Wednesday, June 03, 2009

mini happy hour quilt top


49" x 63"

this quilt was inspired by heather. (thanks friend!) last year when she made a Christmas tree skirt, she used a mini happy hour block rather than the log cabin block. i LOVED it and i just knew i would have to make a quilt using that idea someday. i like how the pattern is modern and the fabrics are soft and feminine. thanks to jessica for two of the fabrics that i won from her giveaway a few months ago. and thanks to beth for a yard of the tracy porter fabric that i received in a swap. it's fun to see my quilt tops come together and see how many friends have contributed to the final product. it makes my sappy heart happy. :)

now i had better get quilting before i get a back log of quilt tops hanging around here again. :)

50 comments:

Gwendie said...

Such a pretty quilt! Pink is my favorite color. I think it always was. This really is a soft and feminine quilt!

Donna said...

Such soft, soothing colors ... I love it!

MichelleB said...

It is so cute! I just the muted colors. It's just asking to have someone cuddled up underneath it.

Niki RuralWritings said...

I, too, love the colours! I think I'd enjoy making this quilt, it's beautiful!

dotti white said...

I really like the colors...they are beautiful and such a fun design! You two are creative together!

why not sew? said...

i love the colors. it's nice to have fabric lovin', crafty , quilty friends!

Robin said...

Very soft and pretty. It reminds me of the old Moda Robyn Pandolf fabrics.

Robin in Seal Beach, CA

Whosies said...

very cute. love the colors. yea, let's not talk about quilt top piles.

rachel griffith said...

amazingly beautiful.
i really, really ♥ it.

Becky said...

I love this quilt. Colors and blocks. Was it hard?

Andrea said...

Those are such great colors! It turned out great!

Jessica said...

Love it! I'm so glad you found a way to use the fabric. And thanks for linking to my blog :)

angela said...

I thought I liked the happy hour block partly because it was large, but it looks just as great small! You can still see those wonderful fabrics, but the whole blends so nicely.

Karen said...

Love the colors and the block...great choice;)

bopeep said...

I LOVE THAT QUILT.
THE COLOR ARE SOOOO PRETTY.
Praters, Bo

Jackie said...

Love the quilt, calm and serene colors.

lera said...

Pretty, pretty!

heather said...

Great job aj!!We are a good team aren't we?:) Have a great weekend! It looks great!

M. Regina said...

Beautiful quilt,I love all your little squares, soft colors...pretty.
Cyber hugs from Brazil

Diane said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

I really like this one. I have a hard time making quilts with such warm colors as I tend to select bright bold patterns. I love the happy hour pattern.
Rebecca

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and the style. Simple but super!

Carolyn cdn said...

I'm lovin' it...looks like I'll be pulling fabric tomorrow morn, it's been quite a week so far so I could use some "sappy happy" and what better way than to sew?

Lisa said...

very pretty! love the fabric and colors!

Journeying Five said...

so cute in every way!

Jenny said...

That's a lovely quilt and beautiful colours!

susan said...

Ooh, I love your color choices!! How gorgeous.

Aimee said...

Really beautiful colors - so soothing! I love that pattern, too! Are you going to stipple it?

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful. My daughters would love this.

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute! I love that Happy Hour block!

szkornelia said...

Verry pretty. I also love the colors. So subtle and yet girlie, and the block is nice too.

Michelle said...

Such a sweet quilt. I love the mini happy hour block.

Cheryl said...

Very cute. I love this pattern!

sulu-design said...

It is modern and feminine - a wonderful combination. I like the "collaborative" aspect, too.

Zarina said...

I love the pattern and the color. Will try this the next time I have a free slot in my long queue of to do next list.

Rich and Brianne said...

Love that pattern! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I really want to try a quilt top like that!

Judy said...

This is a great pattern I think I'll have to try one day. Thanks for the link too for the tree skirt...I need to make another one of those this year!

Heidijayhawk said...

i love how the soft prints match with the mod pattern! my favorite thing!

Jean said...

Hi. What am I missing here? -- I don't see instructions for a mini happy hour block (on your page or on Heather's). Can you direct me?

Thanks for all your wonderful posts and pictures.

amandajean said...

jean,

happy hour is a published pattern, so i can not share that information here. the book is called happy hour by atkinson designs. i hope that helps!

aj

Sherry said...

I love the Happy Hour pattern. I like the soft, pretty fabrics you used in this quilt top. It looks great!

Chris said...

congratulations on winning that beautiful quilt!

skeinsherway said...

Oh, that is just precious! I've been meaning to make something like that for my sister's new baby- this has given me more inspiration!

Rebekah said...

what a pretty quilt! I love the soft colors that you used in this!

Cindy said...

I love the design and colors! Very nice!!

KateKwiltz said...

Great, calming colors -- it looks cuddly even now!

Kristen in Oklahoma said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pattern, I'm currently piecing a lap quilt Happy Hour for my sister's birthday.

Can you provide the pattern/measurements for this mini quilt? Pretty please!

It is stunning - love the color palette & simplicity of it.

Philigry said...

o, i love it. it looks so pretty sitting in the grass!

amandajean said...

kristen in Oklahoma,

i can not share the measurement for this pattern as the happy hour block is a published pattern. even though this is smaller, i still don't feel that it is my place to share that info. i can tell you that it's about 50% of a normal happy hour block.

aj

Meg said...

How did I miss this? It's beautiful!