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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 Responses to happy quilt

  1. Happy in red 04.09.2012 at 9:06 am #

    Oh, it’s very cute. Well done.

  2. Kelly O. 04.09.2012 at 9:15 am #

    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 04.09.2012 at 9:27 am #

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

  4. Pascale 04.09.2012 at 9:28 am #


  5. Rachel Hauser 04.09.2012 at 9:39 am #

    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!

  6. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 04.09.2012 at 9:43 am #

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

  7. gail 04.09.2012 at 10:16 am #

    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!

  8. Mary on Lake Pulaski 04.09.2012 at 10:16 am #

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

  9. holly | bijou lovely 04.09.2012 at 10:27 am #

    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 :)

  10. Jo Ann 04.09.2012 at 10:48 am #

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

  11. thatmoxiegirl 04.09.2012 at 11:30 am #

    Beautiful quilt! I love the colors.

  12. Fiona 04.09.2012 at 11:47 am #

    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.

  13. kristin 04.09.2012 at 12:02 pm #

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

  14. jenn 04.09.2012 at 12:44 pm #

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

  15. **nicke... 04.09.2012 at 12:48 pm #

    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!

  16. Emily 04.09.2012 at 1:23 pm #


  17. DKB 04.09.2012 at 1:27 pm #

    love the back- its great

  18. Carolyn 04.09.2012 at 2:27 pm #

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

  19. Katy Cameron 04.09.2012 at 2:42 pm #

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

  20. marysza 04.09.2012 at 2:58 pm #

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

  21. DKB 04.09.2012 at 3:14 pm #

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

  22. Hind DP 04.09.2012 at 3:44 pm #

    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.

  23. Nova 04.09.2012 at 4:16 pm #

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

  24. Kristie 04.09.2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Love the colors. This is a beautiful quilt!

  25. gret 04.09.2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Love it. :)

  26. toots2u 04.09.2012 at 5:58 pm #


  27. Ashlea Tenner 04.09.2012 at 6:31 pm #

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

  28. Beth Huntington 04.09.2012 at 9:09 pm #

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

  29. Kristie 04.10.2012 at 12:21 am #

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

  30. Madla Loves To Sew 04.10.2012 at 6:36 am #

    This really is a very happy quilt. Well done!

  31. Cindy 04.10.2012 at 8:09 am #

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

  32. chris 04.10.2012 at 11:21 am #

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

  33. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 04.10.2012 at 11:42 am #

    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!

  34. Dahlia 04.10.2012 at 6:31 pm #

    simply gorgeous!

  35. Crinkled 04.10.2012 at 9:29 pm #

    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.

  36. Vanessa 04.10.2012 at 10:03 pm #

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

  37. erica 04.11.2012 at 2:35 am #

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

  38. Kari 04.11.2012 at 11:03 pm #

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

  39. dana 04.12.2012 at 10:23 am #

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

  40. Kirsty 04.12.2012 at 10:41 am #

    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. :)

  41. luvinthemommyhood 04.12.2012 at 4:13 pm #

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

  42. sewtakeahike 04.14.2012 at 8:07 pm #

    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!

  43. Larissa 04.16.2012 at 9:17 pm #

    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.

  44. Delia 04.18.2012 at 12:21 pm #

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

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