Sadie’s quilt

Hallelujah! I finally managed to finish Sadie’s quilt, which I only started when she was a baby…that’s all. And yes she’s 3 1/2 now. In my defense, it was too big to quilt on my little machine, and I couldn’t find a reasonable deal to have it sent off or too have somewhere local quilt it.ย  Then my mom and dad joined this cool shop with all kinds of fun toys, including a long arm quilting machine! So I had her quilt it for me, bound it, and called it done.

I backed it in some Ditto Daisies in Blue Punctuation by American Jane, and bound it in some tiny red polka dots from Joanns. Thanks, Cassy, for holding the quilt up for me!

Edit: a few of you asked what pattern I used-the answer is none! I know, I’m so helpful. I found a pinwheel tutorial online somewhere (don’t ask me which one), and used it to do the squares and then made up the rest.


  1. It is beautiful!

  2. It’s lovely. And I think it’s just part of the beauty of quilts that they take some time to be made. It adds to the history, the time and love you poured into a piece like this. I bet she adores it!

  3. Oh that is gorgeous! I adore it!

    By the way, I am a long time blog stalker coming out of the woodwork, and vowing to comment more often… so let me introduce myself…. My name is Dannii and I am from Melbourne Australia. I love reading each and every one of your blog posts! Thanks for inspiring me every day!

  4. OH! I just love it! I’ve wanted to make a quilt for such a long time… but I’m chicken! You did a great job, it’s beautiful!

  5. Very pretty. And great that your mom had a part in finishing it.

  6. Ooh, I love it, Jess. Everything about it.

  7. Well a finish is a finish no matter how long it takes. And she’s grown into it now :oD

  8. So beautiful!! Love the fabrics ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jess, the quilt is so pretty!!Wow!

  10. Beautiful!

  11. Love it!! Would you be able to tell me the pattern you used to make this? I’m finishing up a quilt, but need another pattern for another quilt. Is it twin size? I’d love to make one like this. [email protected]

  12. Oh, it’s so beautiful!! JEALOUS!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. So cute! That girl holding it up must be one awesome person to make it look so good! haha! It really did turn out cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. It is absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted to do a pinwheel quilt. Can you share the pattern? Is there a tutorial?

  15. It’s absolutely gorgeous, Jess! Beautiful job ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Really pretty! That fabric on the back is gorgeous.

  17. I love it! She’ll be so proud of it because it is from you.

  18. so cute jess! glad you got it finished up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. That pieced sashing absolutely makes the quilt! Great job!

  20. I love it!! And I agree with Jo above me, the pieced sashing is perfect to tie it all together. Now I’m curious about the place you had it quilted–where is it? I may need their services in the future…

  21. Beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Oooh I love it! Congrats on getting it done. That has to feel fantastic.

  23. It’s lovely! Must feel so good to have that done! Over KCSC week last year, I actually finished a quilt that had been hanging around for 3 ish years. (It wasn’t clothing, but it was for a kid so I felt okay about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) It’s a good feeling!

  24. What a beautiful quilt!

  25. It’s beautiful! I’m sure this will be treasured as a family heirloom for generations! And I love the little pinkies in the first pic ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. It’s gorgeous!! I have a quilt laying around for my little boy that I meant to have done by his second birthday, and now his third birthday is coming up in just a few weeks, eek! Maybe your example will serve as an inspiration for me to finally finish it? I love the pinwheel pattern – it has such a lovely Depression-era vibe.

  27. Super cute though! Definitely worth the wait!

  28. very pretty wonderful girly quilt

  29. I love it! You did a great job creating movement with all your colors. I bet Sadie is one happy little girl right now!

  30. Sure love it – all vintage-y and sweet! Good job!

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