my quilt - 2

5.15.2013


I had to make another 'my quilt' again after I spotted this lovely Anna Maria Horner Field Study fabric (Sinister Swarm in Flour).  These beautiful shot cottons immediately drew me in.  After all the Super Tote sewing I needed some quilting action, quick!


I love how it turned out.  The loopy quilting was so fun.  I always think of Jeni when I see loopy quilting!  She's the loop queen!  Plus I finished the whole quilt in just the weekend, not bad for a big one!



So this stack sat and waited patiently for me until I was ready.  I had the yellow (Coordinates in Saffron) fabric for another project, but I'm so glad that I used it for the backing.  I think mostly the back will be on display and maybe just the butterfly front when it's spring and summer - but who knows!


I'm also really really excited to finish my little side project of refinishing this Jenny Lind bed so I can use it!  It's only primed at this point.  I think it might just get painted white, but I might get a little crazy and paint it a coral or turquoise.  Open to suggestions!  ♥

Finished quilt measures: 72" wide x 86" long, perfect for the double bed
Little tutorial here.
Fabrics:  Anna Maria Horner Field Study, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons (including binding)


43 comments :

  1. oooo, it's beautiful! I had been wondering about making a doona cover and pillow slips for my bed using AMH linen, and now I know what a very good idea that would be!

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  2. It's wonderful! Absolutely wonderful! I've always felt that AMH fabrics are lovely left in large cuts. Go crazy and paint your JL bed turquoise! What a stunning combo with that quilt! Thank sor sharing!!

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  3. Gorgeous! I really like the color combos.

    Mandy
    Nestled in Nostalgia

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  4. What a way to redecorate! How about some window treatments?

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  5. I really like the design of your quilt, especially the butterflies. Both sides are pretty!

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  6. gorgeous quilt-- I vote turquoise; it will be fabulous, and set of your quilt just swimmingly. can't wait to see the bed finished!

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  7. gorgeous, anna. those colors are so yummy. i'm obsessed with the turquoise jenny lind bed from land of nod, i vote turquoise!

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  8. How cool is that bed! You know I did an aqua shelf and I am in love with how it turned out. If you want to - go for it!

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  9. can i vote coral?! that'd make such an awesome wow! in the room. :)

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  10. Gorgeous quilt Anna! It looks so nice on your bed. I'm jealous of your Jenny Lind bed!! I vote you paint it coral :)

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  11. muyyy bonito...enhorabuena por tu trabajo.

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  12. I vote to paint the bed goldenrod, which would be lovely with the quilt backing, and bright and cheery.

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  13. Two of my favorite fabric lines! I love field study and those shot cottons come home with me at every chance!! ALso? I love that bed! We're actually buying the Jenny Lind crib for our little one soon and I have to admit that I sortof want to paint it yellow, but I'm not sure how my husband feels.

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  14. Oh my, it's perfect! Gorgeous fabrics. Love the Jenny Lind bed, too--I just repainted one in Tomato Red. Bold, and fabulous. :)

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  15. Which do I love more, the quilt or the bed? Such a tough call! Both awesome :-)

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  16. Sometimes simple is the best, love that focal print

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  17. I love this. Aren't we just stupid, those of us who say, "Someday I'll work up to making a bed quilt"?

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  18. I love everything I am seeing here! Beautiful!!!

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  19. I absolutely love this quilt and I also love the first one you made. I love your thought behind them in making it just for you and I love that it looks like a quilt without looking to dated. Very nicely done. I think I just might have to make one for my bed. Oh yeah and I love the binding!

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  20. In love with your new quilt!! It's just perfect. The bed is great too - I vote coral!

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  21. That is one of the most beautiful quilts EVER!
    I think your bed would look awesome in turquoise or teal to go with the quilt binding.

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  22. This is really beautiful!

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  23. I love it! It's so lovely and fresh and modern. I have to make one some day - totally inspired!
    The bed! Fantastic. I actually love it white - the bedding just shines :)

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  24. Your quilt is beautiful!! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Your bed would look adorable in coral or turquoise- I say turquoise!:) That's funny- I gave my old Jenny Lind bed to my daughter- I never thought about painting it!

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  25. I love this mix of colours!! I think I might use this fabric as the inspiration for one of your baskets! Oh the sewing you inspire me to do!

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  26. Gorgeous! I love the colors and large panels, they give the quilt a more modern feel without sacrificing warmth and coziness. And I think the bed would look awesome in turquoise, especially with the quilt. If you get bored of it later, you can always paint it a new color :)

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  27. Love, love, love it!! Hmmm... maybe I need to make another quilt soon. And I vote coral, but it's one of my favorite colors so I'm a little biased.

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  28. It is beautiful, and I really like the first one you made too! I'd like to try a quilt like this- I have only made one quilt (for my mom) and it took me 9 months...yikes! I like the simple and modern design of this one :) And I definitely vote for color for the bed!

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  29. Ahhhck! It turned out so perfect! And that mustard print got used up after all! ;) The quilting is awesome!

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  30. I absolutely LOVE this quilt, the combination of fabrics & the colours! Beautiful! I want to make one too.

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  31. So great, the original was one of my faves as well

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  32. Love how it looks layered with the black and white quilt. Nice!

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  33. I love your quilts, Anna! This is so wonderful. I'm starting to catch the quilting bug again, myself.

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  34. love your newest quilt with butterflies...what a great quick way to have a soft snuggly quilt in a weekend..that's what I'll do next, a light summery quilt in a fabric I've hated to cut up..thanks for the inspiration..love your quilting also, did you do this on a regular machine, or longarm..?
    diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

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  35. Just totally beautiful

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  36. This is beautiful! Did you find it better for the backing to create the large piece stitching 2 vertical pieces or 2-3 horizontal pieces? Thanks!

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    1. Hey Cheryl! I used to vertical pieces (it was 5 yards cut into 2.5 yard cuts). It should be less fabric than doing it horizontally I think, but I could be wrong. :)

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  37. Hi Anna, love this quilt. Do you know offhand what the shot cotton colors are that you used?

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    1. yes,Latte, Clementine and Jade! :) Had taken a picture of the bolts of fabric so I could remember.

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