“Surprise Trip” Finished!

2 09 2015


Keona’s “Trip Around the World” quilt is finished! I am so pleased with the outcome! You can read about the beginning of her project here.

I loved the colors Keona chose: blues, teals, purples, magenta and wine. The shading she worked out on graph paper translated amazingly well into the quilt project. Once the patchwork was complete, we both thought the quilt was wonderful.


And then . . . at her request, I quilted spirals in variegated thread, and . . . wow . . . the quilt came vibrantly alive!


DSCN7624I’m calling Keona’s quilt “Surprise Trip” because of the modern floral print she selected for the backing. You wouldn’t normally guess that a traditional quilt of totally solid patchwork fabrics would boast a modern floral print for the back. What a fun complement! With wisdom beyond her years, Keona planned for a reversible quilt. And, at nearly 70″ square, it’s the perfect size for her twin bed.

Keona is now asking her parents for a sewing machine for Christmas! It was my pleasure to encourage an aspiring young quilter who already possesses an amazing color sense.




5 responses

2 09 2015
Jennifer Johnston

Looks amazing! Kudos to the young lady that designed it!

2 09 2015
Lori Smanski

this is gorgeous

2 09 2015

Such a beautiful quilt! Keona has an eye for color and design!

8 09 2015
Kalea’s Quilt Finished! | abyquilts

[…] I was the main rotary cutter, pinner, presser, and cheerleader. I blogged about Keona’s quilt here on Sept. 2. Today I’m happy to show  Kalea’s finished quilt. As she transferred her […]

13 01 2016
One Quilt, Two Quilt . . . Red Quilt, Blue Quilt | abyquilts

[…] the boys’ sisters over for a sew day during winter break. (You might remember my posts about Keona’s and Kalea’s quilts this past summer. K and K are the twins’ big […]

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