peachy patchwork


Well, the baby has her first quilt. Certainly not her only quilt, but the first one made after discovering that baby #2 would be a little girl. (though every time I sew something girly I tend to have a dream that the baby ends up being a boy!) Anyway…I’ve already shown you this quilt top, but here it is all quilted!


I quilted it with horizontal lines, about 3/4″ apart, then added a section of vertical lines alongside the patchwork section. Then I went back and added extra quilting lines in between a few of those lines to create a little square section to echo the patchwork.


The backing is made up of two Cotton Couture peach solids along with a few of the leftover patchwork prints.


It’s finished off with a green binding, to pick up the little bit of green you can see in a few of the prints.


I’m really happy with how this one turned out! Now we just need to select a wall color for the new nursery/guest room. Perhaps something peachy?

Oh! Several of you asked about the linen used on the front. To be honest, I have no idea what it is, as it’s something I bought several years ago. I seem to recall it being made by Robert Kaufman, though it has a much different feel than their current Essex linen. This particular one is quite soft and drapey, though pretty wrinkly, and wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice for quilting since it’s kind of shifty, though I do love the worn, broken-in feel it gives this quilt. If you’re looking for something similar for a quilt, I do highly recommend either the Robert Kaufman Essex linen, or their Essex yarn dyed linen, both which come in a similar color.


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31 Responses to peachy patchwork

  1. 1
    judy says:

    That’s really pretty. Love the green binding and the spots of intense quilting. I’m going to try it. Beautiful change from all the yellow and grey. Thanks!

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    erin says:

    Peach and grey look so great together. Love the quilting.

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    Jenny says:

    I looooove it. I thought the top couldn’t get any prettier, but it just did.

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    Kristen says:

    I love it! The colors are perfect together. Looks modern and cool! 🙂

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    Ana says:

    I really love that green edging! I’m a big fan of greens and pinks together.

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    chris says:

    nice color combination, especially love the green binding!

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    chris says:

    nice color combination, especially love the green binding!

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    Annalia says:

    Oh, I love the green binding!

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    Carla says:

    So perfect for a wee girlie : ) Looks so soft….

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    Ramona says:

    Beautiful fabrics. Love the color palette.

  11. 11

    Whoa, the TEXTURE. That is a thing of beauty.
    Beautiful job.

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    Coastal gray says:

    So nice, says “modern comfort” all over it… 🙂

  13. 13
    Cindy says:

    I love these colors!! And the quilting is sooo pretty- adds just the right amount of texture! Your little girl will love it!:)

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    Carly says:

    It’s so beautiful! I love it! A perfect first quilt for your sweet girl!

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    Paige says:

    Very cute. I always love seeing something very girly (says the mom of two boys)!

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    randi says:

    So pretty for a little girl!

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    Gillian says:

    What a lovely quilt for a little girl. Loving the peach.

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    Jane says:

    That’s so beautiful. I love the colors.

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    Suzanne says:

    I always love viewing your quilts, especially your machine quilting. They all drape so nicely. Can you share what batting you use on your quilts???

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    Tonya Albers says:

    Ooh – love how it turned out! so fresh & pretty (and a nice change from pink!) 🙂

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    Amanda says:

    This turned out SO cute Ashley! So excited for you and your family! Little girls are fun 🙂 xo

  22. 22
    Janice says:

    I love the light peachy look. I think you should just go ahead and make a baby boy quilt. Sooner or later you will need it.

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    Christine Sherman says:

    The colors are just absolutely beautiful!!

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    terri henderson says:

    i love everything about this quilt. but then i love all of your quilts.
    i do have one question, what sewing machine do you use?

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    Lisa says:

    Wow, so simple but so beautiful. I love this quilt I have a huge stash but not much in peach, I am just never drawn to that color…or I wasn’t until I saw your quilt!!! There goes my fabric diet.

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    Jacque. says:

    This is wonderfully simple and yet so striking! Great job!

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    Franziska says:

    lovely. Peach is something different for a girl than pink or so. Fresh. Nice. And there’s always something about squares I like a lot. And the green… *sigh* wonderful.

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    Kate says:

    I love returning to look at your quilts again and again, they’re just wonderful. This quilt is one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing what you do so well, you are an inspiration.

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