Friday, January 3, 2014

QAYG Herringbone Quilt FINISH!

Yowza! It seems like FOREVER since I've actually made a quilt AND posted about it! I guess there hasn't been much time for quilt making...just small projects and swap items. 

Well here it is! Inspired by Maureen Cracknell's Anna Maria Horner version. I just LOVED her quilt the instant I saw it so I HAD to make my own. I don't own tons of AMH prints so I went through all my fabrics and picked all my most brightest, bolded, clashiest, and favorite prints! Thanks Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink & Alexander Henry! You helped make this quilt awesome! I was able to get it done from start to finish in a matter of days...and yes....I quilted it myself. FYI- I usually send out my quilts for the quilting because I'm impatient and when the top is done....so am I.

I was able to drag it all the way with me to our family cabin in Utah to take some gorgeous pictures in the snow. I love how the bright colors really pop against the white snow.

Yep...I love it! Will you make one?


Quilt as you go Herringbone Quilt

Quilt as you go Herringbone Quilt

It was a pretty simple quilt to put together following the tutorial from Maureen Cracknell. Here is the gorgeous fabric pull before I started...

My quilt prep

My marked batting

A snapshot of the sewing technique

Finished quilt!!!
Quilt as you go Herringbone Quilt

Quilt as you go Herringbone Quilt

I backed it with Alexander Henry Kaori Floral. The colors were too just perfect.
Quilt as you go Herringbone Quilt



Just for kicks....Preggo girl in the snow with her quilt...haha
Quilt as you go Herringbone Quilt


52 comments:

  1. And this quilt is awesome! It's gorgeous! And, it's a stash buster... I may be taking a cue from you and making this one. I love what you did with it! Bravo!

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  2. Bold and beautiful! Love that. What a great way to use bold prints. Smart method too.

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  3. What a striking quilt. Really well done!

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  4. It's beautiful and the technique looks fairly easy. I bet I could use strips of any width and have a good effect.

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  5. So fun! Great work. Keep it up! - Best, Kate

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  6. Just beautiful, so colorful and bright.

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  7. Well, you just totally made my night, thank you!! One of your followers left me the nicest comment and sent me here to see your quilt. It's beautiful and looks so much like mine, which has become the house favorite with it's pretty, bold colors and flannel back! I've decided to make at least three more as soon as possible to give to my sisters. Thanks again!!!

    -Maureen

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  8. Looks great - very cheery and bright. Perfect for winter weather!

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  9. Hi! Stephanie! Its gorgeous.... I am working on a string quilt and then maybe I can get to this point. Me and you met on Scrappy trip along.. I can tell you had fun with this and its really pretty. What did you back it with? I know MC is really honored.....

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  10. Never liked quilt as you go until I saw this. Really pretty quilt & the old building photograph is pretty cool, too.

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  11. Love it! I made one too when the tutorial went up. I used all scraps that were already cut into strips and it went pretty fast. I love how bright yours is. great job

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  12. Wow, this quilt looks amazing, and I am guessing that clever technique made it easy. A great way to use up those bright prints - they work a treat.

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  13. Very very well done! Thanks for sharing - you can be rightly proud of it!

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  14. seriously, Stephanie- your colors are so fun to look at. I always love the fabrics you choose for your projects. this is one stunning quilt!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. and thanks a bunch for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday! I do love how the colors pop agains the snow for sure!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  15. great quilt, and you can use it to snuggle with in all that snow!! Just my colors, too!! cheerful and happy
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  16. Steph, prego...... the Pics are without a doubt gorgeous and I have already said I love it. I love scrappy..Could I share this on my blog, of coarse I will link back to yours..?? See the trees with the initials in it and with the bright colors next to it.. gorgeous.... But as an onlooker, I see another Quilt design there........Love it..ALL.......including your cute prego belly.. Good luck and take care.

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  17. Loved the quilt and was especially intrigued after I saw the marked batting. The colors are great!

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  18. I am so in love with this quilt! I am always drawn to bright and bold...this is so perfect!

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  19. Wow great finish! Now get out of the cold and curl up with that warm snuggly quilt!

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  20. This is fantastic!! I have not tackled a quilt before, but this project is making me sooooo tempted!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. This quilt is amazing and your pictures are breath taking! Well done. I am visiting from the Anything Goes link up.

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  22. That backing fabric is just perfect! And how gorgeous does it look in the snow?! Congratulations on a fabulous finish :)

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  23. Love all that color! I am working on a QAYG as I write this. Not as gorgeous as yours since it is a baseball t-shirt quilt! This must be a great way to make braid quilts or similar since it would reduce much of the stretch. You definitely have some great backdrops for pictures! Beautiful!

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  24. The quilt is so pretty and looks amazing next to the rustic wood. The backing fabric is perfect. Well done! Visiting from Blossom Heart Quilts.
    Stacy @ Freshly Handmade

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  25. How did I miss this post? I love love this quilt - the colours especially - I always pick bright, and the photos are gorgeous :-)

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  26. That last pic is ahhhdorable! I've been wanting to give this QAYG Herringbone a try. I love your version!

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  27. It's stunning! We just returned home to Australia after spending a month in Utah - such a beautiful place!

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  28. Gorgeous quilt! I saw this method when Maureen posted it and was really intrigued. The bright colors look so awesome against the white snow. :)

    Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting

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  29. Absolutely love this quilt. I love scrappy and the big, bold prints. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to put mine together. Thanks for the great share and the inspiration.

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  30. Gorgeous Stephanie! Love that QAYG technique too. :)

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  31. Fantastic - love your Pictures and especially the one with you! Gorgeous!

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  32. so gorgeous and bold! great colors.

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  33. Absolutely beautiful, congratulations!

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  34. Love your quilt! Found you Freshly Pieced. So glad I did, now following on Bloglovin'.

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  35. Love the quilt and the backing fabric is perfect!

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  36. Love this! The colors look amazing all together. And they really pop against the snow!

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  37. Love it, and you are so right about the colors in the snow. I was saying to the hubby that I love the photos at the moment and that I wish we had snow...alas no snow. My favorite photo is the one with the birch trees right next to the quilt. That backing fabric is perfect too:-)

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  38. That is such a gorgeous quilt, beautiful colours and fabrics and I really like the look of how you made it. Must go and check that out properly. Great photos too.

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  39. That photo with the birch trees is stunning. Beautiful quilt!

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  40. This turned out so great - I love it!

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  41. I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this. Amazing work!

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  42. I can't tell you how much I love this and I'm so making one.........like right now. Today. It's amazing. What I love about it is it's wonderfully fabulous and NOT difficult. Happy Sewing!!

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  43. Love this! I am excited by it as you mixed all those wonderful designers together and it is fabulous! I love Maureens too but neither do I have that much lovely AMH. Now I have a plan to bust some stash! Your photos are awesome - love the carved trees!

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  44. Love the bright colors especially against the snow. Great job. Makes me want to try the tutorial.

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