems so simple, but creates a stunning combo. Nice job!!

Jackie Russell said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the binding!

crazyquiltlady said...

Beautiful quilt

Ariane said...

I love the quilt. It is beautiful. I like how simple and elegant the pattern is.

Ariane

MichelleB said...

Another lovely quilt. I have that same problem with pinks too. Some match with each other, and some don't. I wonder how a quilt with ALL of them in would be.

Sarah said...

I love that quilt! The binding fabric is fabulous!

Millie Kriel said...

What a beautiful quilt in pink. I love the wrinkled look too after the quilt went through the washing machine. I enjoy your quilts and blog so much!

Viv said...

Lovely pinks. That Flea Market Fancy quilt pattern is great, I'd love to try it sometime.

I'm about to try stippling a quilt. I'm very nervous, I've only done in the ditch or other various straight lines.

a good yarn said...

I'm beginning to think that your stash must be the size of a large quilt shop. I do like your quilts though and wish I had your energy!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Carrie P. said...

It is beautiful. Love pink and love the binding.

Thimbleanna said...

With as many quilts as you make, I'd think that you'd have a dent in the stash very soon! My DIL called me this weekend and said "Mommy (that's what she calls me LOL) I went to that Crazy Mom site and ... She IS Crazy!" Thanks for all the great inspiration you provide. My DIL is a beginning quilter and I think you're going to be very instrumental in getting her hooked!!!

airynothings.com said...

Every time I visit your site, I get quilt envy. I don't quilt, but I adore they way they look - fabulous and functional.

Your quilts are always gorgeous!!

airynothings.com said...

Every time I visit your site, I get quilt envy. I don't quilt, but I adore they way they look - fabulous and functional.

Your quilts are always gorgeous!!

JasonsMum said...

Beautiful! Love the binding and the pieced back!

Staci K. said...

I have "stash" envy! Yet another gorgeous quilt.

Rosa said...

It is lovely. I love the muslin and the crinkliness. I am hoping to make one with bleached linen from your inspiring quilts.

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

Absolutely stunning. You've done such a brilliant job! I'm thinking of attempting one myself...

stitchin' girl said...

That's a really beautiful quilt!

Whosies said...

love the pink.

house on hill road said...

those pinks are orange-y....but i do love them. the quilt looks great!

CJ said...

It's absolutely wonderful! I love the binding!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a pretty creation you have there! I love the pieced back, too.

Sara said...

I am fast becoming a fan of pieced backings...the pink quilt is pretty - even though I'm not a pink person - I do like it...

debbie in San Diego said...

Awesome! as always! I can't wait to see what's next. :) so where do you get your bleached muslin?

Krista said...

Ooo I love this one! The binding reminds of a strawberry candycane or something. Really pretty quilt.

Jessica said...

Your quilts are always so lovely. If I am only a quarter as talented as you I'd call myself lucky. I love that crinkly look of the quilt once it is stippled and washed, too.

Lisa said...

did you use muslin on the quilt top? Do you usually do that? I love the quilt its so modern yet feminine.

jacquie said...

love pink...love flea market fancy...love this quilt.

Mary-Kay said...

I just love that quilt pattern. I'm going to make one some day. I didn't realize how much I like it until I bought a shower curtain and it looks just like it.

Kerri said...

it's beautfiul!! i love all the pinks too!

Regi said...

Its awesome... and I particularly love the fabric you used for the binding, its the perfect touch.

Denice said...

i love the colors. i think you did the perfect combination.

Jillian's Blog said...

You're amazing! Turned out wonderful as usual!!

Alissa said...

It's beautiful! And I actually know just want you mean about the flea market fancy pinks...They sure do all look pretty together in your quilt!

Emily said...

That striped binding looks so great! I'm about to start this same quilt for my sister's 40th bday using Heather Bailey's POP garden. I'm so excited! Thanks for the great inspirations!

amandajean said...

lisa,

i did use muslin on the front of this quilt. i also use quilter's only cotton in the color parchement for some of my quilt tops-like in the snippets quilt top.

aj

Vicki W said...

What a sweet quilt! I really love the diagonal stripe binding. I should consider more white space in my own quilts.

amandajean said...

debbie in San Diego,

i buy my bleached muslin at JoAnn's.

aj

sulu-design said...

I thought of you today as I was looking through my photos for something pink to post in a week of color project I'm participating in. I thought, "If only I were Amanda Jean. I'd have tons of pink fabric and quilts to shoot!" While I'm not a huge fan of the color, I love what you do with it!

nettie said...

I love it! I see some of my favorite fabrics in it!

Lisa Marie said...

Looks wonderful! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and getting some inspiration. I have vowed this year to dig into my stash to quilt. My hubby was helping me rearrange my Craft Studio the other day and he said "more creating & less buying is needed up here" I guess that is a HINT!

Connie W said...

The crinkled look with lots of quilting is my favorite kind. That's a very pretty quilt.

Louann said...

I love it. The striped binding gives it a really nice touch. I love the crinkly look too. I finished mine today. I am so happy with it.

Jane said...

Congrats on another beautiful quilt, Amanda. So happy to see that you are not hindered by your aches and pains and continue to inspire us!

jenn said...

I just love this pink quilt! This is actually a great inspiration for me and a certain 5 year old I know... I just made a Flea Market Fancy quilt for my 14 yr old and I am finishing the binding even as I type. I have greatly enjoyed reading your blog, you are an endless source of inspiration!
Thank you!
jenn

Amy Jo said...

