A Quilt Finish: Wild Child Variation

I finished a quilt.  I got looking and couldn’t believe that this is only my first one for the year.  How can it be March and I’ve only finished one??  I know the answer, Rosie…and cross stitch…and grandkids.

It’s all good and I don’t mind a bit but seriously, it’s hard to believe that I only have one finish for the year.

This one is made from my leftover Wild Child blocks.

You might remember that I made a Wild Child quilt for one of my childcare kiddos for Christmas.  Here is that one.  You can read more about it HERE.


Well I had a few blocks leftover and decided that I was going to use them up right away and not them get lost in the orphan block basket.

Here is the quilt on the frame…..


…and here it was when I was binding.


…and here it is finished!!

I had some blocks with a white background left and some with a purple background left.  I was very short on the purple fabric and couldn’t make enough blocks to make an alternating pattern of purple and white background blocks so I decided to make an “x” with the purple block and fill in with the white ones.  This way I only need three more purple blocks and I had just enough fabric for that.
I had sewn this up in December and then it sat as Rosie didn’t do the sewing room.  I didn’t need it done either.  At the time I had no one in mind for this.  Then one of my girls had a good idea.  Why not give the Wild Child quilt to the gal in my childcare whose mom is expecting.  Then if the family has a girl, I could gift this to the girl.  PERFECT….


So mom is due in a couple weeks…fingers crossed it’s a girl.


I do have another quilt if it’s a boy though.  I’m happy to say that regardless, I have the baby covered.

In the original quilt the blocks turn one to the right, one to the left.  In this I oriented them all the same direction.

I used an awesome Kaffe print for the border.  I just love it.  I bought it in December when Quilted Twins had a big Kaffe sale.


The bright pink in there almost looks like lightning across the sky.  So pretty.

I bound it using the same print.  When I have a wild border, I always do that.  It’s about impossible to match otherwise…plus, I don’t like the quilts looking “boxed in”.  I think if I would have put the same pink for the binding, the quilt would have been “boxed in”.

Here’s my backing…something simple and girly.  I thought it was perfect.


I’ve had so much fun with the Wild Child pattern.  You can find it in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.


See what I mean when I said that the bright pink in the border almost looks like lightning?  I love it!

…and with that, quilt #1 of the year in completely finished.  I got the sewing room cleaned.  I bought a new bed for Rosie that will stay in the sewing room and so far, she was good.  I sure hope it stays that way.


I have a few more quilts that have deadlines that are fast approaching.  I did this one quick just to test and she passed the test.  Next up, it’s time to finish baby Jasper’s quilt.

15 thoughts on “A Quilt Finish: Wild Child Variation

  1. Judith Fairchild

    Love the quilt it’s fun to look at you change your point of view and the quilt looks totally different. Praying Happy quilting days with a good puppy.

  2. Tina in NJ

    You also had a December push to finish a bunch of quilts, if I remember correctly. Everyone needs a break after a big push. The month after our guild quilt show, nobody has any finishes.

  3. Sandra Moore

    I love that Wild Child….. Since I have lots of scraps…. maybe you’ll see a version of it coming your way this spring.

  4. Janet B

    Love the layout. Such a cute quilt. Rosie is such a sweet girl. I want to get a puppy since I lost my Biscuit in January. We are going on vacation (Georgia to Minnesota) this summer and DH wants to wait until after vacation to think about getting a puppy. I understand his point of view but I miss tummy rubs.

  5. Bonnie Lippincott

    I loved your original Wild Child quilt, but I LOVE this setting! You are a wonder with how you can change up designs at the drop of a hat.

    Please keep posting pics, it’s so fun to see them.

  6. Donna

    This is a beautiful quilt and the colors! They couldn’t be more perfect! Your childcare kiddo or new baby/mom will love it! You’ve got quite an eye!

  7. Laura Dixon

    I love this, especially your quilting design. It hard to see the details but looks like spiral loop de loops. Do you have a description or picture I can refer to so I can try this out? I am making your Ariel’s wedding quilt pattern (for a wedding!) and would love to try this out. I really like your blog and patterns.

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