Saturday, April 23, 2016

Meadow Class and Finished Quilt Top

Back in March I had the opportunity to take Lizzy House's Meadow Quilt workshop at Intown Quilters in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is me on my way to the workshop.  I haven't taken a quilt class since my very first beginner's quilting class five years ago!  I was a little bit excited :)

Lizzy House was very approachable.  She explained every detail of the block construction and how to put the quilt together into a top.

Here's my practice block! I think it turned out great for my first one.

Lizzy and I in front of her original Meadow Quilt.

Here is the color inspiration for my version...

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 After much deliberation, I finally settled on a plan.

And then I changed it of course! I replaced the peach with a grass green color.

We were out at Brian's grandparents' farm the other night and I thought it would be a great time to take pictures of the finished quilt top.

I thought I would try to get a picture of my Meadow Quilt in front of a meadow!

It's about 72" by 84".

I think I will try a combination of machine quilting and hand quilting on this one.  I want to hand quilt the white petals and green eyes, and machine quilt the rest. I've never hand quilted a large quilt, and this could be a good way to get my feet wet.  

I couldn't resist one random pic of the kids enjoying their time at Happiness Hills Farm :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The way you planned the colors really shows in the final quilt...lovely top, looks so pretty with the green centers!

    1. I love it when something actually works out the way I want it to! It makes the hours (days? weeks?) spent choosing the right fabrics worth it!

  2. Lovely quilt! And one happy quilter-that is even better, the joy that quilting can bring!