Tuesday, May 13, 2014

distressed quilt top

I finished a quilt top this morning! There are a hundred other things I should have been doing instead, but that's when the most sewing gets done, right?
It was way too windy for a clothesline photo today, but I gave it my best shot anyway. (Hahaha! sorry for the pun. It would make my dad proud, though. :))
The majority of the fabric is Nana's Pantry from Connecting Threads, with a few stash additions to make it a little bit larger. Some of the fabric was distressed using this method. It measures about 52" x 64". I love that it feels nearly vintage already!

45 comments:

Fran said...

I love it! This is just my kind of quilt. In fact, something like this was already on my bucket list, even more so now!

Patchwork and Play said...

Just gorgeous! Your colour palette is incredibly beautiful!

Cristina @ Pretty Little Quilts said...

You kill me with your beautiful quilts!!! Gosh, one more thing just added to my "To Make" list!

Di~ said...

Jealous

Michelle said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous. Really really beautiful!!!

simplecraftylife.com said...

This is another amazing quilt top! I love the colour play, and I had to look twice to see if you'd already quilted it, because it already looks puffy and soft! I can totally imagine this one as a big pouffy tied quilt. So yummy!

Bethany said...

I think this might be one my favorites of yours. Must give distressing a go...

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Still in love with the bleaching / distressing look from when you first made the pillows! Gorgeous quilt top!

grannymaudsgirl said...

Such beautiful, happy colours!
(I was also distracted by the mention of a clothesline. My American friends tell me everyone uses tumble dryers there. I'm so happy it isn't really everyone! My blog's most popular post is a peg bag tutorial.)

Alisha Hemmingson said...

So beautiful! This quilt is absolutely stunning. I love how bright and happy it is! You do nice things with fabric, friend.

Kris said...

Hi! I am here from Lynn's blog. Loved what I have seen! Went back several months to see lots of your projects! I will be adding you to my blogroll. See you again soon. I see you are in MN. My best friend

Kris said...

Oops...my best friend left today to visit family in MN.
xo Kris

Beth Shibley said...

I always quilt when there are other things that need doing. :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my! That us just so very pretty. You gave such a way with color.

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the colors. Very cute.

Anne said...

It has a lovely vintage feel. Nice finish.

Samiya said...

Love it! Best time to sew , when you're not supposed to :)

Jeri Niksich said...

Do you have a tutorial for the Distressed Quilt...I love it!

Quilting Corner said...

Sorry, please tell me what a distressed quilt is.

einfach bunt said...

This-is-so-cool!!
I will go shopping (not fabric but ingredients) right away!
:-)

A Quilter's Mission said...

I absolutely love this quilt, the look is amazing!

Dawn said...

It's lovely. Yes, very vintage. :)

Concha de Aromadetela said...

Me encanta, es una preciosidad. Es alegre, con mucho color y muy, muy fresco. Me gusta mucho. Felicidades. Un beso fuerte

SewPsyched! said...

Spectacular!! I love it!!

Linda said...

That is really pretty! As always, I love your color choices for it. :)

Vera said...

That looks like great color combo and I liked that pun :-)

margaret said...

good to see you got your priorities right stitching comes first a lovely quilt

Frankie Carson said...

What a beautiful quilt! I have some fabrics which have been sun damaged on one half and I will definitely have to consider making one of these as I hate the idea of wasting all of the damaged fabric!
Frankie
http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

Jenn said...

Ooh, I love it! I'm really starting to enjoy 30's prints and Nana's Pantry is one of my favorites.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love this! Are your squares 5" or 6"?

Shirley McLaurin said...

So pretty thank you fr sharing

Anna said...

So pretty! I love the distressed look!

NebraskaNative said...

Wow - this is gorgeous. Your posts are always so inspiring!

Karen said...

I love it! I think this needs to be my next leader/ender project.

Shauna said...

Oh I love this quilt top!

Michelle said...

It's beautiful! I've been feeling up my scraps lately and trying to decide what to do with them. I have plenty of other projects already started though. I should probably work on those.

Lorna McMahon said...

It's always a pleasure to see your latest finish. Such a cheerful quilt top!

Sarah Craig said...

It's beautiful, AmandaJean! And lots of "should be doings" get pushed aside at my house, too!!

onmycreativeside said...

Love the use of color! I have to ask, though, when do you ever get the chance to get these turned into quilts? I love to create quilts using scraps, but I now have more than 200 "ready to be quilted" tops! I now have a self imposed rule that I can't start any new quilts until I am able to complete some of the ones already finished!

What do you do?

Anita said...

Beautiful! Love the colors too! Great job putting it together :)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Ooh, that is just lovely - super job!

Daytona Damsel said...

Another beautiful quilt

Ina said...

It's beautiful! ;p

Roxanne said...

Each time I see these distressed fabric quilts I get a pang that says "I need to make one of these". Thanks for the link to your very good tutorial--it would be so handy if you could also add it to your "other tutorial" tab. Lovely quilt!