Friday, April 26, 2024

Cozy QAL - The Finale!

I am just delighted with my Cozy quilt finish from Alison Glass QAL. The words of affirmation were stitched with a rainbow of pearl cotton. Revealing the color of the middle layer as I cut away the stencils was incredibly satisfying! (Lettering was done with  these 4" stencils.) The color effect came out so much better than I ever expected. (See the post about the middle layer.)

I do intend to continue to stitch and cut away more of the top layer to reveal the color underneath. I'm thinking about leaves and vines along the edge or maybe some groups of flowers. No immediate rush however.

I choose a very simple edging - cutting away the back layer so that it was even with the middle layer and then trimming the top layer leaving 1/2" to fold across the back. Pink was my favorite color when stitching so it was the only choice when it came time to stitch down the edge.

The back still needs a bit of tidying. The knots will stay visible but I need to make sure they are secure and then trim thread tails.

The top and bottom layer are a jersey knit purchased from Alison directly. The color - which is very hard to photograph - is a deep denim blue.

The QAL officially ends this month so I will submit my photo and be in position to claim my finisher pin! (Go me!) Creating this quilt was such a great experience. Alison runs a great QAL.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. This is fabulous, Patty, and I look forward to seeing how you add to it when the time is right.

  2. Patty, you are definitely all of those affirming words and more. I love the rainbow of color revealed and I look forward to seeing how you add details to the sides when you are ready. Thank you so much for linking up with Favorite Finish!

  3. Wonderful affirmations and such a beautiful rainbow. Congrats and enjoy! xo

  4. What a great quilt you ended up with! I'm glad you joined-in. I sure thought about it, but the cost of the jersey knit fabric was off-putting. Love the thread colors you used. They're yummy.


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