Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bloggers quilt festival...our new quilt...

For those of you visiting for the first time welcome!  Stay a while :)  We are sisters who share writing this blog, design quilt patterns and are fabric nuts!  Every week we feature three different quilters and their finished quilts, and we'd love to feature YOU!  We also share our own quilts and projects :)  You can check out the sidebar on your left for different types of quilt stories or to see our projects.  

This is the reason that I go to my Mom's house all the time to craft! Seriously this view looks photoshopped! She lives about 20 minutes away, and she is a super clean freak. Plus she loves to take care of us, feed us, sew for us. We couldn't ask for a better mother or a better location for her to build a gorgeous house!

Fabric: Peacock Lane for Michael Miller       Size: 60" x 72"

Last time Megan was out here we sewed and sewed. We created this quilt for our super cute niece who just turned 20! We thought it would be a fabulous quilt for college. She loves it!


We did super soft minky for the backing. Just so nice to snug up in, especially since our darling niece lives in a nice winter town. Our wonderful Aunt did the quilting.  The quilt was a total collaborative effort, Megan and I each did half the blocks and our mom pieced the top :)  We just looooved some of the prints of Peacock Lane, it is perfect to fussy cut.


The pattern will be available in our shop shortly.  Let us know by email or in the comments if you would like a notification when the pattern is available. We will contact you..


Our Mom doesn't like the quilt!  She thinks we went a little out of control with the colors, that we should have been so much more unified. I was a little surprised just how open she was about not liking it! She is a little old school about color combination. Bless her heart!


We hope you love it! Thanks for visiting us here at Quilt Story. Again check out how you can be featured, find out more about us, join our weekly linky party and stay a while :)

Megan's got another quilt on Fresh Poppy Design (our other blog) so check it out, here's a sneak peak:



Thanks to Amy for hosting such a fun event!

Amy'sCreativeSide

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63 comments:

Dawn said...

I love the mix of colors in your neice's quilt! That is what caught my eye first...then I saw the pattern which is very cute. I would love to be notified when the pattern is ready. Thanks for sharing.

SewSara said...

haha, bless your mom's heart. she's funny! it's awesome and totally hip for a college girl. i remember when you guys were cutting the fabric for this ... wow, i love how it turned out! that's one lucky niece. but, now is every college-bound niece going to expect a Quiltstory original? ;)

I got so caught up in the world series that I forgot tonight was the time to post a quilt. dang. I don't know if I'll have anything.
Long comment - maybe should have been an email.

love you both!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh I love the quilt!! What a fun pattern.

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt! And I thin your Mum is wrong, but don't tell her I said so!

Teje said...

Hi! I love your colourful quilt! If there is white, all the other colours may be mixed together (almost) and it works for me. But still I like also colour themed quilts. Your pattern is very good for lots of colours!
xxx Teje

Issabella The Cat said...

The quilt is lovely! and I love how it was a family effort too-so cool! :)

Rebecka said...

I love the fabrics in your quilt. What a great design!! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth D. said...

So pretty!!! I have to say I disagree with your mom, I love all the color - and I think it's all grounded and tempered by the white that you used for your neutral. :)

Karen said...

Your quilts are great. I like the way this was a combined effort. Great colours in the fabrics and the quilting is lovely too. This is good fun.

notes of sincerity said...

I am truly in love with your quilt. The pattern, the colors, every stitch. :o) And the landscape ... I would never want to leave. :o)
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely, Trish

Sarah Craig said...

What a wonderful family collaboration!! It's a great quilt, and I love all the colors (sorry, Mom!)

Heidi said...

This is my favorite time always....love the new quilt girls!!!

Lotti said...

gorgeous quilt and stunning scenery

Valentina said...

really a lovely quilt and a stunning photo! I also love using Minky as backing, it just makes it that more cuddly! How wonderful to come from a quilty family, :)

Jean said...

I totally love the fact that that this is a collaborative piece! and the minky will make it super-cuddly!

Cille said...

I love it - it so bright and happy. And the elephants are just to cute for words. I did a quilt with my Mum and we went for the more controlled color scheme. Sometimes I wish we hadn't....

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I remember seeing this in the starting stage - just love the colors and prints on this. Thank you for sharing the finish of such a lovely quilt.

Michelle said...

Very beautiful quilt, and the location, wow, very lucky. Really wonderful to be able to sew with your sisters and Mom, sweet!

Toni said...

