Wow.  It’s been such a busy time these last couple of weeks and I feel like I’m neglecting all my quilty friends.  For that I apologize. However, I have been quilting and sewing away and I have a finish to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago I told you about a quilt I was working on so I could move it out of the WIP pile. You can read more on the original post here.

Now it’s time to report that I’ve finished it and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out.

I really wish I was a better photographer, the pics of the front and back show the coloring as more brown than it really is. It’s really a beautiful aqua-y, teal-y color. (Yes, those are real words.)

Pathways Quilt Front


Pathways Quilt Back


I wasn’t really liking the top very much and then, as I quilted it, I found myself loving it.

I still haven’t decided if I’m going to add quilting around the flowers in each block or just leave them alone. I initially thought I might add matchstick quilting, but I was a little afraid the quilting would overpower the prints. Jasmine suggested radiating lines so the quilting wouldn’t be as dense. I really liked her suggestion and spent some time doodling the pattern and echoing the flower.

So, if I add any quilting that’s what I’ll do, but for now I’m calling it done. I’ve got several projects on the board right now that I have to get finished, and those have to take priority.

Pathways - Detail Quilting

The feathers I did in the border look good for a first try.  I tried to get pictures, but the thread blends so well you really only get an impression of the feathers.  If you look closely on the brown section of the backing you can see some of the feathers in the border.  I will definitely be practicing more of these!

Pathways - Binding

My daughter-in-law has strongly hinted that she would like this quilt, so it may be a Christmas gift. Even though it will be difficult to give it away, that’s kind of the point of creating, isn’t it? To share our talent and love of what we do with those we love and appreciate.

See, here I am getting all philosophical…..aaahhhhh, I’m going to go sew now! 🙂