Finished Pink Houses

IMG_0798 This quilt went together SO fast.  I did a medium meandering pattern (aka stippling)  and my Bernina was on its BEST behavior.  So in other words no “choice” words were used in the quilting of this quilt. :)  The backing is from the Blossoms line by Urban Chicks for Moda, its discontinued but I still see it here or there in quilt shops.  IMG_0804    I prewashed and dried the batting that I used in this quilt and on my last wonky quilt.  I soaked the batting in the tub and dried it in the dryer, so I’m surprised how much these two quilts still crinkled up after washing again.  It was just an experiment to see how much of a difference there would be after pre-shrinking the batting, but obviously there’s not much, so I probably won’t do that again since its a pain. IMG_0818 This quilt is in the shop.  Now I’m off to Target to buy school supplies just for fun and pound a  Costco hot dog.  Seriously….how good are those hot dogs?  I won’t tell you how many I’ve had in the past 2 weeks, probably because I’ve lost count. 

39 Responses to Finished Pink Houses

  1. Jess September 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    It looks wonderful, I love the dark pink border!

  2. Robin September 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    I love it…very pretty!

  3. CJ September 1, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    The quilt is great! Soooo pretty.
    I love those hot dogs too. Good thing Costco is 90 minutes away.

  4. True Blue Nana September 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    I could not remember who did the rail fence that caught my eye. A simple pattern with a big punch. I love the way yours turned out. Check out the one I am working on. I want to try it again with prints like you did.

  5. Annika September 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    So bright and lovely!

  6. rachaelnz September 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    Looks great! I love the pink border too!

  7. Vicki September 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    It's so bright and cheery! I really like it!

  8. Blue Is Bleu September 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Just beautiful!! Love that backing fabric. I tried pre-washing my batting too and gave up on it since it made almost no difference. Those Costco hot dogs and their frozen yogurt make me go back a lot. It's quite embarrassing but who cares… they're so good!

  9. Quilthaze September 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

    I don't usually do pink myself but this is sooo beautiful I'll be looking out for pink fabrics on my next shopping trip! Keep up the good work!

  10. Quilted Cupcake September 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    This is gorgeous! Love the color combo you chose. Thanks for the info. on the pre-wash of batting. I've thought about it, now I can stop! tee hee

  11. Heather September 1, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    That is SO super cute, great job on it :) You are ambitious soaking batting and drying it.

  12. V and Co. September 2, 2009 at 12:40 am #

    i dare say i love it! 😉 too cute!!

  13. randi September 2, 2009 at 12:49 am #

    Love it! So bright and cheery!

  14. Danielle September 2, 2009 at 12:55 am #

    Love it! The color combinations, the fabrics, the pattern.. did I mention I love it? :-)

  15. stephanie September 2, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    the quilt is adorable…I love it!

  16. Jackie September 2, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    That turned out beautifully!

  17. Ariane September 2, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    I love it. It's beautiful.

  18. Pammisue September 2, 2009 at 2:21 am #

    oh I love the pink. You inspire me to learn.

  19. Danielle September 2, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    This has turned out so beautifully – you're an inspiration! How many quilts have you machine-quilted yourself now(rather than had done on a long-arm)? I'm just wondering how much practice makes perfect…?

  20. Leslie September 2, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    this quilt is so pretty!! i love the colors and all the pink is amazing

  21. amandajean September 2, 2009 at 3:30 am #

    it's soooooooo pretty!!!

  22. A La Mode fabric September 2, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    I just LOVE this one!! It has to be one of my all time fav's from your goodies 😉

    Heather

  23. Barbara Myltschenko September 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    Okay as usual you leave the rest of us speechless!

  24. Vicki September 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    So pretty and it didn't stay in your shop very long!

  25. Jingle September 2, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    This is gorgeous! I wish I could do stuff like this!

  26. Zarina September 2, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    I am making the same quilt but in the Kimono line in cream. It will be a lap quilt for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. What exactly is the name of the pattern? Its not rail fence right?

  27. Zarina September 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    I am making the same quilt but in the Kimono line in cream. It will be a lap quilt for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. What exactly is the name of the pattern? Its not rail fence right?

  28. bethany September 2, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    So pretty, great job!!

  29. Jules @ MoonCat Farms September 3, 2009 at 2:02 am #

    The quilt is gorgeous! I like that you shared the experiment with the pre-shrinking, I've wondered if that would make a difference.

    Isn't it interesting how we can judge a project's success by how much trouble our machine gives us during that time? I use that scale myself on a regular basis. :)

  30. Melissa September 3, 2009 at 5:18 am #

    Oh, I love this quilt Allison! The colors make me very happy.

  31. Jessica September 3, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    So adorable! Nice job! :) Love the colors and I have to agree with Melissa…they make me happy too! Pink pink pink! Love the other bright colors too! :)

  32. Aoife September 3, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    I love it. You are so productive!

  33. Mel September 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Just got here from See Katie Sew, and what a day to show up! LOVE all the pinks in the quilt, and how it just SO HAPPY looking. Beautiful.

  34. anie September 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Love those Costco hotdogs! We're off to the "axis of evil" (target/old navy/costco) today as well. Wish us luck!
    Love that quilt, too. I really am inspired by your work and will hope to get myself some quilting done this winter~inspired by you!

  35. Brianne September 5, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    GOSH I wish I could quilt as quickly as you, Heck, I wish I could quilt PERIOD!

  36. Lisa September 10, 2009 at 4:06 am #

    I really LOVE these colors!

  37. aspalsbury September 13, 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    I love it! The hot dog made me snort:)

  38. The Popes November 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    Dang, I love this one too!

    Do you do custom quilts? I am now determined to get one of your quilts for my daughter!

  39. Keriann December 13, 2009 at 4:21 am #

    Do you preshrink all your fabrics?

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