the colors of spring in 2012


As named because that’s what I anticipate will be the actual date of completion! It’s huge (well, huge for me!) and I don’t really relish the thought of quilting it on my regular machine. In fact, I’m tired just thinking about it!

I started this quilt a few months ago and then promptly put it away so I could work on other projects. I was hoping to make a queen sized quilt for our bed (we definitely don’t need any more lap sized quilts!). At the time, we were still in the midst of a long winter and so I selected a bunch of spring-y colors. As usual, many of these fabrics are my very favorites, so I opted for this quilt design so I’d be able to see larger pieces of my favorites.


I’ve used this design many times, but I’m not totally tired of it yet. I like the simple look as well as all the white. Plus, it goes together so quickly… even this size! And speaking of size – it currently measures 91″ x 99″, so it should be the perfect size after washing.


Taking a picture of it was more difficult. Our neighbors most definitely think we’re crazy – I’m tying a quilt to a tree, Morgan’s on a ladder and then I’m running around taking photos from all angles. Perhaps it’s providing them with evening entertainment…

So here it is on the bed – I’ll be taking a good look now, as it might be the only time I see it on the bed!


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36 Responses to the colors of spring in 2012

  1. 1
    sally says:

    I love the new quilt. I have a similar goal this summer – I’d like to finish a quilt for my queen size bed. We’ll see how it goes since I’m not an amazing quilter by any means.

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    Cara says:

    Maybe this is the quilt you send out to a long-arm quilter? I know I’d want it on my bed NOW.

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    Sara says:

    Very pretty and fits the bed so nicely. Is it possible to quilt a large quilt like this on a regular old machine? I think I’m ready for something bigger than a baby quilt, if so!

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    MichelleB says:

    It’s wonderful! But I know what you mean about the quilting. Good luck!

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    It’s beautiful! I have become such a fan of white because of your quilts.

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    Heather says:

    I LOVE it! I’m putting a stash together for a king size quilt for myself right now and this gives me hope that I can go that large! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Louise says:

    This is beautiful! I have a couple of completed queen-sized tops that I’m going to have to send out, too– it’s going to be so hard to do it!

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    Cristin says:

    Just lovely! I adore the “simple” pattern – and yet it looks Modern to me. I’m currently working on a Queen sized quilt too – its my biggest ever! (90 x 95″)
    Well done!

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    suzette says:

    The quilt is great and looks very nice in your bedroom. I also like the picture above your bed. Tell us more about that.

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    Jackie says:

    Love the quilt and all the fabrics. I wish you lived closer so I could invite you over to quilt it on my longarm.

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    love it! ( as I do all your quilts..)
    I’m fairly new to your site; please forgive me if you’ve done this already….
    Could you share a tutorial, or a link to one, for these blocks? please?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    love all the dresses, too!!

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    Modest Mom says:

    Hi, just found your blog yesterday and I’ve had a chance to look around. I love it! My mama and I quilt some and I’m just getting back into sewing. Just wanted to let you know your quilt is gorgeous!

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    Shorty says:

    What a great quilt! I love it. You really are a talented quilter. Thanks for sharing your progress!

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    katie says:

    it looks amazing. i bet you will have it done in no time,
    i have to tell you, your yard, or where ever it is you take all of your pictures is beautiful!

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    Doris says:

    I think it is great! I love the name too, primarily because the first thing I thought of when I looked at the whole shot, was a bunch of paint chips from the home store…very cool.

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    Margie says:

    Looks good. Have you thought of turning it into a duvet cover? No quilting required ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marissa says:

    I think it looks great and if you want support while you are quilting it, you’ve got it right here. I’m currently quilting a oversized queen quilt for my sisters wedding. It measures 106 x 100 or so. It takes awhile but I am just taking it slow on the quilting I do one or two bobbins full of thread on it a day. Good luck!

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    Annika says:

    What a great job youร‚ยดve done! It will be very nice when its quilted!

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    heather says:

    I LOVE this quilt. I need to try something like this. That’s a GREAT size. I LOVE it!!! Great job!!!

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    kathy says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, a beautiful burst of spring inspiration!

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    Sophia says:

    Wonderful! I love it. Let us know how the quilting goes. I have a king-sized quilt that I have started to quilt by hand, and am very discouraged. Now I am wondering if I could do something simple with it on my machine! Thanks for the inspiration Ashley!

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    Kate Dixon says:

    That is one big quilt! Stunning, looks great on the bed. Why don’t you send it out to be quilted! Best of both worlds ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    THis is a lovely quilt! I like your design and wrote down the sizes! But why wouldn’t you see it again on your bed? Because you can’t quilt it. I can understand how you feel about doing it, but I think this one is worth the quilting, so maybe save some and let some long arm quilter do the quilting job. Or… torn the middle seams and do a quilt as you go in four pieces.

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    kerri says:

    i love it!! i too would be scared to quit one that big, but i know lots of people do it on their regular machines, and if anyone can do it than i’m sure you can.

    it looks very lovely on your bed!!

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    amandajean says:

    it looks wonderful! i’m working on stippling my king size quilt. it scared me so much, i made myself start quilting immediately so i wouldn’t chicken out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    i’m sure that you will do great!

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    Tif says:

    it’s beautiful!!!!! and i applaud you for the size!!! can’t wait to see it done…

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    jacquie says:

    this is beautiful…i love it blowing in the wind! have you decided how you’re going to quilt it?

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    aimee says:

    Just gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful.

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    Lynda says:

    Hi, I love your work, I love your bags and clothing. Can I buy/order some of your work? I saw some of your bags for sale, but i am interested in your quilted bags or some of your clothes. Let me know, thanks!

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    Looks great! Don’t let the quilting scare you. If you do a design that goes from end to end it actually comes together quite quickly. Faster than regular stippling, at least. You could do loops, variegated straight lines, waves…

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