Friday, August 3, 2018

Pansy Garden {Traveling Quilt Bee Finish}

It's really and truly finished! I really wanted to post this earlier, but here in Maryland it has been raining for essentially two weeks and I have been trying to wait to take outdoor pictures. I finally gave up this morning and took a few pictures inside.

I started this quilt in June 2016 as part of the Instagram-based "Traveling Quilt Bee" and received my quilt back in January 2017. I decided it needed a border, so I put my mom and sister in charge of that project and the top was finished in December 2017. I started the quilting in April, did another section of quilting in May, and finished up the quilting in July.

The quilting in each section (as explained in the above posts) is different for each person who added to the quilt! I realized once I trimmed the quilt that the backing is ever-so-slightly diagonal, but it's good enough for me!

I hand stitched the binding down over a few days this last weekend. I personally like a 2.25" double fold binding for my quilts.

This quilt is ready for the next person that comes to visit! Onward to the rest of the projects that I need to finish!

PS. We are starting to plan our *2019* quilt along! We have a poll up in the HBD Quilts Facebook group about what kind of quilt you prefer and what kind of fabric you'd like to use. Join the group and share your opinions!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Pansy Garden, Traveling Quilt Bee Quilt
Size: approximately 70" x 90"
Fabrics: scraps and stash from myself and the 7 people who added to the quilt
Quilting: 8 different FMQ fillers using white Aurifil thread
Future: Guest room quilt
Started: June 2016
Finished July 2018

Sharing at Linky Tuesday!

Sharing at Show Me Something {Purple} at Sarah Goer Quilts for January 2020!


  1. Wow, having a 70" x 90" quilt finish is fabulous from the traveling quilt. Congratulations!!

  2. Yay!! What a gorgeous finish! Congratulations on knocking it out of the park :)

  3. I love the idea of quilting it differently on each person's blocks. And that backing is perfect! Was it the inspiration for the palette? Thanks for linking up to Show Me Something Purple.


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