Evening in the Garden Quilts

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A Pair of Finishes



This week I finished this pair of special order quilts.  Both are made with the same fabrics and Kona Snow.  They will head off in the mail today to brighten a pair of loveseats in the customer’s living room.  Currently there are antique quilts there, and these will be a fresher and more washable alterative.


These quilts are great small sizes (40″ x 60″, 40″ x 65″), so they were quick and fun to put together and to quilt.  Well, this triangle one cost me a day, but that was due to my own math challenges.  Yes, to make HST blocks, you add 7/8″  to the finished size of your desired block.  I will remember that now!  I’m happy with the straight line quilting, especially now that it’s washed and crinkly.  I quilted in all the ditches, and then 1/2″ away on both sides with the walking foot and white Bottom Line thread.


The string quilt wasn’t really strings, but 1 1/2″ strips cut from yardage.  I quilted it in the ditches with Bottom Line, and then added huge leaves with white Sulkey rayon thread.  I didn’t count, but I think there about 32 leaves all over the quilt.


All and all, a fun project to brighten this oppressive winter.

Can’t wait to see what you’ve finished.

I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

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.

14 thoughts on “A Pair of Finishes

  1. Ah tricks of the trade i.e. 7/8″ added to HST blocks You never know when those types of things make a world of difference eh?! I adore the triangle quilt!

  2. so pretty, love them both

  3. I think you are taking over from Pam as the sewing machine! Great work!

  4. Heh, I still look those formulas for setting triangles, HSTs and such things up every. single. time. If I don’t, I’m sure to flub it up! Awesome finishes Valerie!

  5. Those are great! I made that same mistake once!! I still have to really think about it every time I make hst!

  6. Both quilts are really nice. I love the white in both of them. I have made string quilts before and they are a favorite to do for me. Nice job.

  7. Love both quilts! The string quilt is my favorite! Love the framing around the string blocks!

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