Finished Willow Quilt

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

I finally finished binding my Willow quilt and wanted to share it with you today.

The Willow pattern is a free pattern that Jessica Dayon and I published together 
for the Willow Quilt-Along back in March 2020.  Click HERE to go to the homepage 
of the Willow Quilt-Along.

Linda Childs of Alpine, Utah quilted it for me.  She did a custom quilting design 
that I predominantly left up to her to decide.  The only request I had was that she do 
the arches in the sashing to create "circles" around some of the blocks.  If you squint 
your eyes do you see "circles" from the white space around some of the blocks?  
I love how it turned out.  Linda did a fantastic job.

Linda did a different design in each of the 3 different types of blocks.

I used my stash for the blues (blocks, cornerstones and binding).  I was hoping
I would've put a bigger dent in my stash but I probably added to it because 
I had to buy the background and the back (and of course I had some leftover of both).

The main blocks finish at 6".  This was a good skill check in working with tiny pieces!
The overall finished size of the quilt is 61" x 61".

I bought these labels from Border City Quilts on Etsy.  I love them; so simple 
but a nice fishing touch.  They are the 2" x 2" cotton fold over label but you can 
customize most of their labels to your own desires. 

Thanks to those of you that joined us for the Willow Quilt-Along!  It was really fun 
seeing all of the different versions pop up on Instagram.  This design looks beautiful 
in any colorway!  I can't wait to see more photos of your finished quilts.  
Please continue to tag Jessica @jessicadayon and me @gigis_thimble as you finish them
and use the hashtag #willowqal so we don't miss a thing!

Finally, I want to thank Jessica for asking me to collaborate with her on this!  
It was fun getting to know her more.  Jessica is an amazing pattern designer 
and she inspires me every day!

Happy quilting!


  1. That is a stunning quilt! The custom quilting is so beautiful.

  2. Sometimes I think the quilting done on quilts is beautiful, but takes away somehow from the quilt. This is wonderful! The quilting enhances it perfectly! Great job all the way around.

  3. Very pretty!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  4. Beautiful quilt, and I love your color choices. Very sweet quilt.

  5. What a lovely quilt, well done. The quilting is perfect.


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