Monday, October 12, 2009

(finally) Finished Hello Betty

Yay, I’m glad to have this one finished!

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I added two borders since I had lots of scraps just the right size, and now its a perfect lap size, I think it ended up being about 63" by 75".   I wasn’t so sure about this one as I was making it, but now that its done I am in love with it.  The back is a solid yellow cotton to match the front.

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This last picture is for my hubby….who kindly suggested that this blog would be way more exciting if I took “action” shots of my quilts instead of boring ones.  Good call Jay….it is way more exciting. :)

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And for those of you that want to know, the tutorial for these blocks can be found here.

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54 comments:

Kerri said...

such a lovely quilt!! i really love how you did the border!

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours ......not so sure about the 'action' shot though lol!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love love love this quilt! The borders really do add a lot to the quilt... very nicely done! And as for the 'action' shot, I've learned never to listen to my husband when it comes to these things lol

Camille said...

Action shots... ha ha ha.... awesome.

ChickieChirps said...

That's really lovely! I love the fabrics you have used. Great colour combos.

Arabella

Mandy Foot said...

Beautiful Colours, I love this quilt, I've been looking for a circle quilt to do...I think my search has ended!! Thanks heaps!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Love the quilt, great colours. Can you do action shots in focus?

Linda said...

This quilt is very pretty. Espeically love the action shot...I am sure it is the beginning of a new trend for blog photos. As always, thank you for including a tutorial!

Jody said...

Allison...it looks great! Love the aqua binding...did you machine stitch it? I'd like to try it for the quilt I'm working on but justed wanted to hear how others have done theirs! What size of binding strips did you use?
Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

That turned out so cute!

Dee said...

Beautiful! Action shots??? What is he thinking? LOL

I just bookmarked the tutorial for this...I did my first curved seam block here:
http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/
and I'm going to do more with your tutorial! Thanks so much!

Katie Jean said...

It's awesome! I'm glad to see one of our bee's finished quilts, since mine will probably not get finished for like 5 years haha

Always Sewing said...

That is wonderful! You did a great job.

Daniela said...

It is beautiful. I really like it. I am not very proficient with curved or circular piecing. I will have to try it one day. I do like the double boarder, what a great idea. I makes the quilt POP!

Petit Debutant said...

lol at the action shot!

Erin said...

Gosh this is beautiful. The backing is such a nice touch of color. Thank you for the tutorial for the blocks :)

Ashley said...

Very pretty! I really love the two borders you added. The solid brown is a perfect complement.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

This quilt has a very "old" look to it . . . which is meant as a compliment! Looks as if it could be found in a quilt museum somewhere with a date of 1880 on it. Lovely.

Doris said...

It does look vintage! Beautiful quilt and love the action shot...that sounds like something my sweetie would come up with!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Yes, it did turn out fabulous! :) I haven't seen many quilts with the Hello Betty fabric. This one makes me like the line even more!

~Michelle~ said...

Oh yay! I'm so happy I got to help make this one! It looks absolutely fantastic :)

leigh said...

It is beautiful! I especially love the borders. I've got to make a quilt with my Hello Betty stash. I just love that line.

Jingle said...

This is brilliant! I really love the colors in this one! They work really well with the pattern, too!

Andy said...

ha ha! Action shots. Love it!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Gorgeous quilt...love the action shot lol

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love it! I love both the fabric and the pattern.

Annika said...

Lovely!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful blog you have! So inspiring (O: Great tutorials too!!!

Care said...

gorgeous, as usual!

izzy inspired said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the circles, the prints, the boarder.....it is perfect all the way around!!

Nichole said...

Pretty! The quilting adds so much! I am amazed that you are quilting when feeling so blah...good for you! Do you think I could use a few more !!!?

Sandra said...

This circles look great! Really a nice quilt! I tryed myself on a pillow with circles and would love to make a quilt one day, this one is inspiering....

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Allison, love your quilt - so much good movement and I don't mean with your hubby's excellent idea of the action shot either - how hilarious is he - I'm laughing out loud to your blog and my hubby thinks I'm too loud so he closes the door - he would be the first one to come up with an "excellent" idea - Coodoos to your hubby for being so involved - I'm still giggling;)
Valerie
PS I have your blog on an RSS feed as I love it and don't want to miss out of anything!!
Valerie
www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

Erin said...

It looks amazing! I'm glad you decided to do this block for our bee, too, because I would have never attempted it otherwise! So jealous that you are all done with your quilt!

Leslie said...

this is fantastic!! especially the action shots! very funny

Heather said...

I love it! Hello Betty in the orange and brown is one of my favorite! Love the curves and the border.

Allie said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful!

ivyarts said...

I love the quilt. Gorgeous.

When my husband has bright ideas like that I tell him it's a good thing he's pretty. :)

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful!!!!!

Slack said...

I love it! I'm kinda obsessed with "Hello Betty" and this quilt is perfect.

Michelle said...

my husband and me are cracking up at the "action" shot!!

why not sew? said...

I love it! Nice action shot! Thanks for the pattern link.

amandajean said...

what a fun quilt! i like the action shot. :)

Cheryl Arkison said...

That last shot is hysterical! But isn't an action shot for a quilt someone actually using it for snuggles?

Heather said...

What a cute quilt. Love it. And the action shot...way to go Jay. :)

Valerie said...

Fantastic! Love it!

Kent and Katie said...

This quilt its so ridiculously beautiful.

Nicksenbachler said...

Okay, I don't normally comment but I adore the action shot. It made me laugh and smile at how cute husbands can be, and I love that you included it.

Since I don't normally comment, I thought I would say I love your sewing too. While I don't quilt, your blog has inspired me to put that on my list of planned projects (right now I am focused on Halloween costumes). You have beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Shanna said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt and the fabrics you used!! I have been wanting to buy this fabric for a while but couldn't think of a good pattern. I may have to give this a try! Thanks!

Angela said...

I love it. And i do have to admit that I laughed really hard at the action shot of the quilt. Way more exciting.

CitricSugar said...

BEAUTIFUL!! The aqua and red combination is really wonderful.

Thanks for the tutorial link. I might try it someday but I fear circles. :-)

Katie said...

Haha! That sounds like something my husband and brothers-in-law would say. Your quilt is beautiful!

a little bit biased said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it! The quilting looks great - I love how wrinkly it is!

Terje said...

I must say, the "Action Shot" is the very best photo and photo comment I have seen in a long time. I LOVE it! Your man has a great sense of humor. Give him a hug from me.

And it goes without saying that your quilt is beautiful. They all are. I love watching what you come up with each time you present your newest creation.

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