Thursday, June 14, 2012

On a Whim

I am nearly finished with my On a Whim quilt!

I can't wait to get started quilting it.
I'm going to keep it simple.
Nothing loopy or curvy.
Most likely, some cross hatching.
My daughter is feminine but she is NOT frilly.
She likes bright beautiful colors, but nothing too floral.
I used mostly geometrics in all her favorite colors.
I might have snuck in 2 florals.
Shhh!  Don't tell her.
Maybe she won't notice :-)
This is what's going on the backside...

I found this PB Teen sheet set at Down East Home for $14.99!
Not only do I have a flat sheet for the back 
but I also have a fitted sheet and pillow case for her bed.
Even though it's taken me ages to get this quilt done I still really love this pattern!


  1. Love how the top turned out. Bright but still girly :)

  2. So pretty! I love the colors you choose!

  3. Totally beautiful! I have used sheets to back quilts before too, but I have a difficult time finding 100% cotton sheets that aren't super expensive. I snag them when I find them though!

  4. Beautiful quilt!! I love the sheet for the backing - it's going to look great!

  5. oh i love it! it is so pretty! and i love that you found backing and sheets for so cheap! that is great! i can't wait to see it quilted1

  6. This quilt is beautiful! I love how fresh and crisp the colors look. I'm sure she'll love it :)

  7. It's all so perect Lu. Love it!

  8. This will be a perfect backing for this fun quilt. Don't you just love using a sheet as backing> And scored twice, good price and a fitted sheet and pillow case too!

  9. Love it! I can't wait to hear what she says when you give it to her.

  10. It looks wonderful!! Love what you found for the back. It's so great that it was a set!! And the colors match perfectly. Nicely done!

  11. It is beautiful!! So great for a not-too-girly girl. And high-five on the sheets!

  12. I've just found this via Flickr - and I love your version of it!! Is each block made with 1 fat quarter of the coloured print? I have a stack of fat-eighths I would love to use but I don't know if I have enough doubles to make this