Tuesday, July 28, 2009

happy go lucky

it's done and i love it!!!

this is the best shot i could get of the quilt outside today. either it was too bright and all you could see is the texture, or it was not bright enough to get the full effect of the quilt. (photographing this quilt was quite frustrating!) but really, is there anything prettier than a quilt billowing in the breeze? what i need is a clothesline!

here's a close up of the quilting. i really like quilting in circles. it's fun! i used a katie jump rope fabric for the backing and a bright green flea market fancy print for the binding. I LOVE this print on the binding.

the wonky squares make me happy. :)
it measures 64" x 83".

77 comments:

Philigry said...

oh, i love those circles. this quilt is so adorable. i love it!

Jackie said...

Great quilt! Love the quilting, and you are right, nothing better than a quilt on the clothesline.

One Flew Over said...

Amazing quilting!! I bet it took quite a while to finish!

Kristin said...

That is truly amazing!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice and I love the circular quilting.

rabbitstylenews said...

Love the colors!

Erin O. said...

Gorgeous. And yes, I agree about a quilt billowing on a clothesline. It is splendid.

taylor said...

this is definitely one of my favorite quilts you've ever made....it's awesome!

connie said...

Very nice. I love the wonky squares and all the white.

Thimbleanna said...

You've been a busy, busy girl while I've been gone. This quilt, as always is adorable -- you have such a gift for putting it all together CrazyMom!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

way to go lady! ;-)
looks great! let's see more wonky! love it!

Heather said...

This quilt is great! I really like the circles too, and all the solid white is awesome.

I stumbled across a quilt blog where the photos were taken with someone flipping/snapping the quilt. Like you would if you were going to lay it out to sit on...you know what I mean? Anyways it looked really neat to be photographed like that. I can't remember the blog though or I'd just share that with you.

heather said...

looking good!! the quilting looks GREAT!!! nice job!!:)

Aimee said...

Gorgeous! I love the quilted circles - they add the perfect touch of whimsy to your Happy Go Lucky!

Heather said...

Um, that is simply the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

Blue is Bleu said...

How lovely!!! The circle quilting is divine and goes so well with the quilt.

dotti white said...

I love your quilt! It is wonderfully amazing!

jaybird said...

beautiful!! can i have it? ;-)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Your quilt turned out so beautifully - I love these bright colours!
Hugs,
Kerry

Kerri said...

what a pretty quilt!! love how fresh it looks!!

Soph said...

It is truelly BEAUTIFUL!
I LUV THE WAY YOU CREATE THE QUILTING WITH CIRCLES!!!!
Regards
Sophie

Angie said...

I love it.

Chara Michele said...

Love, love, love this quilt! I think this is my favorite quilt of yours! :) Love the quilting you did on this one too :)

Collette said...

Really truly adorable. Love it.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Really cute!! Well done!! I'm amazed... you have small children right?? Where on earth do you find the time? I'm struggling to find time to brush my hair somedays!! ;)

Alissa said...

Amanda Jean, I love this quilt with a fiery passion!!

mariarrosa said...

Lovely. I love this quilting.

Holly said...

I really like everything about this quilt. It looks great, good job!

trasha said...

Hmmmmmm ..... I may have a solution to your problem. You have a beautiful quilt, I have a clothesline regularly blown by billowing breezes - we could swap!


I'm just sayin' is all ;-)

sternwerfer said...

wirklich wunderschön ist der geworden. Deine Farbauswahl und die Komposition ist klasse.

I try it in english: your Quilt is really wonderfull. I like your colours and the composition

Lieben Gruß, sternwerfer

Robin said...

Your quilting just sings on this one. Gorgeous!!! A happy quilt, indeed!

quiltingbonnie said...

Quilting in circles is really awesome. Great look. Was wondering, do you begin your machine quilting at the most middle part of your quilt? Thanks for your help. Bonita

Duyvken said...

Truly stunning!

Jilly's Space said...

I "heart" it!!
Just beautiful Amanda Jean!

Amy said...

The wonky squares make me happy too!

Andi said...

I love it. Front and back!!!

erica said...

Oh that's adorable!

Bluebell said...

I remember seeing this when you had just completed the top I think it is great I would really like to do something similar, the quilting is lovely, I am a bit scared of machine quilting but I must practice as it always looks so good.

Dee said...

This is so beautiful, and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your work with all of us.

Dee

angela said...

Simply perfect!

Nancy said...

I am fascinated by your pebble quilting and really want to try it out, but I'm not sure how to start, or the motion. Any tips? By the way the quilt is darling. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful!

Robin said...

Simply stunning....I really love the simplicity of it! Beautiful!

MichelleB said...

It's wonderful! Beautiful in it's simplicity. Were these circles easier?

pratima said...

simple yet striking... Love it!
The backing is gorgeous.

pricklypearbloom said...

Oh, I love it!

Kelly O. said...

beautiful!

Rebekah said...

beautiful! I love how this turned out

Cheryl Arkison said...

This looks amazing! The best mattress pad cover I've ever seen ;)

audreypawdrey said...

It is gorgeous!

Deelee said...

Great job on the quilting. Love how it wrinkles up.

Betsy said...

Gorgeous...love how you quilt in circles. How do you do that?

DeeRoo said...

BIG CIRCLES!!! That's so great....I did FMQ for the first time a couple of weeks ago and did some little loop de loops along with all the other mess I tried but I didn't think of doing ALL circles....I think that is what I am going to do next!!! Thanks for the inspiration and Wonky Rules!!!

Jodie B-C said...

I love this one! It has actually inspired me to make one for our bed w/ so much white also. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Again-you are an inspiration to me. I am going to have to try the circle quilting and I too LOVE this quilt!
Rebecca O of Buffalo

sammyjo said...

i love it too! :) i think i need to steal this!

Linda said...

I love it!!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's beautiful! Love your quilting and those wonky squares are great!!

Did you figure out the zig-zag??

Dawn W. said...

I love it! Maybe those circles will be your signature style after all - they're fabulous!

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous quilt - simple, elegant - perfect!

Tif said...

This is beautiful ! It makes me very very happy too :)

Camberly said...

Your quilts are always amazing, quite an inspiration for me. As a relatively new quilter I am finding myself building up a stash of many fabrics and scraps. I was wondering how you organize all of yours and if you have any good tips/suggestions. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What will you do with this beautiful quilt? Is it a keeper or a gift?

Linda said...

I love it. You are absolutely amazing!

amandajean said...

Quiltingbonnie,

I start quilting on one of the long sides of the quilt, then work to the right and into the center....I'll have to draw a diagram someday...it's hard to describe in words.

aj

amandajean said...

To the anonymous comment...I think I will be keeping this quilt. I'm very attached to it already...it has me longing for fall. ;0)

an

em's scrapbag said...

Fun quilt. I'm with ya on the clothesline. I would love one.

sulu-design said...

It warms my heart to know that you like the wonky squares so much. I think we've got quite a bit in common (such as liking order in all things), so it's neat to know that a little non-order can bring a smile to your face.

Linda said...

I love the dash of color against the white!

Liz said...

The circles do look great!

jacquie said...

sure would make me happy!

Anonymous said...

Made me smile!!/ Stina

lera said...

So very pretty. As usual.

V and Co. said...

oh i love it so.

Andrea said...

Love this! Would like to make it for daughter who is off to college. Is a pattern or sew along directions available on your blog?

Chéz Waldon said...

I just made my first quilt, but it wasn't nearly as lovely.

One of these days...when I put down my knitting needles;)

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Amadajean! I love it.