Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Full Moon Lagoon Quilt Top

I have done a bit of improv piecing in the past - I'm not sure how I forgot how much fun it is! I have been working obsessively on this quilt top over the last week or so, and I'm in love :o) We've had some glorious spring weather in the last week or so - and the colours in this quilt just scream summer to me, so it's been a fitting project to work on.

I managed to include a heap of my favorite designers - loads of Lizzy House (mostly pearl bracelets and jewels), Tula Pink (Prince Charming greens) and even a bit of Anna Maria Horner. I tried to continue the fade-up effect - although the magenta and purples are much more saturated than the blues and greens, so it's not so much a fade effect between those (more a giant leap?). But still, it has come out exactly as I'd envisioned.

It's ended up fairly massive. I haven't trimmed the edges (I figure I'll do that once it's all quilted) - but at the moment it's around 75" square. The intended recipient of this quilt is my three year old daughter - so hopefully it will last her for many years to come ;o)


I didn't end up using any of the softer pink prints I had pulled out for it - so I'm going to use those in a pieced back.


It probably goes without saying, but I am extremely excited to quilt this one :o)

xx Jess

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced, and Quiltstory. 

53 comments:

snips said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jess!
I would have loved this quilt as a little girl, hell i love it now!
Fantastic work, can't wait to see it quilted up!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I'm extremely excited to see how you quilt this too!

Jessica said...

Ahhh! I love how you organized the colors! This is so beautiful, any little girl would be ecstatic!

Beth said...

That is beautiful Jess! I have to get back to mine Full Moon Lagoon quilt soon.

Ella said...

Ah, but it's gorgeous! The colors are making me want to revamp my wardrobe!

DeborahGun said...

stunningly beautiful :-)

Heather D. said...

Gorgeous!

Dawn said...

This is wonderful! You did a great job. Improve piecing is lots of fun but what a mess I make when I do it. lol I love Full Moon Lagoon and kick myself for not purchasing some when I first saw it. Now I can't find a full FQ Bundle. :(
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Absolutely stunning!! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!!

Vicki said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are outstanding.

CitricSugar said...

Um... yeah! I'd be excited, too! That's incredibly gorgeous.

Carla said...

This is so pretty Jess! Love the saturated colors

Adrianne said...

This is GORGEOUS! I really really love it - you've managed the colour wash/fade effect really well. I also cannot wait to see how you quilt it!

Leanne said...

This is so beautiful, and inspiring too. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the quilting.

Gunilla said...

Love the colors and the quilt!!!

Kelsey said...

Eeek! This is fricken ridiculously cool! If your daughter doesn't go bananas for it I'll take it off your hands. No doubt she will be smitten!

Esther F. said...

This is incredibly gorgeous! Your little girl must be over the moon!
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Nicky said...

Not surprised you are excited about it Jess - I am too! Lucky daughter!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

It is beautiful Jess!

moira said...

oh my..what a beauty (of course!)

Charlotte said...

it's so lovely!

Julierose said...

I can see why you are so excited--this is lovely...can't wait to see the finish..hugs, Julierose

Janine said...

This is just gorgeous :)

sarahquilts.com said...

It is so pretty. The kind of quilt I want to see in person and look for all the surprises.

Kay said...

Stunning, as a grown up I would happily have this quilt. I really like what you did with the colours.

giddy99 said...

It's stunning and gorgeous!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Love this! I think the fade-up effect is perfect :)

Janet M. said...

This is beautiful and I love the shading progression.

ChristaQuilts said...

This is wonderful! I can't wait to see it when quilted :-)

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!

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Kelly said...

One word required 'LOVE'!

amy said...

LOVE. perfect for a little girl, and nice and large to grow into!!

SIMPLESEW said...

Its gorgeous, I bought this entire line and just waiting to be inspired.. I am

Katy Cameron said...

Absolutely love the colours in this, and the sea critters dotted around!

Renee said...

oh it is just gorgeous! I'm sure your daughter is going to LOVE it! Can't wait to see how you quilt it, it will be a fun project.

Stephanie Blair said...

Stunning.

Even the husband said it was really quite lovely. (never heard such high praise for him before - my feedback is usually, that blocks a bit wonky!)

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous quilt - love the fresh mix of pretty fabrics!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful design, well done!

Erica said...

This is so pretty. Before I saw the last line of your post I was thinking, "I am so excited to see how she quilts this!"

Korfela said...

It is so beautiful ... I like it!

sharpie said...

Jess this is stunning, and with your outrageous FMQ skills I'm sure the quilting will be nothing short of outstanding.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Sooooo gorgeous Jess. I think it'll be too big for Miss 3 - but sounds like the perfect size for me. ;)

anyadahab said...

This turned out so beautiful!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Gorgeous colours ... looking forward to seeing it quilted :)

Julia Graber said...

Yes indeed, the colors are georgous. Great work.

Vera said...

oh wow, love the colors and the whole concept. Beautiful!

Chloe W said...

I loveee this patchwork quilt, although i'm not sure that i'm up to making one just yet... I recently made a patchwork cushion (http://www.pinkroller.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/patchwork-magic.html) but i'm nowhere near this level of sewing!!!! definitely going to try it out though when I get a little better xxx

Pinspot said...

I adore this line of fabric and this is such a beautiful way to use it!

Willit Neverend said...

I love the idea of giving a small child a quilt that they can love and keep into adulthood. This one certainly fits that description. How did you manage to make a quilt top that is equally appealing to a 3 year old as it is to a 30 year old?

Yes, it is a giant leap between the purples and the blues, but it looks great/bold/striking.

Shelley Cavanna said...

Gorgeous! The colors and blocks are beautiful!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a wonderful, bright, playful quilt.

Deanna said...

I absolutely love love this quilt top! I've been toying with the idea of using Full Moon Lagoon for a quilt for my baby girl, and just didn't know how to do it. This is it!!! oh, this is gorgeous.

Sarah said...

It's gorgeous! Very clever to work out how to fit that all together in a colour wash format too. Well done.