Thursday, January 10, 2013

Strip and Flip Quilt

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I’ve been meaning to finish this little quilt for too long…it took me all of 2 hours to get it finished, after 7 long months of thinking about finishing it! 

I quilted this one with a large-ish meandering/stippling pattern…I wanted to do some fancy straight line but I went with my old stand-by in the end.  It works well for boy-ish quilts.  The backing is this beautiful green print.

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The tutorial for this quilt can be found here.

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My husband bought this chair for me at Goodwill for $10 after Christmas.  It’s nice and simple looking, and is now in my front yard getting coats of taupe-ish spray paint.   :)

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My friend Auntie Pami is giving away a copy of Modern Quilts for the Blogging Universego here!

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43 comments:

Anita said...

The quilt is lovely and the chair too. It sounds like it will be beautiful when it's finished.

beaquilter said...

th quilt is so cute and fun! bet it would look great in a jelly roll too. the chair kind of looks like ethan allen.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Lovin the book and chair....headed over to Anti's now!

trish said...

Oh what a sweet chair. :o)
Aren't we funny. We think about doing something for so long and then when we complete it, we wonder why we had not done that sooner. :o)

Cranberry Morning said...

I like that quilt!! That is so colorful and a pattern that even I might try. Lovely.

Cranberry Morning said...

I pinned the quilt - and attributed it to you, of course.♥

Johanna said...

Looks great! That backing is beautiful!

Chelsie C said...

I've been looking at that pattern for awhile and this might just push me to do it. Where did you get that adorable airplane fabric with the clouds and rainbows?

Jean Burke said...

The quilt is terrific! Well done.....please post a picture of the chair when it's finished! Thanks....

Kristine Hanson said...

I used your tut to make a quilt for a new baby in our family last summer....it turned out awesome!

Becky said...

Love the bright colors of this quilt. The chair is going to be super cute. It's fun to find bargains like that and refurbish or repurpose.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fab finish! I've had that pattern bookmarked, it's great. Gorgeous chair too, my husband got me a rocking chair and it's so comfortable. Enjoy!

Heather D. said...

I love seeing this finished! I pinned your quilt top and tutorial a while back and just love it.

Staci said...

What a sweet quilt! Isn't it funny how things we have put off for ages can turn out to be so easy? Thanks for the inspiration.

*katie said...

Pretty quilt and cute chair!

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt.
Awesome $10 find! Hope you post an 'after paint' picture.

Meg said...

My folks have the same rocker! Have had it since before I was born, actually--they hold up very well. Can't wait to see it in its new color!

Tsoniki said...

I love that quilt. I want to make one too! And great rocking chair, I had one similar to it years ago. Sometimes I miss it, but I'm also short so I don't. LOL

Paige said...

Very cute quilt! Can't wait to see the chair makeover!

lifeinredshoes said...

You know it's not only that you have great sewing skills, but you have such a great eye for choosing fabric!

Rebecca Grace said...

It's funny that you think of stippling/meandering as taking the easy way out. I'm TERRIFIED to do any stippling! I never know where to go and I get these wonky points and horns in my stippling. Congratulations on a lovely finish and a UFO laid to rest so early in the New Year!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I love the striped binding!

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Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Absolutely beautiful - and I love the meandering - perfect!

Lynne Shandley said...

When I've finished quilting them, I'll share the strip and flip quilts (or inspired by them) that I'm making for the (our) local Children's Hospital. Yours looks grand!

Helen L said...

that quilt is lovely: love the strips with the white inserted!! And that rocking chair looks like the one I rocked my girls in!! (hmm... wonder where it is now...) Hope you get to rock your sweet one in yours!! Hugs from Helen

Katy said...

Ooooh! I love that. I have a couple of Jelly Rolls that I have been afraid to unwrap and this looks like a perfect and quick way to put them to use.

Melissa said...

I might have the matching rocking chair to yours. Mine is a Nickels and Stone, which is a pretty pricey brand. Love it, got it at an estate sale. Can't wait to see yours painted, maybe I will get brave and paint mine too.

cottonreel said...

Love the quilt , I have been cutting peices for a similar one for ages
PLEASE be careful of the childrens tootsies under the bottom of the chair

Christine said...

I used a rocking chair exactly like that one for my babies - finally got rid of it after 30+ years because I ended up with more than enough furniture. Enjoy. And I love the quilt!

cyndiofthevortex said...

I laughed when I saw your Goodwill chair. I got one exactly like it last year for $10 at Goodwill, too! I love it and look forward to seeing yours painted as mine is still varnished wood. I shake my head in amazement whenever I take out a UFO that I've been unable to finish and find it works up in no time at all. I guess we all do that! Congrats on getting yours done. It's pretty.

Lynne Tilley said...

Love your quilt! I must do this. I know you are glad to get it done. Why do we put these things off ? :)
Love the chair! What a bargain.

Carie said...

What a gorgeous quilt - I love the white borders, they break up the lines just enough for it all to make your eyes go funny in a good way!

Laura Lane said...

I'm so bad about putting a project off and then finishing it quickly. I had a chair like that. Loved it. It's nice and low to the ground for my shortish legs. ~smile~

Do drop in at Harvest Lane Cottage!

Laura

evamarie said...

everytime I see a new picture pop up in my sidebar I'm thinking, no she can't have finished another quilt! How do you do that? And I love this one too! Thank you also for the machine binding tutorial, I will defintely try it!

Di~ said...

OK, Allison, I'm onto you! I saw it right over there by Camille's new one! Awesome! Growing Up Modern looks absolutely wonderful! Way to go.

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Ann said...

Question: When you bind in gray, what color do you stitch in. I've been hand binding my quilts, but I think I'm going to give machine binding a go. I have a white quilt I'm binding in gray. Thread color white? Better to show up on back than on front?

Beautiful, as always!

Allison said...

Hi Ann! I couldn't find anyway to email you back...so I hope you see this! If I'm picky, I'll use a top thread that is grey, and a bobbin thread that matches the color of the quilting thread...so in your case white. If you don't mind the white thread showing in the back binding, then you could just use white. I usually try to match the color of the binding strip on the top thread, and the color of the quilting thread in the bobbin. Hope that makes sense? -Allison

Ann said...

THANKS!

TerryH said...

Saw this Flip & Stitch quilt last year, and had to make it. Sold it to a friend & it went to a new baby in England!! Plan to make a couple more. So Cute!! Thanks.

Ada said...

Beautiful quilt, love the colours!

Carla said...

This sew sounded like me. I've been working on a simple quilt and need to finish and the baby boy is now 7 months old. I get to a point and stop then finally pick it up to start again. Work and life seem to get in my way. LOL

Stephanie said...

That chair brings back such wonderful memories for me. It looks exactly like the one my mom used to rock me and my brother in when we were young. She kept it and it was always meant to go to me when I had my babies but sadly it was damaged in shipping when they moved.

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