Monday, February 20, 2012

stacked books quilt

A while ago I asked you to help me decide on the layout for this quilt. A huge thank you to everyone who left me a comment, I really appreciate all your input. And you know what? Your votes were pretty much split in half.

I could see pros and cons in both layouts, but at the end I decided to use all the blocks for the front of the quilt. There were a few reasons for that. I knew that the only sashing I'd considered using would have been white and since this quilt is for a child I was not sure if more white would be a wise way to go. Also, I wanted to use an adorable Sanrio sheet for the backing, it looked good the way it was, cutting into it and setting another row of stacked books would take away from its cuteness.


So, the layout #2 was the one I went with and I'm glad I did.  I echo quilted around each block, and bound the quilt using Kona tangerine. I think it makes for a happy, bright, cheerful, and very soft and cuddly quilt.


The blocks were made by the lovely ladies in Trust Circle of do.Good Stitches and the quilt is now washed and ready to be sent off. I really hope this quilt brings a smile to a child who receives it.

 

30 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Svetlana! I think you made the right choice, and that sheet is perfect for the backing!

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  2. It turned out GREAT svetlana. I think you made the right choice in the end, especially now seeing it all put together.

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  3. I like how cheerful the quilt is.

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  4. It looks wonderful!!! Well done. SO pretty!

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  5. I'm sure it will bring a smile to a special little person. Lovely quilt! What a cute backing.

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  6. Ooh it looks fab, sure it will be loved by the recipient :o)

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  7. oh my. i love. wish i could see more of that backing, it's a sheet, you say? way cute. i think you made the right choice on the layout!

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  8. Its fabulous! 4 stacks was my choice I think. Very very cool!

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  9. Such a great quilt...perfect for a child. Well done!!

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  10. I love the bright colours in this and the tangerine binding really finishes it off.

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  11. This looks wonderful! So bright & cheery

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  12. Amazing! It looks perfect and that sheet is beyond cute!

    p.s. would you please turn off your word verification, it's so horrible!

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  13. What a great quilt - it would be ideal for a reader and the perfect blankie to curl up under while being read a bedtime story.

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  14. What a joyful quilt and a great way to collaborate with other quilters!

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  15. Looks totally fabulous, glad I had a hand in making some of the blocks. Way to go Trust Circle Ladies!!!

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  16. Beautiful quilt! I would love for you to visit and link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. Fun way to quilt it! the sheet on the back is so fun.

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  18. Perfect! sometimes white looks wonderful, but not always practical, unless it it washed every week from little grubby hands. Love this one though. Kxx

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  19. I love how this quilt turned out and that sheet on the back is awesome! I am glad to have been a small part of this beautiful quilt :)

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  20. The quilt turned out so beautifully! Like Liz, I am so grateful to have been a small part of the quilt! Thank you for all your hard work making it happen!

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  21. Exploring your blog from the Plum and June blog hop. I adore this quilt!

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  22. Hi! I'd love to use a picture of your quilt in a post today about using strip scraps in stacks. I'll link here! If you'd rather I didn't, just let me know and I'll remove it asap. Thanks!

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