Monday, March 09, 2009

hopscotch

You know how I have such a hard time naming quilts? Well, I finally came up with a solution. I called on my blog friend, Susan (who is one creative + clever gal), and she agreed to help me name my quilts!!! I'm quite excited to have her on my "creative team". Thank you, Susan!

This little quilt is made up from scraps and white muslin from my stash. I didn't have anyone in mind when I started making it-I just wanted to try a slightly different style of random piecing and I wanted to use up some scraps. It was challenging for my little brain to figure out the math so the squares would go to the edges of the quilt, but it was worth it. I love how it turned out.

The backing and binding came from my stash as well.
It measures approximately 36" x 44".

I will be sending it to the Mountain Baby Blankets project. It's good to know that this little quilt will help keep some baby warm at night.

68 comments:

Jilly's Space said...

I LOVE it!

Kerri said...

it turned out so lovely!! it will surely keep a little special one very warm!

Goddess in Progress said...

Love, love love it. If you ever decide to write out a "pattern," I'd love to attempt it myself!

MichelleB said...

It's a wonderful quilt! I'm so glad that you found someone to help name your quilts. Isn't it amazing how some people have that knack? I totally do not have it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How sweet and how generous.

heatherandrienne said...

It looks great!! Very crisp and fresh! I like the name also. Love those creative people.

rachel griffith said...

oh it's SUPER cute!!!
and yayyy for sending it to the mountain baby blankets project babies.
i'm still working on mine.

Lauralness said...

Great finish!

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

That is so cute! You are such a talented quilter!

nettie said...

i love this! especially the backing. such a perfect quilt..

sunshine said...

Great quilt! I'm planning to have an "off-grid" alignment of blocks similar to what you did. How did you fill the irregular white space in between? Did you just cut and measure as you went along, or did you plan it all out? Any hints would be appreciated! Cheers, Christine (paetzoldc[at]gmail[dot]com)

Sarah said...

Very cute! I love the orange that you put in there.

Darci said...

She did a great job, I love the name!! The quilt is gorgeous, I love pink.

HobbyMommy said...

This is great and how wonderful of you to donate it!

sulu-design said...

Glad to be of help, my friend! And glad to know this one is being donated to such a good cause. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Mama Urchin said...

I am sure this quilt is going to be so special to some little one.

Alissa said...

Beautiful little quilt! So lovely and cute.

Philigry said...

pink and orange!!! love it.

Taylor said...

this is beautiful! What a lucky baby!

Regi said...

Oh it is sooo very sweet. Love the name as well. It will definitely brighten up a childs life.

~Regi

Mal* said...

Sigh. I know I mentioned it before, but my torrid love affair with pink+orange just gets stronger every day, thanks to projects like these. Beautiful work.

Jessica said...

I love those pinks and oranges! What a great quilting and naming team you'll be!

PunkiePie said...

Beauty! The pink and orange ROCKS! I love that color combination.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Amanda Jean,
I love it. You come up with the most creative and fun quilts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. It means a lot coming from you :-)

Jane said...

Beautiful colors, Beautiful quilt, and a beautiful giving soul.

jacquie said...

super cute! someone in the mountains is going to be in love with this.

Terriaw said...

What a wonderful quilt to donate to that charity! I bet some little child will cherish this quilt. It turned out so adorable!

crazyquiltlady said...

Wonderful thought- wonderful quilt

Shanna said...

I love how you can take "just scraps" and make them into such great quilts!! Thank you for the inspiration!

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

yup, that susan is one clever girl.
You are so sweet to donate this beautiful quilt, which I have no doubt... will be treasured.

Andi said...

A beautiful quilt and a great cause.
Nice one.
Andi :-)

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! I aspire to be on your creative team LOL! Love the little quilt -- you're so sweet to give it to a good cause!

NanaKaren said...

Very cute quilt...love the name. Whoever receives the quilt is one lucky child and they will probably treasure it!

Roxanne said...

Super cute! Love the colors!!

