Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

One more of my work in progress quilts finished!  That’s such a good feeling.  Right up there with having all of the laundry done, folded, and put away. 

Except I’ll have to re-do the laundry every few days foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeveeeer.

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

I made this quilt top two years ago and it’s been hanging so pretty in my closet ever since.  Honestly I’m not head over heels for this quilt, but it is a sweet quilt and makes a perfect couch quilt for Sophie that the boys won’t steal from her. 

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

The fabric is a couple of years old so it will be hard to come by, but the cute line was called Milk, Sugar and Flower by Penny Rose Fabrics.  The pattern is Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs. 

I bound it with a favorite Michael Miller red stripe, and backed it with a soft white floral flannel.  I free motion quilted it using my go-to for large quilts, the loopty loops.  It’s just so easy to do loopty loops on big quilts like this (it’s almost a Twin size). 

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Fabric

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

It’s a perfect quilt to finish in time for Spring and Valentines Day! 

Now on to the next WIP!  Also because I’ll get asked, WIP stands for “work in progress” for those of you that don’t speak quilt yet.  

 

 

 

36 Responses to Milk, Sugar, and Flower Quilt

  1. Fussell January 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    it’s so pretty! love the colorway!

    • Sue January 17, 2018 at 4:32 am #

      Love the quilt. Congrats on finishing another project😊

  2. Kathy E. January 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    Very attractive quilt and I’m sure it will be loved for years to come. Doesn’t it feel good to scratch off one more WIP and call it DONE?!!

  3. sue January 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

    I’ve made seven Yellow Brick Roads. It’s a great go to pattern that always gives a good result. Your quilt is charming!

  4. Connie Siefken January 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    Lovely quilt! Can you tell me if the rulers are stored in a blank picture frame?

    • Allison January 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

      Yep they are! Actually it’s a bulliten pin/board I bought at TJ Maxx…and it has a ledge that is perfect for putting rulers in. Kind of an odd use for it but it works so good!

  5. Jacqui VMS January 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    I love loopty loops too…always looks good and nice and quick :-). Love your quilt…very fun for your daughter and yes, the boys won’t pick that one up LOL. Just a little comfort on that laundry….it won’t be every other day forever and ever! My husband and I are empty nesters (we had four kids) and I bought enough socks and underwear to last us two weeks! I can actually manage to go two weeks now so I can quilt up a storm LOL. Hang in there!

  6. Martha Anderson January 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    I think this is the sweetest quilt! The colors are just delightful. Quintessential Cluck!

  7. pennylanequilts January 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    Congratulations on a big finish already in 2018. It is very sweet and I predict it will get a lot of use!

  8. pamelajs56 January 16, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love it!

  9. Judy Blinkenberg January 16, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

    It’s adorable and so charming for spring! I’m glad Sophie gets a quilt for herself! I’m glad you are doing well. I expect to see a new line of yours pop up any day now! I still haven’t used your last 1/2 yard bundle yet. It’s waiting for me. Hope your next line has similar colors.

    • Allison January 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

      I’m working on it now Judy! I took this winter off…which meant taking a break from designing fabric. I needed a little breather! I should be releasing my next one in October. 🙂

  10. Helen LeBrett January 16, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

    It looks great, and done is better than in the closet, where I seem to have a collection! 🙂 And Jacqui is right, the huge mountains of laundry won’t be there forever: the time will whiz by and you’ll be saying “It just seems like yesterday that they were little”, and either they will be gone, or at least doing their own laundry! 😉 Have a great week!! Hugs, H

  11. Barbara A Reynolds January 17, 2018 at 5:39 am #

    It is a very pretty girl
    Is there a pattern that you use
    If so can you let me know
    I understand abut the material
    Have a Awesome Day

  12. rl2b2017 January 17, 2018 at 5:58 am #

    Hi Allison,
    Older fabric or not, this quilt speaks to me. Isn’t nice that Sophie can enjoy a quilt without having to cause a fight over it?! Yes, I can imagine those fights. I always love your quilts! All of them. I love the fabrics you chose, the way you quilt, your photographs, and then the way you write and share them. You are an inspiration! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Allison January 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

      I’m so glad you love it! And yes…adding some pink to a quilt makes it boy-proof in my house. 😉 Thank you for visiting!

