melly.

09 March 2011

melly.

i'd like to introduce yall to melly.

melly.

i'm in love. again.
this one tugs on my heartstrings.
my daughter miss melanie was the inspiration for this quilt.


melly.

so why was melanie my inspiration?!?!
i wanted a "hope chest" quilt for her.

growing up in the south, all young gals looked forward to a hope chest.
a hope chest is a homemade cedar chest that is filled with treasures you will need, use & love when you marry your special someone.

every girl needs a hope chest.
her daddy makes it & her momma fills it.
and NO hope chest is complete without a quilt!!! <--that's a fact.

melly.

my design notes for this quilt:
something timeless
show off bigger chunks of yummy prints
use simplistic piecing
utilize lots o' bella solids

i think i nailed it.
*wink*

lindsey on melly.

quilt stats:
fabric = buttercup by fig tree quilts for moda
size = 65" x 65"
quilting = darla padilla

btw: miss lindsey is 6 months old now {eeek} & she's totally in love with her sister's quilt.

MellyQK-450

and guess what?!?!
yall can get kits at fat quarter shop. HERE.
single patterns are available HERE. {& HERE.}

melly.

fyi: flipside exceeded my expectation in terms of sales.
we had to send them out in batches. <--thanks yall!!!
so because of that...i've taken measures to ensure that melly makes it out the door faster. promise.
:D

if you are a shop that is interested in purchasing melly...
email me: rachel {at} psiquilt {dot} com

♥ rachel

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47 comments:

karenfae said...

how sweet - I have a Melly too although for the past 25 years she has gone by Mel or Melanie - she is 38 now but she is still my little Melly to me.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on TWO new wonderful patterns Rachel! Wow!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

love it. but you knew that ;-)

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness...soooooo pretty!! I love everything about this quilt!!

V and Co. said...

ooooh L is sooo cute! the quilts pretty cute too!

Miss Nancy said...

Really nice, very lovely, not to mention pretty. Well done. Congratulations on the patterns.

Have a super great sewing day.

V and Co. said...

um and btw i need to get you a button. i'm so lame.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Melly is just as sweet and beautiful as the one who inspired it! Lovely!

MGM

Cheryl said...

OHHHHHH, I love this quilt..the fabrics are just yummmmmy!! Congrats on the great pattern!

bethanndodd said...

Just beautiful! Congrats! And now I want a hope chest too!

marilee said...

i heart this quilt!! i heart the pattern!! and i heart the fabric choice!! adding this to my must pile...

Karen said...

Rachel....this is a beautiful quilt!

Do you have a "pattern" for the cute baby doll on the quilt? LOL...oh, that's your baby girl! She is really growing and looks adorable. Enjoy

Hugs, Karen

Sinta Renee said...

Very cute pattern. It's a really sweet quilt! I love your logo design as well:)

Carolyn said...

So beautiful and so sweet!

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Melly is a keeper! Beautiful quilt, beautiful baby.

Debbie Lou said...

Love your new quilt and the fabrics are super! Your little one is adorable. You Go Girl!

Stormy Days said...

I think you nailed it too, it's just beautiful.

RaeLyn said...

wow, this is an amazing quilt. I love, love, love it!!! Thanks for sharing, and making it available for us!!

Jennifer said...

Rachel, I love that quilt. Such a great pattern. :) And I love the idea of a hope chest. Totally makes me want to put together one for my daughter too.

Peanut Blossom said...

I'm not sure which I think is sweeter, that baby or that quilt! Love the fabric choices and the piecing.

Rhonda said...

beautiful!

Wendy said...

That's really beautiful!

Q said...

gorgeous quilt! I'll have 1 melly and can I have a Lindsey too ;)

amylouwho said...

Oh Rachel! I love it! And she's adorable. Great work. I want a hope chest! Hey, are you going to the sewing summit? Hope so!

Sewhappy said...

Another stunning quilt. Perfect for a hope chest.

I am Just One Mom said...

your clarity on simple patterns allowing darling fabrics to play the role in the quilt is spot on!
love your patterns for that reason and more. thank you for sharing your talents and the inspiration you breed.

Melissa said...

Another very pretty quilt! Baby Lindsey is pretty adorable too :)

madebymum said...

This is gorgeous I think I might have to have a kit.

my happy bluebird said...

I love your choice of soothing colors -- it all just flows together so nicely. Beautiful! :-)

Jennifer Blosser said...

L-O-V-E this one! As soon I read the title of your post I thought of your little sweetie! Seriously cute, Rachel!

This is mushy but I'm so proud of you with your patterns! You're living the dream!

Hugs & stitches,
Jennifer

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Your daughter looks so beautiful on that quilt :-) I think this is a great pattern, very lovely, I think I might want to try it when I get these other quilts I'm working on, out of the way :-)

Angie said...

*love*

I have a hope chest and it's probably my most treasured piece of furniture. No daughters, though. :( Maybe I can pass it down to a grandbaby one day.

Tammy said...

Oh love this so much!!!!

corners of my life said...

Charming quilt - perfect colors

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Pure perfection..both the quilt and Ms. Lindsey!

SarahMae said...

Rachel, I love "Melly"!
I grew up with a hope chest too, but a word of advise... build "help chests" for your boys. My brothers were so sad when my sisters and I left for college with our chests. For five years they been calling me to borrow simple things my mother put in them! For Christmas we pulled together help chests- Ive never seen the boys so excited for quilts and sheets and measuring cups.

Gloria J W said...

Oh Rachel I just got an email from the Fat Quarter Shop with yhour pattern featured and I was so excited for you.... Fame....
Hugs Gloria
PS The Melly quilt is just so cute!

Amy said...

Oh my, I adore this quilt! I have some Tula Pink Neptune fabric I have been stashing...this pattern could work! :)

rubyslipperz said...

O! Baby!...and she's a cutie-pahtootie!...the quilt is cute, too. But, its gotta come in SECOND to the BABY!! Great Photos!
thanks for sharing...

hugZ,
annie

Mouster1 said...

What a beautiful quilt! I just love this pattern. Thank you so
much. Mellie

ButtonMad said...

loving the pastel tones - perfect for baby. well done1 cheers shannon www.buttonmad.com

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Rachel!!! And way to tug at our mama hearts with that sweet little baby on the quilt!

SkippityDoDahQuilts said...

I also had a hope chest growing up :). It sits at the foot of my bed now, with all my treasures from my childhood. my mom said it was something to take with me so i would never forget where i came from :).

i love the pattern and fabrics for this quilt!! what a beautiful addition for her hope chest!

www.skippitydodah1quilts.blogspot.com

suz said...

I love that you did blocks that show off large pieces of a fabric. Sometimes it's almost painful to cut a fabric into small pieces. This is going on my list of "patterns I really, really need!"

j.g.prescott said...

I love your Melly quilt. The fabrics are so luscious.

PEGGY said...

Rachel,
I finished my Melly quilt tonight!
I love the pattern and choice of fabrics too. I'm going to take pictures tomorrow when the sun is out and blog about it.
I'm hoping to get the backing ready and mailed to my quilter mid week.
Thanks for a great pattern.
Peggy in NJ

Jamie Lee said...

What a beautiful quilt! And a beautiful baby!

I love the quilting on this one.

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