2023 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Congruence {Finished Quilt}

I had planned to have Congruence finished about a month ago, but life had other plans. I’m grateful that it’s complete, and I’m really pleased that the extra time I needed to take forced me to think a little bit more about the quilting plan. I’m absolutely thrilled with this finish!

Congruence, a two color quilt in bluish green and off white.


After quilting and trimming the quilt square, Congruence measures 59½” square.

A photo of the back of the Congruence quilt. The quilt back is a light pink and with the green quilting thread, the quilting texture appears.

Congruence – Quilt Back

Another thing I thought a lot about while I was convalescing with COVID was what to use to bind the Congruence quilt. I considered using a darker fabric, like black or a dark green, to create a good frame. I thought about using more of the backing fabric (Kona Carnation) for a pop of extra color. In the end, I opted to use Kona Enchanted, the same fabric as the quilt top background, and I really like the way it finishes the front and contrasts with the quilt backing.

Congruence - Center Quilting Detail

Congruence – Center Quilting Detail

Getting these photos was a bit of an adventure yesterday. It is always windy where we live, but yesterday’s 20 mph winds were a bit less than ideal for a quilt photoshoot. This quilt took me so long to finish, that I asked my husband to go out and try to find the lee of a building where we might be able to get a few good photographs. We had to wait for the quilt to move around in the wind, but in the end I think we got a few square enough photographs to give you a good idea about how the quilt came together. I certainly appreciate my husband’s patience and quilt holding skills!

A person holding up a quilt to be photographed but the wind has wrapped the quilt up against the quilt holder's body

Congruence – Windy Outtake (this is what it looked like most of the time)

To read more about the making of the quilt (and to see just how long it really did take me to finish this one), here are the other blog posts I’ve shared about it’s progress:

To celebrate, I’ll be working hard today to put the finishing touches on everything to launch the Night Garden pattern (which contains the Space Arcade and Congruence patterns as bonus patterns – making use of the quilt top scraps) and the stand along Space Arcade and Congruence quilt patterns tomorrow. UPDATE: Triple pattern release details!

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

19 thoughts on “Congruence {Finished Quilt}

  1. Melanie says:

    Cogratulations on the quilt finish! I am always amazed by your quilting designs – and your willingness to have so many starts and stops with the need to bury thread in there. On the covid note: I hope you have fully recovered *fingers crossed*

  2. Your quilting gives great texture and movement to this lovely quilt.

  3. Robin says:

    I love how it turned out! And the quilting is perfect for the design.

  4. Julie says:

    Spectacular, Yvonne!

  5. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Yvonne, this quilt is beautiful. I love the quilting and agree the binding in the background color is perfect. Your quilting gives such a wonderful backside quilt. Hope you have healed from your Covid time.

  6. Your quilting plan worked out nicely! I like the ghosted circles in the very center, contrasting nicely with the angles in the other blocks. Well done!

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    I’d say you come up with the perfect quilting plan, nice job!

  8. Stacey Rothchild says:

    Love the finished product and that backing color is perfect! Excited for the pattern launch. I really love a square vs rectangle quilt! My husband is usually my quilt photo holder as well – being a lot taller than me he can get the throw sized ones up off the ground

  9. patty says:

    The quilt is gorgeous! I’m glad you were able to grab photos to share.

  10. What a lovely finish! All the thinking about the quilting design paid off…it is perfect. The quilt is stunning and the back is just icing on the cake…or under the cake. Great job photographing in the wind…it is a real problem as we have our fair share of it on the island, too.

  11. Nice finish, Yvonne. I’m glad you went with the background color for the binding; it really does finish the quilt well, and adds a fun pop to that backing. There is nothing better than a satisfying finish!

  12. aquilterstable says:

    Whew. What a celebration to have this one done. I like the quilting plan you chose and the binding too – likely what I would have chosen as well. Yay for getting a few decent photos!

  13. Congrats on your finish! Your and your husband’s patience with the wind paid off, great photo showing the quilting.

  14. Liz W. says:

    Stunning as always, those concentric lines are just mesmerizing! I’m excited about your pattern release.

  15. It just turned out SO amazing!! I love the quilting on it – it enhances your design so well!
    And thankful for the husbands who hold the quilts!!! even in the wind!!!

  16. Congruence is AWESOME, Yvonne! I’m so glad COVID didn’t derail you from this quilt. I think the quilting is perfect and I love the way the Jade thread stands out on the Oyster fabric. Your quilting lines are so even, straight and smooth — I was surprised to look back through your earlier process posts and see that you did this on a sit-down machine. I know you probably used quilting rulers, but did you mark the whole design ahead of time to ensure that you’re spacing stayed even? I know that is really, really hard to control, especially on a sit down machine where you’re constantly stuffing and wrestling the quilt around under the throat of the machine throughout the quilting process. A truly striking finish and YAY to no dreaded tucks or pleats in your backing!

  17. Absolutely stunning. The quilting perfectly echos the bold pattern. Reminds me of Marimeko fabric.

  18. Allison Reid says:

    Thanks to you both for braving the weather conditions to create a sequence of photos to show so clearly your patchwork and quilting designs. The quilting compliments and adds to the patchwork design so well. Definitely worth all the thoughtful planning and giving time to execute it so precisely.

  19. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting says:

    Stunning, Yvonne!!! Love the bold contrast and the mod lines!!!

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