Sunday, June 30, 2013

Finish-A-Long Finish

I'm happy to report that I finished another one of my goals for this quarter.
I started this quilt in March at a guild retreat.   I fell in love with this quilt design in an ad for Freespirit,  tore the page out of the magazine and waited for the right fabric.  Along came Tula Pink's Saltwater.

The pattern was easy.  It's just squares, rectangles and flying geese.  Each block finishes at 12".

I added a scrappy border in between a couple of rows of white sashing. This finished at 60"x75",  a bit bigger than my usual lap quilts. I may need to invest in a taller clothesline.
The quilting is straight lines within each block.  I added a diamond pattern on the inner white sashing, which is very fancy for me.

 I used the blue seashell fabric for the binding.
The back is pieced using yardage of 6 different prints.
The sun was bright this morning and the bottom fabric looks washed out in this photo. (It's light blue with little anchors.) However, the sun was also hot this morning and I didn't feel like going back out there to retake the photo.

Joyful Stitching,
she can quilt


  1. Beautiful quilt! Love your choice of binding, looks wonderful!

  2. Wow....those colors sewed up really nice! Love it!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous - fantastic finish!!

  4. This turned out absolutely amazing. I love this quilt, the fabric, the pattern... everything! Great job Jane.

  5. What a great finish - love the Salt Water line and this is a fantastic pattern to use with it. Beautiful job Jane!

  6. Jane, very nice! When you started this at the retreat, those flying geese are what inspired me to learn and after your great on-the-spot tutorial, I now can make a pretty good flying goose!

  7. Jane this is fabulous!!! I LOVE how it came out, especially the pieced border to frame it:-)

  8. Very pretty! Hope you don't mind I shared on my A Quilter's Table fb page. Congrats on your lovely finish!