Monday, June 06, 2011

Stepping Stones Quilt Finished!

This pattern looks a lot like stepping stones to me, so that is why I named it. I've been trying to give my quilts a name recently, even if it is the name the pattern designer picked :) Do you name your quilts?? As you can see, I've been on a roll lately with quilt finishes, this is the last one for awhile. I have been pushing myself to get this one done. The end of the school year is this week, and it's a gift for Jessie's (other) teacher.
The pattern is from the book Fat Quarter Five, by Heather Mulder Peterson.

I used the fabric line Simple Abundance by Moda. I had a fat quarter bundle of it, and it was begging to be used for this quilt. I still have a lot of the fabric leftover, and I have lots of plans for it next.
The thread I used to quilt it was lightly variegated, it is a cream color with tan variegations. I am really happy with it, it was hard to choose a thread color because of the light and dark fabrics used in this quilt. I did straight line quilting, which made a grid on the back, I love that.

In an effort to "use it up" I have had these flannel pieces in my fabric stash for awhile, they are remnants from other quilt backs, and I decided to piece them together and use them on this quilt, the colors all match the top. I don't know that I like this back much, but I am happy that I used the fabric :)
In Portland the sun was refusing to come out, and finally this weekend it did! We were really enjoying being outside. On Saturday our neighbors took us on their boat. The Columbia River that runs through Portland is huge, and a lot of huge ships go up and down it delivering goods. Look at this oil tanker, it was slightly overwhelming to be riding in a tiny ski boat next to this monster.
We drove to the Columbia River Gorge and took in the view. Breathtaking right?
And on our way back stopped at Multnomah Falls. A great weekend! Now onto this week, hopefully I can survive.

11 comments:

angela said...

nice finish! and I love giving my quilts names.

Katrina said...

Heather gorgeous finish! Love it :-).

Dianne said...

Looks pretty! Great job on a finish totally from stash! I should try that sometime :)

randi said...

what a beautiful quilt!

Deb said...

Fantastic quilt. I can see why you gave it that name. I don't name mine except the one I'm working on - it's called that Damned Quilt because it's giving me so many problems! LOL

cross stitch kits said...

wow what a stunning quilt! You must be very proud, well done.

Anonymous said...

I admire your work. My son lives in Oregon, and we experienced those same places last summer. I am a teacher. Wow, if someone gave me a handmade quilt, I would be in heaven. Denise

Anonymous said...

I admire your work. My son lives in Oregon, and we experienced those same places last summer. I am a teacher. Wow, if someone gave me a handmade quilt, I would be in heaven. Denise

Wendy said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love to visit your blog and see the amazing quilts you complete - you are such an inspiration!!! You are going to make a teacher super happy with this awesome gift.

Just Jenn said...

Another lovely quilt done... ^^
How fun to get to cruise up and down the river on your friends boat!

MysteryKnitter said...

You sure know your fabrics.