Simplicity


Posted on May 1st, by Amy in work in progress. 35 comments

I’ve been working on a simple project, and finished the top up last night. I love that this is another project straight from my sketchbook – I also love the Wonderland fabrics! So fun and bright :)

Current Project -- Back to Basics

I need to get some batting for it, hopefully today, and I think the quilting will really make this quilt. I am developing my personal philosophy of quilting — Quilts do not to be a complicated pattern to be a beautiful and well loved quilt. I do love lots of complicated patterns, like this, but realize that I would rather be able to finish it than work on it for a year :)

Current Project -- Back to Basics

What sort of quilts are your favorite? I have been exposed to so many beauties with our recent festival – truly awed by what some of you are able to accomplish . . . maybe when I don’t have so many little people around :)

Ooh – and did you see the swap over here??? I’ve got enough on my plate for now but I know some of you are very interested in swapping :) Sign-ups are open until May 4th!

Have a great weekend -
Amy






35 thoughts on “Simplicity

  1. 1
    Kangaroo says:

    this is adorable! i’d love to commit to the great swap but i think i’d falter…maybe next time!

  2. 2
    Cheryl says:

    Absolutely! Babies don’t care if quilts are complicated, and they probably actually like the simple ones better.

  3. 3
    Jackie Russell says:

    Cute quilt! Love the fabrics.

  4. 4
    em's scrapbag says:

    Simple is so often beautiful. Love your simple quilt.

  5. 5
    quiltermom2 says:

    Wow! Amazing… I actually don’t think it’s that simple! I LOVE THIS though….Yeah the quilting will make this quilt. What does the back look like? I’m interested to see…. keep posting cause I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work!!!

  6. 6
    Ruth Anne Olson says:

    Thanks again for the online quilt festival. I have seen so many gorgeous quilts and talented artists through this. I have had hits on my blog from all over the world, which thrilled me, especially as I am pretty new to blogging.

    Today I received my prize from Fabric Supplies, a group of great fabrics. I went to their Etsy store and ordered some fabric, which also arrived today. So I can testify as to their service.

    I am delighted!

  7. 7
    scrappy quilter says:

    I really like how this quilt turned out and the material is just way cool.

  8. 8
    Stephanie says:

    I LOVE Wonderland! Great fabrics, cool pattern.

  9. 9
    melissa s. says:

    i totally agree – simple but clever quilts with nice colors are what i gravitate toward these days!

  10. 10
    another amy says:

    Very cute Wonderland quilt, Amy! I love simple quilts too. I think that sometimes my favorites are just plain squares! But I also have a weak spot for log cabins, wonky and otherwise. I enjoy making them and looking at them.

  11. 11
    Amy says:

    Beautiful! I wish I could do that! Have you ever heard of the quilting museum in Paducha, KY? I got to go last year. Pretty cool place!

  12. 12
    Goddess in Progress says:

    Lovely, lovely! I agree, sometimes a simple pattern can look just as incredible as a complicated one, especially with great fabrics. And, well, then you actually have a shot at finishing them in a reasonable amount of time. :-)

  13. 13
    W. Latane Barton says:

    Amen to the simpler quilts. I, too, love elaborately made quilts but I don’t have years and years… so I must get on with my projects.

  14. 14
    Kristina says:

    Super cute Amy. I LOVE the MOMO fabric and we didn’t get it at the shop, so I am on the lookout. I am a huge fan of the prints you have, a great combo. Have you ever thought of publishing some of your patterns?? You’re on a roll:)

  15. 15
    amylouwho says:

    I’m with you – I think a lot of times, the simpler the better. With all of the gorgeous fabrics out there it’s a shame to not showcase them in designs that hide their beauty. You know?

  16. 16
    Terriaw says:

    Such a sweet quilt! Love the fabric and the pattern. Thanks for the tip about the mini quilt swap. I’m not sure if I’ll have time, but it’s so tempting! I have wanted to do a mini quilt swap for many months now.

  17. 17
    Natalia says:

    So cute! I love that collection!

  18. 18
    L. Jane E. says:

    I love this! The Wonderland fabric is some of my favorite.

  19. 19
    sewtakeahike says:

    very cute Amy! Those wonderland fabrics are seeeeewww cute!! I love that you designed it yourself too!

