Sunday, 1 March 2015

Could it be...? Yes, It's Another Finished Quilt!

It's March 1st and I have a third finished quilt for 2015!  Truth be told, the last stitches of this baby were put in at my guild's monthly sew-in yesterday, February 28, but I took the pictures today, so I will call this a March finish!

The inspiration for this quilt came from Amy at Diary of a Quilter.  I saw her quilt a couple years ago and without following a pattern, I started making blocks on paper foundation to use some scraps.  For the longest time, I had 10 blocks stashed away in a drawer.

Then in January I finished the remaining blocks, pieced the top, sandwiched and quilted it, and attached the binding.

I am especially happy with the quilting, though I need to figure out a better way to turn the corners with the feathers!

Second time doing feathers!

For the back, I used a bright orange print that I got in the flat folded, discount section of my LQS for a ridiculous price.   No one else saw that gem...  It's been in my stash for a while, waiting for the perfect project.   Isn't it great?

No shortage of snow to use as background here...

I love looking at the quilting on the back.  even though the fabric is busy, the light yellow thread I used really highlights the quilting!

For the binding, I chose an orange gingham-type print.  I have used it once before to bind a quilt and sadly, that is pretty much the end of it :(

I saved the hand stitching for my recent trip to Ontario, knowing I was going to be spending some time in an airplane...  I only had one side to do when I dropped by my guild's sew in to hang out with my quilty friends.

Quilt roll before the wash...

Quilt roll after the wash

Only today, when I looked up the link for Amy's original quilt, did I realize she had also used a bright orange backing and some lighter orange for the binding...  I guess great minds think alike.

Snow half way up the fence... This is late Winter in Eastern Canada

Today was a perfect day for pictures.  Still tons of snow, lots of sunlight, and a temperature just below zero (Celsius).

So the only two thing that are left to do on that baby is to find it a home and a name.  What should I call this, and where should it live?  It is the right size for a baby quilt (approx 40"x40"), but I find it a little too stiff.  One of my guild mate remarked that it could be a table topper.  What?  I guess she is right, but It would never occur to me...

Hope your month of March is off to a good start!

Linking up to Let's Bee Social hosted weekly by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. You are on track to have an awesome year of finished quilts. Glad I got to see it in person. Your feathering is wonderful.

  2. It was awesome to see it in person. Great finish!

  3. I love this quilt. Probably enough to copy!

  4. Gorgeous colours - love the orange. Congrats on a great finish! I'm hopeless at turning corners but yours looks pretty good to me!

  5. What a fun idea for scraps! And I really like your feathers and think you did a fantastic job turning the corner.

  6. Awesome finish! I love the orange backing and binding. And your feathers are great!

  7. Beautiful quilt and photos! The bright colours look wonderful against the snow background.


  8. What a beautiful quilt and a great use of scraps. I also find turning corners with feathers a little hard.

  9. Oh your quilting on this! It looks great...I've not gotten brave enough to try any of the stitch patterns you've used. I have a stack of blocks just like these - they came from a "liberated wedding ring" tutorial I found online. Every once in awhile I take up my scraps and make a few more. I'm hoping to eventually turn it into a quilt for our family room.

  10. Such a sunny, cheerful finish! Again, love your gratuitous quilt roll pics! Apparently, not making resolutions is working for you!


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