Friday, November 13, 2015

clovers & jam

Oh man, I did not intend to take such a long hiatus!  I don’t have a good excuse other than that my last post was last November (a full year ago!) and I think I probably got busy with the holiday season & after that I jumped right into making a full size bed quilt for my daughter’s 4th birthday.  And I’ll show you that quilt soon(ish), but first before Fall is completely over, I want to share this quilt I made LAST FALL!

I pre-ordered this quilt as a kit directly from Fig Tree & Co in the spring of 2013! I loved the fabrics (Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda) & the pattern (Clovers & Jam, also by Fig Tree & Co) and I was really looking forward to making this quilt in the fall of 2013.  Easton was born September 23rd, 2013 and for some reason I had thought I would be able to find the time to work on the quilt after he was born. Not so much. So I pushed it off and finally got around to working on it in September of 2014.  I finally got it pieced & sent out to be long arm quilted in November of 2014.  And then it sat for another 6+ months before I finally put the binding on!  

But anyway, it is finally finished & we are putting it to good use now that we are starting to have some cooler fall weather.  (This fall has just been unreal with 60-70 degree temps up until this week, which is very unseasonably warm for Northwest Iowa.)

As much as I like this quilt, I learned that making a quilt from a kit is maybe just not for me.  For me, a huge part of the enjoyment of making a quilt is not knowing quite how it is going to turn out.  I love the surprise of seeing the final product and how it came together in real life versus how I thought it would look “in my head”.  

As a thank you for reading this blog post after my long hiatus, I'd like to giveaway the leftover fabric from making this quilt.  To enter, please leave a comment on this post about ANYTHING!  Your favorite Thanksgiving dish, favorite thing about Fall, favorite color, favorite quilting tool or technique, literally anything you want!  Please make sure you are not a No-Reply commenter, or if you are, please leave your email address so I can contact you.  (Open to US only please since I am paying shipping.) I will leave the giveaway open until next Friday morning at 8 am CST.  Giveaway now closed.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Pattern: Clovers & Jam by Fig Tree & Co
Dimensions: 71” x 71”
Started: September 2014  
Finished: November 2014
Quilted by: Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting 

Thanks for reading!

Linking to:
NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation
TGIFF @ Quilt Matters 
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Link a Finish Friday @ Richard & Tanya Quilts   



  1. Gorgeous! And I'm with you, my favorite part of quilt making is picking out the fabrics, so I don't love quilts.

  2. Lovely quilt.
    I just finished up a queen-sized flying geese for my son's 30th birthday.
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  3. welcome back! That is a super cute quilt!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. Yay! So glad you are back, Valerie! And what a beautiful quilt to come back with! I hear you about the quilt kit thing. :)

  5. This is beautiful! I am currently working on a coin quilt for my Nana with a Fig Tree & Co. jelly roll in Mirabelle. They really have beautiful, vintage-y looking fabrics, don't they? I'm pretty sure I just invented a word there...vintage-y! :) Anyway, very nice job on your quilt and have a great Thanksgiving!


  6. this is a nice gender neutral quilt. i like it. I love the scrap give away too. my favorite desert is a vegan dark chocolate peanut butter pie.

  7. Very pretty quilt, I love the flower quilting, the colors are really nice.

  8. Very pretty quilt. I agree with you - I've seen some kits I just love but also enjoy the design and layout process too.

  9. Welcome back to blogging, Valerie. Your quilt turned out lovely. My favorite dessert is baked cheesecake, the real stuff made from a pound and half of cream cheese of course. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Lovely quilt! My favorite dessert....cherry pie made with fresh picked cherries from my own tree.

  11. The quilt is beautiful, and well worth the wait! Though I do enjoy thinking up my own quilts...

  12. Love your gorgeous fabric choices. Welcome back from your long hiatus. Shahann at yahoo dot com.