all signs point – a finished quilt in Cotton + Steel


As soon as yardage of Cotton + Steel became available I bought up a few yards of the Tiger Stripes print in pink for the backing of this quilt. I just couldn’t resist! As a bonus, both kids seem to be loving cats at the moment, so it’s become a fun game to find the cats on this quilt (not a real challenge, but provides some entertainment!)


I love the colors in this one – the majority of the prints come from Alexia’s Hatbox collection, along with a couple prints from Melody’s Mustang collection and a number of the C+S basics.


I paired those with a few Cotton Couture solids and then grouped the prints a bit as I put it up on the design wall. You can see my inspiration in my previous post about this quilt.


I kept the quilting simple, which I really like. Someday I’ll have the time to experiment with different quilting styles, but for now this is about all I have time for. I fancied it up a bit by using a pink Sulky variegated thread. I usually am more for the thread blending in, especially on a white fabric, but this pink is light enough that I’m ok with it and I like the extra bit of color it adds.


And hey look, a barn quilt! I exclaimed loudly in the car to the kids as we drove by it on our way to pick blueberries – they weren’t as impressed, but I was pleased to return to get a few photos in front of it.

Cotton + Steel is available at many great shops now. The majority of shops that sponsor this blog (listed on the right side of the FITF website) have Cotton + Steel in stock!

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17 Responses to all signs point – a finished quilt in Cotton + Steel

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    Sarah Helene says:

    ANOTHER CREATIVE & LOVELY QUILT! When do you find the time — all the hours and hours it takes for quilting? I LOVE the extended triangle pieces in a variety of prints & plain fabrics. COLORS: lavenders, corals, pale pinks, blacks, golds- – all interspersed with pure white. The backing, a black striped tiger print in hot pink on a white background is COOL! Thanks again for sharing. A PERFECT addition to any bed for warmth . . . an heirloom for certain!. Sarah in Minneapolis

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    Linda says:

    I love the clean, striking colors in this quilt. You must have spent a lot of time moving things around on the design wall. It looks modern, yet timeless in pattern and color. I find it very refreshing. There are no fabrics like these for sale around me. Beautiful job!

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    Carla says:

    Stunning! Love the randomness too

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    Duluthgirl says:

    Love it and love the tigers!

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    Laura says:

    Lovely as always!

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    Ralitza says:

    Lovely quilt! And the cats make it so more cheerful!

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    terri henderson says:

    love the navy and red combo the best. the quilt is wonderful

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    Sarah Lahrman says:


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    Klay says:

    Is this your pattern? I’d love to try and make this quilt.

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    Rachel says:

    I love this. You make me wanna make a triangles quilt next!!!

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    Betty says:

    Another beautiful quilt pictured in a wonderful setting. You seem to always find such unique places to picture your quilts.

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    A gorgeous barn and a fabulous quilt. I love how you mixed up the value relationships, but kept an overall pattern. Thanks for the eye candy!

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    Denise says:

    I love this. Can you please tell me the size of the triangle?

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