  20. 20
    sewtakeahike says:

    p.s. I just figured out how you did this and it’s so amazing that the way you’ve arranged them could take a simple design and make it so it looks so complex and deep. VERY nice work Amy! I’m so impressed!

  21. 21
    Carla says:

    How bright and pretty!

  22. 22
    maria says:

    Quilts don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. I think simple designs are great for the large pattern fabrics that are popular at the momment. I look forward to seeing it quilted.

  23. 23
    Michelle says:

    I love the simple quilts. In the end, they never look simple and they allow to display beautiful quilts. Your quilt is beautiful.

  24. 24
    Amy says:

    I love this! so cute!
    I’m finding that i gravitate to the more simple and modern quilts. I love ones that really let beautiful fabrics really be the focus.

  25. 25
    connie says:

    Hi,

    Great Quilt Festival!

    Weather is confusing here in So. CA. A couple of days ago it was 55, then over 100 and now reasonable again!

    My Give Away, if I haven’t told you already:

    To be given away on June 1st – Three Moda Jelly Rolls – Nature’s Chorus, Baskets of Flowers, Spring Magic. To enter simply post your quilt picture on the Show and Tell page: http://www.quiltqua.com/showandtell/upload/
    Make sure you note YOUR NAME along with the title of the quilt – each posting is one entry into the Give-away
    There will be three winners – names drawn at random from the Show and Tell postings on May 31st and posted on this page June 1st. If you have previously posted a photo, simply drop me an e-mail quiltqua@gmail.com and let me know you wish to be entered.

    ***I have a new category at Quilt Qua – for Give Aways, so do let me know if you are having one, or if you know of one.

    ***Here is a great write-up about Quilt Qua in SuzNuz: http://www.suzguzdesigns.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/sgdapr09nuz.pdf

    ***Also, let me know if you wish to link to me to move to the first list of blogs on the website.
    I hope you are having lovely Spring weather where you live!

    FYI – when I tried to use your regular e-mail address, it wouldn’t go thro.


    Thank you,
    Connie Colten
    Quilt Qua
    http://www.quiltqua.com
    619-562-0867

  26. 26
    Marrdy says:

    I think besides your amazing talent to quilt is your ability to put fabrics together that end up looking beautiful!

  27. 27
    Cheryl Arkison says:

    My quilting philosophy? I’ve never thought about it. But I do emphasize personal creativity – whether that’s in fabric choices in an existing pattern or coming up with something entirely on your own.

    I have been thinking about a style – whether I have one or not? I fear that I do and I kind of wish I didn’t. I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Time to try something new!

  28. 28
    Cheryl Arkison says:

    My quilting philosophy? I’ve never thought about it. But I do emphasize personal creativity – whether that’s in fabric choices in an existing pattern or coming up with something entirely on your own.

    I have been thinking about a style – whether I have one or not? I fear that I do and I kind of wish I didn’t. I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Time to try something new!

  29. 29
    Cheryl Arkison says:

    My quilting philosophy? I’ve never thought about it. But I do emphasize personal creativity – whether that’s in fabric choices in an existing pattern or coming up with something entirely on your own.

    I have been thinking about a style – whether I have one or not? I fear that I do and I kind of wish I didn’t. I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Time to try something new!

  30. 30
    Cheryl Arkison says:

    My quilting philosophy? I’ve never thought about it. But I do emphasize personal creativity – whether that’s in fabric choices in an existing pattern or coming up with something entirely on your own.

    I have been thinking about a style – whether I have one or not? I fear that I do and I kind of wish I didn’t. I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Time to try something new!

  31. 31
    Cheryl Arkison says:

    My quilting philosophy? I’ve never thought about it. But I do emphasize personal creativity – whether that’s in fabric choices in an existing pattern or coming up with something entirely on your own.

    I have been thinking about a style – whether I have one or not? I fear that I do and I kind of wish I didn’t. I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Time to try something new!

  32. 32
    Christy says:

    It’s stunningly beautiful! I love it!

  33. 33
    Tipper says:

    So bright and cheery!

  34. 34
    susan says:

    it is so so pretty! but then i am a sucker for wonderland
    i really like your design
    i checked out that swap too, but its just not a good time right now…i need some swapless time for me!!

  35. 35
    Rebekah says:

    Cute fabrics. I like the simplicity of the zig zag on this

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