(finally) Finished Hello Betty

Yay, I’m glad to have this one finished!
I added two borders since I had lots of scraps just the right size, and now its a perfect lap size, I think it ended up being about 63″ by 75″.   I wasn’t so sure about this one as I was making it, but now that its done I am in love with it.  The back is a solid yellow cotton to match the front.
This last picture is for my hubby….who kindly suggested that this blog would be way more exciting if I took “action” shots of my quilts instead of boring ones.  Good call Jay….it is way more exciting. :)
And for those of you that want to know, the tutorial for these blocks can be found here.

54 Responses to (finally) Finished Hello Betty

  1. Kerri October 13, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    such a lovely quilt!! i really love how you did the border!

  2. Priscilla October 13, 2009 at 6:58 am #

    Gorgeous! I love the colours ……not so sure about the 'action' shot though lol!

  3. Blue Is Bleu October 13, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    I love love love this quilt! The borders really do add a lot to the quilt… very nicely done! And as for the 'action' shot, I've learned never to listen to my husband when it comes to these things lol

  4. Camille October 13, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    Action shots… ha ha ha…. awesome.

  5. ChickieChirps October 13, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    That's really lovely! I love the fabrics you have used. Great colour combos.


  6. Mandy Foot October 13, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    Beautiful Colours, I love this quilt, I've been looking for a circle quilt to do…I think my search has ended!! Thanks heaps!!

  7. Quilts on Bastings October 13, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    Love the quilt, great colours. Can you do action shots in focus?

  8. Linda October 13, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    This quilt is very pretty. Espeically love the action shot…I am sure it is the beginning of a new trend for blog photos. As always, thank you for including a tutorial!

  9. Jody October 13, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    Allison…it looks great! Love the aqua binding…did you machine stitch it? I'd like to try it for the quilt I'm working on but justed wanted to hear how others have done theirs! What size of binding strips did you use?
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Michele October 13, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    That turned out so cute!

  11. Dee October 13, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Beautiful! Action shots??? What is he thinking? LOL

    I just bookmarked the tutorial for this…I did my first curved seam block here:
    and I'm going to do more with your tutorial! Thanks so much!

  12. Katie Jean October 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    It's awesome! I'm glad to see one of our bee's finished quilts, since mine will probably not get finished for like 5 years haha

  13. Always Sewing October 13, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    That is wonderful! You did a great job.

  14. Daniela October 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    It is beautiful. I really like it. I am not very proficient with curved or circular piecing. I will have to try it one day. I do like the double boarder, what a great idea. I makes the quilt POP!

  15. Petit Debutant October 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    lol at the action shot!

  16. Erin October 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Gosh this is beautiful. The backing is such a nice touch of color. Thank you for the tutorial for the blocks :)

  17. Ashley October 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    Very pretty! I really love the two borders you added. The solid brown is a perfect complement.

  18. Mama Pea Quilts October 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    This quilt has a very "old" look to it . . . which is meant as a compliment! Looks as if it could be found in a quilt museum somewhere with a date of 1880 on it. Lovely.

  19. Doris October 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    It does look vintage! Beautiful quilt and love the action shot…that sounds like something my sweetie would come up with!

  20. Mountain Home Quilts October 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    Yes, it did turn out fabulous! :) I haven't seen many quilts with the Hello Betty fabric. This one makes me like the line even more!

  21. ~Michelle~ October 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    Oh yay! I'm so happy I got to help make this one! It looks absolutely fantastic :)

  22. leigh October 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    It is beautiful! I especially love the borders. I've got to make a quilt with my Hello Betty stash. I just love that line.

  23. Jingle October 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    This is brilliant! I really love the colors in this one! They work really well with the pattern, too!

  24. Andy October 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    ha ha! Action shots. Love it!

  25. Robin (rsislandcrafts) October 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    Gorgeous quilt…love the action shot lol

  26. Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake October 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    I love it! I love both the fabric and the pattern.

