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Hope Valley Quilt

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I finished the Hope Valley quilt today! Knocking another UFO off my list and it sure feels good. For some reason this quilt just didn’t look right when I was photographing it out in the natural light. Maybe it’s the quilting…

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I started this quilt a *long* time ago. It is heavily inspired by Ashley’s Hope Valley quilt series. I originally was throwing around the idea of making this a king sized quilt for our master bedroom. Until I found out my husband didn’t really like the colors. {gasp} So…it sat while I decided what to do. Eventually I felt that he needs to like whatever decor we have going on in the bedroom, so I decided to make this a smaller quilt to hang in my sewing room.

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I love this style of block. It is my first quilt of it’s kind, but I can tell you it won’t be my last. I sashed the blocks in Kona Ash which I think adds just the right border.

I quilted it free motion. I’m still trying to decide if that was a mistake. I am kind of thinking that the design of the blocks is kind of lost in the quilting. Hopefully not.

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This one is a 44″ square. A certain someone really wanted to get in the photo shoot. But I’m pretty sure everyone loves baby feet. ;)

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12 Responses to “Hope Valley Quilt”

  1. 1
    Cathy A says:

    Cute!! I love the baby feet, too! I keep seeing the Hope Valley fabrics lately and wishing I had some.

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    Beautiful. I think free motion is a great choice for this!

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    Tami says:

    Love the pattern and brown, pink and orange are always a great color choice!

  4. 4

    I remember when you started this quilt. Yes, the purple and orange together is gorgeous! Kona Ash is probably my favorite fabric to sash with. Great job!

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    Jody says:

    Do you hand sew your bindings or machine stitch…just curious!

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      Faith says:

      I machine stitch it to the front, fold it over, and then handstitch it around the back. I tried once to machine stitch it all and it looked bad. So I’ve been too scared to try again. maybe with some practice…

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    Mary says:

    You did a great job! I don’t think the quilting takes away from it at all. Looks great!

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    Melissa says:

    Love the quilt, the colours and the free motion.

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    Holly McLean says:

    I often find when I’m worried about losing a design, an all stippling works well not to detract from it. I like it, especially the colors–orange and pink! I guess I could understand why the husband might not though.

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    Kristine says:

    So pretty! I love Hope Valley. How much fabric did you use for this?

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      Faith says:

      Thank you! Wow, I have no idea how much I used…I probably had a FQ set of one colorway + FQs of the solids. Sorry so vague! :(

  10. 12

    Love the baby feet! And the construction digger t-shirt, too. My son loves stuff like that. Oh, and the quilt is cute, too. :)

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