Both quilts are the same pattern but in different colorways. I wrote this pattern as a mystery quilt along for Sew Hip Magazine.
This one is called the Tide Is High. (Thanks, Susan, for the perfect name.) This was the quilt I made as I was designing the pattern.
Heather contributed many blue and green scraps to the cause. I changed the binding colors to match the color blocks on the front of the quilt. The back is the solid dark blue you see peeking out. I am beginning to really like solid color backs on my quilts. I stippled it, of course. I have this one hanging on the end of my bed and it coordinates quite nicely with my bento box quilt. Love that.
This one is called Lazy Summer Days. This is the quilt I made to test the pattern for accuracy.
I apologize for the poor quality photos...I quick snapped them back in May before I shipped the quilt off to England. I was hoping to do a side by side comparison of the quilts, but this one isn't back in my possession yet.
I love the soft colors of this quilt so much.
Again, I stippled it and used 3 different colors of binding.
The backing fabric looks like it was made especially for this quilt. I found it for half price at my LQS and that was a happy day. :)
Both quilts measure 60" x 72". Perfect lap sized quilts.
My thoughts on pattern writing? It's really, really hard work. I admire those who do it repeatedly. :)
OH my God!!! I loved this quilt in the magazine! Can't believe I never realised you were the one who did it!!
Really sad though I lent the magazine with the fabric requirements to a friend! She has never given it back dispite many times having asked for it!
Love the tide is high, the colours work soooo well together!
They are both fabulous! Yes, pattern writing is VERY hard!
They are both wonderful! Congrats (again) on having your pattern in a magazine!
High Tide is beyond Fabulous! Well done! Happy quilting in the new year!
Wowee wow wow! Those quilts are gorgeous! I love the soft colors! I've never heard of that magazine before, but now I will try to track it down. Can you tell me what issue?
Ooohhh....love, love, love them both! When the one in England comes home, it needs to visit Indiana! LOL
Beautiful and inspiring!
Happy New Year!
Love the pattern and soft colors in the second one are my favorite! I appreciate all quilt pattern writers and the hard work that must go into it. Thank you!
Love the high tide quilt, perfect southeast alaska quilt!
I'm making myself finish some tops before I start anything new, but really want to do this one!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lazy Summer Days. How do we get the pattern?
Love them both, though I think the pastel one is my favorite. Must keep an eye out for that magazine!
they are both great... but i LOVE the first one!
Incredible scrap usage.... yes, how do we get the pattern? They are both wonderful!
They are both stunning!
Both of those quilts are beautiful! I love playing around with various shades of color families!
LOVE the blue and green quilt. I wish I had the time and patience to make such beautiful things. Maybe in 2010...
Those are very pretty! :D
I love both of these!!
Ah; HERE they are--the two on your "Completed" list that we were waiting to hear about. Thanks for sharing!
Two very different quilts as far as colors go and both are stunning.
Beautiful quilts!! And you're so right about pattern writing. It's so much work!
Gorgeous quilts! They are each beautiful in their different colourways... I tried to order all the magazines for the pattern online but couldn't find every issue. Will you be publishing it seperately at a later date?
Happy New Year.
I am not usually a pastel person but I LOVE your pink/green/yellow quilt...it is SO pretty!
Another perfect example of your gorgeous quilts!!
I want to put the pictures of the quilts as my screen-saver just to drool over them - I mean be inspired!
Thanks so much for sharing; you inspire and encourage me to just jump in and start a quilt already!!
Enjoy your holidays!!
Love that 3 different colors of binding. Very free I'm thinking. Your "Tide is High" is fantastic. A lot of fun and great for the stash. Superb. "Lazy Summer Days" makes me spring (as in the movement) and think about some nice warm sun. Yes, delightful.
Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous (as usual) and I particularly love the changes of colour. I agree about the whole pattern writing thing and have this year's Christmas quilt still to do! It does get easier though as you find you have to say pretty much the same thing a lot of the time. I have also just finished designing and making a new quilt for my brother - no photos yet as he has gone away on holidays and I forgot to take them before he left! It looks as if it is constructed the same way yours is in three sections. Better write that one up at some point too!
I really, really like the tide is high quilt! Love the use of color. The lighter quilt is good too--reminds me of those summer days when the colors are all muted by the heat and sun--perfect for lying on under a tree reading a book with a big glass of iced tea! Hope you had a great Christmas! Ours was good!
Even making a quilt seems daunting, let along writing the pattern as well.
You are an amazing person !
Oh my. Both are beautiful. I hope you get the quilt back soon. At least in time for springy weather.
They look great!
I can't even imagine how you wrote a pattern for that!
Both quilts are so lovely.
P.S. Amandajean...you are a machine.
