Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pretty Maids All in a Row ~~ Finished!

One of the kits that I put together to sew while we were on vacation is this set of pink bricks. It was easy, straight-forward sewing with no thinking necessary: sew two together until all the pairs were done; then sew up the pairs and so on until all the columns were finished. Press and sew the columns together and in no time I had a quilt top folded and put away in my "sewing room" cubby in the camper. 



I think I enjoyed sewing this quilt top precisely because it was so easy. Who wants to work on a difficult quilt while unwinding, right? I think that there are enough variety that I didn't worry about whether the same fabrics were close to each other. 



 The quilt is very pink, perfect for a girly, girl, so I quilted it with an all over feather motif. Where the feathers didn't quite meet, I added some pebbles. And that's it!


Kept it very simple and easy. Can you see the feathers? They are pretty big, but I wanted to cover lots of space so that the quilt will be soft and cuddly. 


 A couple of new teachers at work are expecting babies or just had a baby! So I thought I'd replenish the pile of baby quilts that I've already begun to give away. 






Quilt Stats
Name
Pretty Maids All in a Row
Size
41" x 42"
Fabrics
Scrap fabrics—pinks (entirely from scraps/stash)
Backing
Stash fabrics in gray
Binding
Moda light pink from stash
Pattern
2½  X 5 bricks
Quilting
Free motion feathers with pebbling 
between feathers 
Completed
June 2016




Linking up with
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts

10 comments:

Jayne said...

I love the pinks! It would be a great stash buster...now you got me thinking! The feathers are wonderful! Sometimes easy is just what we need in our busy, crazy lives!

Sylvia said...

Great quilt, just what I always love--scraps! Very very nice quilting, too.
Cheers,
Sylvia (Treadlestitches)

Karen S said...

It is a lovely finish. It looks so fresh and pretty.

Wendy said...

What a lovely quilt -- so bright and cheerful! The quilting is beautiful. This will make someone very happy!

Louise said...

Gosh, that's such a sweet quilt! I love those bright pinks and the scrappy fabrics. A girlie girl quilt for sure!

Kaja said...

Very pretty, and I like that you have a pile just waiting to be given away.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I like the brick look. I think my next round of Christmas gift quilts I will do in bricks rather than smaller rectangles.

Preeti Harris said...

Beautiful. Love everything about this quilt - the colors, the ease, the overall effect and the quilting adds an extra touch of sweetness.
Hugs,
Preeti.

janie krig said...

Perfect finish and gift for a baby!

Marly said...

Very pretty; this will be a lovely gift for a little girl.