Whoa that's a long post title! I'm so happy to finish this one up just in time for Spring! We've had a doozy of a winter here in Seattle. So. Much. Rain.
This quilt is a free tutorial you can find here from a couple of months ago (click here).
Oh boy this quilting design is definitely not my thing. Actually it wasn't that hard...but it's the BIG loops that are hard. Small ones I can make look pretty good...big ones are a challenge because you have to move the quilt so much more.
I'm only sharing these photos to make you feel better about your own quilting LOL.
Luckily my girls don't care if the loops are good...and *most* of the big mistakes look better now that it's washed.
I used a leftover flannel flat sheet from a set I bought this winter. Flat sheets end up in a wad at the bottom of the beds each night...so I gave up on them! I used 505 basting spray to help hold it in place and no pins...and it worked really well at holding the flannel and I had no creases or folds in the back.
She grabbed it right as I snapped the picture...she's my best "helper"!
I didn't get a great full shot of the quilt finished, but you can find one on the tutorial here. I did a scrappy binding with my leftover blue strips from the top...I love scrappy bindings!
Have a great week!
It is beautiful. I know your daughter will enjoy it. I have a sit down long arm but the process is the same as with your domestic. It takes a lot of practice to maneuver all that fabric whether it is large loops or small. Sometimes I think I did better on my domestic machine! I think your quilting is perfect.
It looks so light and cuddly. Perfect spring quilt!
Janis Ploughman Altomare
I love this quilt. It looks like it would be great for a first FMQ quilt. I have done only straight lines and FMQ is on my list of things to do this year. Thanks for the idea.
this is so cute Allison! I've been wanting to make that quilt! This is so springy and fresh, love it!
Thanks for sharing! I love the bright, springy colors. This pattern is on my bucket list. Thanks also for being so realistic and honest about machine quilting. It definitely encourages me.
I have been looking for something beyond a jelly roll race for my next strip quilt--this process looks like fun!
Beautiful quilt! I need to try this, as my 2.5" scrap basket is overflowing. Love your quilting - I always dread that stage, but you have given me a boost to keep trying. Thank you :)! Cute little Jane pic - so sweet!
love it, the colors are so happy :)
Looks good! and I think your quilting is great! I did a baby quilt with those loops last month. They are challenging, mine is sub par, AND I used a double gauze backing....soooo it is lumpy, no crease or folds, just lumpy...but I'm going with it, and hope the recipients don't notice... :)
Rachel at Stitched in Color
Thanks for sharing the quilting photos in solidarity =) My 12 year old daughter is also "against" flat sheets. For years I tried to talk her into them, but she insists they are not comfortable. She just uses blankets. Kids are weird ;)
Lovey love love this quilt! Those colors! A flannel penguiny back! Loops! Scrappy binding!
Those are such happy colors. I love it.
Such a pretty quilt, and I love that you shared your loop-d-loops! I really fear machine quilting, and have only a hand full of finished quilts because of it. Your not perfect loops makes me realize that I need to just go for it and not be such a perfectionist. Otherwise, I'll never get any finished!! Love your little helper pic too!! so fun!! And I LOVE flannel backed quilts, they are instantly warm when they touch your skin, and that is what you want when you get under a quilt! :-) Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg
Lovely, nice light spring colors, love all the aqua. Actually, nearly finished with this quilt at home. Using different reds and prints, with a few apple green blocks thrown in. Thank you for the pattern, will use it again since when so fast. Maybe I will try these loops for quilting.
I love quilts like this. Simple and cheery. Your work is lovely.
It's a very cheerful quilt! I have added this one to my scrap quilt queue. And I have those sheets! I got them on a great sale at Target. They are for our guest bed in the winter, since that room faces north, and is always cool. I should have grabbed a second set for a quilt backing like you did! Great idea!
First of all, the quilt is adorable! I have stacks of jelly rolls so now I know what I will do with at least one of them😉.. Secondly, obviously the top sheet thing is a universal kid thing...my boys NEVER wanted a top sheet, but I was okay with it because it makes making the bed a whole lot easier!
Thanks so much about the quilting insight...makes me feel much better about my attempts. ...and besides, 'done is better than perfect', right?! Thanks for sharing!
DARLING quilt - and the idea of flat sheets for the backing - thanks for the reminder....little Jane is so helpful!
This is just so cute and cheerful. I'll bet your best helper loves it - and her sister. ~smile~
very cute quilt, and so easy.
my fmq is pretty, um, inconsistent. Yours looks great
Thanks for sharing................loved this blog.
Thank you Allison, this is a great way to use what we have! I think it's a good idea, and I'm trying to follow it! And I have a jelly roll...or two! I love your tutorials! I love Ashley's, as well! In fact I have a 2x4 in shades of brown, cream, and caramel on my design wall right now! Thank you!-Jean
What a great quilt to make! Easy and looks great with so many fabrics! I agree with you that the quilting part is my least favorite part of making a quilt...you did a fantastic job!
It's so bright and cheery! I love your style. It makes me happy. Can you please tell me the best place to buy a bolt of the Bella white solid you like? Do any stores sell it by the bolt online? And is there a coupon I can watch for? I live out in the country and like to have it in my stash.
I bought mine from Fat Quarter Shop and you get a good discount if you get 15 yards or more (which is a bolt)! I love it! I buy the 97 color its a creamy white.
This is beautiful!
it looks great!!! I recently purchased a vintage Singer and cannot wait to free motion quilt, originally I was not interested, but after seeing so many post, now I cannot wait. Thank you for sharing. love it.
It's beautiful! We have the same problem with sheets here too. I love flannel for quilt backs.
jennifer ziehl vacca
Allison how stinky is the 505 spray? I've always pin basted because I just don't like the idea of a spray adhesive in my quilts. Do you wash the quilt before you use it to remove any residue? Thanks!
It actually doesn't have too bad of a smell! At least compared to other basting sprays, and it doesn't leave the bad sticky residue all over my floors like the other ones do. I've been pleasantly surprised by it! I still leave the windows open and everything but its not too bad. If it's a quilt to be used I do wash it.
Ha - I bought the exact same sheet set for the exact same reason. My 12yo won't use flat sheets, so he gets the fitted and I get a quilt back!
Love the quilt!