Kate’s quilt


Or at least that’s what I kept calling it when I was making it. Really though, it’s a quilt for both Kate and Matt, who were married this past summer. Kate and I met and became great friends in college and I was thrilled that we had the opportunity to attend their wedding.


If you’ve been reading along for a while, you’ll likely remember the previous version of this quilt. I made a small version here, and each time I posted a photo of it, Kate was quick to comment that it was one of her very favorites. So of course it was a no brainer when it came time for a wedding gift! I remade that quilt for them, making a lap quilt size.

I always have fun making a quilt like this, since it gives me a chance to dig though both my scraps and stash. I think it’s so fun to see so many different fabrics in one quilt!


For the backing, I went with mostly darker gray, since I love the way it looks with the bright rainbow fabrics from the front. I added in a rainbow of tiny improv log cabins, and a bit of lighter gray when I ran out of the darker gray.


I free motion quilted it with this stem pattern, as I used in this quilt. Then it’s bound in a Dear Stella light gray stripe. It’s so fun to make quilts when you have a recipient in mind, and I certainly had fun making this one for Kate and Matt. And I’m even happier that I managed to get it to them before winter was completely over!

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