Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Astrid's birthday quilt

My niece, Astrid, will be one later this year. I finished up her birthday quilt last week. This might be one of my favorite color combinations ever.


I think I like the back even better than the front.


It is a crib size quilt, measuring about 40" by 60". All the fabric was from my stash. The only thing I purchased was the batting. The back and binding fabrics are both from Amy Butler.





These are getting hard to let go of. I already started another quilt for our home. More on that later!




44 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your quilt is lovely! Did you use a book to learn or did someone teach you?

QuiltedSimple said...

That is so lovely! You are on a serious roll with all these quilts. Love the color combinations on this one!
Kris

MichelleB said...

It looks great! I love the color combo.

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At Home Mommy Knits said...

Thanks so much for the quick response. As soon as my kids take their nap I'll head over and check out her site!

Carolyn Mader said...

I love that back fabric! Wonderful work!!!

FinnyKnits said...

That quilt, of course, is gorgeous. And since quilting is still magic to me - GOOD JOB MAGIC WOMAN!

That Amy Butler color combo of orange and light blue is gorgeous-o. I think I need to go get some.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

wow I really like the color combo and my Daughter Autumn would love it! I'll have to forward it to her!! looks great!

Yevgenia said...

Katie,
I do not quilt, but I love your quilts! I love the back of this quilt so original and unique. I do not know how you do it, I am always amazed to see how busy you are and how you get all this done! I truly look up to you, makes me want to create and learn.

3 M's said...

that is really cute- love the colors, too.
I am most impressed by the quilting- you do that all by hand, right? Free motion? That is impressive!

Rosa said...

Lovely! I love the color combinations, and it will definitely be a sweet keepsake for the rest of her life. I can't wait to see the next quilt.

woolywumpus said...

I love this quilt, too. Your neice is a lucky girl! All the wonderful stippling - so classic. And I love the white sashes. I think they make a quilt really bright and airy. Look forward to seeing your next quilt.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

Lucky Astrid!!

angie said...

It's amazing! Beautiful!

kathryn said...

beautiful! (i don't know how you let go of them either!)

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful! I love the color combination too! Your niece is lucky to have you for an aunt!

a friend to knit with said...

i am in love with those colors!!!!
i would have a VERY hard time parting with this!!!

AlewivesGirl said...

I cannot believe how far you've come in such a short amount of time!

And I've always loved that Amy Butler "acanthus" print: it's one of my favorites.

But, they're all my favorites.

XOXO

Rhea

JoAnn said...

What a beautiful baby quilt. That will definitely be something to cherish! I also like the back very much. I don't know much about quilting, but am becoming more familiar with the Amy Butler name just by reading quilter's/knitter's blogs. Her fabrics are awesome! Where can they be purchased?

Sonja said...

What a lovely quilt! Great job, love the colors and the back. Keep it going....

Jan said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a great job you did!

Renee said...

Gorgeous! Love the white stippled areas to frame the terrific colour combinations. I'd have a very hard time parting with that quilt too. Astrid is a lucky little girl!

Suzanne said...

lovely. truly lovely.

dana said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Astrid is a lucky little girl.
It came our really beautiful.

Journeying Five said...

so very nice.. i love it!

hooli said...

This is fantastic. I love that blue and orange damask.

tiennie said...

I wish I could come quilt with you! You would kick my arse into gear and get me to finish my quilts again. :) Love love love this one you did!

Louise said...

Another beautiful quilt. So stunning - no wonder you want to keep it!

TD wool design said...

this is absolutely awesome. i bet Astrid AND her mommy will be very happy!

Steph said...

That is just fabulous! Love the colors, too.

APA said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I like the color/fabric combinations and that it's "reversible" gives it versatility as far as decor. Lovely and, as always, your talent shines through with each and every project.

Hilary said...

It's beautiful! The color scheme is just fantastic.

amandajean said...

it's gorgeous!!! i made a stacked coins quilt top yesterday, too.

Missy said...

perfect! i love it!!!

Meagan said...

Gorgeous!

Knitterella said...

OMG I TOTALLY love that!!!!

Ebeth said...

absolutely gorgeous! i promise i won't tell astrid about it- just in case you decide to keep it!! :0) it will be a treasure forever.

Ravenhill said...

Simply beautiful! You do wonderful work. I am sure it is easier to give them away as you become more and more confident that you can make another soon. So looking forward to seeing what your next one will be.
~Emily

Gretchen said...

wow that is beautiful!!

Kathy said...

I love this combination! You have really been able to turn out a lot of quilts so quickly! They have all been inspiring.

sulu-design said...

Yes, this color combination is FABULOUS! And I love the puckering of the quilting. This is one gorgeous piece.

Chance said...

I am in love with your quilts and sweaters! Do you ever sell any of your creations?

chance.massey@comcast.net

http://acapriciousperspective.blogspot.com/

kim said...

Beautiful, beautiful work. Really. And forgive me for chuckling, but if you saw The Office last week, you'll understand... :)

The Woelfels said...

The colors are perfect! How great that would look in my house... just in case Astrid doesn't like it. (grin)