Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hop on Spot.

All Done! From the start, this quilt was destined for the soon-to-be born baby of a friend of mine. They don't know whether the baby is a boy or a girl, so I chose bright, gender neutral colors -- turquoise, orange, and yellow. The quilt is so happy and cheerful, just like the mom to be! Hop on Spot. I bound the quilt in orange and white seersucker. I love the hint of texture this gave the quilt, and you can't beat the diagonal stripes. Hop on Spot The back was pieced from some thrifted ikea fabric printed with orange birds, and some turquoise print from Joann's that I mysteriously bought yards of. Hop on Spot back I hand-embroidered a label, which I think is the first time I've done a label by hand. I love the hand-crafted touch this adds to the machine-sewn quilt. Hop on Spot label

19 comments:

Lauren said...

This is beautiful! I love the quilting and the seersucker is brilliant! Also, the stripes in circles, I have been dreaming about that for so long, but am too terrified of circles to even try, but this makes me want to all the more! You = awesome! Fabulous job, I am sure the mother will LOVE it!

Elizabeth said...

Oooh! I love using seersucker for binding. The whole quilt is just beautiful. That orange bird fabric is also perfect!

jedigirlz said...

wow, those circles are awesome. I looooove it, with lots of "o"s.

Alissa said...

Wow!! Amazingly beautiful quilt!!!! I love it!

Isa said...

It's gorgeous. I love those circles!!
What a lucky little baby to be snuggled in this one

Katie Jean said...

looks fantastic! I love that bird fabric on the back. It is soo cute. Are you around at all this weekend?

abcgirl said...

i love, love, love, love this quilt and i am jealous of the mom that gets to keep it. so jealous that i just might have to attempt to make one of my very own to keep. fantastic.

Jackie Russell said...

Love the quilt! I would of never thought to use seersucker fabric for a binding. I will have to take a closer look at the seersucker next time I see it.

Doris said...

Kristen, I absolutely LOVE this! Love the seersucker...I never would have thought of using it, but I will now! Also, I had to laugh at the mysteriously acquired turquoise...I have some fabric like that as well!

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

I am such a sucker for circles in quilts, and your work is just another case for why! Lovely, lovely.

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! The colours are so bright and happy! I love it!

awaytome said...

I love everything about this quilt - the circles, the fabric, the colors, the handmade label. Lucky recipient!

Paula Prass said...

I am a fabric designer who is inching into full blown quilting. I'm really admiring your quilts. The circles and hand embroidered tag are just 2 awesome inspirations.

Rachel said...

Wow! This is great! I really like the colors and the circles. So many new ideas floating around.

Julie said...

love this quilt. terrific job.
Just wondering about how big the finished quilt is and also about how big are the circles.
thanks julie

Kristin said...

Oh my this Quilt is amazing! I love it.

krousegirl said...

just stunning! thanks for sharing
Jenny
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Rita said...

The whole quilt is just beautiful. That orange bird fabric is also perfect

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KarrieLyne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!!