Friday, June 26, 2009

oh cherrry oh

my 20th quilt of the year is done!

this was my first time using a layer cake (precut squares that measure 10") and a jelly roll (precut strips that are 2.5" wide). it made the quilt top assembly very quick. i used the pattern patchwork rendezvous and the fabric is oh cherry oh from moda.

all the time i saved in assembling the qulit top i made up for quilting it. i used almost 18 bobbins of thread! i still can't believe that i did that much quilting on this baby, but it was so worth it. i love the texture! i was hoping that this might become my signature quilting design, but it's way too labor intensive for all my quilts. i think my arms would fall off.

i used a red polka dot from the sweet line (also from moda) for the binding. i can't get enough red polka dots. I love them!

the backing looks embossed, doesn't it? this fabric is from joann's.

the quilt measures 62" x 76" after washing. it's a nice lap size.

i am so very proud of this one!

135 comments:

Carolyn cdn said...

Oh Amandajean it's absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the backing and all the quilting, BRAVO!!

RosaMaría said...

H E R M O S O !!! really beautiful!!! love the fabric you choose for back and the quilting is amazing!

Trisha said...

Very cute quilt! And I love that you aren't afraid to tell people that you use fabric from Joanns.

Karen said...

Beautiful!!! I love this quilt! It's hard to pick a favorite from all of your quilts, but this one is definitely in the top ten. I love the backing... and the quilting!!! It's wonderful!

Anina said...

Is it me or do you make more quilts each year? This one is stunning as usual.

Sophia said...

It's just wonderful!!! Love the quilting you did!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

The quilting is very beautiful. You should be proud!

MichelleB said...

This is so cute! I LOVE that quilting stitch. I can't believe you've made 20 quilts already this year! The year is half over - are you going to make 20 more? LOL

Lisa said...

VERY PRETTY! and your quilting is beautiful!

Always Sewing said...

I love this! So fun who wouldn't want to cuddle up with this and read a book.

Sara Richins said...

Very cute! I love the backing and the binding. 20 quilts, WOW!

Sandra said...

Love the fabric, love the quilting, LOVE the polka dots, great work!

jmag911 said...

I can see why you love it!! It is beautiful!! Love the fabrics you used for this! The polka dots are just darling! Jeannette

Gezina said...

Love the quilt - I have made the same quilt in Moda Urban Couture and Moda Gypsy Rose. I love them both but one became a prayer quilt and one is going to a charity auction. I now making the same pattern in Moda Posh. The pattern is so fun and easy. I love your quilting pattern. Keep giving us more ideas. You are so inspirational.

Sara said...

beautiful! LOVe the circles

Leigh said...

Oh that is BEAUTIFUL! I can't even begin to imagine the time that went into that quilting, it's incredible, and I love those fabrics!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

LOVE IT!!!! I have a few charm packs from that line and just love the colors. You do such beautiful work, you should be proud, love the binding and the backing is perfect!! All you need now is a book and something to sip on!! I would choose coffee!!

malissa32 said...

i am drooling over this quilt! love the pattern, the fabric and those polka dots- gasp! thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Wow - it is gorgeous - I absolutely love it!! And your 20th quilt this year - that needs a Congratulations in itself. Kudos to you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

SO cute! Love the fabric. And the quilting is fantastic!

Nichole said...

that quilting DOES look great!

Gnomemade said...

It's beautiful. I can't believe you've finished 20 quilts. I'm lucky I've gotten one done!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh.My.Gosh.You.Are.Amazing! I bow to your greatness. It's Gorgeous!

connie said...

20 quilts, you are a machine. I really like the quilting too. It is perfect on this quilt.

audreypawdrey said...

The quilt is beautiful! I love that line of fabric; it is so summery. The quilting is really cool!

bearcreekquilter said...

wow 20 quilts, you rock! Oh I was just shopping at the fatquarter shop and they have these layercakes and jelly rolls on clearance. If I wasn't already making a quilt from this line out of a moda scrap bag, your quilt would have certainly had me buying some of this fabric!

