Stepping Stones Quilt

Believe it or not, I finished the Stepping Stones quilt ahead of my weekend goal. I stitched on the binding last night while we were in the basement under tornado warnings. Not a horrible way to spend an evening of threatening storms.

This quilt was inspired by the “Just Sweet Enough” quilt in the book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. The version in the book uses soft almost-solids and wider white sashing between columns. But when I saw it I was struck by it’s beauty in simplicity. It is similar to a coin quilt.

I had a pretty good variety of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks fabrics and thought something similar would be a great way to showcase those tiny prints. I’m not sure anyone can resist the softness of these voile fabrics. They have such a luxurious feel to them….almost like silk as I move them from the washer to the dryer. The rectangles are cut in random lengths, with a width of 2.5″. The white rectangles between them are 2″ x 2.5″. The white columns are 2.25″ wide.

The patterned strips I made ended up being too long for the width of the quilt, so I cut off the bottom and incorporated it into the back of the quilt. I added large sections of voile on either side. It is beyond soft, the perfect cuddle blanket.

It is quilted free motion with Dream Cotton Request Loft batting, leaving it completely lightweight and crinkly. It measures 36″ x 54″ and is available in my Etsy shop.

Comments

  1. 4

    says

    This turned out absolutely beautiful!! I’m almost finished with mine, too – isn’t it the softest ever? I just wonder how on earth you were able to back with the voile? I ended up hand quilting mine because every time I tried with the machine it bunched on the back!

    • 5

      says

      Megan I am on pins and needles waiting to see yours – it’s going to be fabulous! I wonder if I just got really lucky quilting it with the voile backing? I did use TONS of pins when basting it. Do you use the spray or pin baste? I still haven’t found a good place in my house to spray baste without making a giant mess.

  2. 7

    says

    I love it!! And I love that I’m not the only one who lingers while taking this stuff from the washer to the dryer!! I did the same thing with the double gauze FFA…….I don’t know what it is about that fabric when damp-soooooo soft!

  3. 13

    says

    This is just sooooooooo beautiful… I had not given it much of a thought when i saw the WIP pics… but now that its done, it looks just great… i love your work… most of the times when i’m looking for some inspiration, i find something somewhere in each of your projects… Thanks a lot… Am waiting for that pattern of yours…
    Shruti
    http://13woodhouseroad.blogspot.com

    • 16

      says

      Hi Casey – thanks! The white wasn’t voile…I think it was either Kona White or Bella Solids White. But Megan (from the blog Lucy and Norman) did a voile quilt and I think used white voile so she could definitely be able to tell you a source for that.

      • 17

        casey says

        It’s so funny, I have a complete set of the little folks (1/2 fat quarters) and was trying to find something that used all the prints. I love this quilt! Have you had any issues with the different fabric weights pulling/washing?
        on another note- I made your kalediscopic kites quilt with batiks (expanded to queen size) and get compliments all the time. I’ll send a pic when I get around to taking one…. Love your blog, I always find something wonderful here.
        Thanks for the tip, I’ll contact Megan and see if I can find some. :)

        • 18

          says

          No problem mixing the fabrics, it washed up perfectly! :) I can’t wait to see what you make, and yes, I’d love to see the kalediscopic kites quilt too!

  4. 20

    Sheila Olsen says

    Love your work. I’m Looking for a contemporary quilt for my son. Do you sell any of your creations?

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