Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

To kick off the new year, here is a quilt I pieced New Years Eve. 







Don't mind the wrinkles in the last pic.  It was at the end of taking pics after the quilt top had been transported around to several places.  Proper folding went out the window as I was simultaneously chasing two small children and take pictures at the same time.

My quilt is a reproduction of a quilt called Sunset Strip my friend Erika found at Garnet Hill


She was so looking forward to purchasing this quilt when she moved into her new home, but it sold out before she was able to buy it.  So, she begged and pleaded to help her out if I could.  Obviously my quilt is not an exact reproduction due to the fabric selection and the simple fact that I'm a single quilter and not a national chain doing mass reproduction of an item.  With that being said, I think my quilt top came out really well.  I still need to piece the back and quilt it...oh, and make 2 shams.  That will be a first for me, but I think I can handle it.

Another thing I did to kick off the new year was purchase a few good books.  I'm looking forward to diving into them and learning from those who have been doing this a lot longer than I have. 

22 comments:

  1. Love the rainbow of colors--very eye catching!

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  2. Love the quilt top! I got Simply Retro for Christmas and I really love it.

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  3. It reminds of the beach - bright and happy colours ... love it :)

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  4. I think your quilt top is beautiful! I like it better than the manufactured one!

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  5. Love this happy and bright quilt! Nice work. You stashed some fun books too :)

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  6. What a fun quilt. I'm sure your friend will love it.

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  7. This is so happy and cheerful! Love!

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  8. I love the colorful rainbow quilt! Simply beautiful!

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  9. I love this! It's so simple yet bold and colorful!

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  10. that's lovely :) thanks for linking up. you are going to enjoy those books!

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  11. The simplicity of the pattern and the bright, happy colors make this quilt really eye-catching, Janet! I love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. I am sure this will be much loved. It looks amazing, and is inspiring.

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  13. What a bright and beautiful quilt! Looks like a great start to the new year!

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  14. I love this! It is so bright and fun! I can't wait to see it quilted and finished!

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  15. Hi! Wow, this has fantastic colours and is going to be gorgeus quilt! Sunny wishes from GREECE! x Teje

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  16. Beautiful colors! I love your striped quilt!

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  17. It's beautiful and the pictures are great!
    Carol

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  18. What a beautiful quilt! Simple pattern and perfect fabrics! Thanks for sharing.
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