Monday, January 21, 2013

{Fall Quilt Retreat: Finished Project #2}

{My set of little helping hands}

{Washed and Crinkly}

My mom and I went on a fabulous quilt retreat last October.
You can read more about it
here, here, and (one more time!) here.
I've been slowing working on finishing my projects that I started there.
I love this particular quilt's probably my favorite project from the retreat.
However, it's been sitting as I've tried to figure out how to quilt it.  We've been to many quilt shows and seen some amazing quilting designs.  However, all of my quilting must be done on my little machine and, honestly, it has to be simple.  If it's not, the project will probably continue to sit, gathering dust.  I was a bit intimidated by the amazing quilting I've seen over the past couple of years.

One day last week, I finally decided to just get it done.  My favorite way of quilting is strip quilting...sometimes using masking tape for straight lines and even strips and sometimes with random widths and not-so-straight lines.  Since I enjoy it so much and have always loved the final results, I figured it might just work out.

{I love it!}
I love the texture (I always wash the fabric after it's complete, not before).
I love the design.
I love the simplicity.
I love that it took my such a short amount of time.

I love that it can be either a sweet little baby girl quilt, or
I can add a sleeve and it can be a wall-hanging.
I love that it's purple!
I love that it's completed!
{And I love that my pair of sweet little helping hands had a sick day
so both of us were able to stay home and craft.}

{Pattern is from the book:  Three Times the Charm}


  1. Your quilt looks great, the quilting is just perfect for it!

  2. Your colors are so cheerful! Is that pattern from "Three Times the Charm"?

  3. i love your quilting too!! i have a few charm packs i can't quite yet decide what to do with . .i may have to check out that book!! beautiful work!