A Gardenvale Finish


Well, here she is. This is the view from my chair as I completed the binding on my  latest quilt. The main fabric is all from the Jen Kingwell line “Gardenvale”. The setting triangles, binding and backing fabric are all from a local fabric shop.



The blocks were made using a layer cake and a jelly roll. I made two diagonal cuts on each layer cake and cut the jelly rolls into 2.5 inch squares and 8.5 inch by 2.5 inch strips. I don’t have the measurements for the setting triangles close by but if anyone would like them just let me know and I will dig around for them… I probably wrote it down somewhere.



The quilt measures 65″ x 82″.


This is the best shot I have of the back – it was really windy yesterday.


The pattern I choose for the quilting is called ‘twister’. I thought the combination of points and softened curves was a good choice for the blocks. I also thought that since the quilting pattern is loosely spaced ( as opposed to closer together – more dense ) that it would give the quilt a softer hand and it does.

I am still a little saddened by the loss of all those points around the edges which I wrote about in my last post.  I think that the quilt has more positive aspects and I am focusing on those.


It is the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada we are still seeding here on our farm but the end is in sight, now.. if we could have some rain… please !

Thanks for having a look, enjoy your weekend – long or not !

linking up with Amanda over at CrazyMomQuilts for Finish it up Friday.





10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alison
    May 20, 2016 @ 10:27:11

    This looks awesome!

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  2. Janine
    May 20, 2016 @ 10:53:34

    Quilt looks great! Love the fabrics and pattern.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Marla
    May 20, 2016 @ 12:16:12

    I love your design. Nice.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Carie
    May 20, 2016 @ 14:21:26

    Woo hoo – what a lovely finish just in time for the weekend!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. allisonreidnem
    May 20, 2016 @ 16:21:55

    The finished quilt looks really great and the lost points really don’t show in the photos so I guess it’s pretty hard to spot. Hope you get some timely rain.



  6. jody
    May 25, 2016 @ 14:46:29

    Your quilt is dreamy – I LOVE it. I don’t know why I hesitated to buy the gardenvale – it is truly wonderful and you surely showcased it in a spectacular way. That is the quilt that I would go and seek – for a quiet read, a nap, some comfort. WELL DONE! Not to worry about those points – it’s too lovely to dwell on something so unnoticeable (except to your eye!)



    • Colleen
      May 27, 2016 @ 08:00:55

      Thank you so much Jody. I ordered the Gardenvale fabric online and when it arrived by mail I was a little surprised – unsure if I would have bought it if I had seen it in person first. Once I started sewing the fabric into blocks it magically started getting that ‘Kingwell glow’, if you know what I mean. It was really weird but I love it too and so glad I didn’t put it away in the cupboard ! I’m working on a project with the scraps now and chuckled to myself as I realized that I am over compensating for those lost points 😉



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