Friday, December 9, 2016

Evie's Quilt - Finished for Christmas!

I'm so excited to have this quilt finished!  It's been a tricky one throughout.  I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like, but matching that idea to the size of my daughter's bed and my budget (I know you hear me ;) )...well, it involved several sheets of graph paper, some groaning, stitch ripping when I completed a whole section in the wrong direction, and lots of love.  :)

My Evie is an amazing kid.  She's crazy smart and loves math, science, and art.  She's a builder, a creator...always making and drawing.  I wanted to make a quilt that was as special as she is.  I wanted something with lots of movement, lots of bright color, and something where order could be found in the chaos.  This is what I designed for her.

I used Acreage by Shannon Gillman Orr for Moda, then I added in some solid white and a few coordinating prints from my stash to make it big enough.

This fabric line is sooo sweet and reflects my girl's personality so well.  There's the sweet and dainty flowers, the abstract fans, the action of the bicycles...and those beautiful bright colors!

Usually quilting a quilt of this size is like wrestling an alligator, but this one really was lovely to quilt.  I focused on the diamonds, starting with hearts in the center, then alternating between feathers, flowers, and loops in the larger diamonds that grow from each center.

I love using white as backing because the quilting can be seen so well.  I put the bright pink strip down the center as a little special surprise.

By the way, I super appreciate my sweet husband's support in my quilting...this morning, he was literally supporting the quilt while standing on a 4-foot stump, in freezing temperatures, so the quilt wouldn't drag on the wet grass.  He's such a great guy.  <3

Well, one Christmas quilt down and one to go!  I'll start piecing the backing to Amelia's quilt this afternoon.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Are you doing any special quilting for Christmas?  I'd love hear about your projects!


I'm linking up today with Finish It Up Friday, TGIFF, and


  1. I like order in the chaos too. Your quilt is stunning - the pattern, the fabrics, and the quilting. Pretty colors for a girls room!

  2. Everything on this quilt is perfect! Those

  3. This quilt is very beautiful! A wonderful gift!!

  4. Beautiful finish!! YAHOOO! Celebrating with you. Love the way you explained your design and why you did it the way you did. It's perfect.

  5. Such a gorgeous quilt. I always love half square triangles, so versatile. Your colours are stunning and the quilting - you tamed that alligator really well!!

  6. So nice - your daughter will love it for sure!

  7. That is a fabulous quilt! I also love that bicycle fabric. I keep eyeing it up in my LQS. Great job!

  8. Very colourful quilt with great prints. I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF hosted @ Anja Quilts.

  9. Great finish and that fabric is a wonderful choice.