Pathways is Finished!

Wow.  It’s been such a busy time these last couple of weeks and I feel like I’m neglecting all my quilty friends.  For that I apologize. However, I have been quilting and sewing away and I have a finish to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago I told you about a quilt I was working on so I could move it out of the WIP pile. You can read more on the original post here.

Now it’s time to report that I’ve finished it and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out.

I really wish I was a better photographer, the pics of the front and back show the coloring as more brown than it really is. It’s really a beautiful aqua-y, teal-y color. (Yes, those are real words.)

Pathways Quilt Front


Pathways Quilt Back


I wasn’t really liking the top very much and then, as I quilted it, I found myself loving it.

I still haven’t decided if I’m going to add quilting around the flowers in each block or just leave them alone. I initially thought I might add matchstick quilting, but I was a little afraid the quilting would overpower the prints. Jasmine suggested radiating lines so the quilting wouldn’t be as dense. I really liked her suggestion and spent some time doodling the pattern and echoing the flower.

So, if I add any quilting that’s what I’ll do, but for now I’m calling it done. I’ve got several projects on the board right now that I have to get finished, and those have to take priority.

Pathways - Detail Quilting

The feathers I did in the border look good for a first try.  I tried to get pictures, but the thread blends so well you really only get an impression of the feathers.  If you look closely on the brown section of the backing you can see some of the feathers in the border.  I will definitely be practicing more of these!

Pathways - Binding

My daughter-in-law has strongly hinted that she would like this quilt, so it may be a Christmas gift. Even though it will be difficult to give it away, that’s kind of the point of creating, isn’t it? To share our talent and love of what we do with those we love and appreciate.

See, here I am getting all philosophical…..aaahhhhh, I’m going to go sew now! 🙂



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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8 Responses to Pathways is Finished!

  1. Melissa says:

    I love this! I would be using scraps for this project, my grandson needs another quilt. I have tons of child story book material this would be great for. I hope I win. An excellent site btw.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Stunning! I love the fabrics and the design. Your back is wonderful too.

  3. great job again on your quilting Beth, you seem to be getting a lot of good practice. I love it! I need to learn, someday 🙂

  4. It turned out really nicely!! Your quilting really amplified the design. Great job!

  5. The best quilt gifts are ones that are used and loved, so if you do gift it at least it will be really well appreciated! I am so excited to watch your quilting progress, and you really seem to be having a lot of fun with it, too. 🙂

  6. Jasmine says:

    It is a beautiful quilt the way it is. I have gone back and added quilting to a “finished quilt” before. But it was added before it was washed. In fact, every time I walk past the quilt hanging by my stairs I keep thinking that it needs more. 🙂 If you do give it to her, at least you know she’ll appreciate it. That’s the best part to me.

  7. I do love your quilting! Hopefully I will one day get on that bandwagon!!!

  8. annieb71 says:

    Beth – This quilt came out beautifully. The colors are great. And your photos of the machine quilting came out well, as did the quilting itself!! Well done!!

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