Wednesday, February 11, 2009

and the winner is...

You guys!!! You are so sweet. Thanks for all your comments!!! I am blown. away. It took me awhile to read through all the comments to see what you were up to the past few days. :0) I feel like i got to know you all better. That was fun...let's do it again sometime.



The winner of the fabric is...number 5, Regi. Thanks to all of you who played along!

Now, onto some quilting progress...

Despite my sick kids, (we've had strep, fever, flu [ewww!] and a cold going around) I finally finished my swell quilt top.

I debated a long time about the layout. I wasn't feeling the zig zag...so on Sunday night I played around with about 4 different layouts and this was my favorite. I love the vintage feel of it. I still want to do a zig zag quilt sometime, but in my mind, this wasn't the right fabric combination for it.

I used 4 swell charm packs (32 squares in each) and i paired the squares with cream fabric (quilter's only cotton in the color parchment-from JoAnn's) and made them into triangles. Triangles are not my favorite, but I think it will be worth it. The layout is 14 by 18 blocks. It measures about 56" x 72", which means I will have one more to add to my lap quilt collection. But in my defense, I did have this one started before the beginning of this year. I already have the backing (and binding) in my stash, so I'm hoping to finish this quilt soon.

59 comments:

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

So sweet! I love it.

Hey, you've inspired me to give away some fabric on my blog too! Check it out!

DIDI said...

I like it very much! Making triangles scares me a bit :)

Elena and me will definately be starting your quilt-a-long next week. It's our very first one but your explanations are SO good we decided to dare.
Thanks.

Quilt Nut said...

so pretty!

hope your sickies are feeling better soon

Kerri said...

oh, i love the swell fabric!! the layout is perfect too.

i hope your family is feeling better. no fun when everyone gets sick.

DIDI said...

Oh! I'm so sorry, I forgot to say that I hope your children get well soon, I'ts so sad to see our little ones sick.

Lauralness said...

I hope the kiddos start to feel better soon.

I love the quilt top!

Congratulations to Regi!

Crafty Lady said...

You always make things that look so easy, and makes me want to make them. This is so not good, as I usually have no time. But I love to imagine making them, and I LOVE going to Joann and picking out fabric (in my mind) for each of the projects. Thanks for your contributions to my imagination!

Jackie said...

Congrats to Regi! I love your quilt top. It is, well, swell!

Calico Road said...

I like the layout, and agree, very vintage-y. Hope everyone is feeling well soon!

Celeste said...

This is the design I did for a vintage mini quilt. Love it!

Celeste

Needled Mom said...

I have always enjoyed the simple blocks put together. It looks fabulous!

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable CrazyMom!

Oh, and you spelled my name wrong...it's not r-e-g-i, it's a-n-n-a. Not to worry though, there is a r-e-g-i out there and I'm sure she'll take great care of my prize!!!

linda said...

Have you ever used the thangles triangle papers? When you're making scrappy quilts the strips are small enough where you don't need to cut alot of paper, like the roll of triangle papers. The accuracy is unbelieveable. The roll of papers is great when you need to make alot of the same. The top is beautiful. Feel better.

Amy said...

You can't go wrong with that layout. It's a classic. I can't wait to see it quilted.

Here's hoping you and yours feel better very soon.

amanda said...

I'm making a baby quilt with triangles too! I was thinking to do it pinwheel style but in the end decided to do the same layout as yours.

Hope everyone is better soon!

lera said...

Love it. You are right, it does have a vintage feel to it.

Lucy said...

Love the fabrics in this one...

Congratulations to Regi..

Thimbelanna's comment -- too funny.

Sending good vibes to the AJ household -- and some Chix Soup

Valerie said...

Oh I like this layout better than the zigzag

Sarah M said...

Love the soft colors on this one and I agree it feels very vintage! Triangles are currently the bane of my existence (hourglass quilt!) so I admire your perfect piecing!

PunkiePie said...

I'm really digging this quilt top. I think I'm going to figure out which charm squares I'm going to use... get me some solid cotton and get to work. I really like it!

Roxanne said...

Sounds like way too many sickies in one house. Not fun! But your quilt sure is!! Very cute! :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I hope you have been spared! Still a bunch of sickies are no fun - hope they are snuggled under a few of your quilts napping the day away :)

You top is very fun - I love the simplicity of it!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely quilt! I hope your kiddos are feeling better:)

Emily said...

I agree that it has a vintage feel. Looks like some grandma cut up her aprons to make a quilt. I love it!

jacquie said...

so sorry about the bugs going around your house too...same thing here. love your swell quilt...some of my favorite fabric ever!

Annie said...

Like it - you always inspire me to make more quilts! Hope your household is well soon.

Rose said...

I love the colors!! I am such a sucker for pink, red, blue and green. I am making my daughter's quilt in those same colors.

G'G'ma said...

Hope eveyone feels well soon again.

