Victorian Pastel Quilt

This was a beautiful quilt, and so pretty in the pastel pinks and purples.  I love this combination of colors.  The blocks are five sided log cabin style with at least a dozen different prints.  They were left for our local club’s program chair at our sew in and no one claimed credit.   The blocks were so pretty, and Marti set them on point with pale pink squares, and found a neat striped fabric for the border.  She wanted some kind of quilting that would show nicely in those pink blocks and I had the perfect thing.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

Once again, the quilt is flat as can be even with all the bias edges in the setting design.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

The pantograph is the same one I used on my AQS jury accepted quilt 2 years ago at the national show.  It is called Plumeria Garden by designer Lisa Calle at Intelligent Quilting.  It takes up excess fabric nicely if there are waves in the piecing, but this wasn’t needed in a quilt constructed by Marti. Heaven to quilt. Loading it up, I auditioned thread colors, and decided on a sweet pink Essentials thread. As usual, I put Bottom Line in the bobbin. The batting is Warm and White donated by The Warm Company. I started the quilting, and rolled it to the next pass.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

Remember how I always say that I learn something with every quilt? Well this one was no different. Sometimes it is an exercise in problem solving. This time, while quilting one pass, the laser light wasn’t firmly tightened, so it drifted during the quilting. What that left me with was gaps in only part of the quilting between passes.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

Oh great, now what. I couldn’t quilt another pass of the pantograph because there wasn’t enough room between the two. and when I got to the other end, the pantographs fit together again.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

So, after a little thought, I decided on doing a bit of echo quilting, with a bit of the motif shapes as I could do them freehand. Whew! It doesn’t follow the pattern, but on a charity quilt, I am hoping that the similar density will camouflage the mistake.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

The pantograph looks wonderful in those large pale pink squares, lovely texture.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

Once again, I marvel at how flat the joining points are between four blocks.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

I rotary cut the excess off after finishing the quilting.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

My favorite Slow Sunday stitching, putting on binding.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

All done, and ready to deliver.

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

I love these colors and this design. I am seriously thinking of making one for myself!

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

Someone is going to be just delighted!

Victorian Purples on Point ~ From My Carolina Home

Have you made a quilt with a block like this?

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27 thoughts on “Victorian Pastel Quilt

  1. Lesley Gilbert

    Lovely colours – somebody will really appreciate this quilt. I made some blocks like this last year but in darker colours. I’ve done dark blue sashing and now waiting to finish it off. I didn’t really plan any scheme but tried to put the same fabrics in most of the squares. I would plan it better the next time. I’ll show you a photo in your reply 🙂

  2. Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting

    What a sweet combination of colours! You picked the perfect panto go with it and quilted it beautifully! It will be a treasure.

  3. catsandroses

    Those blocks remind me of an opened rose flower; if I knew how to quilt, I’d definitely be wanting to make myself a quilt like this using rose-themed fabrics for those blocks. Just beautiful, and your finishing touches really brought this quilt together in a stunning way. It will be cherished, I’m sure!

  4. Melanie

    No, I have not made a quilt like this but would definitely love to, scrappy being my middle name. Love it, and the quilting design is perfect, too. The colors are so soft and lovely, giving it a Victorian feel. Hey, I even recognize some of my fabrics in there! LOL

  5. Good Morning Carole! This is a lovely quilt and with your beautiful quilting added; the new owner of this quilt is going to be so delighted and snuggle for years with comfort. I have not done a block like this that I can remember, yet it sure is lovely. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day1

  6. That is a lovely, lovely quilt. Her border fabric choice was just perfect. Your quilting enhances the beauty, too. What you did was what I did when my husband came up with only half a row at the end of a quilt. LOL No one ever notices.

  7. The quilt is just gorgeous….I’m so impressed with the border fabric….it looks like it was just made for those blocks! Once again you’ve met a “problem” head-on and found a solution. That’s impressive as well. The quilting is very nice…you should be proud. What a blessing you are to your guild. I’ve been reading posts on the run without time to comment….still busy with DH and his back issues….another problem found now with vertebra higher up. Back to the hospital tomorrow!

  8. Carole this is just beautiful! I absolutely LOVE the colors… i have no experience with quilting or sewing really… but i hope to try my hand at sewing pillows and totebags… once i get the sewing machine out of the box…lol I’m coming to you from Kathy’s new blog post Creativity Wednesday… This is gonna be fun. i hope you’ll pop over for a visit. Hugs! deb

  9. Phyllis Smith

    Sooooo Delighted to hear from you.

    Cleaned out a lot of old e-mails and thought I had lost you. The system I have puts e-mails into catagories and I’m very unhappy with it. Can’t get e-mails by the day, have to get that changed.

    Happy you earned so many ribbons. I especially like the Victorian Pastel. I I’m not mistaken that pattern is in a book I have of 101 log cabin patterns, now I know what I’m going to start on next.

    Loved your pumpkin theme place settings, be great if you could find some pumpkin mugs for some hot cider. Everything you have is always so great to eat out of. Wish I could have my family

    Get togethers again but health is interfering, AOne family is split up and my other daughter-in-law has lung problems so we can’t do all the work involved. We ate out last Thanksgiving and she

    And I both are having problems now so don’t know what the future has in store as yet.

    As before happy to know I got you back and seeing the beautiful things you are inspiring for me to try and know what you and your family are doing as far as trips and places for me to try and go to myself.

    Your Ga. Friend


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