Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Penny Quilt FINISH!

It's no secret that I'm a project jumper. While it was my original goal to work on a quilt that I could turn out quickly and easily, I'm still pleased with how long it took to finish this charity baby quilt (story here)... especially considering all the in between sewing. Yeah, another quilt checked off my 2016 FAL list for this quarter! If you're curious about all those other in between projects, I added a "Finished Quilts" tab to share how far I've come... not too bad for just two years of quilting, huh?

This quilt is packed full of favorite fabrics... come on now, who didn't fall completely in love with Heather Ross' Tiger Lily fabrics when they first came out?!? I waited for this bundle for a really, REALLY long time (too long of a story to go into), so it's fun to see it finally made up in this quilt!

Remember this pretty little stack of Lizzy House and Heather Ross Spoonflower additions from last summer?... you might recognize several of these prints.

"Becoming Frog" is one of my favorites... not only the print, but the color is the absolute perfect shade of pink, with just a hint of coral in it.

For the quilting, I decided on straight line quilting (of course), radiating from a focal star. I'm glad that you can't see from the pictures how croooked my stars got as they radiated out. Please note: this not my way of fishing for a compliment... I really was frustrated at how wonky they had gotten along the way. But I suppose washing and the magic of the crinkle should help, right?

The backing is, as always pieced, with the addition of Cori Dantini's Daisy Chain fabric and a few others in the mix.

The layout of this quilt was actually the first one that I got to put my Christmas present to good use. It's been part of my ongoing/yearly goals list, to learn the ins and outs of the EQ7 program. Obviously there are a few things off, but this really gave me a good idea about color placement. I've been experimenting more recently, and hope to share some secret sewing sooner rather than later.

Quilt Inspiration: "Super Star" from V and Co. 
Blocks: "Simple Star" from Farm Girl Vintage book, in both six and twelve inch blocks. Additional flying geese arrows.
Started: December 2015
Fabrics: Heather Ross, Lizzy House, and various stash fabrics. Low volume background fabrics. 

Backing: Cori Dantini, Heather Ross, Cotton & Steel, Blend Fabrics
Finished quilt size: ca. 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152 cm)

Linking up to Let's Bee Social and Sew Cute Tuesday. 


  1. I remember the story behind this one - it's lovely to see it finished. Such gorgeous prints in the front and I love the Cori Dantini print on the back (I have some of her Christmas fabrics which I am holding on to until the 'right' project). Congratulations on a FAL finish.

  2. It's really beautiful. I love coming to your blog and seeing so much inspirational eye candy.

  3. Yeah to all the finished quilts - this quarter and else :) And to figuring out how to use EQ7. Will be looking forward to what you come up with next!

  4. I love it! Beautifully finished.

  5. What a great quilt, Allision! I am happy for you that you tried out EQ7 for the layout as well. It is such a fun program to use, once you get over the learning curve. That froggy fabric is too cute...that soft coral color can make any girl swoon. : )

  6. This is such a beautiful baby quilt! I really love the soft colors and the design. I haven't yet tried my EQ7... but I see I should! Wonderful finish :-)

  7. This is really really lovely! Congrats on your fine finish. I'm visiting on behalf of the FAL hosting team - thanks so much for joining us!

  8. I have always loved this pattern and yours turned out amazing! I love the fabrics you chose, awesome finish!


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