Thursday, March 12, 2009

French Roses Quilt for M

Well, it's finally done. I think I started this quilt a couple years ago and it's finally done! Yay! It's for M's big girl bed (queen size.) Now, I just need to put a label on it, get a new bed skirt, sheets, pillow shams, paint, get a bed, etc. Oh, I know RJ loves me and all of my projects. I tell him that I actually feel cursed having such a creative mind. It kind of poses a problem sometimes...Sometimes I wish I could just let things be...but, I can't. The lists go on and on:)
Oh, by the way, let me get your opinion on this - are any of you feeling a particular paint color for this room? Would pink be too much? Would green be better? And, if you're leaning towards green (like I think I am) read on before answering.

There was actually a little (it seemed big at the time) fiasco when I had this quilt quilted. Let's just say I spent about 5 hours clipping the raw edges that the quilter had sewn over (showing the backside of all the fabrics.) So - word to the wise, if you ever have a raw edge applique quilt quilted, then tell who ever is doing the quilting that she can go over the raw edges, but not to fold over the fabrics in the process. BIG learning experience for me! But anyways, it's done now. It was a big labor of love and M will be able to keep it forever. She was practically giddy when it was time to put it on her bed. She made me laugh when she was sitting on the bed with it and she rolled her hands over the multi-colored square border saying "I love these (skip the green) and I love these!" She's obviously a pink girl. Doesn't care so much for the green. Hopefully she'll learn to accept that it has some green on it as she gets a little older.

Checked binding on the bias...got the backing 40% off (if you know me I am not a sale getter, so I was pretty proud of my purchase. Didn't even have the quilt with me when I bought the back fabric. I think it goes quite nicely.)




16 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow it's beautiful! I have that very same pattern that I'm planning on using to make a quilt for my daughter Brinley... One of these days I'll start working on it...

Again it's FABULOUS!! Great job!

Rachel :)

Misty said...

One of my favorites that you have quilted. I loooooove it. I think I want you to teach me how to do this for Kate's room. I'll start saving my pennies. Oh, and I think green paint would be cute, but I love pink.....hard choice.

Lizzie said...

I am loving this, Ambular. Paint: pink & green. French ballerina stuff everywhere! tres chic.

amber johnson said...

Ooh cute idea Lizzie. I'll have to swish that one around in my brain for awhile. I do have a wire eiffle tower that I have been waiting to do something fun with. Maybe, I'll hang it.

Keri said...

OK, LOVE the quilt. But I have to say, I think I might do a really pale pink for paint. I mean green is always cute, but I'm just seeing pale pinkish right now. Good luck...I'm sure whatever you do it will be adorable!

Katie said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt! I am beyond impressed - it's fantastic. I think I'd vote for pale pink walls...I know her room will look gorgeous.
The quilt will be something Maya treasures forever, I'm sure. Excellent job, Amber!

Lizzie said...

'kay... so I had a thought - what about green and pink stripes? Or green/pink beadboard with the other color on the wall? HOW ABOUT IT??

The Johnsons said...

That quilt is awesome. I really think someday I am going to come to you begging for help and finally make a quilt for Kurt. I know he would LOVE it. As for the paint color, Kurt votes green because he says "no guy wants to stay in a pink room" I guess he's anticipating inviting himself over a couple more times over the next few years :) Pink really isn't overboard though. GOod luck.

Tasha Horsley said...

hello amber! thanks for stopping by my blog. :) i see you have a creative bug too! your quilt is beautiful, congrats on getting it done. i would paint with pink especially since your daughter loves it. you can always switch to green in a couple years if she outgrows the pink.

Jessica said...

Wow! You are seriously so talented. I'm very impressed. I also LOVE you brag book.

Kirsten said...

way cute. But you do always make such beautiful guilt's. A very nice talent. You have so many wonderful talents! GOOD JOB!

rebecca said...

Just passing through...I'll have to come back and spend more time browsing through your quilts. I love this French Roses pattern. Your fabric is gorgeous too. I'm going to have to add this to my project list! Thanks for giving me a dose of creative inspiration.

The Clubb Bunch said...

That is gorgeous!! Every time I see another project you do I think I want to just spend all day sewing and making beautiful things...now if I could only figure out a way to get a salary for it, I'd be set!! Great job, Amber!! PS I'm still working on my blocks! :)

Jeannie said...

One of my FAVORITE quilts of yours!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Maya is one lucky girl!

By Hoki Quilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Well done.
Miche'le : )

Barb- NICUGypsy said...

Amber, I am curious how you increased the size for a queen bed. It is gorgeous. I am gathering fabrics to make one for ME (first quilt for me just me!) in pale aquas and pinks. My room is already painted a mid tone aqua. Would love an update on your daughter's room......Thanks for the inspiration.