Wednesday, January 05, 2011

old news

This is my Topsy Turvy quilt. I made the top back in May or June. I finished it in August. The tutorial went up on the Moda Bake Shop in December, and here it is, January, and I'm finally blogging about it. I used to be more on top of things than this! Sheesh.

This is a super duper easy quilt to make...all you need is a layer cake, a few yards of fabric for the top and a 12 1/2'' ruler for easier construction. It's perfect for a beginner. This would be a great pattern to showcase some large loud florals, although I do like it done up in these soft and subtle colors, just for a twist. You can find the tutorial here.

By the way, doesn't my bed make a lovely quilt holder?

45 comments:

Jessica Christensen said...

Very pretty. I love the slight wonkiness of the blocks. Am I actually going to be first? Weird.

Dawn N. said...

It's so pretty! And yes your bed makes a perfect quilt holder. :)

Anne (I should be sleeping) said...

It's lovely!
Those colours would make a great unisex cot quilt too. I love the slight wonkiness of the blocks :)

Wendy said...

I really like this quilt and have marked it on MBS as a "gotta" make :) I think your bed is an excellent quilt holder!!

Manda said...

Ha I was just thinking that about your bed when I saw the picture! Pretty quilt :)

MichelleW said...

Your bed makes a perfect quilt hanger and the quilt is really pretty.

Chase said...

just cool!

Annie said...

Before I saw that last line I was thinking what a magnificent bed for a quilter!!! LOVE your quilts

Michele said...

Love the quilt! Looks simple and fun!

Rhonda said...

Nice quilt! And I do like the way you hung it on your bed rail. :)

Annie said...

That's very impressive. Well done on your first finish.

Sara said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Amandajean. Hmmm...now you've got me thinking about large print fabrics...(maybe they aren't just for pillowcases anymore!)

Carol said...

Cute quilt. Your bed is a great prop for taking a picture of your quilts.

live a colorful life said...

Your bed IS a perfect prop for the quilt. I'm also enjoying the orangey goodness in the background...

Thimbleanna said...

Ha! Every bed should have a quilt rack footboard. Or is it every quilt should have a quiltrack footboard? Although, in your case, with soooo many quilts, you'd need to live in a barracks with rows and rows of beds. Hmmmm...barracks for the children...now, there's a concept....

rebkatz said...

So lovely! I like how most of the blocks are subtle but then there are those few that really POP.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very pretty! And I like fast and easy. I'll have to look into the tute on MBS.

Karen said...

Wonderful quilt! I'm going to save the tutorial. Thanks!

Your bed is perfect for holding quilts.

Diane said...

Love this. I have so many large prints that I have problems using ina way that shows them off... this is perfect. I am off to print so I don't forget about it :)

seaschell said...

So pretty! I really love the plaid binding, especially cut on the bias.

Tara said...

So sweet! Mailed off my name/gift tags yesterday! Now to finish how-to instructions! So much easier on my blog since I don't give myself a word limit! I'll see you 4 weeks from tomorrow!!! Yeah!

Sherry said...

Love the quilt and yes your bed makes a great quilt holder But I would love to see the quilt you have on your bed. Love the look of what we can see.

Rachel Hauser said...

Yes, it does make a perfect quilt holder. How lucky!

Terriaw said...

I love this quilt! Seeing the tutorial on the Bake Shop made me wish I had a layer cake to start piecing. Such a fun way to showcase a selection of your favorite prints.

amandajean said...

Sherry,

the quilt on the bed can be seen here:

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2007/12/spurcing-up-house-part-3.html

aj

Cathy said...

I, too, was peaking at the glimpse of the quilt on your bed. : )

carol said...

I'd love to see this made in Kaffe's. It would be spectacular!

Christine said...

My question is a bit different, how often do you change the quilt on your bed?

I went to the link you posted and that quilt was made in 2007. The quilt on my bed was inspired by the bento box quilt that you made sometime later.

By the way, I love, love, love the orange of your quilt. Some day I'm gonna make me an orange quilt.

And, I do like the quilt hanging on the end of your bed. Very pretty and simple.

Bonnie said...

I absolutely love the simplicity of this quilt, it is just beautiful!

The Calico Cat said...

Speaking of you bed, why is it not wearing the bridge from blue carpet to dark furniture bento box quilt?

Amy said...

Honestly I dont think you have ever made a quilt that I didnt like!
And yes- a quilt should always be on the end of your bed!

Quilting Grannie said...

Didn't realize the quilt holder was your bed until you mentioned it! It does make a great quilt holder. The quilt is pretty and looks like it is an easy to make one. I am working on a Catheral Window quilt for grandson who is getting married Dec. 31. This is my 4th one to make. One grandson got a Eureka because I did not have time for the Catheral Windows. Now I need to make ME a Eureka quilt!

Katherine said...

Sometimes a simple design and an added bit of wonkiness is all that's needed to make a beautiful quilt. I love the colours in this one. It's just lovely.

Munaiba said...

Very pretty!

sulu-design said...

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see you posting "old news" since I'm only now getting around to wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I'm thrilled to read what you wrote a couple posts back about your running and your weight loss. Good for you and your husband. I forced myself to become a runner 5 years ago and dropped 15 pounds that haven't come back. I never thought I'd say it when I started, but I love running - it's amazing how much it improved my life physically and mentally. Stick with it and enjoy all the benefits of healthier living!

mommymonster said...

Love it! :) I am going to pick up a layer cake today and make one for my mom who just had foot surgery!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Clair said...

Showed this picture to a group of students today. They were impressed.

Glynis Cozza said...

Amanda Jean, taking the leap and getting topsy turvy with your suggestion on making this quilt using the big flower prints! Havent known what to do with them, but I love em, and since some were my Grandmothers and a couple came from my BFF at sewtakeahike, they're special and deserve a little spunk to set em off! Thank you for your wonderful blog!
InJoy!
Glynis

Annie said...

Love it! And on a side note, I am getting a new machine for my birthday and I am wondering what machines other quilters use and love. Thoughts?
Annie@thepurcell.com

Lilla Marilla said...

It´s so lovely, I like it´s simplicity. But what makes it is the quilting! Do you use a Long arm?

Sherry said...

Hi AmandaJean. I loved the simplicity of this pattern when I saw it posted at Moda's site. I printed it out & made it over a weekend. I had a hard time choosing which layer cake I wanted to use but I ended up using an older one I had on hand. (Strawberry Lemonade). What a fun quilt. Now I need to get it basted & quilted. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow, it is stunning. I love it.

Bouchizzle said...

Question about the quilt on your bed. I'm DYING to make an orange quilt for my bed .... is this quilt showcased on your blog somewhere? I want to see how you matched the colors up and what your pillows look like ... :) Thanks for all of your inspiration! I don't know how you do it!

Laura said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors.

craftyjules said...

Made two quilts for my twins based on your topsy turvy quilt. I love how they turned out! Thanks for the great design! You can see them here:

http://craftyjules.weebly.com/1/post/2011/11/dr-seuss-quilts-for-my-thing-one-and-thing-two.html