Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sugar & Spice - Americana Style

Land that I love...Stand beside her and guide her...
[I've got "God Bless America" running through my head right now if you couldn't tell.  Something about this picture, I think.]

This weekend I finished sewing the binding on my red, white & blue 30's quilt.  I'm actually ahead of schedule!!!  That doesn't happen very often so I thought it was time for a celebration.  For those of you who want to get a head start
just like me :)
on a scrappy Fourth of July quilt - just head on over to

my etsy shop.  For one week Sugar & Spice will be ON SALE for two dollars off
[$6 instead of $8].
The back [just using up scraps]:


I love scrappy quilts. And I love this pattern because it is great for so many different color schemes! Whether it's done in red, white and blues, Christmas fabrics or your little guys' favorite colors - this works! 

[Click here to see the original "girly" version that I made for my daughter, whom the pattern was named after.]
These zig zag edges are so fun on the side of a bed.
Any guesses, which fabrics are my favorite?  Yeah, the polka dots.  Even though they're not "30's" I just had to throw them in.
Now.  If only the snow would melt and the clouds would go away, I would feel like summer really was around the corner...  I can't wait!

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow what a cute quilt!! Makes me want to sew. But I have stitchery's due so sewing will have to wait... Sigh.....

Ps. Great pictures!

Jackie said...

What a cute quilt! I love how the pattern seems to change a bit based on the use of fabric. I'm with you, the zig zag borders are fun looking!

Come on down to Florida...we've had our air on some this past week! :)

Jackie said...

Amber, What a wonderful quilt! Now you have me in the mood to make a patriotic quilt. I would love to make one. The pattern is beautiful!

Laurie said...

Yo dawg - here's what I like about you........you rock!! Can you tell I've been watching A.I.? Seriously now, I LOVE this pattern. I clicked on your daughter's version and wow - what a completely different look! That's the sign to me of a great pattern. I'm so glad to have found you on the web - you really do rock!!

b davis said...

What a beauty! I really love the colorway. If those triangles weren't such buggers for me to sew, I'd be making me one just like yours.

Annesphamily said...

My hat is off to you gals who quilt! I am in awe of the beautiful art you create! God Bless American and God Bless You! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of art work! You made me smile! :)

Katie B. said...

Suck a pretty quilt! I love the edges.

Meghan said...

That's gorgeous. I love how you kept the shape with the borders, instead of adding half-hexes and going with a rectangle overall shape. It really adds to the effect. Don't 30s feedsack prints just go fantastically with scrappy designs?

Cassie said...

It looks so great, Ambs! Love your write-up, too!

Barb said...

I almost stood up and saluted....love it...

Pokey said...

Very patriotic, I love it!

Denise :) said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I like the back a lot, too. Yay!!! :)

Beverly said...

Amber, I love, love, love it. I can't wait to start mine (tomorrow) I love the colors and the design. You have inspired me so much, I don't know how to thank you. It will be for my 5 year old grandson whose birthday is July 12th. Can I get it done? I'm gonna try. Thank you for sending the pattern, a start on my fabrics and the inspiration. Did I tell you how much I love it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the hexagons. This is a great pattern and your fabrics are lovely.

Summer :) said...

Very cool! :) A red, white, and blue quilt is in my future... just don't know how near! :)

Lynn said...

I love this quilt! What a beautiful job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us!

Jennifer said...

You are the bomb! Love your work and love the clever blog name!!