Kelly O. said...

well it may have taken a lot of work but it was WELL WORTH IT!!!

Karen said...

The bright colors are beautiful;) 100 years from now, people will know that you knew your stuff;)

MelissaS said...

You should be proud, it's wonderful.

Die Pedi said...

hey amandajean,
your new quilt looks gorgeous! very, very nice! i just fell in love with the cherry-backing! great work! :-)
have a nice day,
pedi

Hrönnsa said...

Beautiful quilt! and I just love love the quilting, I´ll have to give this a go on my next quilt.

retirednana2008 said...

Another beauty!!

Roxanne said...

Oh my gosh, the quilting on this thing rocks!! Love it! Such fun colors!!

Angel said...

This is just gorgeous! You've inspired me to make this one next.

tmac said...

Gorgeous! I may have to get this pattern!

lera said...

20th?!? You're a nut.

Love the quilt and the quilting and the back and the ...

why not sew? said...

i love the quilting! the quilt is beautiful. i smiled seeing this because i spent the better part of my day picking and pitting cherries yesterday! it's so very sweet.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Oh so cute! Jenn

Amy Canfield said...

Ohhhh so Lovely!

Anonymous said...

I sure wish I could touch it and feel the texture the pebble quilting makes. I think I may have to try this-on a crib size maybe?
Great job-again.
Rebecca O

Chara Michele said...

20 already this year? You make the rest of us look really bad! ;)

Love this quilt! That quilting is amazing!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's beautiful! I love the quilting 18 bobbins - wow! 20 quilts in 6 months - you puts us all to shame :) You keeping this one!?

Alissa said...

So so pretty! And the quilting - wow!! I'm going to have to give it a shot on one of my quilts - it's so beautiful!

Donna said...

Beautiful! What a sense of accomplishment you must feel.
You continue to inspire us!

Kimberly said...

What a bea-ut! It's stunning...

Bonnie said...

You are amazing! I love seeing your work!

Bonnie said...

20 quilts this YEAR?! I'm impressed (as usual). I love the colours in this one - fabulous!

Angie said...

That is so cute, great job!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful quilt! So cute!

Jennewby71 said...

The backing is gorgeous! The quilting really pops! It' so cute! Beautiful quilting! love this one!

Kristin said...

Wow...it is amazing!

Sarah said...

LOVE IT!!! I just got some of the fabric..it is gorgeous. Your quilting is truly wonderful!

Eila said...

It's beautiful!SO cute! Quilting is fantastic!

NanaKaren said...

Wow, this quilt is simply dazzling! Love the pattern and the fabrics you used. The quiting is stunning, but obviously very time consuming. Your poor arms!

You should be proud of doing such a great job!

Suzanne said...

I wanna be a fly on the wall in your house so I can witness how all those moments of quilting happen.

I love the circles of the quilting echo the cherries.

Mushyhed said...

so pretty!!!! love the quilting!

Tracy T. said...

Eighteen bobbins of thread! Yowza! And, yet again, I'm wondering how you get so many more hours out of a day than a mere mortal such as I. You're crazy productive!

HMG said...

This is amazing!!! I can't imagine how much work it is, but it is certainly worth the effort. Good job! And, wow on finishing 20 already this year. you rock!

~D Spack~ said...

Lovely, very lovely. I like that backing! When quilting, do you do the smaller circle first or the bigger circle first?

Kristen in OK said...

AJ, this is stunning! The quilting looks so pretty - you have every right to be proud, it is gorgeous!

Yay - 20 quilts! Great job!

amandajean said...

d spack,

it depends...sometimes i did the smaller circles first and sometimes i did the larger circles first. depending on how much space i had to fill up.

aj

Molly said...

I lOVE this quilt! Beautiful work as always! :)

Gretchen said...

Wonderful! Love the fabric - I can't wait until we get moved and I can get mine out of storage...

bonnie said...

i just love the quilting. looks fantastic.

Dorrie said...

