Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fresh Vanilla in pink: A birthday quilt

Here is the quilt I made for my younger daughter's birthday, which is tomorrow. SO bright and cheery!

Here's the back:

If you visit my flickr photostream, then you have most likely already seen this, as I showed this at our AAQG meeting last week. I created a green and white quilt using this same pattern; I got the pattern, which is called Fresh Vanilla, from the Summer 2009 Quilts and More magazine. I LOVE this pattern. I did free motion quilting on this in a stipple design with white thread. It really came out nice.

Interestingly enough, my daughter made me this for Mother's Day:

Now, as you can see, it matches her quilt!

Yes, she did know about the quilt ahead of time. She was the one who chose the fabrics ("Mommy, you can get these fabric bolts for me, and put them in your Etsy shop!"), and she chose the pattern, too; she even helped me cut it out and piece a few blocks of it. She's becoming an incredible quilter/sewist; I will have to show you one of her sewn creations soon.

So, don't tell her, but I am going to give it right back to her tomorrow. Maybe we'll use it as a wall hanging over her bed. After all, she also made me this for Mother's Day:

So, I'm good. :)


  1. it's so pretty! :)

    Perfect for a little girl...

  2. I've been looking forward to seeing this post! And how wonderful to have a new quilter in the family- she's got great taste in fabric!

    The colours remind me so much of the quilt my mum made me when I was little- and she used seersucker fabrics, so the effect is similar to the stippling. I'd love to try stippling, it looks so great, but the feed dogs don't stay doewn on my machine, unfortunately.

  3. What a lovely quilt, and a very Happy Birthday!

  4. beautiful and the colors are perfect ... you guys BOTH have great taste!

  5. I just love this quilt. The colors are so bright, and they are brought together perfectly. It must be fun to have such a talented collaborator in the form of your daughter.

  6. Lovely quilt! Happy birthday...what a great gift and she picked some wonderful colors!

  7. Happy Birthday wishes! The quilt is so pretty and you have a very accomplished young seamstress there.

  8. This is just beautiful! Love the colors! A happy quilt!


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