The colors are so vibrant, but at the same time not too much. Her fabrics give me a new appreciation for gray. It softens the red and the aqua, but doesn't bring it down to the blah level. The yellow polka dot isn't part of the collection, but it picks up some of the yellow in her prints quite nicely.
I used a sheet for the back, and did a huge zigzag pattern across the quilt - I guess it might be a chevron? I don't pay attention to certain things...like proper names. In my grad-level statistics course we used all these symbols for everything, and when we had to recite an equation I would name what I thought the symbol should be called instead of what it was actually called (oodle...squiggly with an x...something else that had a hat that I don't remember...it gets you strange looks but hey - whatever works :)
I used a darker turquoise thread for the back to give it a wee bit of depth, but you can't tell in the photos. I'm still surprised I found a sheet that matches so well. It's the back so it doesn't matter too much, but I'm slightly OCD with certain things.
I like how the white stitches on these prints mimic the 'stitching' of the fabric. Sorry, there are a lot of photos. I'm loving these colors!
This little girl would most likely be me.
I was more likely to be found off reading somewhere, even at recess, than doing this:
I am so happy this is finally done! I get this thing going in my head where I worry I won't be able to finish things by the time I had wanted to have them finished. Once I start they zip right along but I worry myself into a frenzy for nothing (usually).
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SUPER CUTE! LOVE IT! WAY TO GO!ReplyDelete
Have a GREAT week!
I get what you mean about the grey. I'd never noticed the colour grey until Little Apples. It's not a colour I use a lot. Nice choice of binding by the way.ReplyDelete
WOW!!! Go you!ReplyDelete
I love it!! You should be so proud of yourself, amazing job! Love the colors and the aqua in the back. I'll send you my address if just in case you get tired of it.ReplyDelete
Very cute, love the quilting you did on it.ReplyDelete
Wow! This is gorgeous! I was so excited when Little Apples was released and this just knocked me off the fence about buying it!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt! I'm still waiting to find some Little Apples in the UK!ReplyDelete
Beth!! You were so right about this quilt pattern!! It's just amazing!! It seems so difficult, but I do trust when you say that it's not:D I love it!!! I extra love the polka dot binding... you know me..polka dot addict here:D And the quilting you did, is just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoReplyDelete
You did a fabulous job!!! Amazing indeed, who much help having working equipment is!!!! So proud of you kid!ReplyDelete
Found you via Sugar Bee Crafts... BEAUTIFUL quilt! It is such a fun line of fabric to begin with, but I love what you did with it! I think my favorite thing about it is the quilting. I too, am a fan of using sheets for the backs of quilts... so much cheaper that way!ReplyDelete
I just love the Little Apples line, so this quilt and anything made from Little Apples is awesome in my opinion!! I also am a fan of using bed sheets for backings.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! that quilt is truly beautiful! Great photos - I can see why you took so many! You should be showing it off - fabulous!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Oh man oh man, fabric LOVE! I love gray, though. But my fave here would be the border (trim? I don't know my quilting terms heh). I am dotty for all things dotty. :)ReplyDelete
Oh this is sooo sweet! Wish I could quilt too! And I love your new heading.. looks great! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next.ReplyDelete
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You make me wanna learn to quilt! You are very talented! Thanks so much for stopping by at The Crazy Cute Link Party! Looking forward to seeing you next week!ReplyDelete
This is adorable! Wish I had the time to make a quilt this cute. My question is this: how do you sew up all the lines? How do you get all that fabric to fit through the inside of your machine...you know, between the foot and the "body" of the machine...that hole? How?ReplyDelete
Anyways, would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-4-winner-of-silk-poppy-pin.html . Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...
Carmen @ RoCa and Company
So cute and colorful. I like how you could relate to the story the quilt was telling. New follower and would love for you to follow me back.ReplyDelete
Soooo pretty! And such great prints... just love it!ReplyDelete
This looks great! I love the quilting and the polka dot binding!ReplyDelete