Thursday, August 23, 2012

Be Mine Quilt

First I've got a winner from our awesome Cotton Blossom Farm giveaway:
The Amateur Quilter said...
I liked their FB page as AmateurQuilter. :)
Congrats!!  I'll be in touch! :)
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Do you remember this little stack of lovely prints from Saffron Craig?  The prints are called Magical Land in pinks.  (PS Check out her darling new line, Wombat Wonderland, love!)


And a finish!  I told you you'd be seeing a lot of finishes from us lately, just this week Dottie, then Sail Away Skirt and now:

Be Mine!


Can you guess why I named it that?  ;)  I wouldn't say that pinks/reds are out of my comfort zone because I LOVE color.  So I guess neutrals would be out of my comfort zone or something :)  But I always always gravitate to blues and greens.  Even if it has red or pink or purple in it  I always think, "You know what would look lovely with this...a blue (or green)!"  Lol.

So for me it is so striking!  And so different, I love seeing it hang over my quilt rack.


The pattern I used was pretty simple (just one I came up with, I didn't use an actual pattern).  I used coordinating Michael Miller solids.  And they matched perfectly.  And if you haven't seen/used MM solids yet I've heard a little misconception out there, that the solids just match their lines.  Which may be true but I use their solids ALL THE TIME, there are sooo many colors, they definitely work outside their lines as well.


I went for a super scrappy back which I think works for this line really well.


I have to tell you, the size of the quilt directly correlates to the look on my husbands face when I ask him to squat for pictures.  Yesterday it was overcast (in hot AZ) and I asked him to help me take some pictures.  We had 3 quilts to do, and they started out his height down to a baby quilt.  This one was in the middle.  Ahh...so funny, I didn't know how put out a grown man can get :) 

The quilt is roughly 40 x 50, a throw or child size.


And the quilting.  Oh the quilting.  Aunt Wendy is amazing (she's in Utah if anyone wants her info).  Like I've been saying, with baby girl coming in October I've got so many projects I've been finishing up lately I've just been saying "One for me, one for Wendy, one for me, one for Wendy...".


There you have it ! My pretty in pinks, reds and purples Be Mine quilt.  I think it might look really cute with a little princess in the middle of it :)

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11 comments:

giddy99 said...

Congratulations, Amateur Quilter! And the Be Mine quilt is gorgeous!

Jennifer Salter said...

So pretty! I love making up my own patterns as well :)

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Woo hoo! Can't believe I won :) Ooooo and I wish that quilt would "be mine." :)

Queenie Believe said...

It will most definitely look good with a little princess in the middle. It is a lovely quilt, the colors are wonderful and happy.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Cherie said...

Wow such a bold and striking quilt! I wouldn't usually pick out those colours either =D

Michele said...

It is absolutely wonderful. I love the colors and the contrasts. Nicely done.

Anita said...

Congrats to the winner and lovely quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

congrats of the winner....love your quilts..such vibrant colors

Carrie P. said...

congrats to the winner and to you on your very pretty finish.

Lynne said...

That is lovely - just gorgeous. A simple but very effective pattern.

desertskyquilts said...

And a very pretty finish it is, too. Love what you did with those fabrics!