  27. Annika October 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm #


  28. Simone de Klerk October 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    What a wonderful blog you have! So inspiring (O: Great tutorials too!!!

  29. Care October 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    gorgeous, as usual!

  30. izzy inspired October 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the circles, the prints, the boarder…..it is perfect all the way around!!

  31. Nichole October 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm #

    Pretty! The quilting adds so much! I am amazed that you are quilting when feeling so blah…good for you! Do you think I could use a few more !!!?

  32. Sandra October 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    This circles look great! Really a nice quilt! I tryed myself on a pillow with circles and would love to make a quilt one day, this one is inspiering….

  33. Vals Quilting October 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi Allison, love your quilt – so much good movement and I don't mean with your hubby's excellent idea of the action shot either – how hilarious is he – I'm laughing out loud to your blog and my hubby thinks I'm too loud so he closes the door – he would be the first one to come up with an "excellent" idea – Coodoos to your hubby for being so involved – I'm still giggling;)
    PS I have your blog on an RSS feed as I love it and don't want to miss out of anything!!

  34. Erin October 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    It looks amazing! I'm glad you decided to do this block for our bee, too, because I would have never attempted it otherwise! So jealous that you are all done with your quilt!

  35. Leslie October 13, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    this is fantastic!! especially the action shots! very funny

  36. Heather October 13, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    I love it! Hello Betty in the orange and brown is one of my favorite! Love the curves and the border.

  37. Allie October 13, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    Your quilt turned out beautiful!

  38. ivyarts October 14, 2009 at 12:24 am #

    I love the quilt. Gorgeous.

    When my husband has bright ideas like that I tell him it's a good thing he's pretty. :)

  39. RosaMaría October 14, 2009 at 2:03 am #


  40. Slack October 14, 2009 at 3:17 am #

    I love it! I'm kinda obsessed with "Hello Betty" and this quilt is perfect.

  41. Michelle October 14, 2009 at 3:56 am #

    my husband and me are cracking up at the "action" shot!!

  42. why not sew? October 14, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    I love it! Nice action shot! Thanks for the pattern link.

  43. amandajean October 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    what a fun quilt! i like the action shot. :)

  44. Cheryl Arkison October 14, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    That last shot is hysterical! But isn't an action shot for a quilt someone actually using it for snuggles?

  45. Heather October 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    What a cute quilt. Love it. And the action shot…way to go Jay. :)

  46. Valerie October 14, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    Fantastic! Love it!

  47. Kent and Katie October 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    This quilt its so ridiculously beautiful.

  48. Nicksenbachler October 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Okay, I don't normally comment but I adore the action shot. It made me laugh and smile at how cute husbands can be, and I love that you included it.

    Since I don't normally comment, I thought I would say I love your sewing too. While I don't quilt, your blog has inspired me to put that on my list of planned projects (right now I am focused on Halloween costumes). You have beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Shanna October 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this quilt and the fabrics you used!! I have been wanting to buy this fabric for a while but couldn't think of a good pattern. I may have to give this a try! Thanks!

  50. Angela October 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    I love it. And i do have to admit that I laughed really hard at the action shot of the quilt. Way more exciting.

  51. CitricSugar October 20, 2009 at 6:24 am #

    BEAUTIFUL!! The aqua and red combination is really wonderful.

    Thanks for the tutorial link. I might try it someday but I fear circles. :-)

  52. Katie October 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    Haha! That sounds like something my husband and brothers-in-law would say. Your quilt is beautiful!

  53. a little bit biased October 22, 2009 at 11:12 pm #

    Beautiful! I love everything about it! The quilting looks great – I love how wrinkly it is!

  54. Terje March 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I must say, the "Action Shot" is the very best photo and photo comment I have seen in a long time. I LOVE it! Your man has a great sense of humor. Give him a hug from me.

    And it goes without saying that your quilt is beautiful. They all are. I love watching what you come up with each time you present your newest creation.

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