Saturday, June 04, 2011

what I did this week





127 comments:

Brenda said...

very fun quilt. I love the colours.

Christine said...

It's beautiful, LOVE it!

cOto.patchwork said...

Wspaniała kołdra! Kółeczka są prześliczne!
This circles are so cute!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous - circles are my absolute fave - not had the courage yet to try them, though!

wackywoman said...

Love it!

Tanya said...

Yay for piecing curves, cute quilting, and an adorable quilt!

GerryART said...

Love this Quilt
Love the colors
Love the quilting
circles only within the circle
wonderful ! ! ! ! !
hugs

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Love the quilt and the circle quilting is perfect.

Rachel D said...

I'm pretty sure that quilting design couldn't match the quilt any better! Great job!

Wendy said...

LOVE this - oh, how pretty!!!! And your quilting is awesome.

Natasha said...

I love the quilt and the quilting too!
www.scraps-a-plenty.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your quilt! So inspiring!

Anita said...

How fun!

Jessi said...

I've been a fan for a long time, but I think this is one of my favorites. The fabrics you choose, and the combinations you used are beautiful.

Impera_Magna said...

Wow.... gorgeous quilt AND quilting!!!

Amber said...

Absolutely beautiful - I love this quilt! This pattern is so great - just a little time-consuming :-) The quilting is amazing!

Michelle said...

Pretty -- I love pieced curves!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow how cool is that!

mlm said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors.

Jennifer said...

I love your quilt!! I just bought some of the same fabric you used for the backing the last time I was at my Jo-Ann store. Love it for a backing.

Someday said...

And what a very good week it was!

Sarah said...

Oh wow, that's really cool! Such perfectly pieced cirles too.. Really nice.

QuiltinMama said...

Too cute and I love the backing fabric!

evamarie said...

you make such beatiful things, I envy your skill!

Dolly said...

What a nice job you did on this quilt !

Alisa said...

Beautiful! I like your quilting.

Shawn said...

I love it Amanda,I made one similar to yours except with raw edges. Wonderful beautiful quilt,you have such a great eye for fabric combinations. ps ~ you make my day!!

Kar said...

Gorgeous! Love all those colors. And the backing is just awesome!

paige said...

Love it! Great colors and so fun. :)

Karen said...

Love, love, love this! The colors and design are great.

Why Not Sew? said...

beautiful! what is the backing fabric? I love it!

Kiera said...

Beautiful! I'm still afraid to try curved seams!

Jessica said...

It looks fantastic! Curved seams still scare me a little, I'll work up to it someday.

Karen Elizabeth said...

Too fun! Love the circles, love the colors. Fantastic!!!

syglad said...

I love the colours.very fun quilt.
Have a nice day :-)

Muddling Through said...

What a beautiful quilt, and you've done an awesome job of quilting it, too! I love it!

Keep Stitchin' said...

I really like this, and the quilting is very nice!

Charlotte said...

Hi! I'm pretty new to quilting and I love this one! Can you give us some more details? Are the circles applique and do you use a free motion foot to quilt on them? It's so pretty!!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

I really love this quilt, especially the circle quilting! The colors are very cheery and bright. Nice job.
Deborah

Cille said...

Lovely quilt. I have this thing with circles and think that it will soon be time to make another circle/dot quilt :)

Annessa B. said...

beautiful! Were the curves tricky?

hart44 said...

What a beautiful quilt! love the colours :)
I have just brought a Olfa cicle cutter but not used it yet, your quilt has inspired me to though :)
Thank you :)

FabricsNQuilts said...

Beautiful quilt & your quilting is wonderful!

traceyjay said...

Look -- we need to have a talk... I don't need any more projects, but this is just beautiful!

Bravo AmandaJean... :) Bravo indeed.

Mary Jo said...

I have seen this quilt done many many times but never have I seen one this beautiful. i guess I like your choices of color.

Linda said...

How gorgeous!!

Momma Yen said...

Beautiful! Love all the colors and different patterns!

quirky granola girl said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! i'm so impressed with some of the fabrics you chose to mix. sometimes it is so hard to work on a block, but see how it will look as a whole quilt. there are combos in your blocks that i never would have chosen but are amazing as a whole. you are something else, my friend. :)

ps--did you use your fancy fabric cutter?

Sewjournal said...

