Friday, June 03, 2016

Sunny's quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I finished Sunny's quilt this week! Her graduation party is tomorrow and I am excited to hand deliver this quilt to her.
I used my simple flea market fancy tutorial for the pattern. This was my first time using Essex Linen (the color is flax) for the background of a quilt. It certainly behaves differently than cotton does, but I had no issues with it. I did a shrink test of the fabric before I began, just to be safe. My 6" test square only shrunk about 1/8", so I don't think shrinkage will be a problem. The batting will most likely shrink more than that.
For the backing, I used a striped fabric from my stash and surrounded it with some good neighbors fabric. I get a kick out of using my good neighbors fabric (cross stitch in kiwi) for a gift for my neighbor. :) It's the little things...right? For the quilting, I did an all over stipple in a light gray thread (Aurifil 2615). It blended so well with all the fabrics!
The binding is an old central park print that I got from a friend awhile back. It was too perfect not to use on this quilt! I love how it finishes things off.
 The quilt measures about 70" x 94". It should cover a dorm bed quite nicely!
All it needs is a label and a ribbon!

Now, it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

38 comments:

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh it's gorgeous! I love the colours and the magenta binding is just perfect :)

Svetlana said...

Beautiful, as always :).

Melissa Corry said...

Oh my adorable!!! I just love those colors, especially the purple!!! The quilting just makes it so snuggle good!!!

Brooke Sellmann said...

wow!!

Teagan said...

So summery! Love the colors.

Christine S said...

This is beautiful!

Maartje Quilt said...

Sunny will be happy with such a summery quilt. What an adorable gift!

Rebecca Grace said...

It's beautiful! I just finished a dorm-bed quilt for a graduating senior, too. I got a package of Full/Queen batting, planning to layer it sideways to get that extra length in the right direction, but accidentally laid it out the normal way and put in about a hundred safety pins' worth of basting before I realized my mistake. Had to take those pins out, turn the batting, and start over. That's what I get for not trimming my batting and backing to size until after I've pin basted! I wish the batting companies sold XL Twin batting, though, since quilts for college students are such popular graduation gifts!

Sylvia said...

So bright and cheerful! Well done!

Cut&Alter said...

I am sure she will be delighted to receive this gorgeous quilt and it will be treasured for years to come!

FlashinScissors said...

Your quilt is so bright and cheerful. I love it. Well done!

Patti Kilcullen said...

Thank you so much for showing this quilt. I have a couple of baby quilts to make this summer and they have to be quick and fast because I also have a puppy who is taking up a lot of my time. This pattern would work perfectly!

Patti K.

Laura said...

Really pretty!

Suzanne said...

You are such a good neighbor! I love this finish.

Southern Gal said...

That's just lovely!

Christine Slaughter said...

The finished quilt is gorgeous!! I love how bright and cheery it is. What a wonderful gift!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A beautiful gift! Lovely mix of fabrics xx

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is a lovely combination of fabrics. I'm sure it will be very well loved.

Kay Nelson said...

Love the Good neighbors fabric for your neighbor"!!!!😊Very appropriate! It really did turn out nice! Did you was it? Just curious?

a maidenhair fern said...

I'm honestly impressed with your having blogged with this being the last week of school. Thank you. And there's such an energy that comes when you can hand someone a handmade quilt. Happy for you.

Clair said...

Great job. Even though I would not have chosen the colors, they ended up looking great! She will love it.

Cathy Tomm said...

Great quilt. I just love the pink and green fabrics.

Julie Bagamary said...

It turned out wonderful!

Leanne Parsons said...

It's a beautiful finish, Amanda! I love the colours in it, and the linen background really lets them shine. I love that you're giving your Good Neighbors fabric to a neighbor too it's a fun little touch :)

Frog Quilter said...

Just love it. If for some reason she does not like it I would be happy to adopt it.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely perfect quilt! She is going to love it.

Dolores Plouffe said...

It's a beautiful quilt.Do you do your own quilting on your home machine?

Sophie Belle Designs said...

I loved following the making of this quilt. It really matches the name of its recipient

Karen said...

I think this will be a very well-loved and appreciated quilt; it's so perfect for the recipient. It just speaks sunshine and good neighbours. Beautiful job!

Marla said...

The quilt looks terrific, and I'm sure it will be appreciated! I think quilts make such wonderful graduation gifts because they are a constant reminder of the love of friends and family. When they leave home for the first time, it's reassuring to have something special to take along.

Susan said...

Your daughter is very fortunate to be receiving such a lovely quilt to take with her to college.

Kim said...

A lovely and sunny quilt for Sunny. She'll adore this forever. A very thoughtful graduation gift. :)

sandi s said...

Your quilt is lovely and she is going to love it. Hugs,

Angie in SoCal said...

That is a darling quilat. I just love the colorway.

josiekitten said...

Beautiful! I am sure she will treasure it her whole life.

Penelope said...

Thank you very much for your amazing inspiration.I love your scrap projects because I live in Uruguay and its impossible to buy any cotton fabric. So, I buy the fabric in the US and Germany. It's very expensive and I can't throw away a tiny little bit of fabric. Thank you for all that you share. Penny

Penelope said...

Thank you very much for your amazing inspiration.I love your scrap projects because I live in Uruguay and its impossible to buy any cotton fabric. So, I buy the fabric in the US and Germany. It's very expensive and I can't throw away a tiny little bit of fabric. Thank you for all that you share. Penny

dispack said...

Sunny's quilt turned out lovely. You are sweet to give, give give give, you are good at it too! :)