Tuesday, February 9, 2010

olives quilt

it's been the year of the baby in my family, and i think this is the last one for a while. my husband gave me this pattern (single girl by denyse schmidt) for christmas, and i thought a baby quilt would be the perfect way to try it out. can i just say that i LOVE this quilt. it might be my favorite.

i have been in a green/grey mood lately, and i am still not sick of it. it also helps that my high school colors were green and grey, so it's a nostalgic color combo for me.

hope my new nephew (who's coming even as i type this) enjoys it.

i'm also trying to step out of my stippling comfort zone, i quilted this in lines about 3/4 of an inch apart--i am so pleased with the result.

***updated: grey is kona coal. on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being hard), i'd give this a 6. not too hard, not easy. it's somewhat time consuming, but different than quilts I normally make so it kept me interested.

81 comments:

  1. This is absolutely fantastic!! I love the pattern. What's it called? Who designed it? WOW!!!

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  2. I absolutely love that color combo, green and gray, how fun is that..

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  3. Love the dark gray.... what a nice modern baby quilt....

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  4. This is Be-YOUUUUUUUUUUUU-TIFUL!! I am loving the gray as well and I am itching to try it out in a project!! Love it! If your nephew doesn't like it, you can send it my way.. LOL.

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  5. The colours are just gorgeous! And I love how you quilted this! Beautifully done :)

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  6. Delicious Nettie!!

    One of my fav's from you!!! :)

    XO, Heather

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  7. LOVE it! gray/green is such a great combo - i can see why you're not sick of it. wonderful job on the quilting too!

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  8. It's gorgeous - My pattern is still in it's little plastic sleeve waiting to be used. Maybe i should try a baby quilt so I don't overwhelm myself. I love the quilting and the grey background - beautiful!

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  9. Um, this looks SO DARN COOL!!!! I wish it was coming to my house! Fabulous job! :)

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  10. gorgeous quilt!! Love the green and gray

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  11. I l-o-v-e it ! **squeal** I have been admiring that pattern for awhile now - but have been scared to try it - was it difficult?

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  12. What a cool pattern! Looks like a great way to use up some scraps too. Loving that green/grey combo as well.

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  13. I love, love, love the quilting. And the colours. What fabric did you use for the grey?

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  14. That's awesome. I love gray and green too. It's the best combination.

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  15. I Love this quilt! Very cute! I'm not so much a green and gray person but this quilt is adorable with those colors!

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  16. I have never seen a quilt like this before...It is amazing!
    Micki

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  17. Beautiful quilt. Beautiful color combination. Yes, name of the gray fabric, please?

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  18. Really really beautiful! I love the colors and you're right the quilting is GREAT! I feel the same about stippling - trying to stretch a bit. Anyhow - love the quilt.

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  19. I love it, Nettie! Did the straight lines take a ton of time? It looks great!

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  20. what a gorgeous quilt....i love your quilts.

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  21. Very nice!!!! I love those colors, too!

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  22. Gorgeous! Perfect for snuggling a baby boy in :-)

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  23. That is such a cool looking quilt!

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  24. Great colours - love the green. The pattern and quilting are lovely. Really beautiful quilt.

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  25. I think this might be one of my favourite quilts of yours as well!

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  26. You're back! Missed seeing your posts! This quilt is beautiful - very striking. The quilting on it is perfect and very cool! Great job!

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  27. Sensational! Love the solid against the green - lovely work.

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  28. I follow you often and love all that you make. I don't comment often however. Would mind to tell me what is that grey you used?? It's gorgeous!!

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  29. I follow you often and love all that you make. I don't comment often however. Would mind to tell me what is that grey you used?? It's gorgeous!!

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  30. Gorgeous! I love the quilting on it too. That must have been a lot of work. I'm making a double wedding ring quilt which is the same principle and it's taking me forever.

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  31. Amazing quilt! I love the colors and I LOVE the name olives!

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  32. I *heart* everything about this quilt! (except that it is not big enough to be for me!) Love it.

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  33. love the colors and the quilting is beautiful!

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  34. Looks amazing, I can see why you love it so much :)

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  35. Oh, I have just been waiting to see someone finish this quilt. I have it cut out for a queen size with Denyse Schmidts Hope Valley. Any great tips you have to share by chance? I LOVE the way you quilted it too! (iliketoquilt@hotmail.com)

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  36. This is so beautiful!!! Lucky baby!

