Signal Trace
2023 Finished Quilts

Signal Trace {Finished Quilt}

My third quarter “just for fun” quilt really brought me a lot of joy over the last month as I worked on it.

Signal Trace - Quilting Detail

Signal Trace – Quilting Detail

I was able to finish up the quilting last weekend, and just like I had hoped, I was able to leave in my basting pins. So the first thing I needed to do after quilting was get them all removed. I mostly succeeded – I pulled out the final basting pin while I hand stitched down the binding in the middle of the week!

Signal Trace - Finished Quilt

Signal Trace – Finished Quilt

I used up almost all of the rest of the lime / chartreuse prints to create a scrappy binding, and I love how it frames the quilt. Not that you can tell from this distance, I also quilted the quilt in a lime green using 50wt Aurifil 1231 (Spring Green).

Signal Trace - Quilt Backing

Signal Trace – Quilt Backing

I’m also really happy with the scrappy backing. All in all, I can definitely tell that I made a dent in my blue and green bins of fabric.

Signal Trace - Quilting Detail

Signal Trace – Quilting Detail

The quilt measures 48″ square after quilting and binding. I have not yet washed it, but with the 6″ diagonal crosshatch quilting, I suspect this will be soft and ready to cuddle when I find it a forever home and get it washed.

Signal Trace

Signal Trace

How about that – I made a really scrappy, only print based quilt top! Even the quilt backing only has a few solids in it. I may not have a huge print stash, but I sure do like the fabrics I have. This was a really happy and fun project.

I hope you are working on something that makes you happy this weekend, too!

If you are curious about more of the backstory on this quilt, you can read about it here:

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

22 thoughts on “Signal Trace {Finished Quilt}

  1. Navy and Lime just pop together. Such a fun combination for a bright and gorgeous finish. Joyful indeed. Are you drifting away from solids? Oh no!!! 😀

  2. Wendy says:

    I love the quilt, Yvonne, but reading the delight in your post was the best! Whoever gets that quilt will be very happy!

  3. Kate says:

    Love the color combinations. It’s a fun quilt, even better you had fun making it. Looking forward to seeing what’s up next.

  4. Liz W. says:

    It is such a beauty, the colors are wonderful and the prints add such life and vibrancy to it! I really love the prints, and that chartreuse is such a gorgeous contrast color.

  5. patty says:

    Very fun quilt. I love the idea of doing a just for fun project on a regular basis.

  6. Julie says:

    Fantastic Finish! That’s going to make someone very happy. My club is always looking for gender neutral quilts, this design & color scheme is perfect.

  7. Bah!! I hit enter before I was done!!!
    Oh Wow!!! I love how all these colors came togethers – it makes a stunning quilt. and that it brought you joy!! EVen better!! Love the backing – its amazing!!! Great job!!!
    ( Now I can hit enter!!!)

  8. Liz says:

    Sew pretty and the green stitches really make it pop on the back. (Yes I did expand the picture so i could see the colors better!) it’s beautiful

  9. Karen Blankenship-Wood says:

    I always love your quilts but I think this might be my favorite. I love the prints and the navy and lime are just so perfect.

  10. Such a gutsy combination of prints, and they work brilliantly in your quilt. Love the pop of chartreuse.

  11. Judy B says:

    Certainly a beautiful quilt! It is amazing and I am glad you loved doing it! I’m kinda partial to lime green. With blue, with pink,with aqua and with purple! I just love the kick it gives!

  12. What a fun quilt and so fun that it gave you so much joy making it! It is fun to see a quilt with almost all print fabric! I am so glad you enjoyed it – I enjoyed watching it come to be. The quilting will give it the right amount of coziness to whomever the lucky recipient it.

  13. Rochelle Summers says:

    This quilt really made me smile. It is full of so many pretty fabrics and the design compliments them all. The quilting is wonderful and what a joy to be able to quilt without having to remove the basting pins until the end. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

  14. Andrée says:

    Hi Yvonne, that’s a really great looking quilt. I had to go back to your in-progress posts to see how the fabrics were put together. We are so lucky to find so much joy in making what we love! Take care.

  15. Anne-Marie says:

    I love the blue and the green together.

  16. I love your skillful use of prints that did not look too busy at all! Do you find when you do a scrappy binding that it’s difficult to avoid the bulky joins on the corners?

  17. Sandra says:

    Love this quilt. The colors work well together and the design is so eye catching. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with this project,

  18. Danette says:

    It’s always great to be able to use up your stash. Really fun prints and a fun quilt!

  19. Danice G says:

    Wonderful use of stash fabrics. I love those fabrics. Very pretty quilt.

  20. Isn’t it fun to just choose a color combination and play with fabric! Congratulations on your finish.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)