Stepping Stones Finish!

I’m so excited! I just finished a quilt for a new pattern I'm calling Stepping Stones.

When I designed Stepping Stones, I wanted to create something that was fast and fun and this certainly fits the bill. Although I made this one scrappy, Stepping Stones is designed for use with layer cakes and jelly rolls so it's super fast. I've already decided to make another Stepping Stones quilt soon using layer cakes and jelly rolls from my stash.

In fact, I'll be offering the pattern for Stepping Stones for free for my upcoming quilt along! More news on that in a future watch my blog!

When making this quilt, I wanted to challenge myself and use neutral fabrics. A friend of mine has made many quilts using a neutral palette, and I every time she finished one, I fell in love again. I think it was after her third or fourth quilt that I decided I would make a neutral quilt too one day. I guess “one day” is now!

 I’m glad I used a neutral palette on Stepping Stones because I think the results are stunning.

Don’t you just love the quilting?

My husband says it reminds him of rain on a sidewalk, so I’m playing with that idea to name this version of Stepping Stones. Anyone out there want to help a girl out and suggest a name that fits that theme?

I pieced the back to use up some of the leftovers. I’m big into that because after I run out of a fabric, I get to buy something new to fill the hole in my stash!

I also pieced the binding using the medium toned neutrals. I’ve done a pieced binding on a few other quilts before, and this one just seemed to call out for one.

I still need to add a label (after I choose a name), but otherwise the quilt is all done!

I'm participating in 2016 Finish Along, and this meets one of my goals! Woot!