Monday, March 16, 2015

Cheerio Quilt


At the end of 2014, I didn't blog much and spent time with family and making a couple of quilts.  I wanted to concentrate on controlling the quilting cotton.  Back from the long arm quilter is one of these quilts based on pattern by Camille Roskelley
Cheerio quilt made from Heather Bailey's Up Parasol

The fabric contains a bundle of fat eights which are Heather Bailey's Up Parasol
 I included fabrics from my stash and scrap bins to make this quilt almost twin size.  I ran out of fabric and steam but really wanted the twin size. Why?  I thought sometime in the future it would be a cute quilt on a granddaughter's twin bed.  Now remember, I only have one grandson currently!  I am a planner what can I say.  
Cheerio quilt made from Heather Bailey's Up Parasol

The pattern is Cheerio by Thimble Blossoms but I used the pattern from 
Love Patchwork and Quilting (issue 8)

It went together nicely and I really love the look of this pattern with the floral and girly prints of Up Parasol.  It needed a border to make the quilt twin size and usually I am not a border person.  I made an exception, as  I just didn't want to make more blocks so a border was the choice.  Meredith picked out the floral fabric, I wasn't quilt sure but I do like how it looks on the quilt.  It really finishes it off and goes with the girl themem
Cheerio quilt made from Heather Bailey's Up Parasol

Here is some close-up photos 

first the quilting


The blocks.


Mark another quilt off the list and the colors are so fun and bright.


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13 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous. Love the border.

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    1. Thanks so much, the border does set the middle off.

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  2. I love it! Such fun colors!

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    1. thanks so much, Mary Sarah, it is a fun quilt.

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  3. So summery and cheerful!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon, it is a fun, bright quilt.

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  4. Beautiful - love the colors!

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  5. I like the happy colors!!!

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    1. and the long range planning!!

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    2. I am a first born, what can I say, planning is in my nature! Thanks, Kyle

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  6. This is beautiful! I love the bright colors and the round cheerio shape is so fun and unique! Don't feel bad for your planning- my mom started stashing fun children's toys for her future grandchildren at least a decade before the first one was born!

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    1. I like the way your mom thinks. Thanks so much.

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