Seriously...Amanda Jean, you need to print your patterns and sell them on ETSY for those of us that can't/don't buy/have access to, that mazagine. Your stuff is amazing!
I admire your ability to think outside the box. Can't wait to see what you will do next!
oooo I love the Lazy Summer Days quilt. The colors are so beautiful and they all go together so well. Great job on both of them.
So very pretty! I love both versions! You are so very amazing, too!
Just stunning. I am such a newbie--having only made one quilt--but I can appreciate the effort in both of these. I am absolutely torn as to which I love the most.
AmandaJean, Your work is amazing. I am a new follower to your blog and I have recently started a blog for beginner quilters as a resource. I actually blogged about Crazy Mom Quilts yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration!
WendyB @ ThatSeamsFun.com
These are just beautiful! I hope that I can make such stunning quilts one day :)
I love how you showed the pattern can work in two such different colorways--that's great for folks who have trouble imagining "their" stash with "your" pattern. Pattern writing may be difficult, but think of the minds you may have opened to the wonderful world of quilting with those quilts!! Great Job, Amanda!! Afterall, the more quilters there are, the more pieceful the world will be!
Deb...still freezing in Nebraska
Love the quilt and the name! I'm always inspired by your quilts! Happy New Year!
Amandjean, Thanks for your challenge with the Zig-Zag quilt earlier this year. I just finished mine, and called it the Black & White Challenge at the same time.
Twin size, I can give it to some boy who needs a quilt in his life.
As always, they're so cool Crazy Mom! I haven't peeked on your sidebar, but surely this has been your most prolific year!
I just wanted to take the chance to say, thanks for posting all your projects and creativity. I'm a "momma that loves to quilt" too, but sometimes the day is so chaotic that I don't get to actually touch my projects. But, after the kids are in bed and I have a few moments of peace, I can always refill my soul with the beautiful pictures and new ideas on your blog. Thanks!
I love the beach and I think I'm going to have to take a stab at one similar to your Tide is High, quilt - if I may.
"the tide is high turned out wondeful". What magazine/issue do I need to get the pattern?
So gorgeous! I'm especially loving the blue / green colourway! And I love that you changed the binding to match the front! Just amazing :)
Both quilts are tremendous. I know all about pattern writing, not my favourite thing to do. I can't wait to see your mosaic, it's going to be fabulous. I hope next year is just as productive for you and inspirational for us as it has been this year.
I think tutorials are much easier to create than patterns. Both of those quilts are so pretty.
FANTASTIC! You weave MAGIC with fabric and colours!I would love to do this too,is it possible to post a tutorial???PLEASE........
Great quilts both, but I must say that the first one is my favourite! All those blues and greens really speak to my heart. "Tide is High" is a perfect title for it as well - I got the song embedded in my brain right away...
Beautiful pattern - great colors. The High Tide is divine.
I love the colors in lazy summer days! I'm an avid reader of yours, but not a frequent commenter. I do, however, have an award for you over at my blog.
When the creative juices were given out, you were at the front of the line! I swear.
No matter how hard I try, I'm not there yet...but I keep moving up the line.
Love your quilts, your tutes, and everything you do to inspire us all.
Happy New Year...
I have been looking for a certain piece of blue fabric for years, and I think I just found it in your quilt! It's on the of the bindings for your tide quilt. Do you have any scraps? I only need a fraction of a yard. Please email if you do!
kellikitchen at gmail dot com.
I always love skimming your blog. You have such good inspiration!
OMG!!!!! I loveeeeeee this quilt! Are we still able to get hold of it?
So, what's the total of UFO's completed?
ooh! I liked your green/yellow/pink combo a lot, but I like your cool color combo even better. Beautiful quilt and congrats again on being published!
These are beautiful quilts! I love that solid backing on the first one! I've said it before--I will say it again--you do such amazing work! How many WIP's do you have now? Blessings,
Hannah, age 12
i have just discovered your beautiful blog, your patterns, colors and thoughts are so stimulating and creative. congratulations! Nancy
The color wash for The Tide is High is incredible!
They are both so beautiful. I love quilts rich in colour. The names are great too.
Those are both gorgeous and the bento box quilt you linked to is beautiful too. That photo looks like an ad for bedding; very clean and professional!
Though we often neglect the back of the quilt...it is important to do it up properly ...it feels good for the user.
YOU'RE QUILTS ARE AWESOME!!
I love them!!!
I love your work. all are nice.
so so sorry to see such an inspiring blog stop but so glad you have left it up and there are so many lovely things I wanted to try....one day.
Hope maybe after a rest you could come back.....but understand that life is more than a blog.
I love the first one that is called Tide is High. I really like it.
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