Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A QAL Finish!

I've been excited all week to finally finish and share my version of Sandra's "Follow Your Own Path" quilt, which I've called "Follow the Garden Path!"

42.5 x 46.5

I didn't really know what the name of this quilt was going to be until I found the backing fabric for it.    This was a Joann's find, and I could tell it was going to be perfect as soon as I saw it!



 Lots of florals make up the arrows, so there was definitely a garden theme going on from the beginning.   (It just took me awhile to catch on!)



The red was my favorite so it turned into the border as well.   The leftover gray background fabric tied everything together for the binding.

I don't know if you can tell from these photos, but I used the serpentine stitch for both the quilting and to finish off the binding, and I really like the look. 

I admit that I'm not much of a gardener, but I can grow petunias!


This quilt doesn't have a destination yet, so I think I'll just enjoy it on my red Poang chair for now!


Big thanks go out to Sandra at mmmquilts for making her great patterns available to us every year for a quilt along!  This is my third year to participate and I've enjoyed every one.    I'll be linking my finish up at the Parade of Quilts over at Sandra's place!

Also sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday!
And at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
Also joining in with Meadow Mist Designs' Favorite Monthly Finish










28 comments:

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your new quilt is beautiful and that backing fabric is gorgeous. I'm such a sucker for floral prints. It looks great on your red chair too.

Cathy said...

That’s a fantastic finish, Diann! I love all of it from the fabrics to the serpentine stitching! It looks great on your chair.

Marly said...

A lovely finish Diann, and well named! I like the backing fabric too; really bright and sunny.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Perfect backing and great name! Looks wonderful on your red chair.

Linda said...

I just love everything about it, and it looks great on that chair. I think you should keep it.

Michele McLaughlin said...

It looks fantastic! I love it on that chair too! It's a keeper for sure!!!

Astrid said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the pattern, fabric choices and the backing.

grammajudyb said...

Great, great finish Diann! Even though it’s “baby quilt” size, the beautiful florals gives it a grown up vibe! Great use of the serpentine stitch on the binding ! That is an awesome detail! I think it’s fantastic!

Vicki in MN said...

It's perfect for your red chair, you might just have to keep it. And I did notice your serpentine quilting and binding before I read it!

PaintedThread said...

Yay for a finish! It looks great. The binding stitching is really neat, too.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

That's another beauty of a finish, Diann. The red flowery fabric is perfect and the backing too. I also love that serpentine stitch...my newer machine can do that I just realized!

Deb A said...

Beautiful job! I have enjoyed watching this one come together.

piecefulwendy said...

What a perfect name for such a pretty quilt - the backing fabric was a great find, too! I think it looks right at home all cozy with your chair!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on your FYOP quilt finish, Diann!! I noticed the serpentine stitch on the binding right away. It looks SEW cute, but I never think to used a decorative stitch in that way!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love how your quilt turned out. Great name, awesome backing, and your quilting is fabulous.

chrisknits said...

Perfect name for a wonderful finish!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! YAY! You did it and it looks beautiful. It looks especially fetching on your Poang chair!! And in your garden. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on a terrific finish!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Beautiful finish, congratulations! I love the backing too, perfect for a garden quilt. Great job with the serpentine stitch on the binding, I might have to try that!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Isn't it a hoot when it takes us as the maker to figure out what the quilt has been telling us from the beginning??? I did chuckle a tiny bit when you mentioned the garden theme! Yes, the backing fabric was the perfect find! I also loved the red borders and the red chair. . .I mean. . .is there any other color??? Well done on your finish!

Chantal said...

Congratulations, Diann. Another wonderful quilt is done. Love the serpentine quilting in the binding. Great idea. Perfect name too. ;^)

Kate said...

Congrats on a very fun finish!

Sandra Walker said...

What a wonderful finish Diann, and I agree with others that I think you should keep it as it looks just perfect on your red Poang. It could be your summer quilt there, while the Tiny Tuesday is the one for winter, just sayin'... Great shot on the fence by your petunias, and WOW do I ever love that floral backing. I'm so glad you joined in again this year, thank you, especially with your mom's big move!

Ivani said...

Congrats Diann!
Follow your garden patch is wonderful and you found a perfec fabric for the backing. Well done! ♥

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lovely quilt Diann. The finish on your binding has me intrigued. Did you also hand stitch the back?

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Susie H said...

Better late than never! So glad I was digging around in older posts and found this finish! It turned out so pretty! Wherever it ends up, it will be a perfect spot of color!

tubakk said...

A lovely version of this pattern.

Gail K said...

I agree- perfect name for a fun design. Never thought to quilt the binding but the serpentine pattern looks great.