Monday, March 22, 2010

my good folks throw

I finally had a chance to finish my "good folks throw" this weekend. Ken took the boys for a Saturday outing and I had peace and floor space to figure this out. It was really fun and satisfying. The quilt is inspired by Soulemama's--basically it is a copy, and I hope she doesn't mind. When she posted hers I fell in love with it and was inspired by how achievable a project it seemed to be. Then I kept seeing glimpses of it in her photos and continued to really like it. Finally I gave in and ordered the fabric (a fat quarter stack from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks line. By the way, if you want to make a throw like this, I only used 16 of the fat quarters--so you could order a smaller and cheaper stack).
The back is just plain cotton from our local Ben Franklin--not exactly what I wanted (I wanted cozy flannel) but it works. The patchwork strip is to make it wider (and it's always fun to have a little surprise on the back of a quilt, isn't it?)
One of the things I love about this quilt is that depending on how you fold it it can look totally different. The fabrics are wildly diverse in pattern and color. Here it looks blue, but folded differently it looks pink or gold.
Faith is completely in love with it and wants to take it to college. I will let her--and then will allow myself to order another delicious stack of fabric. But that's a year and a half from now. In the meantime there will be much reading and snuggling under this quilt.

18 comments:

Mama Mogantosh said...

It's just gorgeous. Hello, heirloom. Beautiful job!

Holly C. said...

Oh I love it.

You are tempting me to order a stack of fat quarters!

Jessica said...

I've been eying that quilt as well--I love AM's bold colors and the way AS used the large fat quarters--such fun! Yours looks great--I definitely think another one is in order!!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Gorgeous. Definitely an heirloom!

Nancy said...

I'm in love with Good Folks and I love your throw. I really think the large squares are the way to go with this fabric--really show it off! No wonder Faith wants to take it with her. :)

kirsten said...

oh, yeah, this is gorgeous. did you do any quilting on it?

Kristen said...

So pretty! You are so productive!

Jennifer said...

It is really beautiful, and how many memories you will make snuggling under it.
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Marcella said...

Gorgeous,just gorgeous!It's a lovely blanket,filled with color!

Kelly and Kelly said...

beautiful! I have that fabric sitting in the basement for the same purpose. But I can't quilt. or can't figure out how to make my machine quilt. love it though.

Andrea said...

Wonderful! Love those colors.

Sarah said...

It's beautiful! I adore those fabrics too.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I made a similar quilt too -- following Amanda Soule's instructions. I love the fabrics you chose. Looks good.

Kristi said...

I order the fabric too after seeing it over a year ago on Soule Mama's blog. I want to make it with my Mom, some it is awaiting a visit for her. Love yours.

cakesniffer said...

Oh so gorgeous. I LOVE it!!

Lilly said...

Mary Beth, COMPLIMENTS, good job! Even I was totally fascinated by Soulemama patchwork, and also happens to me your own thing, when I see it, I like it even better! Now I saw yours too and I decided to also realize I'm going to just buy the fabric, woowwww that emotion, I wonder if I can achieve it!

Allison said...

it's beautiful! my good folks throw has turned into a big quilt project. i'm still working on it.

Cole said...

I love it! I'd want to steal it away to college too, what great colors and patterns....great job! :)