I love this one too! And your quilting is beautiful. . .my arms would fall off! I'm a big fan of red polka dots, as well~there's no such thing as too many red polka dots! The backing is a very nice fabric too, our JoAnn's doesn't have quite the selection as yours must. Nice work, it's beautiful.

LeeAnn said...

Ouch- my finger got a cramp scrolling my mouse wheel down through all those comments! :p I can see why that took up so much thread but the quilting is GORGEOUS! I recently tried free motion quilting for the first time on a baby quilt and that was almost enough for me. But this quilt has me thinking I can give it another go!

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Darcy said...

It's beautiful! I can't believe you've put together 20 quilts this year -- especially with all the quilting on this one. Keep up the good work, it's inspiring to the rest of us!

roseylittlethings said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Leslie said...

20 quilts in the first 6 months? Does that mean you have 20 more to do this year?
THIS ONE is gorgeous!

Maya Madhavan said...

It is very pretty and I love the quilting. 20 quilts so far?! That is just awesome!

CJ said...

Maybe I could try that on a SMALL quilt sometime, it looks really cool but wowsers on the 18 bobbins!

Stefanie said...

Congrats on #20! You're my quilting hero! I must say I really like your quilting on this one it was worth it. Good job.

angela said...

It looks amazing! The quilting is so cool - makes me wonder if there would be another, similar quilting pattern that could give that look without the HUGE amount of time.

#20 is a perfect summer time quilt!

Jessica Christensen said...

My arms and shoulders ache for you, girl. I love the look. I'm not sure I would be up for it, though. Too time intensive. I'd probably give up, knowing me. My SIL did a baseball quilt with a bunch of different-sized circles on it. It turned out so cool, but she warned me off of ever trying it. How long (hours) do you think it took you? You're my hero!

Kristin said...

Gorgeous!

I only wish I was as productive as you are!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

You should be proud- that just looks fantastic! :)

Andi said...

Stunning quilt.
Can't believe you've finished 20 already.
You are a MACHINE!!!
Andi :-)

heather said...

Great job. It looks FANTASTIC!!! That is a really fun line. They make great quilts.

Katherine said...

oh, be still my heart... this quilt has it all, Amandajean. Love the fabrics and your gorgeous quilting.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your quilt looks wonderful!! I absolutely LOVE the Oh Cherry OH Line :)

Cheryl Arkison said...

That is so you! Is the quilting continuous? I can't tell.

Dawn W. said...

Wow - I love the quilting. And 20 quilts already - Way to go! They're always so beautiful too.

Shannon said...

Beautiful! Your quilting is perfect:)

Aimee said...

Wow - I'm blown away! The quilt is gorgeous, the quilting perfection! And 20 quilts??? You officially are the Quilting Goddess.

One Flew Over said...

Your 20th!!! WOW! What a busy quilter you have been :)

Blue is Bleu said...

I've been thinking about using this collection for a quilt and there's no doubts anymore! It's gorgeous! And I love the quilting you did on it... although, 18 bobbins? Yikes! Haha!

deibster@comcast.net said...

gorgeous!!! I want to buy it :)

Stephanie said...

Wowza, 20 quilts by June?! Awesome!! It's a beauty for sure. Thanks for the continued inspiration.

nettie said...

wow! i love the quilting on this one, and the quilt is great too! 20 quilts!!! You are amazing.

Linda said...

I love this one!

Lisa said...

That is stunning! I have some oh cherry oh sitting around. Now I want to make one too:-)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

20th of the YEAR?! I feel like such a slacker now! Very pretty quilt -- love the quilting design. The entire quilt is very appealing.

AnneElizablog said...

I love it. You are so prolific - what an inspiration to us all! Aren't jelly rolls fun? I love your backings, too, by the way.

jules said...

i love it.... i made an oh-cherry-oh table runner and its just such a bright and fun line!... you'll be hooked on layer cakes now.. they are my favorite!! and the quilting...so worth it!! it rocks!

Katie K said...

Spectacular, Spectacular! Really adorable quilt <3

Philigry said...

that is stunning! i love the quilting, and that cherry fabric on the back! love this one.

GARI said...

