Thursday, January 29, 2009

Latest quilt



My quilt is back from my long arm quilter Russ and I'm over the moon in love with it.






Late last summer I designed some fabric and had it printed at Spoonflower. I've decided that every quilt I make in 2009 will have a bit of it on the back. Then each year I'll design a new fabric so as to identify the year I made it. Know what I'm sayin'?



I've got a series of fabric in my head to design . . . if I could only figure out how to make the seamless repeat on it. Unfortunately, that is at the way, way bottom of my to-do list.

-dana

41 comments:

Elissa said...

it is just happiness in a blanket! and that is such a cool "signature." you are just incredible!!!

Sabra said...

What a great idea to chronicle your work! Brilliant.
The quilt is every bit of over the moon. I need 'Dana' lessons. I did find the pattern I am going to use for my first quilt attempt since acquiring my sewing machine. I can't wait.

Amy said...

I love this quilt, especially your signature fabric, I love that idea!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

LOVE this Dana! Those pinwheels with the fussy cut corners - bliss! and of course the signature on the back is ingenious - will there be anything more to a label?

PamperingBeki said...

Gorgeous!! I think this is my favorite one yet.

La Yen said...

That is amazing. I just made my second quilt, and decided I would never do it again. And it was baby sized.

Now I have to go try it out again! Curses!

tipper said...

No wonder you're in love with it-I love it too!! And I see you've been keeping secrets from me-who knew you designed your own fabric! You are so cool!

Artfulife said...

What an awesome quilt Dana. I love the idea of a fabric signature. Such a unique idea.

Lene said...

Amazing....and so cool to have your own signature.

cindy said...

Gorgeous quilt, as usual.

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TheBackPorchQuilters said...

Dana

It is an awesome quilt. It look so much better in person. I guess i am one of the lucky ones that gets to see your work!!!!

Russ the long arm quilter

Dandelion Quilts said...

FUN, CHEERY...Just like you! Cool idea with your own fabric, too!

Shealynn Benner said...

I LOVE it!!! And what a unique idea to add a little bit of your designed fabric on it! :)


Shealynn
www.shealynnbenner.blogspot.com

SalGal said...

Amazing!! I busted out my granny's sewing machine the other day instead of buying myself a brand new one. You know, since I don't even know how to thread the darn thing....

Kris said...

What an awesome quilt! You amaze me!!!!

Sarah Pead said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love your idea of identifying each quilt's year by your own fabric. In the words of Yoda, "So clever are you!"

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

It's gorgeous Dana! Love it. Mean it!

peaceliving said...

Wow! It makes it feel like summer. Love the bright colors.

Sarah said...

Love it. I need a friend close-by who can do my quilting.

Beth said...

I *love* it! And I love the quirkiness of putting in a piece of fabric that doesn't "go" with it. What a great way to chronicle your fabric!

Bloggy Mama said...

How many quilts do you own?
How many do you think you have made?

Cheryl A said...

Fantastic!
Great idea with the fabric.

Stephanie D. said...

What a cool thing to do--print your own fabric design! I've never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing that.

And a terrific idea about chronicling. Should, God forbid, anything of yours ever be stolen, it would be a cinch to identify it and reclaim it.

pescbrico said...

Very, very beautiful :)

suesueb said...

simply gorgeous! looks like it's from anthropologie!

Karen said...

This is SO incredible...I wish I were as crafty as you!

kirsten said...

It's scrumptious!

Alisa said...

Incredible! I love all the happy colors. Your signature is so creative.

Regina said...

How fun is that!

King family said...

Ok, here goes, incredible, fabulous, amazing, scrumptious, beautiful, fantastic, awesome, cheery, ingenious, creative, over the moon, happiness in a blanket, and let me add; the bomb.
You rock Dana.

Judy said...

Very lovely quilt and I LOVE the fabric idea. Thanks for the link, I must get designing something soon!

The Young Ones said...

Man, you really know your stuff! Amazing as usual! Love the signature fabric square. You keep outdoing yourself, I look forward to seeing the next adventure! Beautiful work Dana, snuggle it to death! -Tonya

tara said...

Super awesome quilt. Oh the possibilities with printing fabric.

jacquie said...

took me awhile to catch up on all the posts i've missed...missed this quilt from start to finish! fab work, dana. i can see why you love it. is your heart back in its rightful place? when your kids are in an accident...injuries or not, it's so scary. i know it took a long time for me to settle back down after jon's accident. take good care!

Disneyscrapper said...

Dana,

Wow! I love this quilt. You are an amazing talent! Hope all is well with you and your family.

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Dana! IT's stunning!!! I love the fabric you designed. I have an idea for you, I'll send you an e-mail in a bit.
Canela

Rachael Rabbit said...

I LOVE that idea!! I love the quilt too.

tam said...

Hi Dana! Your quilt is just gorgeous! WoW-totally lovin it and the idea for your fabric you design using it on the back-very cool! ~Smiles~Tam!

Pearl Maple said...

Have been changing jobs, computers and moving and not visiting as often as we like, your use of colour in your projects is so fresh and inspiring.

amandajean said...

what a gorgeous quilt! i love the fussy cut flowers from the pop garden (is that the right line?) line. and the spooneflower fabric is a genius idea, too.

hanna said...

that is just stunning!