Tuesday, February 24, 2009

wip

wip-baby quilt
here is my newest work in progress- a baby quilt.


it's small. only 36" x 44" or so.

(it's very hard for me to work on a small scale.)

but i love it so far.

i'm really, really happy that i was brave enough to add the one orange square.

and i like that the squares go right to the edges of the quilt.

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thanks for all your answers to my questions yesterday. i'm going to try to upload my photos through flickr and see how that goes. a huge thanks to Alissa who walked me through the specifics of how to do this, as i'm fairly computer challenged. and while i have a wonderful in house IT guy (my husband), he draws the line at blogging problems. i don't blame him one bit. :)

52 comments:

Kangaroo said...

i LOVE that orange square!

Meagan said...

This is so lovely! Good for you for taking risks! The baby who snuggles under this quilt will be a happy baby, (s)he couldn't help it with such cheery prettiness covering her/him up :)

Lauralness said...

Great quilt top! I too love the little orange square.

Tee said...

I really like the orange square, especially the square within the orange square. I'll be excited to see which fabric you choose for the binding.

Jessica said...

LOVE IT!! That orange square is perfect. I'm not sure I would have had the kahuna's to do it, but I'm glad you did! Gorgeous! ~Jessica

kathi said...

Oh, I love this and I agree that going right to the edge without a border really makes it special. Actually, I think I'm over borders these days. Can't wait to see it quilted.

Amy said...

I definitely wouldn't have been brave enough to add the orange but it looks terrific! Just wanted to ask you where do you buy and how much do you keep on hand of all your solid white fabric?

rachel griffith said...

it's SUPER cute!!!
i like the orange.

yayyy to using flickr to do your photos. and glad someone talked you through it.

Anina said...

Cute! I love the orange square too!

MichelleB said...

It looks great! Love the orange square.

PunkiePie said...

Awesome!

Quilt by Junior's mama said...

Love your quilt. So colorful and bright up my day!
My husband teaches Engineering and used to work with Microsoft. Well well .. I also can't come to him in every problems about blogging. ha ha ha anyway only they support us when we keep buying more fabrics is fine!

Mal* said...

Obviously this is a color combination that I like a lot, since it is recurring in a lot of my recent projects (including that pink/red/orange baby quilt). Partly, it was my attempt to venture into the world of orange, so I hear you on the bravery! This patchwork is beautiful and I'm glad you shared it. Thanks!

Alissa said...

So glad I could help! And I love the quilt top. Love! And I too am gonna try to make some smaller baby quilts... quick to crank out, right??

Tracy said...

I love your use of white. It always looks so clean on all of your projects. I admire your ability to take risks and use it! I am terrified of white, why?? because I'm messy!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

The one orange block totally makes the whole quilt.

Goddess in Progress said...

I love that design! I love how it's just a little kooky and "off", but in such an awesome way. And the colors are just so happy, and the orange almost makes me giggle in a wonderful way. Goes to show you don't have to take anything too seriously, even (especially?) a quilt.

amandajean said...

amy,

the info you are looking for regarding about my white fabric usage on my FAQ page.

aj

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

AWW! The orange rocks!

Krista said...

I like it, different, kinda wonky...is that a word? I always love your ideas, and I gain inspiration from you! BTW, I am hosting a giveaway this week to celebrate my 1st blog birthday. Come by and enter!

Ashley said...

Love it - the size, the colors, and especially that one orange block! It's perfect!

Danetta said...

I love that you make baby quilts that don't look babyish! I love flickr!

DIDI said...

I think it's very pretty, and it is very special with the orange block.

Annie said...

You are my quilting inspiration! I too have a capable IT guy in house, who refuses to talk to Apple computers!!!!! Very convenient don't you think!!!

MommaJ said...

You are amazing!



psssttt...I was ceiggep :)

Regi said...

Love the baby quilt! Gotta love those in-house IT dudes.

Sarah M said...

This baby quilt is going to be gorgeous! Small scale can be tough but 36x44 is the best bet for your quilt becoming a blankie. :)

Judy said...

Mind sharing how you do your pics through FLickr?? I tried and got it in the post, but couldn't get the picture to sit in the center like I wanted it to. I used to link from flickr and added in the html section but that's where I got stumped...

I realized though that I'm using only 19% so far, so I think I'm safe for now. Cool quilt~! I need to make one soon too for a baby girl.

MommaJ said...

AmandaJean,

I need a bit of help, if you please. I am a beginner, I have made 5 lap sized quilts. I know have a king sized top that I made for a dear friend and am scared stiff about quilting it! I have no idea how I am going to do this. Any words of wisdom, advice?

Thank you in advance

Set Carré said...

Look great! Can't wait ti see it done.

Amy Jo said...

Love the new baby quilt. I was in your area for about 23 minutes today in between flights. Wish I had time to see you....

heatherandrienne said...

I love the color scheme!! Great job as usual!:) The orange square is very fun. It's a very cheery quilt.

Rebekah said...

cute quilt! I love pink and orange together

Linda said...

Love the new baby quilt. J concurred with the Flickr/outside hosting thing,too.

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

it's such a happy fun quilt. I love the colours and each square... especially the orange one :)

Cathy said...

What a cute quilt! You are so creative and a fast quilter. I love the look of the orange square also.....makes it a little quirky.
Cathy

Cheryl A said...

Mary Ellen Hopkins said that all quilts should have a stripe. Maybe all quilts need orange?

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I just love you quilts they are so inspirational. Keep up your great work

Erin said...

Its gorgeous! I have a baby quilt I need to make for a little boy due in a couple of months and can just see something like this in blue with a green square!! Thank you so much for your inspiration and fantastic ideas!! :)

Thimbleanna said...

I love how all the squares are differently sized. Very Cool Amandajean!

Aunt Donna said...

I love it! I am so enjoying following your blog. You are an inspiration!

AmyDrucker said...

It's perfect. I love it! LOVE it.

MyJourneyBack said...

I meant to comment and forgot. I am sorry. I am glad you got your questions answered. I love this new top. I notice you really use a lot of white and I love it. I didn't use to but you inspire. I am working on a quilt for my daughter and I am seriously thinking of white as the sashings. The backing will be pieced white on whites.
I love this new top you did and I love the orange square.
You inspire.
Smiles,
Sherry

Bits 4 Babies said...

That looks great so far, I would love to see the finished product. I'm busy with a baby playmat at the moment and so far, the only problem I've had was sewing through the wadding. It's my first big project for patchwork. Congrats on yours though, it looks lovely.

jacquie said...

love this...so bright and cheery! the orange is fab!!

pratima said...

Awesome!!! I especially like how some of the blocks are on the edges. And the orange square is cute!!

KateKwiltz said...

Very cute. My favorites are the squares with the one polka dot in the middle.
And you can never have too much orange!

sulu-design said...

Love the orange square, and love that your husband doesn't touch the blog stuff.

Amalie said...

wow, incredibly cute!!!!! Is this your pattern or where did you find it. The orange fits in great!

Katherine said...

I like it, I love it... can you make some more of it? hee hee...

Your quilts rock, Amandajean. You do know that, right?

Thanks for sharing all the inspiring things you make.

The Wooly Wumpus said...

It's beautiful, AmandaJean! I agree with everyone, the orange block rocks. Thanks for the inspiration...as always.

happy zombie said...

I love this quilt, Amanda Jean! Love, love, love it!