Board and Batten - Finished Quilt
2023 Finished Quilts

Board & Batten QAL {Finished Quilt}

I have been juggling more projects at once than I am totally comfortable with. So today, it’s really exciting for me to get to move one of my work in progress projects to the completed column.

Board and Batten - Finished Quilt Detail

Board and Batten – Finished Quilt Detail

Let’s start with some details! I used my walking foot to quilt zig-zag lines that echo the angles of the HSTs, and I used 50wt Aurifil 2581 (Dark Dusty Grape) which blends in really well with the rich Kona Purple background. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the purple thread worked on top of all the prints, too. The quilting took me just under 3 hours to complete, and I only had to tie off and bury threads once when I ran out of bobbin thread (I love it when the stops and starts can all be off the edge of the quilt).

Board and Batten - Finished Quilt Backing and Binding Detail

Board and Batten – Finished Quilt Backing and Binding Detail

I used a FreeSpirit solid (Cosmo) for the backing, and you can see how perfectly it matches with the color of the Tula Pink (FreeSpirit) striped binding. Also, my pivot points for the quilting were all pretty decent.

Board and Batten - Finished Quilt

Board and Batten – Finished Quilt

Overall, I’m absolutely tickled with this 40″ x 48″ finished baby quilt. I photographed it on top of my Diatom quilt so that the contrast between the blue and purple would be more obvious. I don’t know why purple is such a hard color to photograph, but it can often look blue (well, especially this very blue toned royal purple shade). I’m so happy that I decided to join the Board and Batten quilt along, and I’m sure this rainbow quilt will find a perfect forever home. It never hurts to have a few baby quilts on hand and ready!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday, Beauties Pageant, TGIFF, Finished or Not Friday, and Favorite February 2023 Finish.

15 thoughts on “Board & Batten QAL {Finished Quilt}

  1. Julie says:

    The color wash & movement in the quilt are beautiful, perfectly enhanced by your quilting. I imagine there are color & photography lessons behind getting the right hues when you’re documenting your quilts. I should ask the optical engineers in the family for details.

  2. Beautiful finish, Yvonne! I originally thought the dark purple was navy. Now that I know it’s purple — so sassy! — I love it all the more. : )

  3. Cindy Pieters says:

    Your quilting was the perfect choice for this beauty. Only one knot to bury, that is impressive.

  4. I love it when I don’t have to bury threads (I don’t do that well). This is a pretty quilt, Yvonne. I like the blend of fabrics and colors! I have the pattern, just didn’t have time to squeeze in the QAL. Fun!

  5. Wow – this is so pretty! That binding couldn’t be more perfect Yvonne. I love the quilting – It seems like a lot of angle changes under the walking foot. You did a fantastic job with this.

  6. So pretty! Your quilting and binding are absolutely perfect for it. Some future mom and baby will be very lucky to receive this one!

  7. aquilterstable says:

    It turned out really lovely and I particularly like quilting that begins and ends off the quilt. It’s my favorite! 😉

  8. Snowcatcher says:

    Simply beautiful quilt, and I love the quilting. I’ve been wondering what I could do with my Tula Pink precuts, and you’ve really inspired me!

  9. Liz says:

    Very simple and beautiful, I love those colors! It’s unusual to see you use prints 🙂

  10. This is a gorgeous quilt. There were so many great SAL/QALs this year, it was hard to pick and choose. I love the way you quilted it and yes, to only have to tie off once in awhile is a dream! Thanks, too, for linking up to TGIFF!

  11. it turned out SO great!!! Love the contrast of the dark blues with all the colors you used!! Fantastic choices!!!

  12. Melanie says:

    It is such a beautiful quilt! I am sure it will find the perfect home rather sooner than later 😉 xo

  13. Eva says:

    Hi there, slowly I dive into the several blogs. Thank you for your lovely comments on Wendys page for my SAHRR … I am the one with the flying zebra.. if I ever may need a nick name… call me flying zebra.. lol… I love the inspiration from your page and your blog. And I want to give something back. THANK YOU !!!! your fotos of the blue quilt in the desert is sooo beautiful. Wendy told me I still can jump in, bit not this time. May be next project offered by you. And my former writer, Melanie… I know she is german as well, and I am happy to see her here. I am more an „no ruler, no measurement“ quilter, bit loves your work!!! Amazing!

  14. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting says:

    What a great baby quilt, Yvonne!!! I love how you cut the binding on the bias, too!!!

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