April 18, 2012

on a roll

You remember those April goals?  One of them included doing something with this cute little patchwork panel.

I was going easy on myself and set a goal of adding borders and making the quilt sandwich.  But then I was on a roll and finished the whole thing.  It's a smaller sized quilt--about 33 inches square.  I think it would be a good size for a play mat or to use in a stroller or car seat.  It's hard to see in the picture, but I quilted it with horizontal wavy lines.  The borders are pale yellow Kona cotton remnant I purchased at Hancock's.

I backed it in Bridle Path - Metro Orange.  It's not my favorite print from the collection, but that's what happens when you wait a year to finish a project!  I used pale yellow thread for the top and orange thread in the bobbin.  After a slight adjustment of the bobbin tension, I didn't have any problems with the bobbin thread showing on the top of the quilt.  I love the subtle look of quilting using the same color thread as fabric.

I used Central Park Flowers - Cream for the binding.  Kind of a waste of such a pretty, bold print but I like the look of it.

I think I'll hold onto this quilt for awhile.  (Yes--I'm the crazy lady that makes baby stuff for no reason.)  Who knows? Maybe we'll be blessed with a second child.  And maybe we'll be blessed with a baby girl.  And I would want her to have this beautiful little quilt.

4/26/12:  I'm linking up at Owen's Olivia.  Come share a quilt you have made!


  1. Very cute quilt! I don't think you wasted the flower print using it for the binding - I think it looks great next to the pale yellow.

  2. Beautiful quilt! I agree with Beth. The binding looks great. Thanks so much for linking it up!