Friday, June 26, 2015

Orchid Quilt

Since Monday I have been working on the Orchid Quilt for my mother-in-law. Really, I didn't get much work done on it until yesterday. My rotary blade needed to be replaced so I picked one up Tuesday after my daughter's field trip. Then Wednesday I figured I should work on something for Addison's teacher since Thursday was her last day. I ended up finding this really cute bookshelf mini quilt on Elizabeth Dackson's blog, Don't Call Me Betsy. It ended up not quite as nice as I was hoping for and I should have taken more time to complete it but her teacher liked it so all is well. For the binding I just pulled the backing fabric around to the front to save myself a little time.

I only got a iPhone picture because I finished stitching the binding down right before the bus got here.

Finally, I was able to get all of the pieces cut Thursday night and all the half square triangle units sewn and trimmed today. I decided not to do the paper pieced center block because, honestly, I didn't want to do it. Dealing with twenty-two different shades of purple that are unmarked is not the easiest thing to do so I ended up not fully following the pattern but I did use the same layout. That is one of my favorite things about quilting; you do what works for you.

The top piecing should be done tomorrow. The borders will probably be my Sunday project. My goal is to start quilting it by Monday which I should be able to do.

What are you working on this weekend?

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. I really like your block and I'm not a purple lover! How big is this block? Your layout is great.

  2. The mini is really cute. However, I am drawn to the purple quilt. (It's my favorite color.) I really like how you have it laid out here.

  3. The orchid quilt layout looks great and I am a huge fan of making things work for you! Congratulations on the finish just in time for your daughter's teacher, too. :)

  4. I love the colors in the orchid quilt! Beautiful!

  5. Love the layout of the orchid quilt. It's going to be beautiful!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...