Friday, April 18, 2014

Picadilly quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

 
Last night about 11:30 I finished hand binding my Picadilly quilt. I just LOVE it!
Fabric is Picadilly by Denyse Schmidt from JoAnn's with a few stash additions. The block measurements can be found here.
Pieced backing influenced by the quilts of Gee's Bend. (I have the book out of the library and have been pouring over it every few days. It's so good!)
I quilted it with a simple stipple in white Aurifil thread.
 A shock of pink and red polka dot binding finishes things off nicely.
 A few more polka dots on the back....of course!
I sure love the mix of prints and the white. A lovely balance, I think.
My daughter did some quilt testing this morning and she gave it her seal of approval. It's nice and cozy. I'm going to have to keep my eye on it or else it will end up in her room with her umpteen other quilts! It measures 65" x 80" or so.

Now it's YOUR turn. Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

48 comments:

Julianne said...

Shes definately looking pretty cozy with that quilt, its perfect for a young girl so just let her have it mom!

Suzy Mac said...

That is simply Gorgeous! As is the picture with your daughter- what a cheeky expression :0)

Quiltin Jenny said...

Great quilt! I just love this binding.

And yes, looking at the Gee's Bend quilts is such an inspiration. Have you seen any of them in person? A display came to Atlanta several years ago and it was amazing.

Pinspot said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and simple. Someone at our guild showed a quilt in these fabrics last night! I must have that buttery print with pink bouquets.

Newbie Jen said...

I love this quilt. So simple, yet striking.

Linda from Talkinglunchboxquilts.com said...

Such a fun and fresh looking quilt! I especially love the hot pink dots :)

made by ChrissieD said...

Gorgeous quilt, watch out I'm pretty sure your daughter will be keeping this one too! :D

Terry Johnson said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jana Machado said...

Lovely quilt for a girl!

Carla said...

A breath of fresh air quilt and that picture with your daughter, perfect. Love it.

Quilter Kathy said...

The spotted binding and backing is absolutely perfect! What a great finish!

Jacqui Wise said...

Beautiful!

Snowcatcher said...

I can see why your daughter snatched this one up. I, too, like the mix of whites and prints. The pattern would be a very fun break from triangles!

RMorgan said...

This is beautiful. I love the white background. It really makes the blocks pop. I have yet to use white in a quilt. I am not sure what I am afraid of.

Frog Quilter said...

Love the quilting. It shows really nice. Mmmm I bet it gives a great nap.

Ina said...

where would we be without all those self-less quilt testers? ;p

it's beautiful!

Grandma Ruthie said...

It is beautiful as always and I love the stipple quilting.

Marianne said...

Cute! That's not still snow on the ground, is it?

Jenny said...

Love this quilt! Picadilly is just incredible, I think.

karen said...

That's pretty much how it works in my house, too. Regardless of the color scheme, my daughter wants every new completion to be hers.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I agree, the balance of white and prints is great.

wombatquilts.com said...

This quilt is just darling. I have pulled out my Piccadilly stash, excited now by the possibilities.

Annalia said...

Cute!

Lorna McMahon said...

Fabulous finish! Those fabrics are perfect for that design. The polka dot binding is like the icing on the cake! Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter weekend.

Vera said...

I like your quilting and binding :-)

Darcy said...

Love, love, love this! I've been looking for a quilt to make as a wedding gift and I think this is the one! Thanks for all the measurements in your other post :-)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Sew sew sew pretty! Thanks for the continued inspiration you provide! Now, I just need to find the time...Happy Easter!

Bennett and Graves said...

I love it and I looked at it and thought I have GOT to learn to do free motion meandering. It's so cute. By the way; snow on the ground? Still?!

vkh6210 said...

Beautiful quilt. Great fabrics.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous quilt Amanda! Thank you for hosting the linky party. Have a great weekend. Marie x

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous quilt Amanda! Thank you for hosting the linky party. Have a great weekend. Marie x

Lynne Tilley said...

I love this quilt so much! Gorgeous and yummy! :)

Kristyn McCoy said...

Judy Moody books are the best! My daughter loved them. Beautiful quilt too!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Please let Abby know I'm looking forward to staying in her room. So keep stockpiling those quilts!

Linda said...

Gorgeous as always! Have a wonderful Easter, my friend. :)

e115c364-c7b6-11e3-8fe8-000bcdcb2996 said...

You look like you still have plenty of snow. Hope spring comes soon!

Sew in Time said...

I love this quilt and have been waiting to see it quilted! Nice job. What do I like the most about it? The BIG blocks. I need some quilts to send with my son to college in the fall and this would be a fun one! Maybe in his school colors?

Jeneta said...

If I was anywhere near this quilt I'd be swiping it! It's beautiful. I love this line (though I've loved all of Denyse Schmidt's lines!) - I've not seen it until now.

Little Penpen said...

Beautiful quilt! sweet pretty daughter!

Anna said...

I love the backing! And the front of course, but the pink dots and fun things on the back are fabulous! Great finish :)

Bearpawquilter said...

I think that is squeal of approval - at least that is the way I read it. N

Mike Reed said...

It's lovely!

Teresa Stanulis said...

I just saw your quilt on Aurifil's Facebook page. I love it! I love the colors, the quilting, and the binding. It is a very appealing quilt!

Christine S said...

What a great quilt!

Daytona Damsel said...

Love your quilt and especially the binding.

Victoria said...

Wonderful quilt, love the colors and fabrics!
(And the photo of your dear daughter reading her book reminds me so much of my girls when they were that age... just precious!)

jennifer richmond said...

Love love love love love it!!!!!!! Especially the back- sooooo beautiful!

jennifer richmond said...

Love love love love love it!!!!!!! Especially the back- sooooo beautiful!