Peace Quilt Blog Hop and A Pattern Giveaway-Closed

Welcome to the Peace Quilt Blog Hop. Today is my turn to showcase Rene’s Peace quilt pattern.

My friend Rene‘ asked me to test her Peace Quilt pattern, which includes instructions for three sizes. I chose to make the smallest size, which is a 30″ square.

Peace Baby Quilt

Rene’ did an excellent job writing out the pattern, and providing a chart for laying out the squares in the peace sign shape. The most challenging part for me was following the instructions very closely so I got the layout correct. At first, I had it wrong, but you can’t tell from my progress picture below. (I was actually missing a column on each side.) I noticed it when I started sewing the columns together, which was easy to fix by referring to Rene’s peace sign grid, and remaining the extra strips and squares I had leftover from the cutting steps. LOL!

Peace Baby Layout

I had  fun choosing fabrics for the squares, which all came from my stash of Anna Maria Horner scraps. I still have a nice bin of fabric scraps, so I would love to make more projects like this, since this was a great way to use scraps. I used a pale yellow solid fabric for the background to provide the most contrast with the squares making up the peace sign.

Peace Baby Scrap Squares

As part of her blog hop, Rene’ is giving away a copy of her Peace Baby quilt pattern to my readers. Leave a comment by 6pm Thursday, January 31 to win your copy.

Here is the blog hop schedule:

Monday, January 21 –  Katie at KT Quilts (
Tuesday, January 22 – Michele at  Nostalgic Cafe (
Wednesday, January 23 – Cindy at  Live a Colorful Life (
Thursday, January 24 – Michelle at  Frustrated Quilter (
Friday, January 25 – Stephanie at Peas in a Pod (
Monday, January 28 – Terri at Terri’s Notebook ( Right where you should be today!
Tuesday, January 29 – Doris at Made by a Brunnette (
Wednesday, January 30 – Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski (
Thursday, January 31 – Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts (
Friday, February 1 – back to Rene’ at Rene’ Creates ( for a final give away

Thanks for stopping by.