Celebrating Another Quilt Finish! Stepping Stones Alternate

Any day in which a quilt is finished is a good day, but this one is especially so because I finished the alternate version of my new pattern, Stepping Stones.

I love playing with fabric choices and the placement of light, dark, and medium tones in a quilt. That’s why I try to show two different colorways whenever possible with my patterns. I love, love, love how different the alternate version of Stepping Stones is from the original.

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I’ll be offering the Stepping Stones pattern for free during my quilt along in March. I’m finalizing the details now, so if you like Stepping Stones as much as I do, be sure to stay tuned for the big announcement of my first quilt along.

When I was deciding on how to quilt the alternate, I decided that I wanted feathers flowing down the path of the large pink squares. My longarm quilter, Susan Cook, did an awesome job of doing just that. Her pebbling in the white areas is perfection and definitely complements the modern look of the quilt.

I used green binding because with all that pink, I wanted to bring out the green a bit more. I think the green provides a nice frame for the quilt.

As usual, I pieced the back and added a sleeve. I always add a sleeve to my quilts prior to binding them because it’s easier to do it then. Having a sleeve on my quilts makes it easier to hang them for display during a trunk show or quilt show, and it also makes it easier to get the full on shots I need for the pattern cover.

Tell me, do you add a sleeve to all of your quilts? Do you like to piece your backs like I do?

After finishing the binding on Stepping Stones Alternate, I joined the Friday Night Sew-In and working on my Stepping Stones Mini quilt. I've got all my HSTs done, and now I'm ready to work on the blocks. I'm feeling pretty good about getting those half-square triangles done because after a while, they start to feel soooooo repetitious.

This finish meets another one of my 2016 Finish Along goals, so I'm patting myself on the back! <grin>

 
 

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