happy quilt

I’ve had this stack of fabrics waiting to turn into quilts for my girls.  Most of the fabrics are by Prints Charming, Rainbow Garden collection,  with quite a bit of Lizzy House thrown in and a bunch of others.  The Prints Charming prints are on a so soft poplin base cloth, it’s just too dreamy.  I also used a few shot cottons for the patchwork as well as the binding.  Just some straight line quilting and we’re all set.

Emily had been asking me for a quilt for months, I think way before I started the swoon quilt for my mom.  I had only made Emily one quilt before and it was a baby size quilt.  Since the girls share their room, I think they’ll eventually need bunk beds (right now we’ve got one twin size bed and a toddler bed).  So even though this is a twin size quilt, she’ll just snuggle under it every night until we make the upgrade!

Since I planned to make coordinating quilts for the girls, I knew I had to personalize it somehow.  Improv pieced ‘Emily’ on the backing was the perfect choice.  She’ll always know it’s hers.  Plus I’ve been saving this text ikea print for a long time, it worked out perfect for the backing.

finished size: 70″ by 90″

44 thoughts on “happy quilt

  1. Happy in red says:

    Oh, it’s very cute. Well done.

  2. Kelly O. says:

    oh anna! I love that! this quilt is gorgeous and I love the name on the back! may I borrow that idea? it’s just perfect–kids love to see their names on things:)
    super cute!

  3. Jeni says:

    This is indeed a very happy quilt! I love the colors and fabrics you used, it’s so cheerful 🙂

  4. Yes, very happy! I almost bought that Ikea text print to use as a backing when I was in Charlotte, but I talked myself out of it cause it seemed thin. Wish I bought it now!

  5. Love it!! The colors are lovely and I lve how you pieced her name on the back. 🙂

  6. gail says:

    I just love this Anna! Such happy, sunny colors, and the pieced name is brilliant. I’m still working up the nerve to make my first twin sized quilt…thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Beautiful Anna! And those are some authentic smiles on Emily!

  8. This is so cute Anna! I love the colors, and that text print is perfect for the backing! Emily looks so happy with her new quilt 🙂

  9. Jo Ann says:

    what a lovely quilt. I think the name on the back is totally brilliant.

  10. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors.

  11. Fiona says:

    That’s lovely – the fabrics are great and having her name on the reverse is a nice touch. Hope Emily loves her quilt for many years to come.

  12. kristin says:

    It’s SO happy!! Love the colors and the prints you used, and ESPECIALLY the pieced name on the back! Perfect.

  13. jenn says:

    What is the fabric with the writing/type? I love it.

  14. **nicke... says:

    i love the simple quilting. i think it makes it so beautiful but because it isn’t overly quilted it is still super snugly which is the whole point! i quilted the crap out of my daughters swoon and it isn’t very snugly… ;0 i really love this quilt though anna. so pretty so happy so cute. and emily looks adorable snuggled in it!

  15. DKB says:

    love the back- its great

  16. Carolyn says:

    Oh, what a happy quilt! Such gorgeous colors! And I love that your daughter asked for it! How sweet.

  17. Katy Cameron says:

    Very cool, love the big girl quilt, and hey, she can learn to count while snuggling too!

  18. marysza says:

    oh girl!!! AMAZING work!! i love the Emily sign! and these colours! you matched them oerfectly! love it 😀

  19. DKB says:

    just sent my parents on the other coast to get me some. The stores around me dont have any
    love it!

  20. Hind DP says:

    What beautiful colors, perfect for a girls room…love the way you personalized it. I have two girls myself, I don’t know how to quilt yet but you motivate me to want to learn. Thank you for such great ideas.

  21. Nova says:

    It’s fabulous Anna! I adore the giant label on the back 🙂

  22. Kristie says:

    Love the colors. This is a beautiful quilt!

  23. gret says:

    Love it. 🙂

  24. So cute! I love all the pink and warm colors.

  25. I love the colors!!! So happy, bright, and warm!

  26. Kristie says:

    It’s fantastic, Anna! Love the pieced letters, so sweet!

  27. This really is a very happy quilt. Well done!

  28. Cindy says:

    Such a pretty quilt, Anna! Love her name on the back! I’m sure she’s loving it!:)

  29. chris says:

    Such a sweet quilt…and I can tell Emily is thrilled. 🙂

  30. It’s beautiful, Anna. That red Lizzy House pearl bracelet is one of my favorite fabrics, and it goes so well with the other fabrics you chose for this quilt. Love it!

  31. Dahlia says:

    simply gorgeous!

  32. Crinkled says:

    The front is beautiful and the back is cool. I like how the name is patch worked on, and that fabric that is just writing has given me an idea (but it’s a secret). Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  33. Vanessa says:

    absolutely love how bright and cheerful this quilt is! and the name on the back is a really cool idea.

  34. erica says:

    It’s darling. She will love it for years to come! Loove the improv piecing on the back!

  35. Kari says:

    I adore this, Anna. Love the colors, the personalization, all of it. Lovely lovely work. Take care!

  36. dana says:

    it’s adorable!
    Definitely a happy quilt.
    love it Anna

  37. Kirsty says:

    Oh, wow! This is so very lovely. Your choice of prints is just gorgeous, as is the text pattern on the back. You’ve made me want to drop everything (i.e. work!) and quilt all day long. 🙂

  38. Gorgeous job Anna! I love the prints and the colors! it’s beautiful!

  39. sewtakeahike says:

    so cute, Anna! I love that backing fabric (bet you couldn’t have guess that?) I think I saw it at IKEA and liked it but didn’t know what I’d do with such a large print. That’s a great idea to back your quilt with it!

  40. Larissa says:

    It’s beautiful and I especially love the back with the pieced name. She’s going to enjoy that for years and it was smart to go ahead and make it twin sized. I recently moved my two into bunkbeds and while I HATE making them up, you can’t beat the space it frees up. And they don’t look too shabby with their cheerful duvet covers.

  41. Delia says:

    I love her name up the side! I want one! 🙂 You are a great mom.

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