Monday, June 17, 2013

sunshine on a cloudy day {a plaid finish}

My husband suggested I call this one "Tennis Ball," but the Temptations' lyric just seemed much more fitting for this neon-bound gray plaid ;)


Our daughter recently started daycare, a milestone I'm using as an excuse opportunity to build up her "nap time blanket stash" (that's a thing, right?)  And building up it needs indeed; this brings the {teeny} tally to just three finished quilts, as her amethyst quilt (number four) has been caught in the queue since February (eep!).


The plaid square measures 42" (pattern available here).


The back is both fancy and not fancy.  Fancy because it's Anna Maria Horner's field study linen in ghost wing.  <3.


Not fancy becausein an uncharacteristic (yet perhaps what will become a recurring) moveI used a single piece of fabric for the back.


Loving the little bit of light radiating from the binding (Michael Miller's neon yellow, a purchase that was no doubt inspired by Cath of wombat quilt's electrified PP'd star).  I highly recommend it for anyone looking for that extra glow-in-the-dark-ish je ne said quoi.  Sidebar:  it bleeds.  Lots.  So be sure to wash!

Now off to finish that loveliness hanging out in the background...


13 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt! And hey - any excuse to make more quilts. I bet your daughter will love having a few to choose from!

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  2. I love it! It looks like a great one. :)

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  3. Great job! The backing really pops!

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  4. Nice and it absolutely is a thing - lol!
    Super finish!

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  5. I love it! And wow, is that AMH print large! I think this is the first time I've seen it and had a sense of scale. Which makes me want it even more...

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  6. If the "nap time blanket stash" isn't a thing, it definitely should be. I really love your plaid pattern.

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  7. Looks great! Someone is going to like taking a nap with that!

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  8. Nice! I love the use of the AMH for the back. Lovely quilt in the background too.

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  9. I love it! That plaid is sure fun and the neon packs quite the fun punch.

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  10. Love love love. This quilt is beyond fabulous. I have now added "plaid quilt" to my must do list.

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  11. Love it - very cute. And as for the backing being one piece - just look at that fabric it is perfect. My favorite part though would have to be that neon yellow binding.

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  12. What a modern looking nap time quilt with the black,the big butterflies and the neon binding! I will take to wash the neon stuff well if I ever decide to purchase some.

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  13. I'd nap with it, it's gorgeous!! A nap stash you say... hmmm, i think i need to start building a nap stash. And is that Sam's quilt i see in the background?!! Can't wait!

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