Friday, January 22, 2010

Finished: January Quilt

Everyone needs a January Quilt.

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Or a February quilt, since there’s only 11 days left of January.

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It also helps when there is a very bright Heather Bailey Pop Garden print on the back, and if the weather is sunny and warm enough to be outside without a coat.

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I’ve had lots of questions about this one, (I’m a bad reply-er unless questions are sent to my email or your email is attached with your comments…sorry!) I started by cutting 6" squares and used this method to make them into the 5 1/2" finished blocks. There are 168 blocks, 12 across & 14 down, making it 60" x 70". The fabrics are a little bit of everything, they’re from all different lines & some I don’t even know, but if you have a question about a specific one shoot me an email and I’ll try to figure it out for you!

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67 comments:

Jenny said...

I LOVE this quilt. It has to be one of my favorites by far.

Lise said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Claudia said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Claire said...

First time visiting you blog...and WOW....i was curious at first what line of fabric you used, but then i read "a little of everything", which is awesome.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Absolutely stunning. I've been commissioned to do a quilt of half triangles so this is great inspiration :)

Lara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all those colours together - and that backing print is amazing!!

a little bit biased said...

It's beautiful and cheery and very inspiring! I love it! Great job!

Ashley said...

wow! I love it! I think quilts with a ton of different fabrics are just fabulous!
(i'm putting this on my list!)

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh! Love those colors!

tracy_a said...

Love this quilt, and love your whole aesthetic. Very inspiring!

Vicki said...

very pretty, great work!

Mandy Noble said...

Absolutely love this quilt and want it for myself!

Beth said...

Love it! So bright and cheery - just what January needs :-)

Leslie said...

this is stunning. i absolutely love it. all the colors just make it so fun. and a great way to bring a little cheer to a dark cold january

nettie said...

oooh, i love it!

Karen said...

Such gorgeous colours. So good for the eyes first thing in the morning. Makes me want to make one NOW. Thanks for sharing.

laurenaphelps said...

Okay.. I love all of your stuff! This quilt is awesome! It's so fun and cheery! I'm looking at your tutorial list and want to make everything! I might try this design or the hourglass design as a scrap quilt.

Kendra said...

lovely.

eric.n.nikki said...

I am also inspired and loving your bright fun January quilt! I absolutely adore the Heather Bailey on the back - soo much fun! Bright, Cheery and Alive for a cold dark January - perfect! Thanks for sharing. :)

Andi said...

Stunning.
The backing is perfect.
Enjoy!!!!

Beth said...

Lovely! I am working on one now that is similar with "windmills" similar to V and Co's. How did you quilt it? Stippling? I can't see it closely enough! Did you have any trouble where your points come together?

Jan said...

Outstanding.

Andy said...

What a great quilt to finish in the winter. The colors are so fresh and vibrant, it gives us all hope that Spring is around the corner!

Amy said...

so pretty! I love it!

Goddess in Progress said...

Lovely! Did you have any particular method to your madness when pairing the blocks to make the HSTs, or is it all random?

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Chancy said...

Lovely bright colors. The perfect winter quilt!

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous. One of the nicest quilts I have seen. Lovelylovelylovely.

Jamie said...

Oh how beautiful! It reminds me of warmth and summertime! So nice!

Kristin said...

Just lovely! Do you choose colors for a quilt like this or just start grabbing fabric randomly? It all works so well together.

peggy said...

LOVE your January quilt :)
It looks like a real stash buster!
Thanks for posting a picture for us that need inspiration.
Peggy in NJ

beccasauras said...

How beautiful, even though it's hot over here in Oz I can still appreciate the warmth. And I'm glad i'm not the only one, I never have time to reply to comments, saving that for emails, thanks for reassuring me!

craftnosis said...

I think you should stop making quilts - seriously, every time you post a new one it becomes my new favorite and I think I should make one just like it :]
Thanks for being a bright spot on the web - you're an inspiration!

Annalee Taylor said...

Hey, your amazing! Just wanted to let you know that your last "Timing" quilt totally inspired me, so I stayed up late and whipped one up! Check it out...www.ourtaylorlife.blogspot.com, thanks for great inspiration. I might have to make one like this now!

Holly said...

Stunning!!

Alisa said...

It's beautiful! Way to make January more beautiful.

Camille said...

LOVE it! Gorgeous!

Lois Grebowski said...

pretty and bright for a dull sun-less month.

Jessica said...

gorgeous...so bright and happy!!

Barb said...

It is wonderful!!

Aimee said...

This is still my favorite right now and I think everyone needs one like it, no matter the month!!!

amandacathleen said...

such a happy bright quilt! Perfect for the middle of January.

Allie said...

Beautiful! It looks so cheerful!

Theresa said...

This quilt is stunning. Fantastic....I love it and it's now on my 'in my head wish list'.

Sandra said...

Making or even seeing a quilt like this in winter really gives a summer feeling...ahhh this is sooo good, just looking at the colors!

AlessandraLace said...

lovely

Miss Nancy said...

Perfect, Wonderful, Bright, Cheery!! Good work!! Brightens up the dreary days of winter. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great day.

Leslye Leigh said...

I love this quilt so much!!

allsewnup said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous. I love the mix of fabrics, it works so well. You've answered a question I've been pondering for a while now. Thank you,

Carolyn

Calico Road said...

Holy cow! You do such a great job of combining fabrics. Beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

I LOVE this quilt! Great work!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable Allison!!

"Dove" said...

The red binding was a brilliant choice. To my eye, the chocolate browns really pop and make the other colors appear even more rich and vibrant.

This is a happy quilt. We need a little happy in January after the "let down" of the holidays. Love it!!

Looks like you're ready to picnic.

Amy said...

Oh, wow! Absolutely gorgeous. I need a little eye joy -- The January gloom is getting to me!

anne said...

Awesome, love it, thank you for sharing. I have blogged about you and the great Sewing,Crafty,Bloggy Links button. Thank you for sharing.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This a beautiful quilt. Great job!

Tracy said...

I have NO business starting a new quilt but I really want to duplicate this. I just read the directions on the tan/red one and must try it.

Rinachiyya said...

Your scrappy January Quilt is gorgeous.Love it I don't know what it is but the more fabrics the beter I like it.
For some reason scrap quilts pull me in right away because they are more interested to me.
Yours are so beautiful with the colors you put picked
Well done again.

Happy Quilting,

Yoka

Heather said...

Looks great. I think I should move to where you live. Your January weather looks much nicer than mine. :)

wishes, true and kind said...

I am head-over-heels in love with that quilt!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Gorgeous!

Blanket America said...

Nice and intricate with smaller squares...how long did you take to make this one?

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sewkatiedid said...

I LOVE it. Anything with a ton of prints used well is lovely in my book.

jess said...

wow. love love love!

Kristin said...

So beautiful, the fabrics, the colors, and the pattern is simple and lovely!

Soja said...

It's gorgeous!!

Susan said...

I just found your blog through Camille's. This quilt is absolutely stunning! Wow! I'm looking forward to following your blog.

Lora said...

I love this quilt! I can't wait to see if I can make one like it so I pinned this to my sewing inspiration board in hopes of making it one day. :)

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