Sunday, April 8, 2012

A SUNDAY MORNING QUILT

I bought a book. A really FABULOUS book. It deals with the little bits we all have basketfuls of.  The name?  Sunday Morning Quilts.  It's by Amanda Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. Cheryl is a fellow Canadian.  Maybe I'll run into her some time in a quilt shop.


It was hard to decide which one to make first, but I made my own version of " Up, Up, and Away."
In the book, Amanda used 2 1/2" squares and sewed a little scrap to one corner of each square.  
I used 3" squares, and sewed scraps on the corners,  sort of in a hit and miss form. Also, I pieced an extra coloured square to each end of every row, to form a border.  I love it.




My quilt measures 57 x 61 and used a whole lot of scraps. I knew I saved those little connector corners for a reason : )

Happy Easter Sunday.


edited to join the linky party with Amanda

17 comments:

Hazel Green said...

I love it too Carla!

Hazel

Kelli said...

I love it three! :o) It's so beautiful! What a great design. Another book to put on my wish list.. Happy Easter to you!

Debbie said...

wow! Very nice!!

Cindy said...

Love your quilt.

Do you know of a woman named Arty in Kemloops?

Gramma Quilter said...

I bought this book too! I soooo love it. I even took a pic this morning to send you. It reminded me of you.
Have a relaxing day!!!

quiltmania said...

WOW!

Deborah said...

This is beautiful. I really like this book, too.

vintage grey said...

Such a beautiful quilt!! I'll look into the book! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter Blessings! xo Heather

Megan said...

Ooh, what a neat project and a great use of your scraps! Nice job!! I'll have to take a closer look at the book next time I'm in a bookshop.

diane said...

What a beautiful quilt! You are so talented, Carla! I need to start saving my little triangles now!

Dawn Hughes said...

Beautiful I have been trying to find that book, where did you get it? Hope that your Easter was perfect!

amandajean said...

Carla,

I LOVE what you did with the up, up and away pattern. It looks amazing!!! The colored blocks around the quilt are a beautiful addition.

Cheryl Arkison said...

It's gorgeous! And I'm so glad you like the book.

Karen said...

Definately a good choice Carla!
I was in the shop on Thursday and picked up some new pieces for a wall quilt/table topper...I have everything cut out now for the sewing part!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful quilt. I think it is one of the best new books on the market for sure!

Keitha said...

LOVE it Carla! Nice job! (Currently wiping the drool from my chin!)

Annilu + Pele + Lulu said...

Oh yes - I love it, too. It's just wonderful. So much brightness and spring feeling...