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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