Friday, July 16, 2010

Yours Truly

This quilt is brought to you from Megan of Fresh Poppy Design :)  Okay okay, if you don't know Heather and I (Megan) we do our multi-crafty things on our Fresh Poppy Design blog (also the name of our quilt patterns) and we share quilt stories here! 

Heather and I have sewn for many years, for me personally I think it all started with some pj pants, but we first learned to quilt 3 years ago when we were expecting babies only 1 week apart.  (And they ended up 2 days apart.)  We made our first quilt for our babies, the quilt I am sharing today is the 2nd quilt I ever made.
I used Chocolate Lollipop fabric by the fabulous Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit.  (I think there are some other odds and ends thrown in there.)  We did use a purchased pattern but I cannot find it to credit it for the life of me!
I think this is my favorite block.  The funny thing is that Heather always goes for pinks, and I go for blues...in our fabric choices, decorating, etc..  So we decided that for these quilts we would pick outside our normal ranges...so you guessed it, Heather's (same quilt) is blue.  And we both in the end admitted we liked each others better...and have planned for some time to switch them when we can.

So wouldn't you know it that my favorite block is blue and green :)
Our amazing aunt Wendy who is a fabulous crafter taught us many of our quilting tricks.  Bless her heart she had to put up with some ridiculous questions.  She is also an amazing machine quilter, and she does all of our quilts.
(If you're in the Utah area send us an email and we'll get you her info!)
Here is one thing I learned.  Don't do polka dot binding unless it's very small.  I didn't know to look at it on the bias, which on the bias it is straight dots, and thus doesn't look too great.  My favorite bindings are stripes and ginghams. I also like a bright color for the binding that just pops.
I only ever have two choices for my backing.  I can either pick my very favorite fabric (which I did here) because then I can flip it over and enjoy the solid backing just as much.  And I don't really pay to much attention to how it may relate to the front (although of course I have it match.)  My other backing choice is minky...it is just so much more snuggly and thus more used!

There you have it!  A quilt by yours truly :)  We may throw these ones in here and there...hope you enjoy them!  Linking with AmyLouWho.

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14 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

This is a gorgeous quilt. I am busy with my first ever quilt, and am busy quilting the top as I write this (I needed to give my arms a break!!). I love your blog!

Belinda said...

I love looking at quilts, and am just now working on my second quilt ever. I have to say though, that this particular quilt grabs me like none I've seen in a long time. They are all beautiful in their own way, but this one....Oh My...it makes my eyes water.

emedoodle said...

Oh I love that Chocolate Lolipop fabric! The quilt is amazing!

P. said...

Wow, there's some great fabric in that quilt! I could stare at it for a long time! The quilting is pretty too. Go Aunt Wendy!

allsewnup said...

This quilt is delicious. Thank you for sharing with us.

Carolyn

live a colorful life said...

Oh, I so wish I had collected Chocolate Lollipop fabric. This is such a great quilt!

Jessica said...

Oh I love all the bright colors and contrasting black! That quilting is gorgeous as well!!

Elizabeth said...

That turned out great! I really love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

xo -E
(visiting from Sew & Tell Fridays)

P.S. I love stripey binding too.

psphyllissews said...

Love all those patterns and colors! Your thoughts on dots in binding are funny! Congrats on putting together such a great quilt.

Miri said...

Beautiful quilt! Lovely bright and cheerful fabrics!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh, the fabrics are simply GORGEOUS! Your quilt looks stunning.

SewSara said...

i've seen this in person and it's SOOO (sew) cute!

:)
xoxo

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Your quilt is just lovely. I could sit and stare at it for hours and still want to look at it some more. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

Michelle said...

My apologies for being late getting around....

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors, and the wildness of it. Makes me feel happy. :-)