Friday, March 12, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday

As you might know from old posts, i use Avery as my layout and design "consultant"...that way i don't go crazy trying to lay something out and then i won't change it because she worked so hard on it. It works for me! I think Mitch was inspecting her work...and it was definitely approved of.
The pictures are not great...it is pretty rainy and dark today, but it still shows what those strips turned into. It is very nearly about 55 inches square. not intentional...just had that much fabric to make that much quilt. It is bright and colorful. Maybe subconsciously i was willing it to be warmer with my color choices...and it just might be working.
I think i really like how the random placement of the white turned out...I have simple quilting plans for it....straight lines all the way!!!! And pins for basting for sure! The fabric is Jennifer Paganelli's bell bottoms. These fabrics were one of my very first internet fabric purchases from Randi at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics. They have been waiting to be created into something else, and this week it was their turn.
Of course this is headed over to Amylouwho's to share with everyone. GO over and see what everyone got done this week. i know it is all going to be amazing!
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33 comments:

Suzanne said...

Very nice! I love how you get Avery to do the layout for you :)

angela said...

Very nice and sunny! I really like it, and the random white is cool.

The straight line quilting will be prefect for this, but I would totally go the easy route and stipple. I don't think I have the patience to feed quilts back and forth so many careful times!

Dee said...

Love your consultants and assistants! This quilt is simply fabulous! You all did a great job on the randomness of it all!

Leslie, you have the most beautiful quilts. I especially love the vintage one. It's truly a favorite of mine.

Great Friday Finish.
Have a great weekend!

Pokey said...

How fun to use the kids, well, Mitch is learning balance and placement, too, by just looking in. The fabric is summer ready, huh? Great work!

jlk said...

I love those colors! You have some great assistants.

Catherine said...

Yum, love the fresh and zesty colours and straight line uilting will just perfect.

The Tripp Family said...

beautiful! Avery has a great eye, did she really do that all by herself. Wow!

T.J. said...

This is awesome! I love the lines in it and you're right- the white really works the whole piece perfectly! Super eye, Avery :)

SueWis said...

Very pretty! I do love how the white sets off the colors nicely.

ktquilts said...

Love what you did with all that Jennifer Paganelli! I have some of the orange waiting for my pinwheel and orange blossom perfume quilts!!!

Blessings,
KT

Mary said...

I love the quilt top, and I think it's great that you and your daughter worked on laying it out together. Hopefully when my daughter is older she'll want to help me too! :-)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Pretty pretty colors. It looks like warmth and blue skies to me! Love those fabrics together.

Karen said...

That quilt is just lovely. Love the colour combo. Glad you have such wonderful helpers.

Diane said...

This turned out great! I know I said before how I love the colors and they realy pop!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Nice design! Avery is very capable:)

Of course, mom did a good job of the fabric selection. Love J.P's fabrics!

Kristen said...

I love the assistants' work. Nice tropical brights and this will look great with the quilting you suggested!

Rene' said...

Leslie, your assistants did a wonderful job on the placement. I have an "Avery" myself (named Allyson) who is my personal assistant! I like your idea of straight line quilting. Thanks for sharing.

why not sew? said...

I love the colors and the layout is great! I can't wait to see it quilted.

Dolly said...

That girl is going to have fun memories of her involvement in your quilting !

I need to make up a quilt from the designs my daughter drafted up when she was 10 and excited about my craft. She's 31 now and only wants the finished produce......FINISHED ! (NOT PROMISED)

That's a fun quilt ! Great job, both of you......oh, and the professional critic's services were appreciated too, I'm sure !

amylouwho said...

I love quilts like this! Fresh fun fabrics featured in a simple design. And off set by white! great job!

Rita E said...

Ooooh! Very pretty! Love the bright colors. Cute assistants ... they seem to take their jobs very seriously!

MaryMary said...

You are crazy fast! Beautiful!

Delilah said...

I love this! I can't wait to see it binded and finished. Also, let us know what type of batting you are using.

Emily said...

Okay, I totally love how he's contemplating the layout!! I think it turned out beautiful!!

KQuiltyBee said...

Great pic, and the quilt looks like spring!

Grammie/Mom said...

I'm glad you have such handy helpers!

Vicki said...

What a cute, bright quilt!

Evelyn said...

Love that quilt! I'm a big fan of simple (but cool!) designs like that. The straight-line quilting is going to be perfect. Can't wait to see it!

em's scrapbag said...

Great quilt! Love the simple design and beautiful fabrics.

Lori said...

Leslie, I love how this quilt is turning out. Love the fabrics, the colors, and the pattern. I have been itching to do another quilt lately. I have also been meaning to email you. Sorry you didn't hear from me again while we were up there. When we went to video my son the next day on campus/post, there were absolutely NO parking spaces, and we had to quickly get it done and get out of there! My husband did the video while I drove around and around waiting!

ivoryspring said...

What great helpers you have!!! Lovely quilt.

LDH said...

Good job, Avery! This is BEAUTIFUL!

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