June 15, 2009

Quilt Along Top

Hi all! I managed to get my quilt top together! I love all the colors and beautiful prints. It is SO big!

My HUGE top :)

My helpers were holding it down while the wind was blowing :) I am still working out the batting and backing, really just crossing my fingers! Part of the quilt-along this week is a long-arm quilting giveaway :)

I'm super behind in my reader - I can't seem to keep up with it since school's been out! Maybe I'll do that tomorrow instead of sewing . . . maybe :)

Blessings~
Amy

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56 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wonderful quilt!

Amy said...

I really love this, it is so pretty!
Isn't it nice that it was sunny today? I love the rain, but it's summer time!

CJ said...

Love your quilt top!

Trudi said...

Amy its gorgeous! Good job with the helpers too!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your quilt top. It is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.
Love & blessings from NC!

Artfulife said...

Love it!

Andi said...

Gorgeous quilt (and cute kids too!!)
I suspect you used more than the suggested amount of fabric.
That quilt is going to be HUGE!!!
Good luck with it.
ANdi :-)

whoopdedoo_5 said...

I love that quilt! the colors are so bright and wonderful! keep up the great quilting i'm seeing!

Amy said...

Amy - it's really spectacular. I hope you had fun putting it together. I can't wait to see it in the next phases!

Jackie said...

Yay! It looks fantastic! I love them big, I don't often do small quilts. I think big quilts are so useful. I love your colors.

Terriaw said...

Wow, Amy, it is huge! and beautiful! You should be so proud! This will be so fun to snuggle under.

clare's craftroom said...

What a gorgeous quilt and so lovely and big !

amylouwho said...

I ♥ it so much! I love the colors together.

Michelle said...

The colours are beautiful. I would keep on sewing. There is always time for reading later. (I can't believe I just said that. I have been a reader all my life).

W. Latane Barton said...

It looks like many flavors of ice cream all swirled together. Good enough to eat but I'd rather curl up on a couch or snuggle down in the bed with such a quilt. You did a great job.

GloJoeSews said...

It is absolutely beautiful and HUGE! R u quilting it yourself? Wow, I'm impressed!

Allie said...

Wow is that beautiful, and BIG! I love the colors. It's going to be a real treat the first time you snuggle under it!

Heather said...

It looks fabulous!!! How many more half yards did you use than the original 12?

Nichole said...

Wow, that is a big quilt. Very beautiful and will look so great on a bed. I make so many baby and throw quilts it is always nice (although a pain at times) to make one that actually fits a bed. Anyway - just wanted to suggest looking for a king flat sheet for your back. That way there is no piecing involved and anyways backing of that size can get expensive quick because they require so much fabric. I've often been able to find a really nice top sheet at places like TJMaxx or outlet linen stores at great prices. Can't wait to see it finished! Way to go!

Sherry said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! What more can be said.

2miracles/Tove said...

Amy its great, mine sis so lcose to being able to fit my bed that Im going to put some sashing on it to get the prefect fit. My square ended up 12.25. I took photos it on my list to post later. How goes the color picking for the back get to joanne with that good coupon yet. We go today, wish me luck. The quilt is beautiful keep up the good work.

Kristin said...

IT looks so great. I love your fabrics. Did you use more than the 1/2 yard each to reach that size? Thanks for sharing

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

That is a huge, beautiful quilt!

kwiltmakr said...

That is a big quilt. I just love that you have such good helpers. It would be nice if you would win the long-arm quilting giveaway. The more I look at the quilt the more I like it.

Jean said...

Beautiful quilt...good thing you have some good helpers, or your quilt might have blown away to OZ.

Grandma Nell said...

Great job! How are you going to quilt it now? Do you have a longarm machine that you use?? I just bought a midarm machine, but am re-doing my room before I put it up because I know I will never work on the room after it is up and running! I have many quilt tops waiting for it to be ready!! :) Can't wait! I'm interested in what you're doing on yours!

Sherri said...

It's great...I had no idea the quilt would be that big!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Awesome quilt top. Cute quilt "angels" too!

Sarah Pead said...

It's beautiful and huge!!

roseylittlethings said...

Looks so pretty! I have 4 of my 10 rows sewn together! I am getting there:) Currently it is taking up the whole dinning room floor:) I went on a backing hunt today, I was hoping to find a pretty sheet at TJ MAX, no luck.

Dionne said...

Wow! That top IS big! It looks awesome!
Cheers,
Dionne

Andrea said...

It is super!! Love the colour combinations in it - bright and cheery yet warm too. How on earth are you going to fit that in your machine?

nicolette said...

It’s huuuuuuge! And beautiful! I hope you win the longarm quilting prize!

Krista said...

That is a gorgeous quilt top! Well done!

Kari said...

Your bedroom is going to look so great with that on the bed. I love the way it turned out.

jaybird said...

how big is it?? like 100x100??? it looks great!

Kelly@CharmingChatter said...

Oh Amy! It's lovely! I knew it was going to be really pretty, but WOW -- it's BEAUTIFUL! Great Job!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This will be an awesome quilt. My pinwheel star that I entered in the Quilt Festival was 93" X 112" and it is just right on our king size bed using the matching shams.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love the colour combo. There is such movement in this quilt.

Andrea said...

Hooray! Congratulations on finishing the top!!! It's really fun!


Ahhhhh...the joys and curse of the blog reader!

STEPHANIE. said...

this is so great!!!! I love how HUGE it is!!!

Jackie Russell said...

The quilt looks great!

Rebekah said...

Wow! This is amazing! And it makes me really thankful that I have a queen sized bed :)

Love that your girls helped me to see the scale of it!

Brenis said...

Holy shamoly that is BIG!!! LOL Congrats on getting it all together!! It looks gorgemoso!! :D

Marrdy said...

Holy Kats!! That is so amazing.

comfortstitching said...

OOhh! seeing your girls next to your quilt top really shows up how big it is!!! It's looking so so good! Good luck with the giveaway!

amandajean said...

it looks wonderful!!! i'm so glad that you have your girls in the photo for scale. i hope you win the quilting giveaway. that would be awesome!!!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Amy! I'm having trouble keeping up too -- I'm wondering if people are posting more now that summer is here???

audreypawdrey said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't believe how big it is!

Amy said...

I love it! Isn't it nice when the kids enjoy being helpers?

BUMBLE BEANS said...

it's the quilt that keeps on growing! i love it! have fun quilting that one out! ;-)

sewtakeahike said...

wow Amy! It's cool to see the size of it having your girls in the picture. You can do it. One step at a time. And maybe even have some fun doing it!

melissa s. said...

oh my gosh amy, it's beautiful...and HUGE!! it makes your girls look tiny :-) Have fun quilting!

Cassie @ You Go Girl said...

Wow. Amy, it's beautiful. As for being behind in your Reader...I second that. I can't get caught up. It's a good problem to have. Always something to see when you have a minute. LOL!

Kim said...

That really is beautiful!!! And so big! Perfect!!!

Sheree said...

Oh, this is so lovely, Amy!!! I love all the colors together. Have fun do the quilting.

I wanted to join that quilt a long sooo badly! But I already have too much on my plate. I can't wait to browse around and see all the finished quilts.

Hugs,
Sheree