July 6, 2010

Make Life...

Fun? Happy? Insanely cute?


I just love the Make Life... fabrics by Sweetwater. The colours are bright but slightly muted so they're not so shouty. (It's a word...)

I got the layer cake from Julie a while back and couldn't figure out what to do with it. I knew I didn't want to cut up the pieces too much because there's quite a few prints that are pretty large scale.

Then it occurred to me to just use the same pattern as I did with the Hushabye quilt. (As long as a layer cake has 42 pieces in it, you can make this quilt in the same dimensions -- 6 x 7 squares.)

I wanted something more fun than stippling to reflect the fun prints. So I did loopy quilting and I think I'm in love! I'd tried it on a doll quilt once before and hated it because I never quite knew where the loops should go next, and it all looked like a big mess to me.

But I told myself to grow a pair and just do it... if others can, so can I (that's always what I say to myself with anything new)! So glad I did because I just love it.

I kept the back a little more calm since the front is nice and colourful. Pretty, pretty :)

I used one of the fabrics from the back as the binding. I really love that shade of green! I believe I need to get lots more of it...

The quilt measures 48" by 55" and makes a very large baby quilt or small throw. It's currently available in the shop SOLD! :)

12 comments:

A said...

This is gorgeous - I love Make Life too.

Carol said...

I too also have a make life layer cake. I haven't decided what to make with it yet, but your quilt looks really cute and I like your loopy quilting.

angela said...

That Make Life is super cute! Love the loopy quilting - not sure I would be brave enough to do it. I would worry that areas would end up left out.

NorahS said...

I looove Make Life. That is one cute quilt. I really like your loopy quilting. I think I will give it a try!

Mary said...

I love Make Life. The colors just make me happy! I'm hoarding a layer cake and a jelly roll and some yardage . . . can't commit to a design yet!

whatktmadenext said...

Oooh, pretty! I've got a date with a charm pack of this at the weekend!

euphoria said...

so pretty! very "picnicy"

Stephanie said...

Love these fabrics, I'm not familiar with them. Not sure why, they are very pretty!

Cristin said...

Audrie, I love this quilt!!!!!! (and I glanced in your shop :-) I think you should charge more $$ for such beautiful quilts!) imho haha

Victoria said...

This quilt is so cheery... puts a smile right on my face!
(And I agree with Cristin, you should charge more for your lovely quilts!)

erica said...

Such a fun quilt Audrie! Great quilting too!

Rebekah said...

adorable! This is a perfect non-bright bright quilt. What a fun fabric line!

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