I love the quilt and the quilting is what I like, fairly dense with texture.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

What's left to say? It's wonderful! It's marvelous! It's just delicious! I love that quilting and have got to give it a go soon!

The Calico Cottage Quilt Shop said...

Love your quilt! Love your blog!
Those colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Great job!

hetty said...

Wow! Twenty quilts! Way to go!

Rose said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! Love the backing, and I love Oh Cherry Oh! I'm gonna use a charm pack to make a fun patchwork apron for myself :)

Kathy said...

Love it, love it, love it!! Have the Oh Cherry Oh in charm squares and layer cakes; now just can't wait to get started on something! Yours is very sweet, just love it!

Susan said...

What a beautiful quilt! I adore that fabric line and your quilting is stunning!

Staci K. said...

20 quilts this year already! Amazing. You are my quilting hero. :) I work at JoAnns and love that backing fabric.

jacquie said...

and you should be proud. amazing!!! the quilting is fabulous.

Tara said...

Love the quilting-- crazy amount of thread!

Bluebell said...

I cannot believe you have made all those quilts so far this year that really is a lot of quilts. I love the lates quilt the colours are very pretty and the actual quilting is beautiful you have a right to be proud.

peaknits said...

I love this quilt! Gorgeous!

Jackie said...

You should be quite proud, it is a beauty.

Antique Rose Designs said...

Love this quilt I want to snuggle under it. You are very talented. Take care Carol

erica said...

congrats on your 20th! its adorable!

Wendy said...

18 bobbins! Thats incredible! I practiced that same quilting design
-on paper- during my long ferry ride, looking forward to trying it.
I too get stuck doing the same quilting designs...

Taiya said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I am really getting into polka dots and cherries, myself... I am still working on my first quilt, though... ha!

Great job, though! Very sweet!

Dawn said...

Fantastic!! I love the quilting!! Did you use a longarm machine or your regular sewing machine?

Barb said...

Wow, you are one amazing person...and I love the quilt.

DocSly said...

You are just a real motivation. Love the fabric in this one. Great work.

Treasuresofjoy said...

Your quilting is beautiful. I love all of your creations!

M. Regina said...

Beautiful. Great work. You really are very proud. hugs from Brazil.

julieQ said...

Yoru quilting is wonderful, and I love the quilt. I am busy making nine patches!

Jessica said...

Twenty! Congrats!!! I can't wait to see the next twenty (wink, wink, nod, nod)

PunkiePie said...

Gorgeous! Simply beautiful! I have that pattern but I haven't used it yet. I think you've given me inspiration! And the red polka dots for the binding.... love it! I think I need a yard or two (or three!) for my stash!

Erin O. said...

I love this quilt. Come to think of it, I love all of your quilts.

dotti white said...

This is oh, so, beautiful! Amazing work!

amandajean said...

dawn,

i quilted it on my home sewing machine.

aj

Sarah said...

My name is Sarah, and I'm from Oklahoma. If I won these scraps, I would use them to make the most adorable quilted pincushions!

faithinhim (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley said...

this is so lovely! and i'm totally in awe of the quilting - i can't even imagine how long it took!! very beautiful!

Bec said...

Your OhCherryOh quilt is gorgeous! Jut the right sort of pattern for those fabrics! Beautiful quilting, you must be very pleased with it!

Lauren said...

LOVE everything about this one - the quilting, the backing and binding fabrics - WOW! 20 quilts? You rock!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is an awesome quilt! I have a cherry oh jelly roll and a charm pack and haven't known what to make.
Your quilting is amazing too!

Michelle said...

It is so stunning. I love the backing and the way you have quilted it.

Rebekah said...

Wow! 20 quilts so far this year?! You are a quilting machine. This is gorgeous!

Kerry said...

Your 20th of the year?!?!?! You're a work horse! Looks beautiful!

lera said...

I can't remember if I commented already, but even if I did, ah well ... I love the backing. I have a shirt in that cherry fabric.

Keriann said...

hey so if you did this with fat quarters instead of a jellycake how many would you need?