Really lovely!

Creative Mom said...

Very inspiring! I am just starting my first quilt with curved piecing I hope it turns out at least half as good as yours.

Lucy said...

I really love this one. The circle quilting is fabulous. Great colors.

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful....

Farmyard Crafts said...

Gorgeous!! Love the circles... really bright and fresh!

Barbara said...

I love it! Great colors...wonderful layout. Perfect.

Emma said...

I love this quilt! It's totally amazing!

Would you consider doing a curved pricing tutorial or linking to a good one. I can't find on and they scare me a little bit.

Thanks, Emma

mac said...

Love the quilt and the cicular quilting.

Frogdancer said...

Nice! Is this from acommonplacelife?

Rhonda said...

oh I absolutely love this!!!

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

BEATUTIFUL!!

Terri said...

LOVE!

Lexi said...

So lovely. Always nice to stop by your blog and see something cheery and inspiring. Now I need to go make circles, but I just started hexagons and then there's the modern squares and some more fabric to buy...oh dear.

Caroline said...

That is FABULOUS! Good job, as usual... ;)

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! This is beautiful! The colours, the fabric, the quilting. I love it.

Ursula

audreypawdrey said...

This is fantastic! I love the circles, and the colors are perfect. This is a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer! I love those darker green prints with the lighter pinks; it really makes your eye move around the quilt.:)

tink's mom said...

another stunning quilt. Love the colors and the circles. You are true inspiration. Selina

amyao said...

Very pretty quilt. Love the colors!

nancy said...

love it, you are one talented lady. is a tutorial possible, please

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful!

Lorajean Kelley said...

I'm SO in love! I want to stare at each piece of fabric. Really, each fabric I'm in love with!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous quilt & the circle lined quilting looks great. Sewing circles terrifies me, won't even attempt it. It's really a dumb phobia to have when you've never attempted it. Well actually I sort of tried it once and it was a disaster!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Ahhhh, I'm truly thankful that you returned to blogging. I wish you would come out to Texas.
Brenda C.

Brenis said...

Adorable!!! I've done this pattern on a smaller scale, and quilted it with circles as you did - but how in the world did you get those quilted so stinkin perfect?!?!?!? LOLOL!! Mine were no where near as good and got picked out several times! LOL! Seriously... how'd you DO that??? :D

kristi said...

So beautiful. I have the back fabric!!!

tusen said...

lovely. Don't laugh at me, but it makes me think of summer holidays.

Charlotte said...

Please can someone tell me where I can find the pattern for this quilt? Thank you!

Evelyn said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colours, the fabric and the circles! So great, I wish i could sew like this!

Amanda said...

So fun! What a beautiful job. I've wanted to make that style quilt for a while and you've inspired me to do it sooner than later!

Pamela Nees said...

This is possible the prettiest quilt I've seen this year. Lovely fabric choices and love those circles!

Annie said...

LOVE the round quilting

Lyndsey said...

How beautiful!

angela said...

Wow - perfect circles!

And I love your fabric choices - so scrappy pretty!

Michele said...

Love it!

Liz said...

Wow! Amazing!

michele (maryland) said...

Just so beautiful. A tutorial, PLEASE!

Cheryl Arkison said...

You did get that done fast! Love the way it turned out.

Jessica Christensen said...

It's gorgeous. It makes me want to pull out my circle quilt and quilt it. I love your colors better than mine, though. Good contrast and mix.

Lucinda said...

Great...great fabric, quilting, colors...great.

Suzanne said...

There's a lot of eye candy here. I love the binding and the backing too.

Tahoe34 said...

Amanda Jean! Well done! Can you please let me know if there is a pattern for this?...

sonia said...

So, so beautiful... I wish I had your skills

Jamie Lee said...

Very beautiful! I bought the exact same Farmdale floral Alexander Henry fabric at Joanns last week. I think the color is divine. How did you quilt the concentric circles so accurately? Did you draw the lines first or what? I have never done any type of precision quilting without the aid of painter's tape. That's why I'm wondering...thanks:)

Jo said...

Fabulous. Just love the fabric and colour combinations. A post on the process you use for making your choices would be fascinating, if ever you are minded to do that?

Sarah Craig said...

It's just gorgeous!! I keep seeing circle quilts, and I think I'm just going to have to break down and make one myself.....

