Monday, October 3, 2011

stacked!

I cut strips for this quilt back when I was cutting squares for my market square quilt.  I have been stuck on this quilt for a while... I had the blocks finished, but debated making it bigger.  I ended up NOT making it bigger.  I am totally okay with smaller lap size quilts.  Plus I have plenty of large lap size quilts and smaller ones are easier for the kids to fold.
I have always loved this design of quilt, but I really fell in love with this quilt, and then had to make one. I love that it looks like books stacked on top of each other
It's a pretty easy design to make, but I don't use a pattern.  I'll try to explain (without pictures), I cut strips of white and strips of color.  I then trim my colored pieces to a good size to make the "books".  I try to vary the sizes, but I don't plan this part out.  I then add white to either side and trim it to the right size.  Once I have a bunch of these strips, I sew them all together.
I used this great polka dot from JoAnn's (by Denyse Schmidt) for the back and bound it in green.  I actually debated selling this quilt, we just have so many...but there are a few things about it that make it less than perfect, so I think we'll keep it.  I like it a lot anyway, so I don't mind.

29 comments:

Justine said...

such a cute quilt!

Michele said...

Love it!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love this quilt! The binding and quilting are pefect for it. It just looks happy.

am41073 said...

This is soooo cute! I love your blog and quilts. :-)

Annabella said...

I love the stacked books design too and this is a gorgeous quilt. I love the fact that you think about the kids folding it away after use! Your binding and backing are lovely.

Barb in Atlanta said...

Love the backing, but don't understand how you do the stacked books effect. Can you e-mail and give me a better idea?

Jessica said...

so gorgeous! i have always wanted to make one like this.

Little Island Quilting said...

Absolutely love this quilt

Anna said...

amazingly beautiful! I love the stacks and the rounded corners are just awesome

Kelli said...

Very cute and again, I love your curved corners. I almost did that on my last quilt, but time was at a premium so I chickened out of trying something new... Maybe next time!

euphoria said...

beautiful quilt! Great way to showcase your FMF stash too!

Des said...

i like that you're torn over keeping a quilt, just like me. Every time I finish a quilt and I add it to the pile, I think, really?? do i need another. Go ahead and add it to the pile. It's really fun!!

Jody of Because I'm Me said...

I've spent the morning quilting a vaguely similar quilt ... stacked, but with equal sized blocks. Love, love, love the quilt you've created.

**nicke... said...

beautiful! makes me want to make one so bad!

Jeannette said...

I love the randomness of the fabrics! It would be hard to part with it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

So sweet, as always.
There may come a time when I say we have too many quilts. Maybe...

Flying Blind... said...

It's fantastic!!!!!

Connie said...

Those are some tippy looking stacks! -- love it! And such a nice collection of colors.

Annalia said...

Wouldn't it be great for a library funraiser! ...or a reading corner!
...must...not...start...another... ..project...but you make it hard to resist!

bloomingpoppies said...

This quilt is SO cute! I love the cheery colors against the crisp white.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

so cute and love the whimsical feeling it gives you! Great job! I'm going to have to add that one to my list now! Jenn

The Sea Garden said...

Have just discovered your blog, I LOVE your quilts, very inspiring!

Nicole said...

Super cute. I usually don't like just straight lines for quilting, but I really love it on this quilt Makes me want to give it a try one of these times.

Kathleen said...

I love this one so much! I think I will make one like it...still am loving your rounded corners too!

Carla said...

okay, this did it for me. I have to make one now, Love it.

~ Val @ PinkPlease! ~ said...

This is a screamer! LOVE IT!!!

Kara said...

LOVE it! I started making a quilt using this pattern and Kate Spain's Central Park line a couple of months ago but have put the brakes on it to do some gift sewing for Christmas. I now can't WAIT to start this mother for myself after the holidays are over!!! :)

@pril said...

Interesting, really diggin' this quilt.

Karen said...

I was told a long time ago that if you machie quilt, start from the center, then go out. This will cut down on pulling or puckering on the back. Do you start from the center or jump right on it, corner to corner, top to bottom? I love quilting and had a "lovers knot" messed up by someone elese with tucks and puckers. I would rather mess up my own!!!

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