fields of green quilt – finished!

I finished my fields of green patchwork quilt last night.  This turned out to be a relatively quick and easy project, and I enjoyed it from end to end.  It was not quick in calendar days, as I haven’t had as much time as I would like to devote to it, but in terms of total hours, it was far easier than the Christmas applique quilt, and I am just as happy with the result.

I used the Red Pepper Quilts tutorial to make the patchwork blocks, but the concept and colors are all mine.  It’s not exactly a terribly original or groundbreaking design, but all my other quilts have been very close copies from patterns or quilts spotted on the internets, so this was a minor milestone for me.

I had this photo in mind when I decided to make this quilt.  This is taken from the air approaching Dublin Airport.  I took the photo on our ’06 vacation in Ireland.



Patchwork: Kona Farmer’s Market Fat Quarter Bundle

Backing: Heritage Floral in Green from Tea Garden by Molly Hatch

Binding: Besties Forever from Quilting Treasures  – Green and White Stripe


Quilters Dream Natural Cotton Batting Select Loft

“Select” is the higher loft version of 100% cotton batting that Quilter’s Dream offers. This makes the fourth type of batting I’ve tried from quilter’s dream, and the fifth type in total. I liked it better than the “request” very low loft cotton batting. It had a little more loft and therefore showed off the quilting a bit more. Quilting is a lot of effort, and I like to see the resulting texture. It was still low enough loft that it wasn’t too painful forcing it under my sewing machine’s small throat.  All in all, I liked it, but I’m not sure I liked it better than the similar Orient line from the same company.


Piecing and hand-sewing of binding: Aurifil Mako 50 in white 2024

Quilting, machine-sewing of binding: Aurifil Mako 50 in shining green 5017

I’m going to do some knitting before moving on to my next project.  I’m tempted to do another simple patchwork like this one, but we’ll see.

6 thoughts on “fields of green quilt – finished!

  1. Susan

    Beautiful! I’m not normally drawn to the color green, but this just calls to my Irish core and whispers spring! It’s here!

  2. Sarah

    I love this one, especially the quilting — somehow it really adds to the overall effect even though it’s so simple.

  3. becca

    Love love love this one! I am still not having a baby in exchange for a quilt 🙂 But keep the photos coming..

  4. Kay

    I love the simplicity of this, and the way the one patterned fabric shines amid all the solid colours. Thank you for sharing the tutorial too. x

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