As alwlays, it's beautiful my friend!!!

mau said...

How beautiful...What kind of batting did you use???

the momma said...

I don't suppose your sweet husband could do a longer video of you stippling??
I hate to seem ungrateful - I'm not; I SO appreciate all of your tutorials & help. BUT I am having trouble with my stippling looking nice & I thought, maybe, if I could watch you a bit longer (4-5 minutes, instead of 1-2) maybe I could get a better handle on it....

thanks so much for all you share! As usual, it's a lovely quilt!!!

Kathy said...

I love the muted colors. I think it is a very peaceful quilt. I also love a pieced back. Thanks for sharing.

amandajean said...

mau,

i use warm and white batting.

aj

Pat said...

I don't think your pinks are lacking in contrast...I think you chose wisely for this and I love the finished look of it.

Karen said...

Your quilt is great! I espically love the binding. Thanks for sharing the backs of your quilts. Lots of inspiration there;)

kangaroo said...

just darling. love the binding. you never cease to amaze me!

Desiree said...

Very pretty! I love the way the muslin crinkled, it gives it a vintage 30s look. Love the pieced back, a simple, extra-special touch! Good job!

Tif said...

it's beautiful amandajean!!!

Heather said...

The diagonal stripes on the binding remind me of the old fashioned stick candy stored in apothecary jars. They always look better than they taste. I bet your binding looks better than it tastes too.

Alana Jo said...

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M said...

Drool.....so pretty. Your work is so admirable....someday I hope to make such pretty quilts.

Cheryl A said...

I'm still amazed how fast you can get these together. Did you hand stitch your binding down?

Katherine said...

I've had pink on the brain for awhile now so thank you for letting my quilting dreams become a reality through your talents. ;o)

I adore bias binding made from striped fabric. Just heavenly.

Mushyhed said...

I love, love, love this quilt!

Tine said...

I love it! The stripes on the bias look fantastic. Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind when I go fabricshopping :)

tam said...

Wow! love it! Especially like the binding-it just sets the whole thing off perfectly!
Have a terrific Tuesday!~Tam:D

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Every time I see this simple pattern made up I love it more. I made it in browns for a college grad. I adore your pinks; soft and cozy. And the binding is perfect!

pattynubs said...

You always find the best fabric for your binding! It had definitely made me look twice at what I plan to use on my pieces! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie said...

this is really beautiful...your quilting always looks so fantastic!!! I can only imagine what your stash looks like if this is the gorgeous result of a stash raid.

Rebekah said...

this is so darling!

Paula said...

Question: what size are the blocks. They look rather large. I am working on a similar quilt -- inspired by you and have cut 3 1/2 inch strips for the blocks. The finished blocks will then be 9". I was wondering if that is what you did so I have an idea how mine will look.

Renee said...

What a lovely quilt! The binding is perfect for it. The pinks make me feel like spring.

Dorothee said...

I love it and the fact that it's fairly monochromatic. Also, I'm in binding envy, currently making my own bias binding with non-bias fabric - such tedious work!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

elizabeth said...

Wonderful as always!

amandajean said...

paula,

the center squares finish at 4.5" and the larger squares finish at 10.5".

aj

Chara Michele said...

This turned out lovely! :)

lera said...

I love, LOVE that binding!!!!!!! The whole quilt is fabulous, but that binding!!! Oh man!

Threeundertwo said...

That binding is fabulous. Makes me think I need to keep my eyes out for diagonal striped fabrics.

Love the way it crinkled up. Beautiful quilt. My colors!

Darci said...

Love the pink, I am a pink girl. I finished my version of this quilt and love it so thanks for putting up the measurements.

Philigry said...

no way, i think it is perfect. i like how it is monocromatic! beautiful.
the photo of it on the stairs is beautiful! wow!

Sherry said...

Love it! Love the colors & the binding. You did an awesome job!

Ariane said...

The pink quilt is very pretty and I like the pieced blocks with the white back.

nicolette said...

You must have 36 hours in a day!! Another gorgeous quilt!

Puppenkisterl said...

It is awesome! What more is there to say?

Yours, Karin!

IQuilt4Fun said...

I love your quilts...EVERY last one of them! You are such an inspiration! I especially like the colors you've chosen for this particular quilt. The pinks are so tranquil, so soothing. Thanks for sharing your outstanding work!

Abby

SunThyme said...

PINK! I love it! It's hard to believe pink was once my least favorite color. When we purchased our current home the previous owner had installed pink carpet in the entire thing and it took me YEARS to get rid of it, one room at a time. Now I find myself looking for ways to add pink back into the mix. Who'd have thunk it? :D

Tasha Horsley said...

SO beautiful! I love it!

Vanessa said...

Very nice, i love the antiqued crinkly look the quilting has given it.

elliebelle said...

I LOVE this one!!!

nikkifilosa said...

This is gorgeous :)

gaili b said...

Inspiring!! Was there a tutorial on this? If not, is it possible? Just started quilting, so utterly impressed with your work and vision!!

panacea911 said...

Do you happen to know the name of that beautiful kind of cherry blossom looking print? I love it!

Mom said...

I read somewhere that you think a good lap size quilt is 60" x 72". Is that the measurement of the top before quilting? or finished quilt? Is that taking into account "shrinkage"? How much do you add to a top for shrinkage?
Thank you! Glad to see you back.
Linda M.