Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Finished Pink Houses

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This quilt went together SO fast.  I did a medium meandering pattern (aka stippling)  and my Bernina was on its BEST behavior.  So in other words no “choice” words were used in the quilting of this quilt. :)  The backing is from the Blossoms line by Urban Chicks for Moda, its discontinued but I still see it here or there in quilt shops. 

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   I prewashed and dried the batting that I used in this quilt and on my last wonky quilt.  I soaked the batting in the tub and dried it in the dryer, so I’m surprised how much these two quilts still crinkled up after washing again.  It was just an experiment to see how much of a difference there would be after pre-shrinking the batting, but obviously there’s not much, so I probably won’t do that again since its a pain.

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This quilt is in the shop.  Now I’m off to Target to buy school supplies just for fun and pound a  Costco hot dog.  Seriously….how good are those hot dogs?  I won’t tell you how many I’ve had in the past 2 weeks, probably because I’ve lost count. 

39 comments:

Jess said...

It looks wonderful, I love the dark pink border!

Robin said...

I love it...very pretty!

CJ said...

The quilt is great! Soooo pretty.
I love those hot dogs too. Good thing Costco is 90 minutes away.

True Blue Nana said...

I could not remember who did the rail fence that caught my eye. A simple pattern with a big punch. I love the way yours turned out. Check out the one I am working on. I want to try it again with prints like you did.

Annika said...

So bright and lovely!

rachaelnz said...

Looks great! I love the pink border too!

Vicki said...

It's so bright and cheery! I really like it!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Just beautiful!! Love that backing fabric. I tried pre-washing my batting too and gave up on it since it made almost no difference. Those Costco hot dogs and their frozen yogurt make me go back a lot. It's quite embarrassing but who cares... they're so good!

Quilthaze said...

I don't usually do pink myself but this is sooo beautiful I'll be looking out for pink fabrics on my next shopping trip! Keep up the good work!

Quilted Cupcake said...

This is gorgeous! Love the color combo you chose. Thanks for the info. on the pre-wash of batting. I've thought about it, now I can stop! tee hee

Heather said...

That is SO super cute, great job on it :) You are ambitious soaking batting and drying it.

V and Co. said...

i dare say i love it! ;) too cute!!

randi said...

Love it! So bright and cheery!

Danielle said...

Love it! The color combinations, the fabrics, the pattern.. did I mention I love it? :-)

stephanie said...

the quilt is adorable...I love it!

Jackie said...

That turned out beautifully!

Ariane said...

I love it. It's beautiful.

Pammisue said...

oh I love the pink. You inspire me to learn.

Danielle said...

This has turned out so beautifully - you're an inspiration! How many quilts have you machine-quilted yourself now(rather than had done on a long-arm)? I'm just wondering how much practice makes perfect...?

Leslie said...

this quilt is so pretty!! i love the colors and all the pink is amazing

amandajean said...

it's soooooooo pretty!!!

A La Mode fabric said...

I just LOVE this one!! It has to be one of my all time fav's from your goodies ;)

Heather

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Okay as usual you leave the rest of us speechless!

Vicki said...

So pretty and it didn't stay in your shop very long!

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I wish I could do stuff like this!

Zarina said...

I am making the same quilt but in the Kimono line in cream. It will be a lap quilt for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. What exactly is the name of the pattern? Its not rail fence right?

Zarina said...

I am making the same quilt but in the Kimono line in cream. It will be a lap quilt for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. What exactly is the name of the pattern? Its not rail fence right?

bethany said...

So pretty, great job!!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I like that you shared the experiment with the pre-shrinking, I've wondered if that would make a difference.

Isn't it interesting how we can judge a project's success by how much trouble our machine gives us during that time? I use that scale myself on a regular basis. :)

Melissa said...

Oh, I love this quilt Allison! The colors make me very happy.

Jessica said...

So adorable! Nice job! :) Love the colors and I have to agree with Melissa...they make me happy too! Pink pink pink! Love the other bright colors too! :)

Aoife said...

I love it. You are so productive!

Mel said...

Just got here from See Katie Sew, and what a day to show up! LOVE all the pinks in the quilt, and how it just SO HAPPY looking. Beautiful.

anie said...

Love those Costco hotdogs! We're off to the "axis of evil" (target/old navy/costco) today as well. Wish us luck!
Love that quilt, too. I really am inspired by your work and will hope to get myself some quilting done this winter~inspired by you!

Brianne said...

GOSH I wish I could quilt as quickly as you, Heck, I wish I could quilt PERIOD!

Lisa said...

I really LOVE these colors!

aspalsbury said...

I love it! The hot dog made me snort:)

The Popes said...

Dang, I love this one too!

Do you do custom quilts? I am now determined to get one of your quilts for my daughter!

Keriann said...

Do you preshrink all your fabrics?

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