Tuesday, 19 September 2017

pat-next-door's quilt

And finally, after having lots of projects mid flight
it feels good to have a little finish!

Pat-next-door is going to be a great grandmother in October and requested a 'pink' quilt. 
'Pink squared' is all ready now for her
and her soon to be born great granddaughter over on Waiheke Island

- I did lots of simple straight line quilting all over this quilt

- and Evie had a little test drive this afternoon before we handed it over to Pat.

- close up of binding & backing

 a few quilt stats:
I joined in with #junequiltqal a couple of months ago over at crazymomquilts, 
- such a fun easy way to make a quilt
Finished quilt measures 130cms x 175cms
I used a limited colour palette,
featuring Les Fleurs rose tapestry, rifle paper for Cotton & Steel for the larger squares
and a cute pink fabric from Andover Fabrics, Lizzy House for the smaller filler squares.
Backing was a soft pink flannette sheet from Pat's cupboard
and the binding was a blending stripe from my stash.

Linking up with Emily for 'moving it forward' over here at emsscrapbag
with Beth for 'main crush Monday' here
and with Lorna for 'let's bee social' over here at sewfreshquilts


  1. So pretty what a special gift. Your 'tester supervisor extraordinaire' is a sweetie!

  2. Your pink quilt turned out wonderful, I love it. How nice you had a sweet model to pose with it. This makes me want to quilt my June quilt now and I like the simple straight line quilting.

  3. Little Evie is gorgeous, and shows the pretty quilt so well. Lovely gift going to a lovely place - Waiheke Island is beautiful. Your neighbour must be thrilled.

  4. This is such a great little quilt for your neighbor. It has now been tested and ready to go. I love the binding you used.

  5. What a beautiful quilt, perfect!
    And Evie 'test driving' is adorable, I agree.
    I've always loved pink and you skillfully used it
    showing it at its best.

  6. A perfect quilt for a little girl, And your Evie is beautiful!!

  7. That quilt is soooo pretty - makes me smile just looking at it! What a lovely gift!

  8. Oh, pink is one of my favorites colors to start with, and easy is my favorite baby quilt pattern! Gosh, I love the fabrics in here, and how you've used the color values to make it both soft and exciting at the same time. You did well!

    Julie, who was never a fan of all pastel baby quilts

  9. Linda, the pink baby quilt is lovely and I am sure will be loved to bits. Such sweet fabrics. I have also just finished a pink baby quilt for a friend and loved doing it. Wee Evie is adorable, those blonde curls are so pretty.

  10. Love the quilt and the binding!!

  11. What an adorable little quilt! Love that pink Rifle Paper print and that quilt design too! Evie looks wonderful on the quilt. What a beautiful picture!

  12. A soft, cuddly beauty for the new baby. Love the test driver!

  13. Love this one! The striped binding was perfect.

  14. Such gorgeous fabrics and a lovely, adorable quilt. Pat is one lucky great grandma. Are there any vacant houses in your neighborhood?

  15. I adore that striped binding! And what a sweetie Evie is to help you out!

  16. Very cute! Perfect for a new baby girl.

  17. So cute! The quilt tester is darling too.


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