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Pretty Little Patchwork Quilt

Guess what.  I finished a quilt.

Yep, and it was the quickest I’ve ever made a quilt, from my start time to when I finished. This is partly because it’s a simple patchwork quilt and partly because I didn’t follow my usual pattern of nursing the quilt for months and working on it here and there while picking up numerous other projects along the way and distracting myself from the quilt at hand. I call that “ADD quilting.”

I used 6” charm squares from the Pretty Little Things fabric collection by Dena Fishbein to make the front, and used fabrics from the same collection for the backing. I free-motion quilted it in figure 8’s and bound it with a pretty yellow print, also from this collection. I wasn’t sure at first how a yellow print would do for the binding but now that the quilt is finished it’s one of my favorite details.

I loved making this quilt so much that I’ve got another similar one brewing.  The idea of making only simple patchwork from now on is enticing!  Near-instant gratification can be a sly temptress.

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  • Emily

    Lovely, cozy little quilt! I think your pictures are lovely! If you ever find the secret to sharp pictures let me know, I really struggle with that too.

    July 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm Reply
  • nicke

    i think it is beautiful and your photos are gorgeous! xo

    July 25, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Molly

    It is beautiful and your photos are amazing, too. That quilty reminds me of you, and Heather, and KT. My, a little bit of all you lovelies on that “pretty little thing”

    July 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Your quilt is beautiful!! I love the back as well. Thank you for sharing!

    July 31, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Kati

    So fun! I’ve been craving a simple patchwork quilt myself lately. There is just something fun about an easy, quick quilt. I love the fabrics you’ve used. Thanks for linking up to my hallway post this month!

    August 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I love this Marta! Nice and simple, but so pretty.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:36 am Reply
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