Follow Your Own Path to Happiness

~~ I love a parade. ~~ The quilt parade variety that is, not the holiday parade type. Tomorrow marks the end of Sandra’s Follow Your Own Path quilt-along culminating in a parade. All the participants will link up either their quilt top or completed projects. We will be joining in, too, but first here are all the details!

Arrows Point to Follow

This was a quick and easy quilt top to make. Sandra shared all the details on her blog, sharing tips and tricks along the way. Two sizes were shared – a baby quilt size, which we made, as well as a lap-sized version. We chose to use a Kona jelly roll (2.5″ strips) in solid fabrics.

Our original fabric selection included both a red and an orange, but upon further reflection the orange was vetoed and replaced with yellow. As you will see in the photo above, we chose to make our arrows point in both directions.

A Quick Follow Quilt Top

It didn’t take long, and we had all four colors formed into arrows and the rows complete.

The background fabric we used is called Howl and Hound by Moda. It was in our stash, just begging to be used, and it seems like a nice neutral choice. Once the arrow rows were together it was time to add borders.

We stuck with the solid theme and were able to sneak that orange back into the mix.

While the finished quilt top was enough to share for the parade, I really wanted to get it quilted right away. Our to-be-quilted pile is high enough as it is, without adding anything to it!

Finished Follow Your Own Path Quilt

When Sandra shared her third version of her FYOP quilt, I knew that the quilting design was a pattern that I could mimic. After filling a few bobbins, I started in the center and went to town.

With a loop in the center and petals swooped around it, I was finished quilting the center in just two hours. The borders have a basic loop pattern all around and then the binding was added. We used a plain solid peach-colored fabric as the backing, while the binding is a denim-type lighter blue.

Thank you so much to Sandra for hosting this fun quilt-along. I wonder what she’ll come up with next year? I don’t know but we will certainly join in all the fun.

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17 Responses

  1. Susan says:

    I do like your yellow better! Great design choice. The quilt looks so happy and well done.

  2. Very nice and great FMQ, it is so good to have a quick pattern that is done and finished. I am all for it. Love the colours so bright and happy.

  3. Roseanne, your color pairs are just perfect together and are a good contrast from the background. Fabulous finish!!!

  4. Chrisknits says:

    What a wonderful finish! It is just as cheerful as your personality! Great job.

  5. Susan says:

    Lovely & cheerful and I used jelly rolls for my arrows too, but ever so different to yours. Thanks for sharing, take care & stay safe.

  6. Judy K Blauer says:

    I really like the solid arrows also! And the background is perfect! Good job!

  7. This is one HAPPY little quilt! And I am so happy that you and Sue joined in again with my annual QAL, and that your used one of my quilting suggestions – you did AWESOME! I love it! Great idea to use a jelly roll too! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating. 🙂

  8. Bernie says:

    Adorable! Great job with the loopy FMQ!

  9. Gail Sheppard says:

    Love your quilt!!! The background fabric is perfect … and your colourful arrows are so nice & cheerful!


    A wonderful quilt. Love those bright colors and the background is just right. Your quilting is beautiful. It will be great to see all the different quilts tomorrow when we get to link up.

  11. Kathleen McCormick says:

    It looks fabulous! I love the quilting and your fabric choices were awesome. Looking forward to the parade!

  12. Wendy Tuma says:

    You did it, and it looks awesome! I like those vibrant fabrics and the quilting loop-de-loo is very fun!

  13. That turned out so beautifully, Roseanne! Using all solids for your arrows was a great idea. Congratulations on your finish!

  14. Your quilt is awesome! You did a great job on your FMQ!! I love swirls and curls and those loops and flowers!! A fantastic and cheerful quilt!

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    I love the vibrant colors, and I love that you got it done right away!!

  16. Jan says:

    Roseanne, your FMQ is really coming along. Good on you for plunging and building up your confidence. The quilt looks great and is done rather than added to that darn to be quilted pile!

  17. I love the pattern and the bright colors! Are you and Sue gifting this quilt?

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