Millie’s Row Quilt: A Quilt FINISH!!

I’ve had a busy week but I managed to get the quilt off the frame and get it bound.  Here it is….

I am happy with it.

This all started kind of impromptu.  I had left overs from the quilts I’ve recently finish and rather than put them in the orphan block basket I decided to try to see if I could use them up….

There are pieces from my Hourglass quilt.  I actually had to make four more blocks.  Find that quilt HERE.


There are pieces for my Wild Child quilt.  Find that HERE.

There are pieces for my Jewel Box quilt top.  It’s yet to be finished.  I had to make four more half square triangles.  This is just a top but… you can read about it HERE.


There are piece from both of my Geese on a String quilts.  The purple version is HERE.

The pink version is HERE.

I think it’s so fun that this came from all of the leftovers.  I used up all of the purple and pink solid fabric from the Geese on a String quilts too.

I love this shade of purple and was thrilled that there was enough for the binding.

I used a polka for the backing.  I think it’s perfect for it!

I think if I make more bright colored quilts I am purposely going to make a few extra units and bundle them up together so when the need comes to make a baby quilt, I can make another row quilt.  It was fun and made the making really quick.

Here it is in a roll, all that’s left to do is walk across the street and deliver it.

If you are interested in knowing more about the quilts that the extra blocks came from, follow the links.  The pattern names along with more pictures can be found by following the links.

25 thoughts on “Millie’s Row Quilt: A Quilt FINISH!!

  1. Kristi

    You are amazing! I have followed all of these finishes in mere weeks. They are so cheerful and will be so loved by their recipients. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Elizabeth V K

    Your are a star at improv with scraps and using leftover blocks. Thanks for inspiring. Super lovely, fun quilt.

  3. Ellie

    What a pretty quilt! So much for a little one to look at! I’m sure it will be treasured and well used.

  4. Donna

    I love it – and how you used orphan blocks to create such a beautiful quilt! What a wonderful gift you have. Thank you for sharing it with us. It inspires me to use up my orphan blocks!
    Love and Prayers

  5. Carla

    It’s gorgeous how you roll them up for delivery, and you made the M show on the outside! Love that little touch!

  6. Debbie B

    Love this quilt, Jo! And I love the fact that it comes from leftovers. It’s adorable! You do such great work!

  7. Stephani in N. TX

    Love the Millie quilt, and loved seeing it originate with pieces that relate back to your previous quilts. As always, thanks for the quilt show and the inspiration for continuing to create. Merry Christmas to you and all your beautiful children and grands. I’m a fan…

  8. Mary Ann Mettler

    All I can say is I wish I lived across the street from you :) Love this sweet quilt Jo. So thoughtful of you!

  9. Carolyn Terry

    Sew adorable. I love everyone of the quilts posted today. Jo you amaze me, the amount of work you get done, your attitude, keeping your blog about your life so real. I can totally relate to your life, but I can’t keep up with the amount of sewing you accomplish. Love you and your blog, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. It will be hard , another 1st holiday without your Kramer….but you are Kramer Strong. Keep the Faith

  10. Mary Jo B.

    Love the quilt, and love how it is wrapped with the “M” showing.
    Doing a row quilt was a great idea – you don’t have to match seams – and the small strips of color kind of outline the pieced blocks. Genius!

  11. Connie Heffner

    Love this quilt. The way you included the name is one of the things I like most about it. Do you know where
    I could find the patterns to make any letter I needed. You might of already posted about that, but I don’t
    have the patience to go back through all your blog post to find it.
    You are so lucky to have such great quilt shops that you can go to. I love all the white back ground fabrics
    that you use, but around here to find that many different ones would be impossible.
    Great baby quilt..

  12. Wendy T.

    You are truly inspirational with all you accomplish during a day. The polka backing fabric really strikes my fancy. Any idea what manufacturer or line it came from? I would love to know! Thanks Jo for all the posts and eye candy and just plain good ideas!

  13. Jo Post author

    I will be doing letter tutorials after Christmas sometime so stay with the blog and you can catch the tutorials then.

  14. Cindy E

    OH,, I like this quilt. I don’t have many if any orphan blocks, but there are several blocks that I would like to try to make. I’m not sure that I want to make an entire quilt with those blocks, but I think I can make enough for a row. Not only do you give patterns for quilts, but your quilts inspire us to be creative. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Rachel Summy

    Your blog posts are filled with inspiration…..Love the quilts, especially!!
    Looking forward to the tutorials about making letters.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. Andrea

    My grandma has a quilt like this on one of the guest beds. Random fabrics of all kinds in some kind of star/flower on a neural backing. We loved looking at each shape and picking out the prettiest patterns. Millie will love this!

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