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TGIFF! A quilt for Little Lambs

I am pleased to share with you my finish for the week and celebrate your finishes with Thank Godness Its Finished Friday – TGIFF!. You are welcome to host and there are dates open in July so help us out by signing up here. Its a great incentive to get something done. If you don’t have a finish this week, next weeks host is Gail from Quilting Gail so you can join her there.

This quilt I will show you today is from a pattern called “Follow Your Own Path” from Sandra Walker of mmmQuilts! You can find out more about it here. This pattern is free from the Modern by the Yard Ezine . You can see other versions on Instagram too using this hashtag:  #followyourownpathqal.

This is the fifth QAL of hers that I have happily participated in. This quilt is part of my Hands 2 Help contributions to Little Lambs which provides comfort kits to children ages newborn to 17 years old who are transitioning into foster care.


One of my rules for QALs is to use the stash. I didn’t have a background that worked, so I did purchase that but the rest of it was shopped from the stash. I pieced the quilt with Aurifil

My preference was to use the arrows with the dark down, but you can look at these two shots and decide for yourself.

The back was batik a friend gave to me, so I like that it is a way of passing her good will on to another in this quilt.

Arrow E2E by Nancy Haacke

I put this lovely quilt together and from the start I was pretty sure what my quilting design would be. There is an pantograph on the Prostitcher by Nancy Haacke called Arrows E2E. You can find it at Wasatch Quilting if you don’t have Prostitcher.

I used a Superior Omni #3024 a medium grey on the top and Superior So Fine! #494 Pastel Blue in the bobbin. I am crazy like that, not using the exact same threads in top and bottom, but my Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen* is very cooperative with tension (I probably cursed my next project by saying that).

“Blessings For Your Journey” is what I will call the quilt. I hope this quilt brings blessings to its recipient as they begin a new journey and that it can always be a comfort to the little one that receives it.

“Blessings For Your Journey”
42″ x 47″
Quilt Pattern: “Follow Your Own Path” by Sandra Walker
Pantograph: “Arrow E2E” by Nancy Haacke
Piecing Thread: Aurifil #2612 Arctic Sky
Quilting: Omni #3024 Medium Grey, So Fine! 494 Pastel Blue

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20 Comments

  1. May 27, 2021 / 7:14 pm

    What an awesome version of Sandra’s pattern from the QAL, and I know that the good energy you put into creating it will mean a lot to its recipient. Thanks for hosting TGIFF this week; I’m excited to come back and link up tomorrow morning!

  2. May 27, 2021 / 7:15 pm

    Your quilt turned out terrific! Love your choice for quilting it! 🙂

  3. May 27, 2021 / 8:02 pm

    Hi Kathleen! So glad you got your quilt top all finished. Your choice of the quilting design in just the perfect one. I love how the shaft of the arrow is curved around a bit. What a nice sentiment to send along with the quilt for its new owner. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. May 28, 2021 / 8:07 am

    Nice finish to your quilt, Kathleen! The quilt design is fun as well. I’m sure whoever receives this quilt will enjoy it.

  5. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    May 28, 2021 / 8:39 am

    Your quilt looks great, Kathleen! No finishes for me as I’ve had company for over a week from out of state, so have been busy cooking and cleaning and catching up!!

  6. Nancy Bekedam
    May 28, 2021 / 9:39 am

    What a perfect panto/quilt combo!!!

  7. Vicki in MN
    May 28, 2021 / 11:49 am

    Kathleen, your arrows look wonderful and cuddly with the perfect quilting design, good work!

  8. May 28, 2021 / 11:58 am

    Your quilt looks fantastic, Kathleen! That quilting design was certainly the perfect choice for this quilt 🙂 I hope your quilt brings love and comfort to its recipient. And thanks for hosting TGIFF this week!

  9. May 28, 2021 / 7:34 pm

    Quite adorable and the perfect quilting for the motif!

  10. Jean McKinstry
    May 28, 2021 / 8:53 pm

    Dark down was a good choice, and the name, let there be happiness and love with their quilt

  11. May 29, 2021 / 7:46 am

    Lovely colors and quilting Kathleen! That’s a perfect spot to photograph your quilt.

  12. thedarlingdogwood
    May 29, 2021 / 7:50 am

    Love this, including the name Blessings for your Journey! I hope it brings someone joy and comfort. That quilting motif is perfect!!!!!

  13. Rebecca Grace
    May 29, 2021 / 11:59 am

    Your arrow quilt came out great. Really, you had all of those fabrics in the right amounts already in your stash? MY stash is full of fabrics that are each like opera divas who cannot possibly share a stage with one another. I always have to go back to the quilt shop to get the “supporting actors” to go with the divas in my stash.

  14. May 29, 2021 / 1:16 pm

    Hi,
    Beautiful quilt…I’m sure someone will love
    it. Have a great day!

  15. May 31, 2021 / 8:31 pm

    LOVE that you found that fun quilting design for your quilt, Kathleen! SEW sweet of you to send it off to Little Lambs, too.

  16. inquiringquilter
    June 1, 2021 / 8:49 pm

    Great quilt and so wonderful that you made it for charity. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  17. June 1, 2021 / 10:17 pm

    Hi Kathleen, what a great quilt. I’m sure that it will be cherished! I love the picture taken at the crossroads sign. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Take care.

  18. June 9, 2021 / 3:48 pm

    I love the combination of the bright colors and the fun panto. Great shot with the quilt next to the signs. Thank you for linking up to Show Me Something!

  19. June 18, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    Really, really love your quilt!

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