Friday, December 12, 2014

AMH Little Folks Voile Quilt

 Remember when I went fabric crazy 2 years ago and bought a half yard of every AMH print in voile that I could get my hands on?  It was a brief, break of insanity... But- in my defense- they were on a $6 sale! I couldn't help myself!!  They are the softest, yummiest, amazing fabrics ever! I am obsessed! 
Shortly afterwards, I joined a Fabric-aholics Anonymous program.
"Hi- My name is Ashley and it has been 1 day since I made a fabric purchase."

JUST KIDDING! 

That's only for people that can't control their fabric purchases.  I don't have a problem... Do I? ;) Mwahahahahaha!!

 Ok... In all reality- it was one of the best fabric purchases I've ever made! No regrets here! Just come snuggle this quilt, and you'll see why!

I decided to make a square patchwork quilt first. I didn't dare slice and dice those gorgeous fabrics too much! I went with a 6 inch squares to create my quilt top- 14 squares across, 14 squares down- which makes it roughly 6.5' squared. Perfect for two to snuggle on the couch with! 
Once I pieced the quilt, I decided to hand quilt it to make it extra soft and give it a good drape. I used Valdani pearl cotton in varying colors and opted for orange peel quilting. (I seriously cut a piece of cardboard and used it as my template and traced the design with a washable fabric marker- MacGuyver moment people!) 
Its backed with voile and I used Soft and Warm batting, which is pretty thin, so this quilt is super lightweight and thin. I can use it year round!
 I worked at a tortoise pace while hand quilting it, so it took forever (over a year start to finish on this quilt- which is so unlike me! ha ha) I would just pick it up every month or so and work on it while sitting on the couch in the evenings, but it was always there in the back of my mind- that looming UFO (un-finished object) project begging me to finish it. So when our family recently moved, I unpacked this beauty and worked on it for a couple weeks straight until it was complete! 
It's been in use for a few months now, and everyone in our family fights over getting to use it! If all four of us squeeze onto the love seat, we can just fit underneath it (if nobody moves! ha ha)
I love that they all love it as much as I do! :)

 Well, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! Mine is full of stuffing and addressing our family Christmas cards, the ward Christmas party, and a day trip to one of my new favorite cities- Charlotte! Hope I can squeeze in some sewing time too! ;)

xoxo, Ashley

P.S.- The winner of the Cotton + Steel Splash Bundle is: 
Amy Harvard
Love your mini! Thanks for the chance to win :). 

Congrats Amy! I will be contacting you soon!

8 comments:

  1. Love this quilt so much I just shared it over on my blog! Also, REALLY excited that I won the Splash bundle! Woo hoo! Thanks, Ashley!

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  2. That quilt is absolutely stunning, i love it so much, I also love the picture of all 4 of you snuggling together under it. Such a gorgeous image.

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  3. Yes an absolute stunning piece, the bright fabrics all work together. The hand quilting is amazing the stiches so even and the end result is truly a masterpiece

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  4. I really love this!

    I have been considering hand quilting a quilt I am working on. It is one of those special ones that I feel calls for something extra to finish it off. Do you by chance have any tips, or can you point me in any directions on places I can read up and get some good advice on getting started?

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  5. Pellegrini Ingin Perpanjang Masa Peminjaman Lampard

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    Agen Bola Terpercaya indo11.com melaporkan, Karena tiga striker utamanya saat ini tengah cedera, manajer Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini terpaksa menurunkan pemuda 18 tahun, Jose Angel Pozo di laga kontra Leicester City, tadi malam (13/12). Akibatnya The Citizens tampil melempem, beruntung pemain veteran yang berstatus pinjaman, Frank Lampard mencetak satu-satunya gol kemenangan City.

    Dengan tambahan satu gol tersebut, mantan penggawa Chelsea itu total sudah mencetak 6 gol bagi kubu Manchester biru. Karena performa gemilang tersebut, Pellegrini berencana untuk memperpanjang masa peminjaman Lampard.

    "Masih belum ada diskusi serius tentang kelangsungan karirnya (Lampard). Tapi kami sadar betul apa yang harus dilakukan. Frank ingin bertahan, begitu pula kami. Saat ini kami sedang fokus mengurus masalah kontraknya dengan New York City dan MLS." jelas Pellegrini.

    "Dia sangat penting bagi kami. Salah satu alasan saya memainkannya adalah karena ia mampu mencetak gol. Frank sudah sangat-sangat membantu kami sejauh ini." pungkasnya.

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  6. Rodgers Merasa Masih Pantas di Liverpool

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    Agen Bola Terpercaya indo11.com melaporkan, Bos Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers berkeras bahwa ia merupakan sosok yang tepat untuk menjadi manajer The Reds.

    Liverpool tengah bersiap untuk menghadapi Manchester United di Old Trafford pekan ini dan tim tengah tertinggal tujuh angka dari kubu Louis Van Gaal.

    "Saya pikir pesan untuk saya amat jelas. Saya tidak berpikir bahwa ada orang yang jauh lebih baik untuk melakukan pekerjaan saya di sini. Tujuh bulan lalu kami hampir memenangkan gelar juara dengan tak terduga. Saya sudah lama bekerja bersama para pemain dan mampu membawa klub melewati prestasi mereka sebelumnya," tutur Rodgers.

    "Sempat ada start yang sulit bersama dengan para pemain. Namun saya pikir tidak ada orang yang bisa melakukannya jauh lebih baik dari saya. Kritik datang begitu saja. Ketika anda tidak menang, sepakbola seringkali diukur berdasarkan pada penilaian jangka pendek," pungkasnya.

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  7. Mayweather Sebut Duel dengan Pacquiao Dipersulit Oleh Bob Arum

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    Agen Bola Terpercaya indo11.com melaporkan, Floyd Mayweather Jr. secara resmi menantang Manny Pacquiao untuk merealisasikan mega duel impian pecinta tinju dunia. Setelah beberapa tahun negosiasi selalu gagal, Mayweather menilai jika hal tersebut karena ulah Bob Arum, pemilik promotor Top Rank.

    "Saya tidak mengelak atau menghindari setiap lawan. Bob Arum lah yang menghentikan pertarungan. Sekarang, kami coba untuk membuat pertarungan ini terjadi setelah bertahun-tahun. Namun banyak para fans dan orang-orang sudah tertipu. Mereka telah mendengarkan orang-orang hanya pada satu sisi saja,'' berang Mayweather.

    Soal uang juga jadi salah satu dari banyak aspek yang diperdebatkan berkali-kali. Sebelumnya, Mayweather telah dilaporkan menawarkan Pacquiao USD40 juta atau setara dengan Rp505 Miliar, namun ditolak oleh superstar petinju Filipina itu. Kini, mayweather mengatakan jika jumah tersebut takkan sama lagi.

    "Kalian tidak ingin mengambil tes, itulah mengapa hal itu tidak terjadi. Saya menawarkan Anda USD40 juta, Anda tidak mau. Anda kehilangan dua kali kesempatan, sekarang Anda ingin uang yang sama. Itu tidak akan terjadi," tambahnya.

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  8. Oh My Gosh! We NEED an FAA (Fabric-aholics Anonymous)!! I'm drowning in fabric and can't quit buying. ;-)

    Love what you did with all that voile. Such a sweet cuddly quilt.

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