May Goal Finished


rectangles and squares modern quilt

It feels amazing to be able to say this quilt is finished.  Over the last five years it has sat in my WIP pile of bags.  What a waste.

Pretty sure I have figured out what caused some of my rows to be way off and the quilt to be a bit wonky.  At a IMQG meeting someone noted that pinning my strips would have helped too.  Whoops!  I’m going to say the wonkiness is an artistic touch.  When you fold it in half, it’s straight.  Took 40 some cuts but it’s straight!!  Around 5 inches was lobbed off the bottom in an effort to make it more straight.  Cutting it off to be a baby size would have made all the extra piecing I did irrelevant.

rectangles and squares modern quilt

Notice the brown mulch under the quilt?  We spent some time this weekend sprucing up the yard.  As we listened to the Indy 500, we mulched, pulled weeds, and put out our new patio furniture.  Still not exactly how we want it, but a needed improvement.

For the quilting I did a modified free motion quilting in squares and rectangles.  It’s still straight lines and mimics the rectangles and square quilt blocks.  This pattern is pretty easy, doesn’t take too long, and works well with my machine.

rectangles and squares quilting

All stash fabrics and nothing new added in this quilt.  Even the backing and binding.  The batting is even pieced scraps.

backing of rectangles and squares quilt

Now this retro inspired color palette will be heading to a new home.  I can’t reveal the new owner just yet but they will appreciate it.  A few personalized touches need to be added to complete this gift.  With the scraps I’m going to whip up a pillow to coordinate with the quilt.

The best name I can come up with is Rectangles and Squares.  Do you have any good names for this quilt?  Leave your suggestions in the comments.

Linking up with a A Lovely Year of Finishes.

2015 lovely year of finishes



5 Replies to “May Goal Finished”

  1. That’s awesome and so creative! Putting a pillow together with the leftovers is a nice idea, too.

  2. Valerie Glasel says: Reply

    I love the quilt because of the random placeement of squares and rectangles. Is it possible to get the measurements you used for them, as well as the washing?

    1. Hi Valerie! I do remember the sizes that I used. These are inches 2.5 x 5, 5 x 5, 7.5 x 5. The sashing I think was 2.5 as well, if not 1.5. Tip: make sure you pin your rows together as you sew them or you get some of the wonkiness I had in my rows.


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