Mimi said...

Hot, hot, hot! Cool! Crisp and clean. I love it. I REALLY do! Such a wonderful gift for a child to cherish.

3 M's said...

That is really cute. AND- you are super generous to donate the quilt to the Mountain Baby Blankets project. Go momma go.

Kadie said...

I love your binding and back the polk-a-dots are so cute!!!!

Princess Martha said...

Hi there! I just love this quilt, if you decide to write the pattern I would love to make it too! I have never used crisp white in my quilts, and you have inspired me to attempt it! I am half way there with an attempt! Thankyou!

Katherine said...

What a beauty! I love the randomness of the blocks and I'm drooling over the dots on the binding and the backing. Super sweet.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

That one orange block makes the whole quilt.

lera said...

LOVING the quilt AND the name! You and Susan make a great team!

Lina said...

LOVE this, especially the way the blocks go right to the edges - a great way to pack in as much colour as possible in a small place!

Lina x

PS am very excited to have finally got my batting on sale today! Yay. Basting starts tonight!

Sherry said...

That quilt is too cute. What a wonderful little baby quilt for charity. Great job!

Duyvken said...

Orange, pink and white is one of my all time fave colour combinations. Beautiful!

Ann said...

Fantastic. Love it! And the name is very nice too!
Have a great one and stay warm over the next couple days. Brrrrrr...

Ann

Vicki W said...

It's adorable!

ohnikki said...

THe recipient of this quilt is sure to love it as much as we all do!

Rebekah said...

adorable! I love the green polka dots!

Marla said...

I love it!!!

Vicki said...

So very cute. I like the dotty back and binding.

Jacky O said...

Very cute!! How sweet that you are donating to a worthy cause!

Rika Pb said...

I love your blog. I am trying to make quilt at the moment, But without pattern. so far, I love it. I will post in my blog soon :). Good luck ma'am.

Anina said...

Cute! I love the binding.

Rachel said...

NO WAY!!!! That is AWESOME. This is just so cuddly I love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you don't already have it, email me for the shipping info.


Rachel
www.rachelcox.blogspot.com
Mountain Baby Blankets

roylancemommy said...

Do you piece all of the squares? I tried to look in the picture, but I can't tell if you applique the smallest square on top of the larger square..... I just love this look!

debbie said...

I too would love to learn how to make this quilt!
I know.....how about a quit along???!!! Please...Please..Please!

HMG said...

This quilt is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the mountain baby blanket site too ... i am going to try and get one out there. it's nice to see such a specific charity.

meg said...

The quilt is fantastic, and the name is perfect! I would never had thought of it, but it really suits the design. Well done, Ladies!

a friend to knit with said...

i am in LOVE with this! and those polka dots!

pratima said...

It is so cute!!! Love those colors and the binding and backing are so much fun.

Cristin said...

Well done! How do you finish quilts so quickly! My record is... 3 weeks! And that was because I had an actual deadline :-)

The baby girl who gets this quilt will love it, I know!

picklesticks said...

So pretty. I have been wanting to give this type od quilt a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt. PLEASE do a tutorial. I like to donate quits to charity and this is the perfect size. I need a pattern though - I'm not as talented as you!

Barbara

moBri said...

this is soooooo pretty, fresh, springy. Makes me want to immediately start a white-pink-orange one for myself

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

A beautiful quilt and beautiful sentiment!

Love this!

Danielle said...

ooh - this is my kinda quilt ! love it !

Corrie said...

Okay, I just found this and I LOVE it. I also love the "pete and repete" quilts you made for your boys. I also have two boys and would love to make quilts like these for them. Could you possibly post a tutorial about this? I love the random sizes of the squares.

corrie(dot)merricks(at)gmail.com

please email if you post a tutorial!

rumela lony said...

Just found your blog today it's wonderful. This is so pretty, fresh, springy. I have been wanting to give this type quilt a try. I think beautiful quilt and a great cause. Thanks for the inspiration. thank you for shearing your post.