oh happy day.

31 March 2012

oh happy day.

so this girl is one of my favoritest peeps on the planet.
this is our niece, ashleigh. <--my hubby's oldest brother's daughter.

when i became part of the family 12 years ago, she was 8 and i was 18.
we've been close since day one.
i was the cool aunt and then she grew up and now we're more like besties.

if you follow along on the ps i quilt facebook page, chances are you remember my exciting announcement that she's pregnant!!! <--and she's due on my birthday!!!

well today is ashleigh's 20th birthday.
and today is the day she {& her fella nate} got the keys to their 1st place.

uncle shane & i had all this extra stuff hanging around that we've been saving for a rainy day.
stuff that made up our first house together. <--like couches, livingroom tables, a dining room table & chairs set, extra dishes, curtains, etc.

oh happy day.

well today ash & nate came over to get the aforementioned things and i surprised her with a quilt.

she told me once upon a time that she loved my almost irish pattern.
translation = she needed one of her own.
so needless to say, she loved it.

oh happy day.

fun fact: this quilt has been to california, texas & missouri.
my longarm quilter, darla padilla, did an amazing job on this quilt. <--she lives in cali.
the robert kaufman kona booth was home to this quilt last fall at quilt market. <--obviously that's in texas.
and the sew sweet quilt shop had a month long trunk show of my quilts this past january. <--they're located in missouri.

oh happy day.

the color palette is a little unconventional, but i love how fun & happy it is.
side note: have yall noticed that the 80s are back with a vengeance?!?! wow.

quilt stats:
fabric = kona cotton solids for robert kaufman
size = 80 1/2" x 80 1/2"
pattern = almost irish
quilting = darla padilla

oh happy day.

oh and because i figure someone might be interested, here's all the kona sku #'s:
white 1387
bone 1037
cream 1090
sand 1323
tan 1369
ash 1007
aqua 1005
azure 1009
robin egg 1514
cactus 199
pear 145
chartreuse 1072
mango 192

♥ rachel

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Sara said...

that is one happy,light and cheerful quilt and the mama-to-be looks thrilled to have it in her hands:)

harleywife57 said...

It is a gorgeous quilt ! I love the colors :D Ashleigh is a doll !

Annie said...

Rachel, this is one gorgeous quilt...and famous too, I'd say! A beautiful surprise for your bestie!

The Rx quilter said...

I can imagine that you had as much fun making the quilt for her as she did receiving it. I love making quilts like that. Beautiful job and best wishes for your niece. Lisa in Texas

Betty Lou said...

You can see by just looking at she and her guy that you made them very, very happy. It must be fun to be be the cool, bestie aunt. Hugs

Angie said...

Yay what a great way to celebrate such a great day! If this is their first home quilt, what will the baby's quilt look like...I can not wait to see what you come up with next!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the color scheme. That is an incredible quilt! Nothing says "I love you" quite like a quilt. Such a perfect gift.

Mindy said...

Beautiful, I like the uniqueness of the color scheme!

Auntie Pami said...

What a great gift! So exciting to start a new home.

Anonymous said...

What a heartfelt gift. The absolute best kind. I wish them well in their new home! p.s. I love the 80's. Man, those were awesome years! Give me color!!

Georgia said...

What a gorgeous quilt - she's a lucky girl!

Anonymous said...

That first picture is just pure bliss! She looks so happy. Beautiful quilt.

Mouster1 said...

The picture says it all. Beautiful quilt. Pretty colors. Happy niece. Thanks for sharing.

Melody said...

Funny how I like 80s colors now more than I did then. Love the quilt.

Sarah said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! And the colors! It goes great with the cute new owners too! Best wishes to them!

pasqueflower said...

Beautiful quilt. Beautiful quilting. Beautiful niece :-)

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful quilt! And what a delight to make it for such a special niece!!! Giving a quilt to someone who you treasure is what it's all about for me! <3<3


Kim said...

I love being the cool Aunt....my nephew just turned 45! I was standing there( 14 years old) the day he came home from the hospital and now his kids think I am the coolest Auntie :0).
What a great support you are for your niece, I'm thinking you more than deserve the title of COOL AUNT.

Happy sewing

Thimbleanna said...

What a lucky Niece! It's beautiful Rachel!

Libby said...

You are truly an amazing person.

P.S. So are the biscuits ~

lazydaisy said...

I am IN LOVE with this quilt. Truly in love! These colours are so soothing and soft. Thank you so much for listing them by name!

Joyce said...

LOVE!!!! the colors of this quilt. lucky girl to be receiving such a gem:)

3girls said...

I love the colors used. Just beautiful!

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