Tuesday, May 5, 2009

4 squared finished



I finished this off before I left on my trip home. I love how it turned out, the colors remind me of ice cream flavors. I timed how long it took me to quilt it with a medium sized stippling….1 1/2 hours (including snack breaks of course). Not too shabby considering I had to re-wind my bobbin four times. Now if I could only figure out a faster way to baste the quilt….preferably where I don’t have to do it at all.

The backing is the Alexander Henry Apples and Pears. They are so cute, I haven’t used them in anything for myself yet since they are very girly, but with this it matched perfectly. And I had it already, which is always a plus.



53 comments:

Mrs. Smith said...

WOW! I LOVE it... especially the back. So cute! I love your use of colors together.

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Karen said...

Beautiful! LOVe, love, love it!

Chris said...

Allison! It is soooo cute! I really do like all the little squares. The white sashing just sets it off perfectly! Now I want to go do one too. :) Thanks for the inspiration. I always enjoy looking at your work!

Chris said...

OOOPPS! Forgot to say that the back is PERFECT! Love it! Hey I did my first stippling on a table runner this weekend. I used Objects of Desire and it turned out really cute. I was so excited about doing the stippling I couldn't wipe the grin off my face. WOW for you on doing the whole quilt in little over an hour!

rachel griffith said...

oh my heavens i love it!!!
ALOT.

Terriaw said...

I love how your ice cream quilt turned out! Great choice for the backing too. I made napkins with that fabric, and just love it. Good to know about the timing for machine quilting, which I am on a mission to try this summer.

Alinta said...

LOVE it!!! Hope you dont mind, but im going to make one too. What a fabulous, relativly easy quilt to make. Oh and on the basting, im a tad naughty... i do it the very easy way. I use quilting adhesive spray, and spray my 3 layers together pushing all bumps out. It works fine and i dont get any bulges if im free motion stipling. However if i was doing a quilt with lines i would probably use a few pins too. I just find my pins always come out, or move around, or leave holes and i hate the time i waste doing it.

Kerry said...

Beautifully done. It definitely reminds me of spring. And nice choice for the backing. I too would like to avoid the whole "binding" part...I have machine stitched both sides of a binding before...it didn't turn out that great so I dropped that idea and resorted back to the conventional way. But I have seen others done and they look great.

Oxford Impressions said...

I love it. I have you in my sidebar and am always happy to see a recent post from you to see what new project you have finished. I love your work, your ideas, your colors, everything! Hope you don't mind if I use you as inspiration for my own creations. Good work!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

As usual you blow me out of the water. I need to stop checking your blog so early in the morning, it just makes me want to stay home and quilt!

Evelyn said...

Oh, that's really beautiful! I love it. You did an awesome job. :-)

Erin O. said...

Beautiful. I've been meaning to start something like this pattern and seeing yours makes me all the more want to! Great job.

Valerie said...

Love it -- the colors, the pattern, everything. I need to get crackin' and actually work on a quilt top -- you've inspired me to do more than just a few blocks here and there...:)

Lisa said...

You chose a perfect name for this quilt! I love it. You have such a great eye for color- and you are so (sew?) quick! I just love your blog. I find a lot of inspiration here so thank you!

another amy said...

The back is perfect! And I love the green binding too. What a great quilt!

Emily said...

Wow! So pretty!

Trisha said...

Love how it turned out! So cute!

I use basting spray on my quilts. It holds the layers together beautifuly, doesn't gum up my needle, and it is SO fast!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love it! Love those apples and pears. I think it looks like my grandma's quilts from the 40's, not the fabrics, but the lots of white, lots of quilting and 16 patch thing.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful!! I love all the colors and the way you have put them together :) Your quilting looks great - I love how fast stippling goes.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautiful.

Natalia said...

I love it! Your quilts are so cute!

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Love it! Makes me want to cuddle up on the couch with that quilt & a bowl of ice cream!

Bison Girl said...

I just started making a "copy cat" quilt :) I love it! http://www.bisongirl.com/2009/05/squares-squares-and-more-squares.html

Thanks for all your inspiration!

Kristin said...

my goodness how on earth do you find the time?! maybe when I graduate in december I'll be able to do more than a couple of blocks a day.

Ariel said...

yup! One of my favorites for sure! Looking at it makes me happy and I love seeing so many favorite fabrics in one quilt :)

Sara said...

Love the colors! They are great and the backing is perfect!

I have issues basting my quilts too, it drives me nuts!! I wish I could figure out a way to do it that was easier! How do you baste yours?

Aimee said...

Just beautiful!

As far as basting goes, I cheat and use the spray. Bad me, I know. But I haven't had any issues with it gumming up the needle - so far, so good!

Dionne said...

Such a beautiful finish, and the back is adorable!
Cheers,
Dionne

erica e said...

i love this. great backing and beautiful top.

Philigry said...

i love this one! the backing is one of my favorites. great work.

Molly said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful colors, backing, and quilting--you rock!!

Chris said...

Yum! I love those fresh colors! Well done. I am still too chicken to get my free motion quilting going... Thanks for showing us it can be done so well!

Heather said...

It's adorable, and it does remind me of ice cream! The backing is perfect for it. Great job :)

Jackie Russell said...

I love the new quilt!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

I swooned when I saw this.
I have the same fabric that I've been hoarding...

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Colors and flavor no less than delicious.

Andi said...

Stunning!!!!!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Just had to stop by and say this quilt is absolutely beautiful!! WOW!

Danielle said...

That is so awesome, the reward for cutting all of those little squares! Beautiful work.

Heather said...

beautiful--yes, ice cream, summer, the lake, a picnic. . . all those things come to mine. really beautiful work.

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

a dorable!
this project rocks!

Anonymous said...

I love your binding choice. It really frames the 'scoops'. The value changes in the color blocks definitely gives the texture of ice cold ice cream.

I still pin baste on the living room floor. I wish I knew a better method...

All your great comments have also given me some other quilt blogs to check out. I am so phsyched! Hope you enjoy the trip home.

Jenny said...

Oh it is just so beautiful!!! Wonderful!!! Glorious!!!

Melissa said...

okay, so last week I saw your post of the quilt top and I HAD to make one...I am almost done with my quilt top but it is going to be at least 42 colored squares...I am addicted. Sorry to be a copy cat! I just loved it and already had a lot of the same fabrics. I'll post some teaser pics on my blog later today or tomorrow if you want to see my version.

I couldn't wait to see what you chose for the binding and back. Green was a good choice! I think I have the same material for the back, but I also have Alexander Henry's juicy (lemons) so I think I may use that since it is in my yellow blocks!!) Thanks again! I already have my next quilt in my head and can't wait to get started (string quilt). This sure is addicting, isn't it?!

randi said...

Just beautiful! You are right about it resembling ice cream. Just perfect for warm, summer-y weather!

Rebekah said...

This is beautiful! I love all of the bright colors

amandajean said...

i just love it! the backing fabric is a wonderful choice. how large is it?

amandajean said...

never mind...i scrolled down to find the measuerments. :)

Lisa D. said...

That is so beautiful! Nicely done!

Casey said...
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Jeni said...

Just peeking through you finished quilts and spotted this one, it's beautiful! I love patterns with simple squares! Loving the colors as well, so summery!

Jean New said...

Do you know where I can find the pattern?
Thank you!

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