3.03.2014

do. Good Stitches: Yellow Cross Quilt


In December, I was the quilter for my circle of do. Good Stitches. I decided to keep it simple, since it was the holiday season, and I asked our group members to make two cross blocks, using any shade of solid yellow.


I love, love, love how this quilt turned out! It's so cheery and happy and I'm so inspired to work with this palette more. I quilted it with a crosshatch pattern in yellow thread.


For the backing, I used a Marimekko print my mother-in-law got on super sale from the Crate and Barrel outlet. It's a wide sateen fabric, which meant that I didn't have to piece it, which I really enjoyed. For the binding, I used a striped, vintage-looking print that's been in my stash for ages---it was nice to finally use it up.


I donated the quilt to my local chapter of Project Linus this past weekend, so it's now off to its new home.

5 comments:

  1. Simple and yet gorgeous! I love yellow and white, especially with those caramel yellows mixed in. You do such wonderful thing with simple colors/design. That's sure to cheer some family!

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  2. That is such a beautiful, happy quilt. And I love that Marimekko print on the back - I recently discovered that I have a Crate and Barrel outlet nearby and I have already gone there twice for fabric. It's only $5.99/yard and they have a scrap bucket that is 99 cents a pound!

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  3. Caitlin, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity of the design and quilting. What a blessing this will be to the family who receives it!

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