I’m so excited to report that I finally finished my Darla quilt this week!
I pieced together nine-patch blocks with 7-1/2 inch squares in between, and framed it with a white border. Then I quilted diagonal lines through each block going across the entire top. It seems like such an old-fashioned quilt with all those pastels and gingham. Quite girly, isn’t it?
I love how the back looks, with polka dots on either side of a center stripe of fabrics left over from the front.
I was wishing I had used a more contemporary quilt pattern with these fabrics, so I decided to make a matching pillow in a more modern pattern. To keep that girly feeling going, I added some pom-pom fringe. Now I like the pillow even better than the quilt! (sorry quilt)
I love string-pieced blocks because of the kaleidoscope effect they create, so this was a quick way to make a mini quilt with my left over Darla scraps. I might even have enough scraps to make another one. It was also another good way to practice my free-motion quilting skills, which went well on this piece.
It feels so good to have this one finished! Now I’m off to machine-quilt my Mod Girls quilt, which I can’t wait to use.
18 thoughts on “A Darla-ing Finish Plus One”
It’s really sweet! (and clever title). I LOVE the pom pom fringe on the pillow. What a great detail!!
I love those Darla fabrics! Great pillow. It especially makes me smile because the same thing happened to be when I made a string pillow (and a couple other patchwork pillows) to go with my half hexagon quilt for my daughter. I ended up liking the pillows better too, but they were my first pillows and I was pretty proud of the accomplishment.
The quilt is nice but the pillow is ADORABLE!! 🙂
I love the pillows! I really love string piecing and they’ll add some visual contrast next to the quilt. AH-Dorable! I wish I had that to snuggle under right now-the south got hit with a MAJOR snowstorm.
That is so cute. Just love it. I know the feeling when you finish a piece and then you think the fabric would have really looked so good in another pattern. I’m really bad about that. I get fabric and then I sit on it for I just know if I make a quilt out of it I will then say oh this fabric would have looked so much better on this style quilt. They end up all pretty cool looking so I guess we just live with our choice. I really like the fabrics on yours and I really like the pillow in that pattern design. Very Cool. Keep inspiring me. I need it badly.
So pretty and girly! Love it!
Lovely:) I too love the pillow more:) The pom poms are the cutest.
I love them! Congratulations on completing another project! Love the pom poms! And I am somewhat partial to string quilt patterns. Good job on both!
So pretty and feminine! I really like the pieced backs to give a little more interest. The pillow is so cute with the pom pom trim and your quilting looks good to me! Pat yourself on the back:)
This is a great quilt and that pillow is super sweet! The pom-poms are a nice touch!
Beautiful Quilt and adorable pillow. If you like the large rick rack you could always sew that on the inside edge of your border. I have seen it on several quilts and it’s really girly and very cute.
Your quilt is beautiful! I love those fabrics
The fabrics used are so sweet and fresh. Makes me ready for Spring.
Love the quilt and the pillow is adorable, especially with the ball-fringe around the edge.
Lovely projects and a pleasure to browse.
Dear Terri, i ADORE your gorgeous Darla quilt!! 🙂 Oh and that pillow is just soo sweet! So happy to have the time to pop by again! Love to you!
The quilt is beautiful. Darla is one of my favorite fabric lines. I love the string pillow! String projects are becoming one of my favorites! Have a good day!
Love the Darla quilt, but I have to agree that pillow is even cuter. It may be the pom pom trim that has lured me in. Hope you have a good weekend!