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A Lovely Finish and Welcome to Hudson Valley Quilts Which is Now on WordPress

I am happy to welcome you to Hudson Valley Quilts. I have not blogged in a few weeks during the migration of my blog, from Blogger to WordPress. A lot has happened, in making new quilts and in other areas of life, which I will eventually share. But today, it’s all about one very special baby quilt, for a very special west coast cousin.

Let’s get down to business, and share a finish. A quilt for my cousin Marigold.

Finished baby quilt for Marigold #westcoastquilts #doriesdiamonds #modernquilt #babyquilts #westcoastquilts #pinkcastlefabrics #hudsonvalleyquilts

I pieced together a lot 2 1/2 inch strips of text and low volume fabrics, horizontally. The diamonds we inserted during the piecing.

I found this pattern in Quilt Con Magazine, which was submitted by Brenda Ratliff @Justabitfrayed.It’s called Dorie’s Diamonds.

The aqua and peach are the colors of Marigold’s bedroom. I also added the hearts in the lower right hand corner, to give it some of my own design.

I appliqués the hearts on to give this quilt a little of my own touch. The pattern came from Brenda Ratliff #babyquilt #babygirl #hudsonvalleyquilts #modernquilt #quiltformarigold #abitfrayed #pinkcastlefabrics #doriesdiamonds

I appliqués the hearts on to give this quilt a little of my own touch. The pattern came from Brenda Ratliff #babyquilt #babygirl #hudsonvalleyquilts #modernquilt #quiltformarigold #abitfrayed #pinkcastlefabrics #doriesdiamonds

I had some fun making the back too. I added three horizontal strips using leftover scraps of the text and low volume fabrics, and the aqua and peach fabrics. The cream color fabric with the gold dotted swiss is used for the entire back of the quilt.


I used the aqua and peach for the binding too, and set it asymmetrically to underscore the position of the diamonds.


This photo shows the back. It’s impossible to see the gold dotted swiss, and am glad it shows up quite well in the close-up. Marigold’s parents and my other relatives will know why I used that fabric, as it is a “wink” and an “acknowledgement” to Marigold’s nickname.

What I love most about this quilt are there are so many fun details in the text fabrics. As Marigold gets older, she will have fun discovering all kinds surprises in the prints and words by herself and with her parents.



I enjoyed sharing this with you, and I loved making this quilt.

I love receiving comments and read everyone. I respond to each one via e-mail.

Today I am linking up with Main crush Monday@cookingupquilts, and Let’s Be Social @sewfreshquilts.

Happy Quilting!!


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  • Reply Bonnie in Va October 31, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Nice quilt. Someone will love having it. How have you liked word press?

  • Reply Jayne October 31, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Low volume prints always capture my attention! What a sweet little quilt. Adding the hearts and squares in a coordinating color is perfect!

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl October 31, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations on migrating your blog; I know from experience that it is a lot of work. Your new format is lovely. And what a great way to start things off: with a beautiful finish. I think your addition of the hearts was a fantastic touch, and I am sure it will be well loved.

  • Reply Cheryl Brickey November 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Congrats on your blog migration, I hope it went smoothly. The blog has a beautiful look.

  • Reply Kat November 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Lovely scrap quilt! It’s gorgeous.

  • Reply TAMMY L STACK November 4, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I love how the diamonds add interest to the strip quilt. Very nice.

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