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Colorblock Quilt complete!

Colorblock Quilt Finished - Noodlehead

Remember when I made this quilt top from my friend Nancy‘s book: Quilting From Every Angle? Me too! And I was totally shocked that I completed it almost a year ago exactly! I hardly ever let quilt tops sit around for long, mostly because I love the way a quilt top transforms once it’s quilted and because I actually really love the quilting process itself. For me it’s one of those relaxing tasks that I enjoy so much – all while feeling creative and accomplished.

Colorblock Quilt Finished - Noodlehead

So I dug out the quilt top the other day and got to work. I picked out this perfect backing (it’s Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander) and had it basted and quilted in just a few hours. I chose simple straight line quilting, spiraling squares out from the center block. I had some issues with the tension at first, not sure if it was because I forgot to put on my walking foot, but once I did – all was solved.Colorblock Quilt Finished - Noodlehead

I’m hoping a certain someone will have a baby girl and then I can gift this little quilt to her. Of course it could definitely be for a boy too, but I really like the way the peach colors make this quilt soft and more feminine.

Colorblock Quilt Finished - Noodlehead

What are you up to this weekend? Any fun sewing projects?

Colorblock Quilt Finished - Noodlehead


Pattern: Colorblock Quilt from Quilting From Every Angle
Fabrics: Cotton + Steel (Melody Miller’s Picnic and Alexia Abegg’s Paper Bandana), Hello, Bear by Bonnie Christine,
shot cotton, mystery chambray I pulled from deep within my stash.


Colorblock Quilt Finished - Noodlehead

7 thoughts on “Colorblock Quilt complete!

  1. Jeni says:

    So pretty, love the colors and simple quilting!

  2. laurel says:

    Oh, I love this! The colors are so perfect. I’ve been dreaming about making quilts lately, but not doing much actual sewing..hopefully soon!

  3. sewkatiedid says:

    I’ve got a big crush on this quilt. This color way is my favorite.

  4. Lily says:

    I keep coming back to look at this quilt again! Adding the book to my holiday wishlist!

  5. janequiltsslowly says:

    This quilt is a good reminder how the simplest patterns often look the best. Lovely finish. Good luck on that baby girl arriving for the perfect gift.

  6. Anna says:

    I love your works!

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