Birds & Blooms

IMG_1365 Man I’m bad at naming quilts. I had an urge to make a squares in squares quilt last week with some of my fun girl fabrics. It went together fast, but reminded me of how much I hate sewing sashings, even when its only a small quilt. IMG_1431 The backing is from Joann’s, the binding is more flea market fancy. It measures 34″x 44″ and is in the shop. IMG_1377

41 Responses to Birds & Blooms

  1. Rene' November 14, 2009 at 1:39 am #

    Love the squares in squares pattern. Great fun fabrics too.

  2. ParisMaddy November 14, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    Simply adorable!

  3. A. November 14, 2009 at 3:07 am #

    It's a great name! Super cute quilt.

  4. Kimberly November 14, 2009 at 3:20 am #

    Very pretty! I have a few of those fabrics and I love how everything came together! I've also made a quilt out of that owl print… I made a large applique owl to mimic the print and then used it for wide borders… yummy!
    Have a great weekend, Kimberly

  5. Blue Is Bleu November 14, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    It's gorgeous! And the name is lovely actually :) Sashings really irritate me too… I try to get it over and done with quickly so I can move on to the actual quilting.

  6. angela November 14, 2009 at 3:24 am #

    I hate sashing, too! I wish it wasn't such a pain, because I love how it looks. Your squares look great!

  7. CJ November 14, 2009 at 3:28 am #

    If I am going to name a quilt I just call it by the fabric/design or person I am giving it to or a combination of all of the above. :D See? I am REALLY bad at naming quilts! This is really lovely.

  8. Andi November 14, 2009 at 3:50 am #

    Really lovely quilt.
    Andi :-)

  9. rachel griffith November 14, 2009 at 5:07 am #

    SUPER cute allison.

  10. Pokey November 14, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    You're so cool with this pattern! I'm gonna do some squares,soon. Love the fabrics, and those sweet owls make me smile!

  11. Jessica November 14, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    I love the fabric on the back of the quilt! So cute!

  12. Sew Create It - Jane November 14, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Very sweet quilt! Love the fabrics you have used.

  13. Simone de Klerk November 14, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    What a very pretty quilt and I love the background you used! I love the way you give your quilts names. Birds and Blooms fits perfectly to this one!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  14. Anne at Film and Thread November 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    What a sweet quilt! The owl fabric is very cute!

  15. Trena November 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    The fabric combo is great!

  16. Libby November 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm #


  17. Leslie November 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    ooooh…it is so pretty. i love all the fabrics and the birds in the middle are just so sweet

  18. Teresa C November 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    It is really cute. I'd be stumped for a name as well. Birds and Blooms really works for this one.

  19. Petit Debutant November 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    WAS in the shop LOL

    Congrats on a quick sale!

  20. Phyllis November 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    oh my gosh – it's beautiful and I love it. I love about anything with birds and have been collecting some fabrics for a future project.

    You continue to inspire me – thank you!

  21. Leslye Leigh November 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    It's beautiful, I love the fabrics!!!

  22. Merrie November 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    What a cute quilt! I love it and love the name.

  23. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Great inspiration again Allison – so cute!

  24. Mountain Home Quilts November 14, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    O.k., how you do it is beyond me! Ever since I got pregnant, and now with baby, quilting has certainly taken a back seat! You're amazing- you turn those babies out so fast! :) This quilt is simply beautiful. I went to see it in the shop and obviously, someone else thought so also since it sold today already! ;)

  25. Jodie B-C November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    OMG is this cute!

  26. beccy November 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

    I don't know how you do it either! I'm up to block 70ish of a 270ish block quilt (following your double hourglass cheat!) and it's taken me weeks.

    I love that you picked out the ickle birdies for this one, and the fabric is lovely and cheerful.

    You're so inspirational (and make me feel so lazy), I might actually finish my own quilt one of these days :)

  27. Owl_mania November 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    lovely! I love the owls..

  28. Rachel November 15, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    I LOVE this quilt!!! It's amazing!!! It reminds me of neopolatin ice cream! Maybe that would be a good name?

  29. cathleen November 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    Oh, my, that is so pretty! The fabrics are just so beautiful together. It's bright, happy and, definitely, a quilt to love!

  30. The Popes November 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    OK, I basically HAVE to have this for my daughters new room! I've been looking all over for a quilt and I think this might be perfect!

    I didn't see it in your shop though!

  31. Jennifer November 15, 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    I love this! It's so cute. And I really love that backing fabric, I never see anything cute like that at my Joanns.

  32. Margaret T. Zenk November 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    hey, I think this could be done using the raw edge applique method that amanda jean from crazy mom quilts blog shows. just concentric squares. no real sashing. my joanns has that owl fabric too and i think i will go get it today. great quilt!!!

  33. Cheryl Arkison November 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    I'm not a sashing fan myself. But the results are great!

  34. Jeni November 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    That owl fabric on the back is too cute. I LOVE everything you make.

    Your blog has been such an inspiration to me. My husband has been in Iraq but should be home NEXT WEEKEND! All summer until now I have come to your blog to give me ideas to stay busy. My time sure passed fast…in a way. I have done a few camera straps and the red and white quilt. Thank you for sharing all you ideas and for helping me get through one of the toughest times of my life!

  35. Chantel November 16, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Thank you so much for having such an inspiring blog! I love to quilt and I'm slowly converting the rest of my family to this addicting hobby with your beautiful blog of creations. Keep up the wonderful work!

  36. Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake November 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    I love it!

    As for the above post where you mentioned nap time…. my 3 year old can't take them anymore and it's driving me nuts! Oh he'll fall asleep, but then he doesn't go to bed at night. He'll lay in bed until 10 or so just hanging out. Enjoy naps while you can!

  37. I Love Baby Quilts! November 16, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    What a perfect quilt! I love it! I'm making square in squares right now too and I REALLY hate sashing because a) it's a king size quilt and b) I don't own a machine. :(

  38. The Patton's November 17, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    Love the quilting and Really Love the Backing!

  39. Erynn November 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    Can someone please tell me the name of the outside fabric, in the right square of the second row?

  40. Erynn November 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    Thanks Allison, for the info. It's been driving me crazy since I knew I'd seen it somewhere, just couldn't place it. Thanks also for the tip, I'm so glad to hear they will be producing it again!

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