Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Words are progress update

Back in March, I assembled all the words for my daughter's quilt for her freshman year at school.  At the time when I started, she hadn't yet chosen the university she was going to attend and her going off to college seemed so very far away.

Harry Potter quote quilt

Once the words were assembled, I put the quilt aside.  I needed more fabric (you can read about that journey here. )

 Also, I couldn't figure out how to finish it - how to make it the right size and how best to bring in some more fun and interest.

(I also think a part of me deep inside thought that by putting it aside, maybe I could delay her leaving.  But now she has made a college choice.  And her high school graduation is less than three weeks away! )

Over the last week or so, I've made some decisions and am so excited by my border.  This is not your typical quilt border but will be filled with geese, somewhat randomly placed.

The geese serve as a great frame for the quote.  They also symbolize the opportunities in front of her - so many to choose from as she plots her own path forward.

(I sure am proud of that girl!)

Harry Potter quote quilt

Finishing all the geese and assembling the quilt top will be my goal for May.  (You'll be seeing a lot of this quilt because I will set a goal for June to get it all quilted!)

The fabric for the quilt itself is the low volume prints from the Dear Stella Palladium line from several years ago.   The letters and my geese are  Happy Hour Square Dot Blender in Charcoal - fun square polka 'dots' which offers great contrast.  

Having fun!

I've got a great giveaway under way right now - head to this Elm Street Quilts post for a chance to win a Embroidery Kit from Snuggly Monkey!

I'll be linking up with OMG here at Red Letter Quilts. 

Also linking with Blossom Heart QuiltsFreemotion by the River.  QuiltfabricationQuilt Storyand Sew Fresh Quilts .

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Your quilt is AWESOME. Truly clever and the words are perfect for that young lady about to take flight into the world.

  2. What a great saying. Good luck as you make progress with it.

  3. I'm a new visitor to your blog from Let's Bee Social. Wow, do I love this quilt!! The saying, the fabrics, your choice of font and the geese border! The fact that it is for your daughter to carry with her as she spreads her wings in college just melts my heart, too.

    I'm bookmarking your blog so I can come back and visit the progress of this wonderful quilt and see what else you have in store!

  4. I love your quilt. I especially like the variety of background fabrics, and those geese around the edges are great. Lucky graduate, your daughter, to get a quilt like this!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  5. Looks like you are well on your way to a June finish! Looking great!

  6. The geese are a great choice - your settings look terrific! This is one fabulous quilt

  7. Love the setting! I am so excited to see this quilt!
    Do you show quilts Patty?


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