Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It seemed fitting that I finished hand stitching the binding on my Green Peace quilt today - St. Patrick's Day!

Green Peace Quilt
My friend Shelly quilted this one for me, and I am so pleased with the results!  I have never had a quilt top custom quilted before.  It's difficult to see the quilting detail in the pictures, especially on the quilt top.  Shelly quilted flowers in the centers of the green peace blocks with green thread.  For the background, she used black thread to quilt a chevron pattern and then quilted various filler designs in between the chevrons.  The texture is just incredible!

The back
The backing fabric is pieced from three different Paradise prints from Studio e.  You can really see the quilting detail on the back.  I just love the quilting plan Shelly came up with.  

close up of binding and backing
For the binding, I used a Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy print which turned out to be a genius idea.  When hand stitching the binding, I noticed coincidentally that the flower design is repeated in the binding.  Cool, huh?!

close up of quilting
Here's a close-up shot of the flower design quilted inside each of the green HST blocks.  Doesn't it look like the flower sketch on the binding strips?  

Green Peace Quilt finished
Thanks to comments left by Cindy and Carla on my original quilt post, I am entering my Green Peace Quilt in the Pantone 2013 Emerald Quilt Challenge.  You can read more about the making of this quilt here.

Recap of quilt stats:  finished size 75"x75"; Peace Quilt pattern designed by me; fabrics used include Kona solids in Fern, Emerald, Jade Green, Lime, Sprout, Chartreuse, Kiwi, Honey Dew, Leprechaun, Pear, Jungle and Holly as well as scraps of unidentified Kona solids and shot cottons; background fabric is Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater; backing fabric Parade by Studio e; binding fabric Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy; quilted by Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts 

Happy St. Patrick's Day and happy stitching!
 Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Beautiful quilt! It's perfect for both the Pantone Challenge and for St. Patrick's Day! I love green!

  2. Love it Rene'. Can't wait to see what you do next!!!

  3. It just glows! It's an awesome quilt. I love the binding you chose. Perfect finish. Thanks for letting me quilt it for you!

  4. Fabulous quilting on a fabulous quilt!!

  5. I think this one is my favorite! It's perfect for the Pantone Challenge. Good luck!

  6. Just smashing! Love the way it all flows together!

  7. Beautiful quilt. Love the binding you chose.

  8. It's just great! I love it. Never would have thought of it. I love that you are entering it in a challenge!