Quilt Finish: Pieceful Nights

YAHOO!! Check another UFO off the list. Oh, I’m on a roll and loving it!!

You’ll have to excuse the pictures a bit. It was windy. I’d tried for two days to get better pictures but decided these were going to have to be good enough.

The story on this quilt was that my daughter Kelli was going to host a sew-along here on the blog to make the quilt. She did really well right up to the point that the quilt had to be assembled. There were “Y” seams and mitered seams that scared her away. She left it as a UFO.

Fast forward several years and three kids later. I was at her house helping her clean. She handed me the box with it in it and asked if I’d finish it. Well, 2 1/2 years later I finally did.

The quilt is called Pieceful Nights. It’s by From my Hand to your Heart. This is the original quilt…

You can find the pattern HERE.

The quilt on my side of finishing it wasn’t hard. I’ve done “Y” seams a few times before and once you do them a few times, it’s not hard at all. I think as with most things, the hardest part is doing it the first time.

I don’t remember the name of the fabric line. All I know is that it was a Laundry Basket Quilt line that came out in both print and batik. Kelli mixed the two when she made this quilt and I love it.

The actual border fabric was not from that line. It was something I had in my stash that worked better than what Kelli originally intended.

I had enough of the border fabric for the binding too.

I appreciate how the blocks almost look like stained glass.

I think it’s the batik fabric that makes it seem so.
This is the backing fabric. It’s so pretty. Thankfully there are some leftovers of it. I am sure it will work it’s way into one of my scrap quilts.

Several of you suggested that I keep the quilt…at least for a little while. I love it but I won’t. I have plenty here and it really was Kelli who did most of the work on it. I’m a good mom like that.

I know she’ll look back someday on the quilt and appreciate that the two of us made it together. Kelli is a good quilter in her own right…just not experienced with the longarm or binding.

It’s okay…there is a big box of leftovers and I can play with them!! I’m excited.

As always, no quilt is complete without a picture of the dogs…

I wish the rest of my UFO quilts were as easy as this one was to finish. I sewed it together over the course of two evenings and sewed the backing. Then one weekend day I did the longarming and another evening I bound it.

I’m off to the next UFO. I wanna keep this momentum going!

20 thoughts on “Quilt Finish: Pieceful Nights”

  1. So pretty – I have a lot of trouble with Y seams too so avoid them at all costs! LOL! Your quilt turned out beautifully – I know Kelli will appreciate it!
    Love and prayers

  2. I love this quilt. I would be tempted to start it, but I, too, have several UFO’s from a variety of sources that need finished.

  3. I’m so glad you are doing these UFO’s because every single one of them is gorgeous. This one almost took my breath away, it’s just that special. I’m sure she will keep this one and remember you finished it for her.

  4. Just gorgeous! You and Kelli make a great team. Couldn’t help but chuckle over you being just as excited to play with the scraps…sign of a true scrappy quilter!

  5. Stephani in N. TX

    Exceptional quilt, blend of fabrics is just gorgeous. Kelli has a good eye for patterns and colors. How wonderful of you to return the quilt to her. Like you, I would be most interested in playing with those scraps. Merry Christmas to you and thank you again for your blog that I love. Happy scrapping New Year too.

  6. Another beautiful finished quilt! Kelli did an amazing job making all the blocks and then you worked your magic. I am sure your work is appreciated and this will be loved by Kelli and her family.

    1. That bright pink makes this quilt really stand out. All the colors are great together. What a show piece. Merry Christmas to you and thank you for another year of your blog and all the pics.

  7. A mother-daughter project… and quite a cooperative effort! You two both did a great job!

    Im not a Y-seam person, glad somebody is! Drooling over those SCRAPS!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family… and everyone here! Praying for you, Jo!

    April in Iowa

  8. Such a beauty! Kelli will be tickled to have it back and finished, I’m sure. Blessings to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year to come, Jo.

  9. I think it is better than the original because the choice of fabric really highlights the beauty of the blocks. I also like that while the blocks are different they are all the same style, even the center medallion matches. I only like sampler quilts when they all tell the same story. Like you, I have no problem with Y seams and mitered seams. I don’t seek them out; but, don’t shy away from them. I am very tempted to make this quilt. So thank you for showing your beautiful quilt and thank you for the link to the pattern.

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