Friday 23 August 2013

Flower Sugar and Friends - a finished quilt

And a finished quilt that I absolutely adore. This baby quilt was pieced together fast and it was fun to play with those wonderful fabrics.

This is the first time I used  Heath from Alexander Henry as background fabric and I am totally taken by the effect. The subtle grey makes the colours in the stripes pop out so effectively. 

The quilting was an easy decision and I combined outlining the seams with a cross hatch pattern on a stitch length of 4 (I usually use 3.5 but have recently decided that the longer length looks better). What stitch length do you normally use for your straight line quilting ?

The quilt measures about 40 1/2" x 34 1/2" (103 cm x 88 cm).

The back features a very effective graphical print from Timeless Treasures from the I Heart collection by Rashinda Coleman-Hale.

And the binding is 'Oval Elements' in Peacock by Art Gallery. The colours are so fresh and bright and just make me smile every time I see it.

Let's hope this is inspiration for students who may want to join me in the baby quilt class in September at the Village Haberdashery.


  1. what fun to use the grey as background x looks great x

  2. I agree the heath looks great with the colours! Very pretty! I use a stitch length of 4 too.

  3. It is lovely, I too like the cross hatch Heath as a background. Have fun in your class. For straight line quilting I use between 3.5 and 4.5 usually, depending on how it looks on that quilt. The thicker the quilt (more seams, pieced backing make thicker quilts) the longer the stitch I use.

  4. this is super sweet. Loe the fabrics and the pattern


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