Friday, January 24, 2014

Spin Cycle

I've been meaning to post about this finish - since July!
(Guess I was a little distracted - whoops!)

My little girl turned 8 this summer and that's a big one for us!
In honor of her baptism I made her this quilt.

I used fat quarters she had collected over the last few years.  I use to let her pick one every time we went to a quilt shop together (but then I had to cut her off because her stash was getting bigger than mine!  :)

This pattern was fun to make and easy to follow.  I love the pattern and was thrilled when my girl picked it out as I was paying for a different purchase!  She has good taste - don't you think?!?

I had to go with turquoise minky on the back-side since it's her favorite color!  The yellow birdie-striped binding is from Noteworthy by Sweetwater for Moda.  I thought it was the perfect fabric to finish the whole thing off!

It's a great snuggle quilt, giving her room to grow up 
(since it measures 75" x 75").

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
~ Amber


karen said...

Adorable! Kids are have great color sense!

Amanda said...

I love it! I'm working on a quilt with this pattern now but mine is in bright rainbow colors. Love the fabrics in yours. You and your daughter have great taste!

Amber Johnson said...


Aw, thank you! Your sounds like it will be really cute! I love rainbow colored quilts!

Happy quilting!

Kids do have great color sense! She did a great job picking out fabrics. My son's got lots of ideas brewing for his next quilt too!

Have a great day!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How precious! I'm sure your DD is thrilled with it too. Was it difficult to quilt with the minkee? I've never tried it. Have a happy weekend!

Tiffany said...

Wow, she did a great job picking all those fabrics! I'm impressed they go together so well even though they accumulated over a few years. Such a cute quilt!

Conni said...

it looks great!! I am sure she is going to love it!! What a great idea letting her pick a fat quarter each trip to the store!!

Christine M said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Beautiful quilt! She has excellent taste in fabric!

Victoria said...

Like everything you do, it is great! What a super Mom you are...she has a stash!!
This is a perfect remembrnce of a very special event. Well done!

Ginny Worden said...

What a great collaboration for Mom and Daughter. said...

Beautiful quilt. She chose such lovely fabrics. Love the backing.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Angela Smith said...

What a beautiful quilt, your daughter has a great eye for color,

Thimbleanna said...

How cute! The perfect little girl quilt too!

Amber Johnson said...


Thanks! It was fun to make. Can't believe it took me so long to blog about it though!

Have a great day!


Thank you. They all seemed to work pretty well together. We left out a few that didn't really work but other wise, it was a fun color scheme to work with!

Happy quilting!

Christine, Karen, Kathy and Angela,

Thank you. She did good didn't she? It was a fun color scheme to work with!

Happy quilting!

Thank you Ginny! It is definitely a quilt filled with memories! It was a surprise while I was making it but I think she loves it!


Amber Johnson said...


Thank you, she does like it. :)

I had it quilted by a long arm quilter so I didn't have to deal with the minkee, myself. I don't think it's a problem for them though. If you do it on your own machine you just have to pin, pin, pin because it stretches and slides.

Thanks for stopping by!
Amber Johnson
Gigi's Thimble


I know. They worked pretty well together. We did leave out a few of the FQ's she picked but overall they worked together.

And to be honest, she probably had a little guidance from me though..just a little :)

Happy quilting!

Amber Johnson said...


Thanks! I had heard the idea somewhere when my kids were little and knew I wanted to do it too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Amber Johnson
Gigi's Thimble

apple slice said...

you're an awesome mom!! love the collaboration!

Jean said...

I love her choices, the fabric, colors and even the pattern. I have been working on quilts for my boys, and they have chosen all the fabric and design. I love what they have come up with. Can't wait to do the same with my daughter.

Amber Johnson said...

Yes, it's fun to collaborate. Kinda mixes things up :)

Happy quilting!

Anna said...

Preciosa!!! Me encantqn los colores que has combinado!!!

Berglind said...

Hello Amber,

this is a beautiful quilt. I love the colors, what a lucky little girl :)


Sarah said...

It's gorgeous! I love this pattern and the colour scheme your daughter chose. She has good taste.

Amber Johnson said...

Thank you Sarah! It was fun to collaborate with her!

Take care!