Friday, December 23, 2016

straightforward quilt complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Despite all the craziness of the week before Christmas, I managed to finish a quilt! I'm pretty excited about that!
I'm calling this the straightforward quilt. It is just a simple stash quilt, but I so enjoyed making it. I love the larger pieces and the mix of pinks, corals and grays.
I free-motion quilted each row of patchwork with two lines of loops in peach thread.
I love coming up with a backing from the stash because it's one big puzzle with many possible solutions. It took a bit of auditioning before I settled on this layout, but I'm quite pleased with the results! I love the simplicity and the fact that it is asymmetrical.
The finished quilt measures 45" x 60". (The blocks are cut 3 1/2" x 9 1/2", so they finish at 3" x 9". )
The best part of this finish was probably the fact that I took a walk through a nearby park for a photo shoot of the quilt. It was an absolutely beautiful winter day....  
....and the scenery was just gorgeous!
 
Now, it's your turn! If you have any finishes that you can share, please link up! Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :)

32 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

I just love these happy warm colors!!! So fun ;) And I love the quilting!!

Marla said...

Great colors, simple piecing, a pieced back, what could be better?

Brooke Sellmann said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Thanks so much for writing such a fabulous blog!!!

Marianne said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lorna McMahon said...

I love that loopy quilting! And what a great way to celebrate this pretty finish, by taking a walk on such a beautiful day. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas, AmandaJean. Merry Making and Happy Stitching!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for hosting every Friday - and for sharing all your lovely projects!

Shannon said...

Merry Christmas! Your quilt is lovely.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a wonderful go to pattern that can whip up quickly. Thank you for your link up weekly - Merry Christmas to you and your family

Sue @ Quilting the Green Star said...


Wow I'm so impressed that you had time to finish a quilt this week! What lovely photos and I think the simple quilts are often the nicest. Thank you for having this link up every week Amanda Jean, it is so kind of you and brings so many of us together each week.I really appreciate it, so just wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas,
Sue x

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is just beautiful. I have a stack of these very colors set aside for something spectacular, and this may just be the perfect project for them as well.

Katherine said...

A beautiful finish! Love your photos, you found such a pretty setting.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

Love it! Thanks for the inspiration, today and throughout the year.

Crystal_235 said...

Love the quilt!(especially the ABC fabric!) And the beautiful scenery!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful - and what a great stash buster! Love the colors you put together and the quilting you did on it!

Jocelyn said...

Love your scrappy quilt!

Bernie Kringel said...

Great finish with the corals, pinks and greys. Did you have this top done and backed it, quoted it and bound it? How do you get so darn much done? I can't even fathom being as productive as you. 😊 Merry Christmas Amanda!!

Dee said...

Sorry I don't have a blog or link bc I don't do that but I did Friday finish some scrappy Christmas coasters and hot pads. :) I'd post a pix here if I could!
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

pam said...

Love it. Question...When you quilt in a line like that, do you go from one side to the other or do you start in the middle and work your way out? So far on my fmq I just do a meander on the quilt. Looking to broaden my patterns. :)pam

Jeneta said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the world! I love this quilt (I really like the symmetry on the front and the asymmetry on the back); thanks for the measurements! xxx

Terri Faust said...

The fabrics you chose for this quilt are great together! I love how the simplicity of the pattern allows the fabrics to show off. Merry Christmas!

Suzanne said...

I really like how this came out on the front as well as the back.

Pamela Arbour said...

I love your quilt. The colors are well laid out. I am most partial to scrap quilts. There is just something cozy and inviting about them. I can't believe you were willing to hang it over the water like that. LOL I would have been afraid that it would have fallen in. Maybe you had someone behind the scene holding onto it tightly?

Merry Christmas
pearbour@gmail.com

Karen said...

Merry Christmas to you and your crew, Amanda Jean! Can't wait to see what beautiful quilts you make next year--and love all your 2016 makes, too.

berylthepearl said...

Love the loopy quilting, is it all free hand? Or did you mark it beforehand? Lovely quilt! Love your blog!

Cathy Melancon said...

Hey Amanda! This may be a simple quilt but the fabrics you used are what makes it brilliant and beautiful!!! I love this!! The quilting is the icing on the cake! Well done!! Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for all the posts you share for us!! xox

Carole said...

Hi Amanda, I love this quilt. It just looks like you could wrap up in it and be all cozy. I love your blog. Thank you. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Linda said...

This quilt is so simple but sparkles with the selection of patterns/colors. Nice reminder that something special doesn't have to be complicated. Thank you!

Marcelle said...

I love how this turned out! Thanks again for sharing so much inspiration. I count your blog and your generosity in sharing your talents with my blessings. Happy holidays!

Thimbleanna said...

Another beautiful finish Ms. Crazy! Have a wonderful Christmas -- I hope Santa is good to you!!!

LONA said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love it's simplicity! I am curious about the quilting- do you have a long-arm, or did you quilt this on your conventional machine? It is great! Thanks~

KerryQ said...

I love this quilt! Merry Christmas, Amanda! Thanks for always putting lovely eye candy in my in box!

Dakotamom said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt!! It makes me just smile each time I look at it! Looks so cozy! You always inspire me! Thank you!!