Wednesday, May 7, 2014


This is the fifth of my recent roll o' fabric quintet:

Boxed In, front view

The pattern is "Boxed In" from Julie Herman's book, Skip the Borders. I checked this book out from my local library and have since purchased my own copy. So many of the designs speak to me. It is a fabulous book!

Boxed In, side front view

Of all of the quilts I've made from the roll o' fabric, this one is definitely my favorite.

Boxed In, quilting detail 1

I quilted the heck out of this one. I started by doing some stabilizing straight lines with my walking foot along all of the box borders. Then I quilted all of the squares-- each one has that sort of flower design. Finally, I quilted circles through all of the solid green parts. Throughout, I used Aurifil Cotton Mako 50/2 in Dove (#2600).

Boxed In, quilting detail 2

The quilting makes me happy!

Boxed In, back

Even the backing makes me happy. This hummingbird print has been sitting in my stash for quite some time. I was delighted to find that the colors in the print actually coordinated with the colors in the top. Yay for stashbusting!

Boxed In, label

The Project Linus label is stitched on already, so the quilt is good to go (pardon my sideways pic).




  1. Oh my goodness! I just love that quilt and the recipient is going to love it too. It looks like a stained glass window when it is hanging.