An Heirloom Finish

Heirloom Front

I’m pretty embarrassed to post this quilt today. Not because I don’t love it – I definitely do. But I finished this quilt top over 1 year ago and it sat for that long, waiting patiently to be quilted and finished.

Heirloom Drape 1

I’m not sure what exactly took me so long. Other projects with deadlines mostly. Forgetting it was in my pile of quilt tops as well. It wasn’t until the Naperville Modern Quilt Guild did a tangerine/aqua challenge that I was finally motivated to finish it!

Heirloom Detail 2

The fabric for this one is from Joel Dewberry‘s Heirloom collection in the Citrine palette. The sashing is Kona Solids in Stone.

Heirloom Wall

I cut my squares to 7.5″ (unfinished) and my sashing is 1.75″ wide (unfinished). I love the on point, simple look of the design. The finished quilt measures around 61″ x 75″, so it’s a good size for cuddling under on the couch.

Heirloom Detail

It took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to quilt this one. In the end, I decided on a free motion meandering. I kind of wish I had done straight lines, but I really wanted to get it done by the NMQG challenge meeting deadline and honestly, I felt like the quilt top had sat for long enough and I needed to just get it done.

Heirloom Drape 2

I’m still deciding what I will do with this quilt, but I’m leaning towards giving it as a Christmas gift this year. I think I know just the person. 🙂



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    November 26, 2012


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    November 26, 2012

    What a great quilt……….love everything about it!

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    November 26, 2012

    it’s so beautiful, Faith. I love all these colors together so much, it’s just such a lovely, peaceful, soothing quilt. I’m sure the recipient will absolutely love it!!!

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    November 26, 2012

    simple but effective…1 year! I have some that are decades old…

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    November 26, 2012

    Such a pretty quilt and great photos. Certainly snuggleworthy

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    November 26, 2012

    I love it. Your color choices are beautiful. I always get inspired. I was wondering how you quilted it. And as I was looking at the pics I was thinking myself how I would do it so I was curious. I couldn’t see from the pics. I was thinking straight lines too. Maybe if I make i’ll I’ll have to try straight lines.
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great week.

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    November 26, 2012


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    Kathy Gordon

    November 26, 2012

    Beautiful quilt….love the colors!

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    November 26, 2012

    Its such a calm and serene quilt ! I love it !

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    November 26, 2012

    Beautiful! I love the colors, orange being my favorite color ever. I wish I was the person you were thinking of giving it to….8-)

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    Sandy D

    November 26, 2012

    Love it. the colors are beautiful.

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    November 26, 2012

    The colors are delicious!

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    Lori C.

    November 26, 2012

    Oh so pretty! I think the curvy quilting design is a nice contrast to all the straight lines of the sashing. And this is a great design for fabrics with larger motifs that you don’t want to cut into little pieces.

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    November 26, 2012

    This is very pretty, and you are so funny. 🙂 A year is hardly any time at all for a flimsy to wait when you have other things going, too.

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    November 26, 2012

    Hello!! very cute! how many squares have in total? layer cakes? what quantities?
    Thanks for your response!

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    November 26, 2012

    Love it! I think the meandering is perfect given the large beautiful pattern of Heirloom. One year- my stash of Heirloom is still sitting!
    You have inspired me to cut into it with this elegant quilt!

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    Julia in Mississippi

    November 26, 2012

    I love your finished quilt. Glad you pulled it out of the pile and got it quilted.

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    November 26, 2012

    I love it the way it is! Gorgeous choice of deep grey sashing! Incansee how straight lines would go too, but these winding paths complement the design beautifully.

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    Rebecca Grace

    November 26, 2012

    Thanks for sharing the gray fabric — I was just about to ask when I read “Kona Solids in Stone!” I’ve been admiring your mix of gray with brights for awhile, but when I’m fabric shopping locally the colors I’m seeing for sale just don’t seem to be the right shade of gray.

    Your quilt is BEAUTEOUS, and I think the curvy stippling is just the right coutnerpoint for those strong, straight piecing lines. Whomever you gift this to is one lucky person!

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    Meredith F.

    November 26, 2012

    That is gorgeous! Very beautiful and will make a lovely gift!

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    November 26, 2012

    I just love Heirloom. It goes so well with the Kona stone. I am so pleased you posted this – better late than never! My Heirloom is still sitting patiently in my sewing cupboard, so by my standards you are not late at all!

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    November 26, 2012

    Faith that is really cute and so easy to put togeather. Love the colours.

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    November 26, 2012

    I really like this quilt for its simplicity of composition as well as the color choices and the on point squares. It would make a wonderful gift! I also like the meandering because it allow focus on the other features of the quilt. The recipient of your gift quilt is most fortunate!

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    November 26, 2012

    very very pretty

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    Sharon T

    November 26, 2012

    I sure hope it’s meant for ME! Love it!

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    Anne K

    November 26, 2012

    Beautiful! I’ve had a FQ bundle of this sitting around and couldn’t decide what to do with it. Now I know exactly what to do! Thank you

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    Chris Kieffer

    November 26, 2012

    I love,love,love your quilt! This is absolutely one of my all time favorite fabric lines! I’ve made some placemats with it for spring, and still have some in my stash, waiting for the perfect project. And the stone sashing is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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    November 26, 2012

    This is really beautiful and the Stone is a perfect complement to the Heirloom.

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    November 26, 2012

    I love that! Can’t believe it took so long to finish! 🙂

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    November 26, 2012

    It’s beautiful and looks so soft and cuddly! A year to finish – not bad in my book. I have so many ufo’s much older than that!

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    November 26, 2012

    I love everything about it…the fabric, the pattern and size. I would be thrilled if someone gave that to me.

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    November 26, 2012

    Beautiful. Thanks for showing it off.

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    diane stanley

    November 27, 2012

    I really love the stone with the fabrics and also the stone wall. Very nice photo op too.

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    November 27, 2012

    This is SUCH an inspiration for working with unusual colour combinations. You’ve not only pulled it off, but created a masterpiece! I love the colour ‘stone’, but never would have thought to use it. One to store in my “Inspirations” folder. Thanks for showing us.

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    November 27, 2012

    Oh,so pretty!! I’m sure the meandering quilting was just perfect! It’s kiind of fun to finish something that’s been ‘ready’ for so long!! You can savor the feeling of accomplishment!

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    November 27, 2012

    I like it a lot! I like the meandering quilting as I think it softens the lines and squares. I like quilts with squares but the meandering quilting seems to be a good choice.

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    Maureen Cracknell Handmade

    November 27, 2012

    This is so lovely!! Beautiful finish, Faith!

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    November 27, 2012

    Very pretty! Love that color combo. Strangely enough, I have a Christmas quilt in that same basic pattern that has been sitting for about three years. The problem is, I don’t like it that much and will probably give it away but I don’t want to pay someone to quilt it for me. One of these days….

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    December 4, 2012

    That’s one of my favorite fabric lines. I love what you’ve done with it here. Gorgeous quilt.

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    December 12, 2012

    I love this one so much. I left this post in my google reader till I had time to tell you. 🙂 Love it!

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    January 28, 2013

    So i absolutely love this quilt and as you know i will probably copycat it along with the rest of your quilts. so my question to you is – do you remember how much of each fabric you bought to make this?….1/2 yard of each? Thanks for posting your beautiful quilts! You are incredibly talented!

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    October 4, 2015

    I love this quilt! Is there a link to a pattern somewhere? Thank you!