Just have to comment on your give-away. Did you ever in your wildest thoughts think there would be over 900 people clammering for your fabric? You must have had a wild day reading all the comments. Guess that makes you the Queen of the Bloggers. Congratulations!! And, yes I bow to the Queen....love checking out your blog.

quiltinlikecrazy said...

It looks GREAT amandajean!!! I got to you through my link!!!!!!:) I'm sooooooo excited! You are such an AWESOME teacher!!:) Was great hanging with you today. Glad I got to share some things with you!";)

GLÒRIA said...

lovely quilt top!
Regards,
Gloria

Linda said...

Sorry to hear you have had the crud at your house. Hope everyone is feeling better now!
I love the layout of the quilt. I too like the vintage feel it has. :)

Threeundertwo said...

Such sweet colors. You picked a perfect layout. A zigzag would need stronger contrast maybe.

Hope everyone is better at your house soon!

Stacey said...

I too love this - it is clean and crisp and reminds me of summers of my youth- beautiful - and inspirational

mau said...

I love it...it looks like spring is in the air look. beautiful.

Sherry said...

Congrats to Regi on winning the pretty fabrics. I hope the kids are feeling better soon. I love that Swell fabric & your quilt top looks great. Now Urban Chiks have come out with a new line (Sweet) that reminds me alot of their Swell fabric line. Oh where does it all end? LOL

sewfunky said...

I love the colour combo... :)

Katie K said...

Dang, I didn't win :( hehe

I have a question for you. What are your favorite sizes of lap quilts? Is the 56"x72" big enough to cover two adults (or, a few sick kids!) to cuddle on the couch? The blankets I have are, well, less than ideal in size and/or proportion & I want to make some new ones, but I need a little guidance :)

Shari said...

These triangles are really sweet and do have a vintage feel. Very fresh.

Barbara Brown said...

beautiful!
barbara brown

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I am with you I love the vintage type look too. This is so pretty!

Leah said...

That is an awesome combo! Beautiful work as always...

Karine said...

I love this patchwork pattern. And I like how you quilts have such a graphic design, very close to my style.

Jessica said...

You are right...I like this layout better than the zigzag. I'm currently going through my stash and you've inspired me to host a giveaway to clear out some of the fabrics that I'm no longer in love with. I'll probably post it this weekend.
Hey ~ have you ever seen a Roman Stripes pattern? Your new quilt reminds me of that. You can see my favorite here: http://maryquilts.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/amish-stripes-and-strings.pdf

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh, am I super jealous right now! I used up all my Swell Fabric making doll blankets and so wish the fabric was still available! This quilt looks stunning, have fun finishing!

Farmyard Crafts said...

It's so cute! I've just finished making a journal cover (and stipple quilted it!) with some of my coveted Swell fabrics. Love the triangular look. :)

ModernJune31 said...

I love this one! Can't wait to see it all finished.

I just love your style so much. When I found your blog a few weeks ago, it inspired me to dig out all of my unfinished quilts and actually finish them.

Hope you're all feeling better soon.

Vacskamati said...

Thanks for the possibility and grat to Regi! : D

Hope, you'll getting better soon.

Your quilt looks great! :)

Joyce said...

Congrats Regi,

Love this quilt too, it doesn't look too hard :) and love the fabric combination

Simply This and That said...

way fun and cute ! ooxx`jodi

amandajean said...

katie k,

i think the ideal lap quilt size you are describing is actually a twin size quilt. i'm trying really hard to start make more quilts into twin size, because they are perfect for snuggling for two (and a few little kiddies, too). so about 63" x 88".

hope this helps!

aj

Sara said...

Congrats to the winner...

I really like that quilt - it is amazing how pretty half square triangles can look....

Regi said...

Awww I hope the children are feeling much better soon, its no fun at all when our little ones are sick.

The newest quilt top is wonderful... i love the fabrics you used and the triangles as well, and last but not least ..Thank you, thank you so much for the awesome fabrics... I cant wait to play with them.

~Regi

NanaKaren said...

Sorry to hear about the illness at your home. Hope and pray you will all be feeling tip-top soon!

This is a wonderful quilt....love how you arranged the blocks and of course the colors. Will you be keeping this one?

amandajean said...

NanaKaren,

i think i will be keeping this one. :)

aj

Camille said...

Oooh, I love me some swell! SO cute. Thanks for the mention, WOW you have a lot of friends! I can't blame them, you are pretty darn amazing. Keep it up, girl!

lissa said...

That is Swell! Get it? Swell project with Swell fabrics! It is amazing all the colds, flus and ukies going around. great time to stay inside and sew.

Rebekah said...

I hope everyone in your house feels better soon! I love the half triangle quilt that you're working on. It's a really cute and classic pattern

sulu-design said...

My gosh, illness seems to have hit your house hard. Make sure you take care of yourself while you're taking care of everyone else!

Janet said...

Beautiful vintage style quilt!