  13. Amber January 17, 2018 at 6:35 am #

    Love it! I loved these fabrics, and this is possibly my all-time favorite pattern.

    The laundry burden goes down when the birds leave the nest. There are things about that I like, and that I hate. I loved having them safely tucked beneat a quilt I’d made every night. I don’t miss the laundry though!

    Great finish, keep washing!

    • Allison January 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

      I tell myself this while I fold their little clothes…I WILL miss this someday!!! (maybe) 😉

  14. Rosemaryflower January 17, 2018 at 6:57 am #

    MILK SUGAR FLOWER. I have TWO layer cakes in a zip lock bag.
    This quilt is adorbs, you know that. Allison, I just love every thing you make.
    You are so inspiring.

    • Allison January 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

      Thank you! I figured it out after someone emailed me…it’s Flower not Flour! I found a fabric listing with Flour in it…so I was confused! 😉

  15. Jamie January 17, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Wonderful finish!

  16. Diane W January 17, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    Ive made yellow brick road many times. And I love it….boys wont steal her blanket, a girly quilt. I have pink tools! And my boys wont use em.

  17. Tracy Minyard January 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Love this quilt! Feels so good to finish anything. I am still smitten with this fabric line. Just cut some pink for a Valentine’s Day quilt, so sweet!

  18. Beech Tree Lane Handmade January 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

    I love, love that fabric line! I have it in my stash, waiting for the right time to use it (maybe a grandchild?) because it’s so special.

  19. Nancy Harpster January 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi Allison! Love your quilt and the fabric combination. I see that you used flannel on the back. I am expecting my first two grandbabies soon and am wanting to make some quilts. Do you have a quality brand of flannel that you prefer to use and where do you get it? I think it or minky would make a nice soft backing for babies, but afraid to work with minky or sherpa! Thanks so much! Nancy @cachecreekquilts.etsy.com

    • Allison January 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi Nancy! fatquartershop.com always has some nice Moda and other brand flannels, or fabric.com. This flannel was cheaper flannel from Joanns, it’s not the best but for this it worked. High quality flannel is so soft and washes better though…definitely buy that for grandbabies! I back all of my baby quilts with minky…and it’s really easy you can do it! Just do a light spray basting (I have a tutorial for spray basting) and then also pin baste it just to be safe and you’ll have no problems. Honestly I think it’s a bit easier than flannel backing, as the flannel tends to pull against the machine during sewing a bit more and make it hard to move. Good luck!!

  20. Diane Muldoon January 17, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

    This quilt is just lovely xo

  21. hannie January 17, 2018 at 10:59 pm #

    Love that line of fabric and how your quilt turns out..

  22. Lynn Maxwell January 18, 2018 at 10:02 am #

    I am head over heels over this quilt–love the fabrics and the colors.

  23. Kate January 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Love that feeling when a quilt is finished and binded. I love bright, colorful quilts like yours. I quilt what I call “scribbling” on the machine. Kind of like your loops.

  24. Allison January 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    Scribbling is a good word for it…that’s pretty much what it feels like! ; )

  25. Patti Kilcullen January 19, 2018 at 9:44 am #

    Did you reduce the size of the blocks in the Yellow Brick Road pattern? I love that pattern too and I’ve made it many times. But the blocks seem too large for a baby quilt and I have thought about downsizing them but wasn’t sure what measurements to use.

    • Allison January 22, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

      No I didn’t, but I made the throw size I think (it’s a huge throw…actually what I’d call a Twin). I haven’t tried downsizing those blocks but I agree they are too big for a baby quilt, you’d only have a handful of blocks.

  26. dispack January 22, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    Great quilt, Allison! Nicely done.

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