This is the Quilt That Flickr Built // Finished Modern Quilt

The Quilt
This quilt now lives very happily on my son’s bed.  I started collecting fabric for “Pocket Full of Sunshine” in January of 2011, and so many flickr friends generously sent charms of their favorite fabrics for me to include. Thank you, friends!

We spent last weekend in Virginia Beach with our east coast Grandma, L (who happens to be my sister’s mother-in-law. Did you get all that?) It was as relaxing as being at the beach with 100,000 of your favorite friends in 100+ heat could be, which surprisingly, is very relaxing. We learned that the beach is just as fun whether you are the only ones on the beach (a la the Outer Banks) or whether there is only 2 feet between beach blankets for as far as you can see. I also finally figured out my calling in life–to teach little kids how to boogie board. So. Much. Fun.

I digress. My son brought the quilt with him to the condo, and my husband suggested that the pier would be a great place to take photos of it. Is that true love, or what? Thanks, Jayme.

And in case you are as in love with this quilt as I am, there are more pictures here.

The quilt that flickr built
This quilt sat un-quilted for quite some time, mostly because I was terrified of quilting a twin size quilt that I loved so much on my Bernina (which doesn’t have a big throat space for wrangling quilts). Turns out, I shouldn’t have been so worried–it really wasn’t that bad. I was going for straight lines, a la Rita of Red Pepper Quilts, so I actually marked each and every crosshatch line. It turned out so much better than I expected, and once I washed it, it looks even better.
peekaboo
Why is that guy looking out over the ocean at dusk when he could be looking at this awesome quilt?
Back of the Quilt
The back–I ordered too much of this long out of print Mendocino octopii (by Heather Ross) a long time ago–the Mendocino fabrics are so soft, it made a perfect backing for this quilt. Of course I didn’t have enough, hence the patchwork rows. And of course, my son likes the back best!

Closeup

Our view the first day
Virginia Beach
QAL
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16 Comments

  1. Posted July 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Your husband was right!! Beautiful pictures. And looks like a fun place.

  2. Jamie @Terrabyte Farm
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE the way this turned out! Everything about it is perfect, the colors, the simple patchwork squares, and I love the back as well!

  3. Posted July 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Great quilt!! Beautiful pictures, and are you married to brothers?!?

    • Posted July 13, 2012 at 2:28 am | Permalink

      we aren’t. But that would be awesome! Her mil lives in the same city as us, so we get to hang out and call her grandma, too!

  4. Posted July 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, it looks fab, both front and back, and perfect display spot

  5. em's scrapbag
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    What a great quilt. I really love the back! Your son is very lucky!

  6. Posted July 13, 2012 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Awesome quilt! It looks like summer to me! And it must be so soft!

  7. Posted July 13, 2012 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    I Can’t decide which side of this quilt I like better, both are beautiful.

  8. Posted July 13, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    What gorgeous shots! Of a gorgeous quilt. : )

  9. deb
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    So beautiful, Katie! The pictures and the quilt! Glad you got some time away at the beach, too.

  10. Posted July 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    gosh, i think i could name most of my quilts “the quilt that flickr built”. love that name :) and this one is precious indeed.

  11. Posted July 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Amazing quilt, I love it!

  12. Posted July 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Love this quilt! How big is it? I can’t remember if you mentioned if it was going on his bed or not :)

  13. Posted July 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Love it!
    And shoot, I’m pretty sure I saw that Mendocino print on the back at a store here in town on sale recently.

  14. Posted July 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I love how this quilt turned out. Sometimes a simple design is just perfect. Such great pictures too!

  15. Posted July 20, 2012 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! I just found some of this line at a fabric store and bought a bunch of it, SQUEAL,

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