Sunday, December 11, 2016

Complete with Fringe

My 13 year old granddaughter, Grace, is asking for a grey and white bedroom do over for Christmas. She will come back from a week at her mama's on Christmas morning to find her fresh, modern bedroom. My contribution is a quilted throw made from a Moda jelly roll of Red Riding Hood fabrics, titled, "A Walk in the Woods." The fabric went from my sister, Pam, to daughter Ainsley, and then to me. I added some scrumptious and fitting Kaffe grey (picnic) basket fabric and grey with aqua shot cotton. The back of the quilt is a repurposed chenille bedspread complete with fringe. The pattern is from Moda Bakeshop, chosen to show off the cute prints and be simple enough to finish in this busy season that included a left total knee replacement 4 weeks ago. (Still waiting to be glad I did that.)

I love how the quilt seems to have windows to the canyon and snow behind it.
The chenille and fringe, and wolves.
Red got distracted by tiny pink birds.
Shot cotton and a cute tag.
Other finishes include two more hand pieced quilt tops to go with the other quilt tops that I completed in November. And, I finished the embroidery on two sets of pillow cases, sewed vintage looking lace on the edges, and sewed french seams inside. The stains still remain to be washed out.

I decided to simply back these long narrow tops and used this tutorial. I chose a soft cotton for the first quilt, and blue flannel for the second quilt. The actual quilting is just enough to hold the two parts together.


  1. She will be thrilled with her new room AND the quilt. Beautiful.

    1. Thanks! I surrendered to the modern movement and leaned in for the kiss with grey.

  2. A chenille bedspread? What a good idea! I like the fringe. It makes me thing that more quilts need fringe.

    1. It came to me as I sat in a day dream trance trying to stir up the energy to baste and quilt the little top (48x72.) Plus, I cleared out some Qi so now I can get more fabric.