Friday, December 20, 2013

our Penny Patch Finishes!

my finished Penny Patch This post is part of a series {Penny Patch} a Beginner’s Quilt-Along.  You can join in anytime, even if you’re not a beginner!  Please see this page for links to all posts, and join us on Flickr to share your questions and work-in-progress!

I wouldn't have made this quilt if it wasn't for you all - for your love of my first Penny Patch, Vintage Tangerine, which prompted me to create a quilt-along.  Thank-you.  It's been perfectly delightful!











 Penny Patch quilt along

Penny Patch baby quilt

with Dogwood quilting

Nanny Bee by Heather Ross backing

Kona plum binding

As always, I have plenty of projects on my "must do" list.  Having this wee baby Penny Patch to play with as well, and at such a leisurely pace, was a nice winter treat.  In the quilting I remembered - Again! - that I do so enjoy the action of dogwood quilting, not just the results.  I bound her in Kona Plum with a flourish of red thread zigzag finish.

Unfortunately, the yet-to-be-born baby for whom I imagined this color scheme turned out to be a boy!  So, this morning I've listed it on Etsy.  She hopes to find a little person who appreciates violet, plum, coral, strawberries, fairies, flowers and cursive text prints.  Crossing fingers!

Fabrics used include:  various Briar Rose prints, Meyer Lemon Pearl Bracelet, Shelburne Falls Deco Fans, Chicopee Paisley, Chicopee Heatwave Stripe, Chalk Comma Periods, Kona Plum and Waterfront Domino Dot.

thanks for joining me!

I'll be leaving this link party open for awhile so you can add your quilts as they finish!

33 comments:

  1. I remember knitting a beautiful lace sweater while expecting my second child, who turned out, of course, to be another boy! The sweater found a new home, but we kept the little boy, of course :)

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  2. Just placed an order on Euphoria Maternity!! Hoping for baby bump in the nearish future too! Wishing you the best on your baby journey, and thanks so much for the post mentioning the sales!! Cheers to you and yours, Keri

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    1. Wishing you the best of luck, Keri! May it be a VERY Happy New Year!

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  3. Your finished quilt is beautiful, Rachel! I hope to get back to working on mine after the holiday. I really appreciate your hosting this QAL as I have been one of those who ADORED your first quilt! I am loving mine as it comes together and can hardly wait to be able to toss it across my bed as my extra winter-blankie! Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2014 to you and your (hopefully growing soon) family!

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  4. love your Penny Patch. It's beautiful. And thank you for this wonderful quilt along.

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  5. Just finished binding my quilt - my first throw. Do you wash the finished quilt?
    Thank you for this quilt along, it has been very fun!

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    1. Yes, I do always wash the finished quilt before gifting or storing. It removes hand oils (and cat hair, in my case). Congrats!

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  6. I'm amazed at the colorations & prints worked into your baby quilt! I LOVE all the colors as well as the diagonal smaller squares. You've again created a UNIQUE artistic quilt, an heirloom for someone to cherish. So much LOVE is sewn by your hands, RACHEL!! I continue to LOVE your style of quilting. A lucky baby will be covered in warmth from your heart & soul! Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

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  7. Thanks so much for leaving the linky open for awhile. I do hope to finish mine just after Christmas.

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  8. Your second version is as beautiful as the first. I tryed the dogwood pattern and I absolutely love his texture. Thanks for the QAL & Merry Christmas. XXX

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    1. So glad to hear you tried the dogwood quilting! Merry Christmas to you.

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  9. Hi Rachel, your quilt turned out so very lovely. I was very curious, because the fabrics choosen looked quite "wild" to me. I wondered how much the quilting might do melting them together. And it happened!
    My Penny-Patch-to-be is waiting back in Germany to get finished. I had a lot of job work and other priorities before leaving for Christmas vacation. I plan to finish it before the end of January and I hope you leave the link party open.

    I wish you and your family and all of your readers a very merry Christmas.
    *Fröhliche Weihnachten* in my country
    *Feliz Navidad* as I'm in Spain right now.
    Tally

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    1. Loved this comment, Tally! It is such an adventure to see how fabrics will come together. Thanks for the felicitations from around the world!!!

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  10. Yours turned out so beautiful, I'm sure a little girl is going to love it! Merry Christmas and good luck with your baby plans:). I ordered a few things from Euphoria myself...

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  11. This is gorgeous! I have two twin nieces or nephews or a mix arriving this spring and I think I might have to make a pair of these for them!

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  12. Thank you for the quilt a long and the instructions. This was my first quilt and while I can't say it was enjoyable, I have at least purchased more fabric to do another one (I must be crazy). I'll give it one more go. Thank you again for inspiring me to get my feet wet (and keep them wet).

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    1. Glad to hear you're doing another and we are still on speaking terms after getting you into this;)

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    2. There was nothing above re: me speaking to you again! Hope to see you up here soon for some face to face help.

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    3. I hope this next one is all sorts of happy for you!

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  13. i think she turned out beautifully! I'm so glad you did the quilt along so I could make one, too. it's been a great experience. I'm also glad you're leaving the link open for a while because I have a few must do's before I can finish mine off. so looking forward to the dogwood quilting! and getting it snuggle ready and finished. thanks!

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  14. It really turned out gorgeous and I love the colors.

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  15. Love your colors! This turned out gorgeous, always love your work!

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  16. Your blog is eye candy, just love checking in to see what you've been up to. Loving all the colors and textures. :)

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  17. Thanks for planning the QAL and inviting us to participate. Your instructions were very clear and actually fun to read! I enjoyed the process, and my cousin is enjoying snuggling under the large lap quilt in her college dorm room.

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  18. Added comment: Rachel, A HEARTFELT HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours -- may you be surrounded by those dear to your hearts and souls! Sarah, Minneapolis

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    1. You all are so, so nice! You're very welcome and thanks again for joining me. This wouldn't be near as fun without you!

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  19. Just beautiful. I just love that red Briar Rose on the back. Sometimes a print is even more wonderful when there's lots of it!

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  20. thank you so much for putting together this quilt-a-long! i've really enjoyed putting mine together. i made it as a christmas gift for my baby nephew and my sister loved it. i'm still a beginner sewer so none of my corners matched up and i had to redo my quilting several times. there may or may not have been a few days where i entered crazy mode :) like when i ran out of thread half way through quilting and when i had my squares laid out on my bedroom floor for a week arranging and rearranging them and when i frantically hand sewed the binding on christmas eve. hopefully i'll get better with more practice!

    thanks again and i look forward to trying out your future (and past) quilt-a-longs! happy holidays!

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    1. You are so very welcome! And thanks to you for sending this nice note. It's so rewarding to know that you tried something new and made it to a finish, despite some inevitable growing pains =). I do hope you'll be quilting again soon!

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  21. I'm done! I combined my blog post to include a picture of my finished Penny Patch.
    I read you did a scrap stash project, but don't plan on doing that this year? I always have a stash of scraps and actually love making scrappy quilts the best.

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  22. Gorgeous! You're obviously very talented. The color choice is phenomenal and the workmanship impeccable. Handmade artistry at its very best!

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