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2 by 4 Quilt finished!

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead 2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead

I kind of feel like a broken record saying that I’m so excited to share this finish! But I really am excited. This is the 2 by 4 quilt that I posted about a few weeks ago. It’s make using the Stash Design Star bundle I had curated late last year.

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - NoodleheadAfter finishing the quilt top I basted it right away and then things got busy and I let it hang over my door for a few weeks while I contemplated how to quilt it. So it was perfect timing when my annual sewing retreat with friends was just around the corner. I like to be a sneaky retreat sewist and come with mostly finished projects. hehe. It’s actually really practical for me because I feel really accomplished and excited to move on to other projects so it’s a win-win!

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead

So as I rushed out the door for the retreat I threw the basted quilt and a few binding options in the car and was on my way. At the retreat I was able to talk over some quilting options with my table mate Amanda Jean. Lucky for me! I even got to borrow her machine to do the quilting because my travel sewing machine isn’t the greatest at free motion quilting. I went with loops and it was pretty fun! I’ve done loops before in the past but it’s definitely been over a year or more. It’s fun and goes pretty fast, too. Despite the first rows being a bit rough, I’m happy with how it turned out.

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead

The backing is one I’ve been hoarding for a while. It’s a wide back from Carolyn Friedlanders’s Doe collection that I just loooove. It’s the perfect geometric backing for this quilt and really contrasts well with the loop quilting. Also, the binding ended up being the perfect choice, it’s a chambray from Art Gallery Fabrics that I really love.


Pattern: 2 by 4 Quilt block tutorial from Film in the Fridge
Fabric: Stash Design Star Bundle, Doe wide back, and Art Gallery Denim Studio binding


Hope you have a great week!

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead

2 by 4 Quilt Finished! - Noodlehead

 

15 thoughts on “2 by 4 Quilt finished!

  1. Dana Michele says:

    What a great quilt. I love the simplicity of the pattern matched with the complexity of the stitch! Great work!

  2. Di Ross says:

    Love this quilt. Your work is stylish 😊

  3. svetlana says:

    This is such a great quilt. I love everything about it, the fabric, pattern, backing, and that quilting is just fantastic!

  4. I love everything about this quilt and would be very happy to make a duplicate! Beautifully done!

  5. Terrieannie says:

    I’m working on a 2by4 quilt, too, and plan/hope to finish piecing the top this weekend! I’m also going to my very first ever quilt retreat and am still pondering what project(s) to take with me, so I appreciate your commentary about how you handle the retreats you attend.
    Anyone got their own retreat suggestions? I’m all ears!

  6. erin says:

    Love this! Loops are always a good choice. xo.

  7. Amanda Jean says:

    Your quilt turned out so great! It was fun to be your table mate at retreat! The pics of the quilt are amazing, as always.

  8. Donna Baker says:

    That’s beautiful! I also have the exact backing to use some day *sigh*. I know how good it feels for a finish good for you

  9. Ashley says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I loved your bundle when your created it and I love it even more seeing it sewn up in this design!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Ashley! I’m so happy with it, thanks for being so inspiring!

  10. Alison Wood says:

    Great quilt – love the colour palette, and your photos of completed projects are always so lovely too. I have been wanting to make this quilt for a while so I feel spurred on by your post to go and pull some fabric from my stash! And to learn to do loopy quilting too!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      That makes me so happy to hear Alison! You’ll love this quilt! So great to showcase your most loved fabrics. 🙂

  11. Amazing work and very nice quilt. I love design QCR. Great photoshoot. Please keep it up.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks so much Jennifer for your support, I really appreciate it. 🙂

  12. Diane Beavers says:

    Wow Anna that’s a beauty! COngrats on finishing. How cool to spend some time w/Crazy Mom too!
    Love the chambray effect too.

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