Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Finish It Up Friday: Pink and Gray Donation Quilt



With the 4 x 4 pink, gray, and white blocks completed, this quilt went together quickly, and the solid gray offered a good place for some fun quilting.


It’s all from stash, and a lot of 2 1/2″ scraps from many previous projects that were fun to revisit.  I made the blocks back in December or January when I was unfocused and needed some mindless piecing to keep me moving forward.


I knew the fuscia hand dyed fabric was the right design choice for the binding, but I was pretty nervous about it bleeding, even though it had been prewashed.  I used three Color Catchers when I washed it, but didn’t have a bit of bleeding, so that was a relief.   (Reused those C C s later to prewash newly arrived fabric, and they picked up some dye there.)  It’s actually two different pieces of hand dye, but we won’t tell, will we?  This binding was a lot easier to photograph than the one on my last quilt, so I took photos as I did it for the machine binding tutorial.


This quilt has no current destination.  I wanted, for once, to have a quilt ready made for the next quilt drive or disaster, so now I do.

I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts.  (Check this out, I’ve met a lot of fun people over there!)

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

12 thoughts on “Finish It Up Friday: Pink and Gray Donation Quilt

  1. Love pink and grey together! Well done on the quilting, it looks beautiful. Isn’t it great to have something done and waiting for a purpose? I love having quilts on hand and ready for when a need arises.

  2. It looks great! Love the pink thread you used in some of the quilting.

  3. That’s a good plan, to have one ready on hand. It’s really special, Valerie!

  4. That turned out so pretty. I keep meaning to get ahead like that, but I always am working on deadlines. Good plan, Valerie!

  5. Lovely quilt – very calming! I love the fabric you used on the back. I have never used hand-dyed fabric because I have always been afraid it bleed all over everything else. Nice to know that isn’t always the case, sometimes the store bought stuff bleeds even more. I love color catchers! Great Finish!

  6. Pink and gray! So lovely. Is the pinky-variegated print on the back also a hand-dye? There is rumbling about a dyeing workshop at my quilt guild, so I’m starting to perk up at any mention of hand-dyeds and how they perform. I’m so glad to read your binding didn’t bleed.

  7. Valerie, I may have told you on Twitter, but I love the FMQ on the plain blocks! You sure give a girl ideas!


  8. I love your color combo. Very nice finish!

  9. I love the color combination, and what a great idea to have a quilt ready for the next “what if.” I often have stash ready for donation, but not finished quilts. I like your idea.

  10. Pingback: Sunday Stash Report and March-a-Long 3/24/13 | Evening in the Garden Quilts

  11. Beautiful quilt and gorgeous photos, Valerie!

  12. Pingback: Finished Donation Quilt | Evening in the Garden Quilts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s