Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finished: Paintbox Quilt Along!

After finishing up my wedding quilt, I was feeling motivated. So I grabbed my basted Paintbox Quilt Along sandwich, and got to work. And now I have another UFO complete. Woo!

Paintbox Quilt Along, completed, front view

The pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! She hosted a quilt along in 2010 for her Paintbox Quilt design.

Paintbox Quilt Along, completed, quilting detail

I made quick work of the quilting by doing a simple, all-over stipple using King Tut thread in White Linen (#971). I am thrilled with how it looks, especially after washing it!

Paintbox Quilt Along, completed, artistically draped... ha!

For the binding, I used Kona cotton in Navy from my stash.

Paintbox Quilt Along, completed, rolled up nice and tidy

I didn't do the fancy back suggested by the quilt along on this one. Instead, I used this happy blue-striped stars fabric from Sandy Gervais. It worked perfectly, as the front was completed using one of her collections (a layer cake of her Zippety Doo Dah line from Moda).

When I started this quilt, I was planning on giving it to my guild for donation to one of our chosen charities, so I did not include a label, as per guidelines. It feels weird to finish a quilt and not have a label! But there are some good reasons for keeping it anonymous, so I can respect that.

Last Thursday I gave the quilt to our Charity Committee at the monthly guild meeting. Hopefully it will end up in a happy new home!


  1. Can you put a liable on that has washing instructions and when it was made? At least that would be something LOL I love it and keep up your roll!

  2. Someone is going to be really lucky when they are gifted that quilt. It is great! I really love the backing fabric.

  3. Thanks for reminding me I still have my own Paintbox squares longing for some sashing and quilting. :-) Yours came out beautiful, as expected!

  4. I love that you took the pictures outside with the fall leaves. It is beautiful!

  5. I love this quilt and how very nice of you to donate it. Someone will surely love it.