Double the Love – A Finished Quilt

I am so pleased to show you Cassidy’s quilt in its finished form! I finished it the other day but paperwork (computer work really) has kept me from getting it published until today. I love making special quilts and this one really makes me happy. I think the pattern that I designed will be one that I go back to many times.

When I left you on hop day, this was what the quilt looked like. The pattern is still available for free (until November 4th). I love it for so many reasons – let me count some of the ways:
1. Pinks and purples are a girls favorite and they are Cassidy’s favorite.
2. Two hearts for the the two sisters
3. Easy to make with a few scraps (or not scraps)
4. You can change it up and add some feature fabric at the bottom…fairies, unicorns, etc. might have been a choice for Cassidy. Or you could write messages in that block or other spots on the quilt.
5. It is big enough to go a long way and will fit nicely on a twin or the top of a double or queen as an extra quilt as she grows.

Here are a couple of close ups of the quilting. At first, I was a bit hesitant about the purple on the white but I love it. It was a longer pattern to quilt than some of the others I used but I really like the way it looks.

My husband is holding it, and he his just under 6 feet tall. It covers him nicely; it will last Cassidy a long time.

The backing fabrics are also on her sister’s quilt, another fun way the quilts are connected. I checked and that pink line is not as wobbly as it looks; I think it is the way it is draping.

This is the last of the images. I have to say, I am thrilled with this finish. It is a new one for the year, but will get counted in my PhD for 2020! Still making more new than finishing old projects, but that’s my life as a quilter. I will link up to both TGIFF (although I didn’t post until Saturday but it was done) and to DrEAMi, as this truly was a Drop Everything And Make It Project.

Double the Love
46″ x 62″
Pattern: Big Sister/Brother Quilt
Piecing Thread: Craftsy #104 Sea Mist
Quilt Threads: Superior Omni #3125 Purplicious, #3003 Pearl White
Quilt Pattern: From the HQ library, Daisy Marie


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10 Comments

  1. October 31, 2020 / 4:16 pm

    Hi Kathleen! I love, love, LOVE every single thing about this post. I love the finish, I love hearing the details, I love that both sisters are getting a quilt, I adore the pictures of the quilting, and I also adore the pattern/two hearts. Pink and purple is just the best combination for a seven-year-old. I can remember purposely coloring some Barbie coloring pages with those crayon colors and swooning with delight. So glad you finished this and linked up! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. October 31, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    Ooh, very nice & well done on writing patterns for your quilts. I just can’t seem to do that. A 7 year old will love it to bits & some I’ve made over the years are still kept by 6′ tall teenage boys & I think that says something about quilts in general. Take care & stay safe.

  3. November 1, 2020 / 8:06 am

    A great finish, Kathleen! I love the whole quilt, and Cassidy will too. What little girl wouldn’t like a quilt with hearts and flowers – I love the flower design in the quilting, by the way! She will enjoy this quilt for years to come 🙂

  4. Laurel
    November 1, 2020 / 8:14 am

    Beautiful Kathleen! I love the quilt, the quilting and I have enjoyed seeing the progress! She will love it!!

  5. Mary Chevalier
    November 1, 2020 / 9:06 am

    Thank-you for the pattern.I have a great grandaughter who will turn 3 this month .so i see it as a gift for her 4th Birthday .Maybe by than she will have a favorite color.

  6. Jean McKinstry
    November 1, 2020 / 11:48 am

    Two hearts, and such beautiful pinks and purples, this will be treasured for many ,many years.

  7. November 1, 2020 / 12:37 pm

    Can you hear me clapping my hands for another true DrEAMi project?! I love those and this is the fourth one out of the first five I’ve visited! This is such the perfect quilt for a little girl; as I said on Insta or another post, (or in my dreams lol) what little girl or boy doesn’t love having their name on a quilt? Love the colours as well, and I have to say I love your kitchen with the rectangular windows just above the counter, and the backsplash–! Be still my heart. Is this your Maine home? Inquiring minds and all that….Thanks for linking up!

  8. Barb Alonzi
    November 1, 2020 / 7:14 pm

    I love the quilt. Thank you so much for being so gracious and sharing the pattern.

  9. November 2, 2020 / 7:35 am

    What a sweet quilt and so versatile. I see how you can easily adjust the length! And, thank you for the pattern!

  10. Nancy Bekedam
    November 8, 2020 / 9:58 am

    Sweet! I’m thrilled with this finish of yours, too, Kathleen! Great quilting. I love the purple thread!! Bold move on your part, but super cute. Thank you for sharing the pattern. The center part looks like it would be just the right size for Jack’s Basket quilts. Now, I’m with Sandra–is that your Maine home? So bright!

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