Sunday 22 March 2020

Project Quilting Final Project 11.6

I have been feeling a little unfocused these past few days, I know I'm not alone in that. I find when I'm sewing or quilting I can forget about those feelings for awhile. I'm in my happy place then.

Vibrant and Vivacious was the challenge hosted by Kim of Persimmon Dreams. I drew up a couple different ideas in EQ8. I knew I wanted to make this final project for a child at Ronald MacDonald house. What child doesn't like colour, and bright colours even more.

colour pops in dresden blades
I finally settled on a flower and dresden plates make nice flowers. The blades I used are 10 inches long, every other blade is coloured and the rest are white as is the background.  Which allows the coloured petals to pop and the rest blend into the background. This gives the illusion of an airy flower.  For the border I used a Riley Blake print called Tetris Holding.

aurifil thread choices

I free motion quilted the background with loops and hearts. I wanted to keep it simple and fast, time was an issue.
hearts in the background, echo quilting in the petals with a partial line. 

The backing was another Riley Blake print called pieces of hope.

perfect backing for a child in the hospital

The quilt finishes at 38 inches square. A good baby or small child size.

this quilt will be one of my Hands to help quilts

I will have to wait to donate it until after we get the all clear from Covid-19. In the meantime I hope that everyone stays safe during these trying times.


  1. This is a sweet and happy quilt! A perfect counterpoint to the world situation today. So happy we have quilts and online communities to keep up cheerful and optimistic! Sending you healthy thoughts!!

  2. What a bright and happy quilt! So special that you plan to donate it!

  3. Isn’t it fun and rewarding when a PQ project ends up fulfilling an H2H plan! One of mine did that. Missed today’s deadline by 15 min waaah. Should’ve stayed off Instagram methinks ha as that was the 15 min needed. Ah well my project is all done now. I love how you did the alternating white petals; well done my friend.

  4. Such a happy quilt!!! The border fabric is fun and your quilting is just right. I am sure it will be loved.

  5. This is certainly a much needed bright spot! I love the bright petals (blades) and against the background it conjures up some spring fever!!

  6. Bright and beautiful, and perfect for kids!

  7. That is so sweet and fun! It will be a lovely quilt for a little one!

  8. I love the simplicity, the bright colors, and the backing fabric. I especially love that you plan to give it away.

  9. Such a sweet happy quilt for some lucky child! The backing is prefect too!

  10. The backing fabric is a treasure! Once again I love how you quilted this finish and gave the project life. Stay well!

  11. What a perfect finish, from the bright vibrant coloured top to the wonderful backing. Well done!

  12. This is such a fun quilt, and sure to brighten a child's day! Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!


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