Tuesday 3 July 2012

Sewing Goats...finished!

I haven't posted in months and months and my unfinished stack of quilts continues to taunt me daily, but I just haven't found the time or energy to tackle it quite yet.  I am determined to somehow stay awake long enough after Louis goes to bed and after we have managed to eat dinner to finish up the star quilt I started for him before he was born.  I have (had) elaborate plans of hand quilting most of it, and could potentially make some progress over the holidays in August if I could assemble the blocks and back before then...

I did manage to finish this sewing goat quilt just before he was born in December but then never got around to photographing it and posting the final results.  I just love the color combinations of green, orange blue and yellow. I've included several different colors of Robert Kaufman Essex linen throughout the top and the back in an effort to tone down the mix of colors and patterns a bit. 

The back is a men's dress shirt fabric and an orange flowered seersucker.

I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story.  Pop over and take a look.


  1. This is a very pretty quilt! I love the backing you used - great idea!

  2. What a lovely quilt! The color balance is perfect!

  3. Wow, what a pleasing quilt. I love the softness and whimsy. I saw your link on Fabric Tuesday. Off to check out more of your blog now!

  4. I love the colors in this quilt! Very nice!

  5. Oh my gosh. What a lovely quilt!

  6. Hi! Your quilt is so beautiful! What a lovely fabrics but also I love your log cabin desing! Great colours, too! Could you tell us from where you found the sweet goat fabric? x Teje

    1. Thanks Teje! My sister kndly gave me the goat fabric. She found it at Clothcamp on etsy - http://goo.gl/1hYL4

  7. I love this quilt! Great idea to use dress shirt material for the backing - I just picked up a men's shirt at a thrift store, with plans to use it as a quilt back.