Friday, January 13, 2012

Pure Ruffled Love

I wanted to show off an older quilt that I made for my daughter, Rachel, last year.  I started it early in the year, but I didn't finish it until August. 

I originally planned it to be a quilt for her 18th birthday, but I didn't get it finished in time. 

I decided instead that I would make it for her as a going-away-to-college gift. 

At any rate, that's what I had planned it for anyway, so that she would have a piece of me down at college. 

A token to always remind her how much her momma loves her.

Pure by Moda, Ruffles Quilt Pattern,

I used Sweetwater's Pure fabric line.  When I first saw the line, I knew that it was perfect for her. 

 She's kind of a french country, but classic vintage kind of girl. 

I used a layer cake, two charm packs, and three yards of the neutral background for the quilt top.

The pattern is called Ruffles by The Pattern Basket.  You can find it here.

I fell in love with the pattern because of the adorable ruffles on the edge.  They're hard to see in the pictures.

I quilted it in an all-over loopy pattern. 

I pieced the back from extra fabric from the layer cake and the charm packs.  It's my first pieced back, and although it was extra work, I have to say I love it!  I love the cute little tanned legs in the picture, too. 
(Not mine!)

I also had enough fabric to make two big comfy pillows to match.  One with ruffles.  I even added a zipper to the brown one, but didn't have enough patience to do it again for the beige one.  I can't decide which one I like better.

I altered the pattern a little bit, because the original measurements were too small for a bed quilt.

I added two extra rows of blocks down the side and at the bottom.  I think that the end measurements of my quilt were about 74 x 83", perfect for a cozy bed quilt.

All in all, I think this quilt is one of my very favorites!  It turned out really nice, and my daughter loves it.

That's all that matters, in the end.


  1. Aw, Momma :) I love my quilt! You forgot to mention the fact that everyone who sees it asks me where I bought it, and then stands there with their jaw gaping open when I tell them my Mother made it.
    I love your blog :)

  2. Thank you so much Rachel. It's always nice to know that someone admires my work. All I need to know, though, is that you love it.

  3. Matching pillows too...just wonderful!!

  4. Thank you so much Barb! You're one of my first commenters on my new blog! I appreciate it so much!

  5. Dianne,

    Thank you for stopping by and I am really glad that you like the chalkboard wall! I've always had a chalkboard in my kitchen but decided it was time to paint a whole wall. And do you know what? I LOVE it! Definitely no regrets here!

    And what a beautiful quilt! I am truly impressed with your work!!

  6. wow this quilt is really gorgeous, I love the fabrics you used and the pattern too.
    Nice with the chusions too.
    say hello to your daugther, she looks nice ☺
    I like to Quiltblog

  7. GORGEOUS quilt! I love the fabric you used too!

  8. Beautiful set! Love the pattern and the way it works with the fabric.

  9. Such beautiful work! Look at all those perfect quilting stitches. :)


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