Susan K said...

I love the colours and the wonderfully round circles - what a great quilt

anne said...

Wow I have had this design on my to do list for sometime but always thought it too hard. Do you have any hints or tips on how to make this quilt. Any suggestions would be great.

Carrie said...

What a beautiful quilt! Great job! I would love it if you could post a tutorial on how to do this. I am a beginner quilter and have NO idea how to sew together curved pieces. But now that I have seen this quilt I MUST learn how!! :)

Sue said...

Love it! I made a much darker one with batiks, but I love it in the colors you used!

Coisas da Laura said...

This is so gorgeous!!!Where can I find a pattern for that?
hugs from Brasil

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, just another random week in the life of a Crazy Mom. You crack me up! It's beautiful, as always!

Karen said...

That is one heck of an accomplishment for the week. Fantastic quilt!

Claire M. said...

Lovely quilts! I love the design and the colors

All Done said...

Oooh! Love that backing!

Rachel said...

Beautiful <3

Chris said...

WOW! Love all the colors, great quilting as well. NICE!!!

Lynne W said...

fab quilt and great blog too, hope you don't mind but I've added you as a fave on my blog too

Barbara Snyder said...

just beautiful! i love the backing fabric. you do some wonderful (and quick) work!

Hannah said...

Absolutly love this one! Makes me want to try circles :-). Great work, and boy do I LOVE that backing!!!

Tracy said...

Oh GOODNESS! This is incredibly delightful! I have two questions. 1. how do you quilt in a circle like that, as in what is YOUR method, I can think of a few ways to do it...and two what color thread did you use?

DianeY said...

So cute-you have inspired me! I have had the template for probably 2 years! I tried it once with the no pinning method & it didn't come out that great. I'm going to try it again your way!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wow! Awesome!

pratima said...

Such a fun quilt! Your quilting adds movement and makes it so gorgeous! Thank you for an awesome tutorial!

Memaw and Papa said...

I just love this quilt. You not only did a great job sewing but your tutorial was the best written ever. I appreciate when someone takes the time to teach the details, like pressing directions. So many times these things are left out an we don't get as good of product as we could. Yahoo and thanks a bunch!!!!
Cindy

giggy said...

I made a king-sized quilt from batiks for my son last year, all curved piecing. This year, I'm working on my daughters'. I love doing the curved=piecing, it's my favorite piecework...I love your fabrics, and the quilting. I sent mine out, and was very pleased with the outcome...

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm definitely going to try the curved piecing.....your quilt is beautiful.... luv the colors....(o:

MissesStitches said...

I love this quilt! For your circular quilting, did you just start at the outside of the circle and spiral in and end in the center? Or did you have a different way of doing it?

Pink for me said...

Gorgeous! And I really like a quilt without a border..

Glynis said...

How do you do it? Lovely!
Adding this one to my list! You are a pro at color combining for a refreshing dreamy effect. Just lovely!

creativedawn said...

Very nice...love this quilt!

hugz...

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I love it! This is the same quilt that I am working on using the same templates. I am using a French General FQ bundle and it is a king size quilt. This one has taken a lot longer than yours tho!!! I love your colors and I am thinking I will have to make one just like it too! LOL

Inés said...

¡¡Está precioso¡¡ Gracias por compartir este tutorial. Saludos desde Sevilla, España.
It is beautiful Thank you for sharing this tutorial. Greetings from Seville, Spain.

Terriaw said...

That's ALL you did in one week? Geez, you must have been bored out of your mind! LOL! Fabulous circle quilt. Love those summery colors.

susiloci said...

Que maravilla, así explicado parece fácil. Espero poder hacerlo.

Andrea, the little collector said...

Cute quilt! Love how it turned out and great tutorial! Hope you are doing so well friend!

Gitte Baarsch said...

It is very lovly and nice colours.

Hi from Denmark

Gitte

LN said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Great colors, amazing quilting, excellent piecing. Thanks for the inspiration!

salleygo said...

You make it look so simple Thankyou :)

Laura Jeanne said...

What an amazing and beautiful quilt! I love everything about it. The colours are just gorgeous and the circles on squares effect is simple and cute. I think one of my sons might like a quilt like that...with fewer floral fabric choices of course. :)

Lindsey said...

I love this - but circles scare me.