(photo by Holly)
I've been in a funk the past week...the kind where I want to laze around the house and ignore the world. Then today, the sun was shining bright and all 4 of my kids slept in until 8 o'clock (cue the angel chorus), and I gave the house a good cleaning. It's amazing what good sleep, sun, and a freshly cleaned house can do for my soul!
Anyways...back to the quilt!
I absolutely love this quilt so much. The pattern is Shortcake (found here) and the fabric is a jelly roll of Hello Jane (it comes out in May!).
I thought maybe this pattern would be too busy for all of these fabrics together, but I ended up really loving it...this one will stay out all summer long.
I backed this one with a 108" wide print from the Story collection for Windham Fabrics. The backing is crazy simple to piece and yet I love not having to piece it with the wide backings!
I quilted this one myself, and bound it with my machine binding technique you can find here.
I'm curating April's Quilters Candy Box! They do a great job of putting together a fun box full of quilting goodies.
You can find out more about it here, and I hope you'll love what I chose!
Have a wonderful and hopefully sunny weekend!
This is beautiful in Hello Jane! I'm really looking forward to your new line coming out - my oldest loves, loves the purples you put in there with the many other colors to coordinate. Thank You!!
Oh I'm so glad and thank you!!
Ein wunderschöner, frischer, farbenfroher und herrlicher Frühlingsquilt. Gefällt mir ausserordentlich gut. Lieber Gruß, die Bildersammlerin!
I love the fabrics and the quilt. I see Hello Jane in my future!
I really like this quilt. It's so cheerful.
Cindy in NC
I made this quilt a few years ago out of High Street by Lily Ashbury. Cheery fabric, and the pattern was a dream. I looks wonderful in Hello Jane.
Oh I loved that line I bet your quilt is beautiful!
Allison, this is an adorable quilt made with Hello Jane. I just love it.
I know the funk thing. I get it a lot lately, but I have had way too much drama the past 6 months.
I do love a clean house.
Sometimes we have to find just a little change (like Stouffers, or Papa Johns) and some restful moments
You speak my language with the easy meals! :) Hope your drama is settling down!
Oh - how I love this quilt! I can see how it picked you up out of your funkiness. That backing is perfect - I just got me a bunch, too.
Allison, I love the simplicity and freshness of your quilts. Thank you for sharing them!
Thank you Vicki!
Happy quilt....I love it! And I understand the funk thing completely! What you need is some sunshine ...or some quilting time :D
so pretty! It looks so happy!
Rachel at Stitched in Color
Very pretty and summery. I'm glad you're feeling better =)
Hello Allison! Your quilt is lovely. The color choices are perfect. I will wait until May to buy these fabrics. I would like to ask your opinion in using muslin as backing. Is it worth it?
Hi Karina! I've never used muslin for a back, only cotton quilting fabric, or an occasional cotton flat sheet if I find a nice one. If you don't mind muslin on the back I don't see why it wouldn't work just fine, just make sure you pre-wash it and shrink it before hand!
Thanks for the input Allison! Just so you'll know, every time I visit your website I listen to the song My Girl by the Temptations. Just because every thing you do is pretty, and I immediately think of that song. Lol!
LOL! That's the best thing I've heard all week!!
The quilt is wonderful-- so bright and sunny!
I love Shortcake -- I have made 2 baby quilts (gifts) and a lap quilt for us (in Chance of Flowers). It is our 'summer' living room quilt-- but I can't put it out yet-- we still have snow! And just today I am starting on two twin sized Shortcake quilts for a friend (in Windemere). Can't wait until Hello Jane is out.
You've made this pattern more than me LOL!
This is probably one of the happiest quilts I've ever seen: I love the bright, happy colors!! Remind us again when the line comes out, because I want some of it!! Hugs, H
I recently used your machine binding technique. Super easy and turned out great. Thanks so much!!!!
I wanted to thank you for the free patterns. Check out this chicken quilt at http://www.withneedleandthread.com When I first made it I took it to the county fair and won grand champ, at the state fair I got 3rd place. It is a fun one to make. Carla.