The 8th Quilt

by Nicole

For February, I set a goal of finishing my youngest’s daughter’s eighth quilt. For more on the motivation for making the quilt, see this post here.

With all the traveling I did this month – 11 days out of 28 – I wasn’t sure how I was going to finish it, but I did!

I adapted Thomas Knauer’s Palimpsest quilt in his Modern Quilt Perspectives book. It fits her toddler bed perfectly.

Toddler bed

Since I already had the top put together, the major task was the quilting. I used my long arm machine to quilt all over flowers.


I’ve been wanting to try this quilting design for a while ever since I discovered it in Angela Walters’ Free Motion Quilting book. I thought it would take a while since the design quilts up fairly densely, but it went pretty quickly once I got a rhythm going. It took about 3 hours altogether, not counting the stops and starts to take care of the kiddos. Plus, I did have to stop from time to time to stretch my arms and give my wrists a break from making the little arcs that form the petals.

This floral quilting design is pretty forgiving of inconsistencies in the spacing. Somehow when it’s all done, they all flow together nicely.


I couldn’t decide on one fabric for the binding so I went scrappy. I think it’s perfect for this scrappy quilt.


I had some of the backing fabric left over and stitched up a pillow case to match. It only took about 10 minutes to make and kept me from adding to the scrap bin.


This quilt is another w.i.p. that I can knock off my list! Hooray!


Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes!

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Leanne February 28, 2015 - 1:41 pm

This is a lovely quilt. I want to find the right quilt to try that quilting motif too.

Pamela Davis February 28, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Really pretty quilt and great execution of the quilting design!

Pamela Davis February 28, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Really pretty quilt and great execution of the quilting design!

Bobbi D. February 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

it is marvelous! I love it and love that pattern!!! Colors are awesome too. Thanks fro sharing.

Peggyinno February 28, 2015 - 4:01 pm

What a cute "girly" quilt! I love the quilting, perfect design!

Debbie February 28, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Super sweet!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl February 28, 2015 - 4:17 pm

I just discovered Angela's flower quilting, too, and it works so perfectly for this quilt. It is good to know they go quicker than expected.

GerryART February 28, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Love this quilt, Nicole – and, oh, the colors! ! ! !

hugs 'n smiles,

Skootchover February 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm

So pretty. I'm sure daughter is in love.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts February 28, 2015 - 5:16 pm

It's such a pretty quilt for your little girl, and the quilting is perfect for it – the nice texture with feminine flowers. Quilts for our children (mine are mostly grown – sigh) are the best quilts to make;).

Lisa Lisa February 28, 2015 - 6:07 pm

Oh my goodness, Nicole! This is the cutest! Your quilting is awesome!

Kathy@KayakQuilting February 28, 2015 - 7:46 pm

So adorable Nicole! What a lovely set for your daughter! Another example of why we quilt. One could never find something so darling and cozy in a store!

pandchintz February 28, 2015 - 8:14 pm

Such a pretty quilt, Nicole! You've done a fabulous job with the quilting – clever girl!

Paige February 28, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Super cute and girly!

Lisa in Port Hope February 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm

A sweet little quilt for a sweet little girl. Congratulations on your February finish.

Happy Turtle March 1, 2015 - 12:47 am

It's beautiful!

Patchwork and Play March 1, 2015 - 1:48 am

There is something SO pretty about pink! What a sweet quilt! It will surely be loved!

PT in SC March 1, 2015 - 2:56 am

What little girl wouldn't want that on her bed! Lovely finish!

Melia Mae Quilting March 1, 2015 - 3:10 am

Ohh my goodness! I love this! I love your flower quilting! Was it hard! I have that book as well and I really need to try this. You did a fantastic job and I love your daughter's room. I really need to do something with my kids rooms! Excellent job!

Marlene March 1, 2015 - 4:27 pm

What a cute quilt and pillowcase. I'm sure your daughter loves it. The flower pattern looks great on it-I used it on a quilt a little while ago and you are right that once you get going it flows and inconsistencies don't matter as it's a forgiving design.

KittyAnnArt March 2, 2015 - 12:04 am

So pretty and girly, your fabric choices and quilting really make this a treasure for your daughter. I wish I had been quilting when my daughter was small, she's 20 now. But I plan to make her a college graduation quilt to make up for lost time! Ann in Wilmington, NC

Katy Cameron March 6, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Very pretty 🙂

Shasta Matova March 11, 2015 - 9:00 pm

This is so cute! Love the picture with the doll. I'll have to try that quilting design.

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