Monday, April 29, 2019

A Green Quilt for Granddaughter - OMG for April

In between gardening and life, I finally managed to finish this quilt for my granddaughter, who turned 18 on April 27! We will see her on Saturday, so I will try to get a picture of her with the quilt and update this post. I'm barely squeaking this in for the April One Monthly Goal!

Her current favorite color is forest green, and I found some suitable greens in my stash plus another fabric from Hobby Lobby to make this lap-sized quilt. After doubting my fabric choices, I actually like the way it turned out. The pattern is Yellow Brick Road, a paper pattern I purchased in 2012. As usual my improper pattern reading caused a few delays (via my seam ripper), but in spite of that I enjoyed making this pattern.

I barely had enough of the main backing fabric by Crazy Mom Quilts (Amanda Jean Nyberg). I had a few blocks left over from the front, so I trimmed four of them to 6-inch squares and pieced them in. My husband suggested the darker grey Grunge for the binding.

I quilted this quilt differently (for me) in a 6" wide cross hatch pattern. It is probably the least dense quilting I've done, and I like the casual look of it. I thought about doing more quilting on it but decided not to worry about my batting separating, since mine has a quilting distance of 8-10 inches.

Quilt Details:
Pattern: Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs
Finished size:
52" x 70"

Grunge by Basic Grey in Christmas Green, Jade Cream, Grey Paper, and Grey Couture
Elizabeth's Dowry by Marcus Fabrics with Karen Styles in Grid Green and Gold with Green
Doglandia Unleashed on Green by Peter Horjus for Blend Fabrics
Lancaster Green Cows by Whistler Studios for Windham
Yellow with green print Elizabeth's Dowry by Marcus Fabrics
Gold print from my stash, no label

Backing (main fabric):
Emma and Myrtle Bedsheets in Butter by Amanda Jean Nyberg for Connecting Threads

Grunge by Basic Grey in Grey Couture

So Fine #50 Genoa Gray by Superior Threads (piecing)
So Fine #50 Sage Green by Superior Threads (quilting)

I'm linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal linkup for April.


  1. Fun quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

    1. Patty, thanks for helping keep me on my goals by hosting this OMG event!

  2. Linda, that turned out great! Green is a favorite color of mine, too, so I love the different greens you included. I especially like the cow print!!!

    1. Thanks so much Diann. I love that cow print too!

  3. It's a really pretty quilt Linda and I am sure your granddaughter loved it!! Christine xx

  4. I am partial to the green/black combination, so I am in love with this one. I also love your choice of fabrics, "good dog" in particular. I love the whimsy!

    1. Thank you Pattie. "Whimsy" is just the word I needed to describe that dog fabric!


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