Friday, April 17, 2020

Gooseberry Garden Quilt Finish

This quilt is the result of a pattern test last year for "Eternally Yours" quilt pattern by Julie at Running Stitch Quilts. It was a fun "X's and O's" pattern, and I love the final look! I finished and sandwiched the flimsy last March (you may read about it here), put it in my closet, and there it stayed until last week. Because it had been folded for so long, the backing was no longer taut, so I had to re-sandwich it. That was fun (not!).

The majority of the blocks were made with Gooseberry, a 2015 collection from Lella Boutique

I quilted with an unmarked double cross hatch in a basting stitch.
Unmarked translates to "not perfect", so I shall call it "organic".

During the 2-1/2 day quilting marathon, one needle was broken, excess backing got caught in the stitching several times and had to be ripped out, and Rosie insisted on lying on the quilt almost every time I wrestled with it. Fun times!

This happy quilt which will reside on the guest bed used by our granddaughter when she comes to visit. I'm pretty sure she will love it as much as Jack does!

Quilt details:
Finished size: 60 x 70 inches
Pattern: Eternally Yours by Running Stitch Quilts

Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for Moda
Cupcake Cafe from Studio E
Vintage Holiday by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
Aqua with white dots from Hobby Lobby
White embossed from Hobby Lobby

Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for Moda
Peach-Gold-Mint diamond print from Hobby Lobby
White fabric from stash

Aqua with white dots from Hobby Lobby

Superior Thread:
Piecing: #50 So Fine in 502 Genoa Gray
Quilting: #50 So Fine in 519 Barely Mint

I'm hooking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for "Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?"


  1. Congratulations on conquering that UFO, nasty backing notwithstanding. It is a lovely finish and I am sure your GD will love it. I have a cat very much like Jack. Have a great weekend, Linda.

  2. i LOVE your quilts - i saw this on instagram yesterday ....what talent you have.

  3. What a lovely quilt finish!! Just beautiful work
    ~ ~ ~ waving from cold CT Julierose

  4. Your quilt looks gorgeous...well done on a FiNisH...
    I LoVe those very pretty...xox

  5. Wow!! This quilt is a beauty! I love the aqua and red together, and such a neat pattern. Sorry to hear you had to re-baste it. What a pain that is, I know. Congratulations on a lovely finish :)

  6. That really is a beautiful quilt, Linda! I love the soft colors, and the green binding is perfect for it. I love Lella Boutique's fabric designs - they're so sweet and pretty. I spy the same X block we made in the hand-pieced qal a few weeks ago!

  7. Mmm, I'm glad you are keeping this one, Linda, so you (and the cats) can enjoy it between visits. Oh, and it makes me sad to have just written that. I hope visits can safely resume eventually. Virtual visits just aren't the same, are they--although I'm thankful we can have them. I am so attracted to your colors. Aqua and red always look fresh and inviting. I'm glad you were able to power through all those challenges to have a finish.

  8. How darling, and it looks just precious on the bed with the teddy.


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