It’s Finished!

Mosaic Quilt

My mosaic paper pieced quilt is finished!  I finished it a couple of nights ago but then we had another major snow and sleet storm.  Right now we have at least a foot and a half of snow along the side of our barn where I usually take my pictures.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to get a picture because I couldn’t manage the ladder, etc. with that depth of snow.  Thankfully, my husband is working at home today and I offered him a trade.  If he would take pictures for me while I was hosting the second grade Valentine’s Day party at the school, I’d come home and bake Snickerdoodles for him.  He had to use snowshoes but he did it!  I love the way he mimicked all my normal shots too.  It makes me smile.

I have said enough about this quilt as I was sewing it so I don’t have much more to say.  I did add a border, as I mentioned in my last post and I love it.  It brings the quilt to about 54″ square.


I used one of the prints from Catnap for the binding and Circles and Text in Blue from Adventures for the backing.  I struggled with the quilting and decided to just do a diagonal grid which I think was taking the easy way out, the safe route.  Ann, one of my readers, suggested a chevron design and even sketched it out for me.  I debated it for quite awhile but I was nervous about adding another pattern when I already had a primary and secondary design here, struggling to maintain order in a really scrappy, colorful quilt.  Please keep making suggestions though Ann!  Maybe next time I will be more brave.

mosaic quilt


Here’s the blowing in the wind shot.  See, he got all my normal views!

Mosaic Quilt


And here is one last one showing all that snow!



  1. I love this playful, colorful quilt! I think the simple quilting is very appropriate for the same reasons you chose it. (Great minds…..) The border is a really nice touch, too. And Mark did a great job with the photos, while earning those cookies. 🙂

  2. Amy, that is one fabulous looking quilt. I love it. I enjoyed the Economy Block but your block kicks it up a notch.

    Have we had enough snow yet? 🙂

  3. This is simply amazing. I need to learn paper piecing now! I’m sure it doesn’t need saying, but your husband is a keeper!

  4. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!!! I love the way it all comes together and the secondary design adds even more interest. I was out today, Mark earned those Snickerdoodles;-)

  5. Ruth Little says:

    This is so lovely, well done hubby too.

  6. What a good hubby! Mine took some snow pictures for me yesterday to share =) It’s a beautiful quilt!

  7. Your quilt is beautiful, the colours work so well together and the background is perfect. It even works so nicely in the snow. Oh and the pictures are beautiful.

  8. It turned out wonderful. I love how the blocks and their stories came together in to this finish 🙂

  9. What a gorgeous quilt! I love the combination of colors along with your background fabric.

  10. Oooh, fabulous! Not the snow and sleet, we’re getting that and it’s definitely not fabulous, but the quilt really is, and I love that your husband broke out the snow shoes to take photos for you, it must be true love!

  11. It’s a beauty, Amy! Loved seeing the in progress shots and now the completed quilt. I think my hubby would love to use snowshoes for a photo shoot. But we on the west coast have been missed by winter this year.

  12. This is beautiful. I love it!

  13. Amy, it looks wonderful! So many interesting fabrics, newspaper background is just perfect for this quilt!

  14. I love it. What is the fabric on the back? It makes me hopeful for spring…..

  15. I don’t know what’s sweeter…the quilt or him taking photos for you! So he has received his reward right?:)

    We have 17+ inches and it’s snowing again! I think this will just be a nice dusting….hopefully!!

  16. hah.ha.ha.a.ha..He did a good job!! I love that quilt and the back is perfect!

  17. Oh Amy! it turned out so fab! love it! Your husband is quite the guy ~ snowshoes and all!

  18. Love the cohesive scrappiness.

  19. I love everything about this quilt.

  20. Mary Truax says:


  21. This is going to be one of those quilts that you never get tired of looking at. So fantastic, congrats on the finish.

  22. Ahhh. Its beautiful. The chevron would have taken more time. This is very fitting love it.

  23. It is so cute Amy. Nice trade with the hubs!
    I have started my Munki version and can’t wait to get back to it : )

  24. This quilt is such a beauty. I love it. The pics are great too. Full brownie points to the stand-in photographer, not only for risking life and limb to get the shots, but also for the fabulous quilt hanging device on the barn which I suspect he is responsible for. 🙂

  25. I’m impressed! He did a great job! And, the quilt is beautiful. I really like the blue fabric on the back – nice contrast…..a little like snowflakes?

  26. what a great finish. Its an amazing quilt 🙂

  27. Awesome, awesome quilt, Amy! You inspired me to (1) start building a stash of texty fabrics and (2) dig into my stash of polka dots… may even use this great pattern! Thanks for all the inspiration… hope you got to enjoy a snickerdoodle too!

  28. So, so truly amazing! I am so in awe of your quilting skills, my friend! I adore fabric to pieces, but I am way toooooo scared to ever tackle such a thing. Love, love, LOVE this!

  29. So AMAZING! I love the simple quilting, it did not need anything else!

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