Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sister's Choice Quilt Finished!

In an attempt to finish some of the many UFOs that are hanging out in my sewing room,  I am participating in the One Monthly Goal link-up at Elm Street Quilts

My goal for February was to finish the quilting on my blue and yellow Sister's Choice quilt. I didn't touch this quilt until the very last week of the month, but I am very happy to report that not only is the quilting is done, but I also added the binding to this quilt. It needs to be washed, but otherwise, it's FINISHED!

Sister's Choice, 52" x 66"

This quilt has been an on-again, off-again project for several years. It started in 2013 as a pile of scrappy blue and yellow 9-patch blocks. In 2018 I added the blue triangles to turn the 9-patches into Sister's Choice blocks. I stitched the blocks together into rows, then quilted each row before joining them together, my own variation on quilt as you go. The only part that still needed quilting was most of the border sections, and now those are done too!

This is one of my favorite blocks in the quilt. I especially love the center fabric with the bees. You also get a good look at some of the other fabrics, plus the quilting shows up well. There's straight-line quilting in the center star, meandering in the white background, wavy lines in the sashing (especially visible across the top,) and a diagonal grid in the border at the right.

The back of the quilt was pieced from chunks of several older blue prints. The horizontal seams line up with the seams where the rows of blocks and sashing were joined together on the front of the quilt. The colors don't really look as grey as they appear in this photo.

Linking up with:
One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
Favorite Finish at Meadow Mist Designs
Thanks God It's Finished Friday (TGIFF) at Rebecca Grace Quilting

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. Yellow and blue is such a happy combination! A beautiful finish, well done accomplishing your OMG.

  2. Lovely finish--I like that bee block, sweet--good work hugs, Julierose

  3. Congrats on finishing this lovely quilt, Julie!!

  4. Always great to gave a finish. I like the way you have extended the sashing into the borders, I would never have thought of that.

  5. Congrats on a beautiful finish! And congrats on using up some of the older stash on the back. Definitely a win/win.

  6. I love your color and pattern. It's really lovely. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Beautiful finish! Thanks for linking up with the Favorite Finishes Monthly Linky Party.

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  9. Sister's Choice is a beauty! I love the blues and the block that you showcased is lovely! Hugs

  10. Your Sister's Choice quilt came out great, Julie! Congratulations on meeting your February OMG goal (unlike SOME quilters we know, cough cough...). ;-)

  11. Congrats on the finish - it is a lovely quilt with great quilting!


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