Sunday, September 30, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: Second 3rd Quarter Finish ~ C'est La Vie, Olive!

I can't believe I've actually finished two quilts on my list this quarter ~ totally shocked, I tell you!! 

I love this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) and I actually used 4 charm packs of Olive's Flower Market by (LOVE the colors in this collection) along with some Kona White for the background.

I changed up the pattern a bit by using the full-size 5" charms for the HSTs instead of cutting them into 2-1/2" squares, so each block turned out to be almost 10-1/2" finished.  5 blocks across and 6 blocks down makes this a good size lap quilt.  The quilt finished at about 52" by 63".

First 4 blocks

I kept the quilting simple, with some straight line quilting through the centers of the blocks and some Dot-to-Dot (ala Angela Walters) in the square block formed by the HSTs. All of the quilting was done with my walking foot.

For the binding, I used a black and white Beaded Curtain fabric by Loralie Designs, and I found some fun green and white dots by Benartex for the backing.  

I also threw in some of the striped and dot fabrics for a different block on the back.  I love the way I can see the quilting on the back!

So one more finish for the 3rd quarter.  Pretty happy about that!


  1. So pretty, your quilting came out so well, really nice work!

    1. Thanks, Judy ~ that means a lot coming from you!

  2. This is a colorful pretty quilt and your simple quilting really looks great!

  3. The quilting so perfectly compliments the quilt! Congrats on the finish, and, on behalf of the FAL crew, thank you for joining in!

    1. Thanks so much! That's always the hardest part for me - deciding how to quilt it. :)


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