Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Quilt Finish in Pink and Green

As you may remember, I am participating in the 2015 Finish Along, hosted by Adrienne of On the Windy Side .  About a month ago, I set out my goals for the 3rd quarter of the year. I am happy to report that the first of these is finished (and two more are very close - but those are posts for another time).

This quilt was intended as a baby quilt for my soon-to-be born granddaughter.  However, I remembered that all the rest have been backed with Minky, and the whole point of this quilt was to match the vintage cotton sheet I was using as the back (and some of the front patches).  I already have other plans for the grand baby quilt, with some awesome bumblebee fabrics.... more on that next month.

So, the new recipient of this quilt is Emma, the grown daughter of my uncle’s wife (of 30 years). Emma has Down Syndrome, and will love the soft and simple colors. I will be visiting Uncle Bela, Aunt Maria and cousin Emma for a couple days later this month prior to attending the Crazy Quilting International retreat in Kansas City.

The sheet that inspired it all is a floral print of pinks and lime green with bits of yellow. I think it looks very contemporary and was such a great fabric to build a color scheme around.  To quilt it, I did a free motion quilted (FMQ) stipple, the first time I ever tried this. Wow, was that ever fun!  It is now bound, washed and nicely puckered and soooooo soft!

So, this checks off Item #3 on my finish list.

Quilt Stats:
Size: 39 x 46”
Fabric: various
Backing: vintage sheet
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Quilted by: myself, FMQ stipple

And that is it for now!

Here is a link to my original list of 3rd quarter goals.


Cathy maroon


  1. So pretty, you just can't beat pink and green.

  2. Great finish - she is going to love it I know.

  3. Pink and green are always so pretty, my first quilt was pink and green with a bit of taupe brown. This is lovely! I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.


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