Friday, October 28, 2016

pink lemonade quilt complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
 My pink lemonade quilt is complete!
When I was taking photographs yesterday, the first line from the song "My Girl" kept running though my head.... "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day".... This quilt could certainly brighten up any cloudy day!
The quilt top is made from all scraps. I quilted it with bright pink Auriful thread in color 4020. I debated between this quilting design and one big spiral over the whole quilt. I enjoyed the process of quilting this design very much. Well, after the first few lines were done! It's always nerve wracking to get started.
The backing is two-toned pink.
This cotton couture fabric from Michael Miller produces a lovely quilted texture. I love how it looks embossed. It works great for backings because it's soft, smooth and just a tiny bit shiny. Did I mention the texture???
I used a citron green, almost lemon colored binding. The contrasting pop of color on the outside of the quilt is a nice foil to all of the pink.
The quilt measures about 45" x 59". It's scrap project # 185.

I plan to donate it to the Mother's Hope Program. I can't think of a better destination for it!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week Thank you for joining me for finish it up Friday!

50 comments:

Crystal_235 said...

I love Love LOVE this quilt.

BKringel said...

Hi Amanda Jean - what is your trick to getting those first couple of lines down. Also, do you work top to bottom or start from the center out? This is such a cheerful quilt and will surely make the lucky recipient very happy. Yes, great texture!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a beautiful, bright, and cheery quilt. I'm sure it will brighten up whomever receives it. The loops are fun and something I should try soon, and the binding is a great way to finish it off.

Mari said...

So cheerful! Just the perfect shot of sunshine for a day like today. I love the quilting pattern especially.

Kat said...

Great scrap project! I love your quilting choice.

Summer Killebrew said...

Your quilting on this is awesome. What a cute idea!

KathyinMN said...

Love how this turned out, the loops are awesome.

Sarah Craig said...

I love this quilt, Amanda Jean - the colors just sing! Thanks for the weekly linky party, too!!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are on a finishing roll! I love that bright pink thread :)

Sharon Tucker said...

I love all these bright colors and the quilting is just PERFECT!!!

em's scrapbag said...

This makes me so happy! Love it!

The Cozy Quilter said...

This quilt will make someone very happy!

Angela Atkins said...

I love this and love that it is all from scraps. If I ever force myself to make another all solids quilt I hope it is this bright and cheerful and lovely.

Jan A. said...

I love this quilt. I've been thinking about doing this pattern. The colors are perfect, the binding color is Perfect!!

Ariane said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I love how you quilted it too!

Cara said...

That's one of my favorites, and those aren't even (normally) my colors. Its so happy, a perfect choice for charitable giving.

Denise Russell said...

Love the quilt and the quilting!

Angie in SoCal said...

a gorgeous quilt!

Melissa Corry said...

I love everything about this quilt!!! The scrappy, the solid colors, the improv piecing!!! And the quilting is just perfect for it. I have officially added a scrappy improv solid quilt to the to do list ;)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Such a super cheerful quilt - I love what you do with your scraps! And that loop is one of my fave quilting designs - so simple, easy yet effective. Great work again!

Jessica said...

Loops can be hard to do without a longarm (imho) but you make it look so easy! Love it!

claudia said...

This is such a happy quilt! Thank you for sharing it. Donating it to the Mother's Hope Program is perfect, it will bring such joy.
I really like the binding color, it is just perfect!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

It's beautiful! I love the quilting. Did you do it on a long arm or your own regular machine? It's fabulous either way!!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I absolutely love this and I think the quilting is just perfect!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that is a gorgeous quilt - definitely a blast of sunshine and I love the quilting :)

tink's mom said...

What a lovely thing to do with such a bright and cheery quilt. It will bring some brightness to someones life. It is a wonderful quilt. Love how the quilt design pops on the back of the quilt.

simplecraftylife.com said...

This is such a cheerful quilt! I love the loop-de-loop quilting. Your style is such an inspiration to me. :)

Thank you for providing these link ups!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful gift! Need this bright quilt when the winter winds start blowing - it is like a promise that summer 'will' come again :)! Love it!

Carla said...

Beautiful quilt and your pictures are over the top for this one!!!

Christine S said...

This is so perfect!!

Terri Faust said...

What a wonderful quilt!

Dolly said...

That is ONE happy quilt. I just love the bright colors of pinks. I saw it earlier, but noticed it again in the blog list along my blog's sidebar and had to come and have another look-see.

Paige said...

Amanda Jean, this will surely brighten a mother's day! The quilting is fabulous!

dispack said...

It's a beaut! Love the happiness of the quilting. And to donate it is awesome, but for me, it would be a little tough.

Penny said...

Such a happy quilt ~ love the colors & your quilting!

liniecat said...

That's a quilt that makes you want to smile just looking at it!
DE - lightfull :)

marie bartels said...

This is a fantastic quilt! I love it! Put it in your next book!

KaHolly said...

It will definitely brighten someone's day....day after day after day! XO

Suzanne said...

I will thank you now for the ear worm you planted in my head. :) this quilt makes me want to resurrect a purple one I made a while ago which would be great to donate to your cause. Off to look for it and see what needs to happen to take it from WIP to FO.

FlourishingPalms said...

Adore these colors, Amanda Jean! They're so-o Florida! And that you're giving it away is more than generous. There's no doubt this quilt will bring a smile to some fortunate person. Great work!

Nancy Bekedam said...

LOVE the quilting!!!!

Dakotamom said...

Love this quilt!! One can't help smiling when they see it!! And the quilting is so fun...what a wonderful way to brighten someone's day!

Southern Gal said...

The colors, the quilting, I love it all!

margaret said...

really loving the colour combination, will certainly be using pink and yellow together soon

pennylanequilts said...

I love these cheerful scrap blocks in the controlled palette. Your quilting is the perfect finish!

Judy in Michigan said...

I keep coming back to your blog and gaze at the absolutely HAPPY quilt. WOW!! Amazing!!! You are good!!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What a beautiful, bright, happy quilt! It is just perfect in every way.

John Luke said...

Those look great.

Are they hand made?

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Summer said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish ♥

Darlene Kopta said...

I was thinking the exact same thing! Would love to know also.