Monday, April 30, 2012

Hello Luscious Quilt

My darling baby sister is headed off to college. Even though I live far away from her anyways, it's weird to think that she isn't going to be home when I go home to visit and it is totally so crazy that she is old enough to fly the nest and head out on her own! Seems like yesterday we were playing barbies together! ;) 
(p.s. I am six years older than her... but we both totally look like we are 12 right?!? ha ha)

As a going away present, I made her a comfy quilt to wrap up in when she is homesick and missing us! It worked perfectly that I was coming out for the SNAP conference (post on that to come soon... sorry it's taking so long!) and so I was able to bring her quilt home on the airplane and give it to her in person instead of mailing it to her. She LOVED it! 


I used the a Hello Luscious layer cake (by Basic Grey for Moda) paired with a White Moda layer cake to create the zig zags on the front of the quilt and then I used soft minky fabric on the back so that it is super soft and cuddly! 

I mentioned a few months ago that I have become a quilt addict... This was the first "big" quilt I have ever made... I even did the actual quilting myself too! It isn't perfect but it was made with love:) 


I am loving the way that the quilted zig zags look on the backside of the quilt in the minky fabric! 




This quilt measured 64x80 inches so lucky for me I had the help of my two studly brothers to hold it up for me! Thanks guys! :)



 I am super excited to announce that at the request of some of you readers, I am going to be doing a step by step Zig Zag Quilt Along for the month of June. The quilt will be a quilt similar to this one, but I am only going to use one layer cake and add some borders around the zig zag center to give it a little detail... So be sure to check back for when I announce more and give you the supply list! It is going to be a lot of fun! I am teaming up with my friend Rach from Family Ever After and she will be doing a ruffle quilt step by step as well. At the end we will be doing a link party for everyone to link up their finished quilts! So get ready to get your quilting on!! :)

30 comments:

  1. I love the color choice/combinations of your quilts! Congratulations on your little sister going to college, you both look so young! (well, you are young ^^)

    Look forward to your quilt-along next month~

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  2. Ash, it turned out beautful! I am thinking you didn't sleep from the day you left my house, until you flew back to Utah again for SNAP. You have been once crazy sewing lady! Love the quite, and bet Heidi loves it so much!

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  3. I love it Ash! Love seeing all the cute pictures of your siblings. This is the cutest post. xoxo

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  4. ohhh your brothers are well cute :O) I love the zigzag...will have to order a layer cake then for June, can u give the supply list as early as possible cos fabric purchases take me a while :O) and then we've got shipping...be a great project just before the kids holidays xx

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  5. I love it! You must have heard me at snap asking around for someone to do a quilt tutorial :) I REALLY want to make one!! I am so excited!

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  6. Really pretty--I'm sure she loves it :) It was great meeting you at snap too!!

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  7. I am so excited about this!! I have been looking all over for zig zag quilts! I want one to add some color in my living room so I will definitely be participating! Thanks for putting it in June because I am going to be super busy this month, lol! I'm putting your button my my blog for others to see : )

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  8. How lucky am I to have such an amazing sister who makes me such amazing stuff?!?!! THANK YOU ASHLEY!!! :)I love to cuddle up in it, it's so soft!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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  9. i love how helpful your brothers are. haha. that quilt is beautiful!!

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  10. Ashley!!! This quilt is amazing. I am in love!!!!

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  11. oh yes, your brothers were really into the quilt business, huh?
    I really liked the quilt. I am curious to know if you do the quilting itself or have it done by someone with the longarm(or whatever they call it).
    Looking forward to the tutorial

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  12. I love this quilt - beautifully done, too!

    Julie from http://LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, what a lucky sister! The quilt is beautiful!!

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  14. I SO love this quilt! Love the zig zag, love the fabric, love the minky on the back. Yep, pretty much love it and pretty much thinking your sister is one lucky gal ;) This quilt makes me want to learn! I might just have to join you for your quilting series.

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  15. I apsolutely love this quilt. I saw it on pinterest, but didn't get a chance to follow the link. I looked at your page today and saw it. I am very excited for this tutorial! I already have the material. Thank you so much!

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  16. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  17. Wow! That quilt is gorgeous Ashley! I can't believe I have never made one yet.

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  18. Hi Ashley! Hello Luscious quilt is the perfect name. It really is. Love the color choice. Your work is always beautiful. :) I featured you on my blog this week! Come check it out and grab a button if you like :) http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-favorite-things-thursday-and.html

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  19. I love this quilt, it the patter avaible? also is there a fee for the june zig zag quilt class, any and all info would be great hmallanda@yahoo.com

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  20. I really want to make this quilt with you, will I need a pattern, or just the supply list that you post?? shannontheresa80(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Love the quilt and the colors you chose! I found your post from the CSI project link-up. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Found you via CSI and I am DYING over this! New follower!

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  23. The colors are perfect! What a beautiful quilt!

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  24. You're right. The chevron pattern looks really cool in the minky on the back. You're making me think about trying another quilt...

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  25. This quilt is so beautiful. I plan to make one very similar by just following your dimensions and pattern. You said you used layer cakes. But your squares are 8x8 according to you 64 x 80 dimension. Did you cut down the 10x10 squares to make them a little smaller or did you just have a larger seem allowance than 1/4"? Thanks for your help!

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  26. This quilt is so beautiful! Definitely a new follower of your blog!

    Do you have the pattern to this quilt in a twin size? We are adopting sisters, and would love to make your quilt for their twin beds. Something like 68"x88" size. Would you be willing to sell me this pattern? Thanks!! ~ Liz
    lizbruns (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. Hi,
    This quilt is BEAUTIFUL! :) In fact, I am in the process of making it now! I was wondering how much backing you bought to make this quilt? I love the minky fabric. It makes it even more comfy!

    Thanks!
    jessicalindseyragsdale@gmail.com

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I honestly love reading every single one! If you have a question you would like answered- be sure to include your email so that I can get back to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
xoxo, Ashley