Finally Finished

This quilt top has been with me for SOME time, pretty sure it’s been 2 years or more.  Why didn’t I finish it?  No clue.  The backing fabric has been there.  It wasn’t buried in my sewing room.

I was inspired one afternoon to just finish it.  I love the larger size and how soft the fabrics are.  These were prewashed before sewing with them.  Actually, these were some of the first fabrics I went to Jo-Anns to buy specifically for a quilt.  I do remember vividly picking out the fabrics and putting them together.


The back is just pieced with some the fabrics I had for the project.

The quilt is available in my Etsy store here.

Can’t wait for it to brighten up a little girl’s room.

Summer House Girl Quilt

The colors in the Moda Summer House collection are wonderful.  Bright, cheery, and modern.  I won the charm pack from Fat Quarter Shop on the Talk N Tuesdays twitter chat.  Once I received the package I was sorting this charm pack.  Did I mention I love the colors?

Some of the prints were too floral for what I had in mind.  I took those out, to use for something later, and just focused on the ones I was drawn to.  Simple and squares was my design.  I really wanted to focus on the prints so I just made 5″ Kona white squares.  The hardest part was finding a combination that I liked the best on the design wall.  Must have gone up there about 3 times before the pattern was how I wanted it.

Here is a glimpse of it on the design wall.

Here is the finished product.

A Special Quilt for a Very Special Girl

My cousin and her husband welcomed to the world their first child over 9 years ago.  As Lexi grew, it became apparent something wasn’t right.  My cousin worked with physical and occupational therapists and Lexi underwent testing. 

Muscular Dystrophy was the diagnosis.  Over the years she has dealt with this disease and it’s negative side effects. 

She has made a huge decision for her own health, have a major surgery to help her. 

I’ve made quilts for plenty of kids through Project Linus.  Since Lexi is being brave and undergoing surgery today, I wanted to make something could provide comfort from 1200 miles away. 

Portion of the front.

She likes neon pink and green along with peace signs.  Circles came to mind when I first contacted my cousin about making the quilt. 

Zoom in on the circles.


I hope this quilt provides warmth and comfort through a scary surgery for a young girl.