Great quilt! My mom would probably say the same thing, but I love it!

felicity said...

Love it, love the colours. Your mom is cute.

Bree said...

I love the mix of colors!

Shannon said...

The colors are what initially caught my eye! So bright and fun and happy! Just what I love!

Eileen said...

I love your quilt and the fussy cutting is great. Fun you work together. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Hollie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I love those elephants!

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

The colors are great and I like the elephants!

Lynne said...

It's lovely - I can only assume your niece likes elephants?

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Oh my. This is a beautiful quilt. I love the design. Well done!

Leanne said...

It is a lovely quilt, I love that peacock lane fabric!

Katie said...

My mom and I often have disagreements about fabric choices too, but I hope your niece liked the quilt. I sure would! It's great and the fussy cutting is perfect.

Kristie said...

I love it! And I love that your mom expressed her opinion, lol!

Kit Lang said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely quilt. :)

diane said...

beautiful...

Rachel said...

I love it! Nice and bright - perfect for a young, college girl! But, hey, your mom is entitled to her opinion too. It's just a good thing you weren't making it for her ;)

Shari said...

with all due respect, I can't agree with Mum. The colours are fantastic and perfect for college. There's certainly enough white to balance it all. A very fun quilt!

Debbie said...

yup, sorry mom, but this is a very fun quilt!

Rachel said...

What a lovely quilt!

Julie Fukuda said...

I don't know about "old school" but the quilts my great Grandmother made are the same veriety of colors and I love them too.

Justine said...

Love this quilt its gorgeous! What a lucky niece!!

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Deborah O'Hare said...

Two of my favourite things. Quilts and elephants!

missknitta said...

I'm sorry your mom doesn't like the quilt -- I think it's wonderful! What a great example of fussy cutting, too :)

Becky said...

I love those elephants! Great quilt!! Thanks for sharing!

Annabella said...

I love this quilt - the colours, the fussy cutting and that it was a collaborative effort. I`m not sure your mum would like my quilts!

Peg said...

Wow - kind of an Irish Chain - but so much more interesting!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I think it's bright and interesting. Given it was for a 20 year old, I can see how the colors work and give it a fresh feel. If it were something for my house, I'd probably feel more like your mom. :)

You all did a great job on it and that's so nice your niece has something from you all.

maria said...

Unlike your Mum, I love the quilt and the colours. It would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing!

Robin said...

LOL! Y'all are too funny! :) The quilt is lovely (I think the colors are awesome!) and its story was a lot of fun to read. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Lily said...

Love you blog and the quilt! (and also the view!) Lily.

Kathy said...

This is an awesome quilt for a girl. The fabric is quite unique.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I love it! Perfect and fresh for a collage age girl. She is lucky to have such a wonderful quilt!

Lyanna L. said...

Peacock Lane is such a fun fabric line. I think you did a wonderful job of designing a pattern that showcases the fabric nicely -- who cares what your mom says about the colors, I think it works! =)

Also great idea about the minky on the back - did it make it more difficult to quilt?

Carissa said...

Absolutely love this quilt! The elephants are brilliant :-)

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Sorry, Mom. The colors are perfect.

Great quilt.

Kirsten N said...

I really love this quilt - fussy cutting the fabrics is a great idea!! I have a FQ set here and have been unsure of how to use it due to the lovely patterns and not wanting to chop them up too much:)

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

I love your mom already! Cherish her and ALL her comments!!! The quilt is fabulous! LOVE the colors and the happiness it oozes!

Staci said...

I love your quilt! I tend to live in the brighter the better camp, so this is very appealing to me. The fussy cuts are darling. Thanks for sharing it!

Debbie said...

You did find a perfect location for photographing your quilt! Very fun...great to have so much love to give to your niece and wrap her up in.

snippetsandyarns said...

I love those fabrics! The animals are so great :-)

~ meagan

CHRIS said...

Super cute all round success.Especially love the eles.

szkornelia said...

Lovely quilt. Very nice colors.

kavettahulse said...

Would love to be notified when the patterns are available.

Martha said...

Oh...what a lucky young lady...and how wonderful you and your sister are so blessed to be able to quilt with each other and your mother. We often joked that they swapped babies in the hospital when I was born...my mother had no use for arts and crafts...and I have been holding a needle since I was big enough to know what one was. Beautiful quilt...thanks for sharing with us.

Marian said...

Such a pretty quilt - love the fussy cuts! I would love to know when this pattern is available. Thanks!!