Friday, April 11, 2014

La Petite Salon in Gracie Girl

tula pink's la petite salon in riley blake's gracie girl


Meredith made this quilt, she is a young lady who loves bright colors and fun patterns. She picked a great combination in the pattern which is:





image from Pink Chalk Fabrics

And the fabric is Riley Blake's Gracie Girl

Meredith worked on this for a period of about 3 months, remember she is a college student and has limited time.  Meredith would lay the pattern of fabric out on my cutting table and sew a row together.  Once the row was together, she would attach it to the quilt rows.  While she was doing this, I was trying to sew, lifting up her pieces and rows, trying to find my bodice, sleeves, etc or probably the seam ripper!  It didn't take long to figure out we needed another cutting table.  Out went a piece of furniture and in came at Joann's cutting table (40% off).  That has made all the difference in the world, so much easier to sew with two people now.
tula pink's la petite salon in riley blake's gracie girl

Meredith and I attend our local quilt club which is currently having a two-color (using solids) quilt challenge.  Someone asked Meredith if she was participating, she looked at them like they were crazy.  Several members broke out in giggles, no.... Meredith cannot do just two colors, let alone solids!

tula pink's la petite salon in riley blake's gracie girl

The longarm quilter likes for you not to scallop the borders until after she quilts it.  Very understandable, keeps the edges from turning up when the machine is quilting the quilt.

I traced on the scallops using the template provided in the pattern but I made Meredith cut them out.  I didn't want that responsibility of cutting into this gorgeous quilt.  The two-sided scallop border (which is what is on the pattern) really does add a bit of the unexpected to the quilt

Meredith holding the quilt while I get the camera and self-timer set up.  I couldn't resist taking this picture


here is the quilting, gorgeous isn't it?  Meredith selected gray thread.

I think Meredith is ready for summer, a break from school and she has been buying lots of fabric.  I think she has about 5 quilts to make!
One thing I know for sure, she does beautiful work.

31 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous ~ such a creative and talented girl ... J

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    1. Thank you, Judith, I think she does amazing work.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! I love the scallop edges too. She certainly is very talented and has a great eye for color and design. Can't wait to see her summer break projects!

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    1. Thanks, Joen, I told her I couldn't believe how much that scalloped border set off the quilt. Her summer list just grew, she worked at the quilt shop and brought home another pattern!

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  3. Love it. Love the modern look of it. The quilting is beautiful. That scalloped edge look awesome.

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    1. Thanks, I love this quilt, too. The quilting really sets it off.

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  4. She definately has her mom's eye for color and design. She is very talented. How nice to have a hobby in common. Some of my greatest memories are that of sewing with my mom.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, she does great work with the colors. It is so fun to share sewing with her.

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  5. WOW! This is amazing!!!!!

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! Love the fabrics and the beautiful, scallops on the border.

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    1. Thanks, Joan, the fabric is so fun and so Meredith.

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  7. Brilliant - just brilliant! The quilting, the colours,the scallopes-brilliant.

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    1. Thank you, Maureen, she really did a great job finding the perfect pattern to showcase this set of prints.

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  8. Beautiful job! I am like Meredith -- two colors would be a stretch and I'm allergic to solids!

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    1. That is funny, Lisa, allergic is a great way to describe Meredith's feelings to solids in general.

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  9. OMG that is beautiful. I am with Meredith on the colour. She really had an eye for pattern matching.

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    1. Thank you so much. She has the quilting bug for sure.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! I also love the quilting design that the longarm quilter used. Do you know the name of that digitized pattern?

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    1. Thank you, I do not know the name of the pattern, but I will try and find out.

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    2. I would really appreciate it. I am a professional longarm quilter and this design really looks good on those modern quilts. Let me know if you can.
      Thanks, Sharon

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    3. The name of the pattern is Sea Scape by Anne Bright.

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    4. Thank you so very much!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  12. Meredith is so talented, like her mom!

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    1. Awww. you are so sweet, Andrea.

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  13. That is such a gorgeous quilt - she's got your sewing gene for sure! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melissa, she loves to sew and loves to collect fabric :)

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