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  37. i was just thinking today how much i miss my sewing machine!it's been collecting dust for a while now and since we have a newborn it will collect even more :)
    so gorgeous!!

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  38. gorgeous! What a lucky young man!

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  39. I LOVE this quilt! Grey and green is a favourite colour combo of mine too. I have been thinking about quilting my WIP quilt in straight lines like this, seeing yours has cemented it. LOVE

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  40. Beautiful! I'm also a big fan of green and grey!

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  41. The charcoal with the brights is striking. It's like the first bits of spring poking through late winter.

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  42. I think this quilt looks great, I also really like the color combo.

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  43. It is beautiful!! This happens to be one of my favorite patterns, and I just adore the color combo you chose for it. I am sure it will be very loved!!

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  44. Love this! And lucky you on the high school colors. Ours were orange, brown and gold - not a combo I'm likely to quilt anytime soon!

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  45. I LOVE this quilt, too! I never would've thought to use gray and green together~ they look awesome and happy together!
    Do you know that even Pottery Barn has Denyse Schmidt's "The Single Girl" quilt ready-to-buy? They call is "Patchwork Rings Quilt". Matching shams are also available~
    Priced:
    TWIN $299
    Full/QN $349
    KING $449
    There's even a link for a video on PB's site, under the listing for the quilt, to watch a video with Denyse Schmidt on Modern Quilts!

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  46. Beautiful. My 13 year old son is now inspired to make something similar!

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  47. looks FANTASTIC!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! i can see why it's your favorite!!!

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  48. 旁觀自己的悲傷是解脫,主觀自己的悲傷是更加悲傷 ..................................................

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  49. omg. I LOVE this quilt too. I have plans to make one of these soon. Are you going to make one of these for yourself now? It must have been hard to give this away!

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  50. Gorgeous quilt!! I love seeing the single girl pattern in baby size. The quilting is awesome!!

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  51. It is beautiful! The greens are looking so pretty against the grey :)

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  52. What a cute quilt! I'm picturing Matchbox cars driving around those circles in about three years...

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  53. Is this quilt really hard to make? I am tempted to try it! Blue is Bleu has the pattern for sale, but I don't know if it would be way too hard...

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  54. Oh! I love it! You make such a beautifuls quilts.
    If you don't mind I'll put you in my list of blogs to visit you often.

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  55. That is a very beautiful quilting job! I love all the stitching in particular. Congratulations!

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  56. Your quilts are beautiful. Love the colour combination... wish I understood how it was made..the technique.

    Beautiful!

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  57. Beautiful is your Quilt!
    Bear regards,

    Beertje Zonn

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  58. I love the colors and the quilting is fantastic!

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  59. Looks absolutely great!! What colour of thread did you use for the quilting...this is a question I always struggle with! Do you use a colored thread or white?
    jodym7@yahoo.com

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  60. It's a beautiful quilt - great colors, great design choice.

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  61. I'm totally into gray right now too. I've been throwing it in with everything.

    The single girl pattern has been collecting dust in my room for nearly a year now. Maybe I'll whip it out for a baby quilt. GREAT idea!

    My 1st time to see your blog. I'm enjoying all of your lovely quilts. :)

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  62. i love it! i already puked on it once.

    love,
    evan

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  63. totally beautiful.

    I love that grey...

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  64. Great pattern and I love your colors!

    Speaking of quilting inspiration, have you checked out www.WeAllSew.com yet? Links to patterns, tutorials, and others who quilt 'n sew!

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  65. love it!! i so want that pattern!!

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  66. It's wonderful! So unique, and the color combination is fantastic!

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  67. that is just lovely. I saw it on Denyse's web site but your color choices are great.

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  68. todos tus trabajos son una belleza !!! besitos desde Argentina

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  69. mmmmm....Nettie, a woman after my own heart...I love the pattern and your choice of colors is beautiful. Maybe I'll be brave and try Denise's pattern afterall.

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  70. I keep having to come back and peek at this one, I just love everything about it.
    x

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  71. I just adore your version of this quilt! Mmmmm. Yummy Kona Coal!

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  72. Bless your heart for making this! I've been wanting to make a grey/green quilt, and was doubting how nice it would look. You and this quilt have erased any doubts! I'm so excited to get started now...thanks so much! Love your blog, you're really talented!

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