Tone It Down – Finished Quilt!

My backstory on the Tone It Down Quilt Along – I started this quilt last fall, with the intention that it was for my father-in-law. He is around our house often, and sees all the quilts I make, in various stages of the process, always admiring. His regular line was – “You know; that would look great on my bed.”  I worked on this quilt while he was around too, but never indicated that it was for him. I had wanted to keep a surprise, and him not too disappointed when I had to set it on the back burner to meet a few deadlines.

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Yesterday was his birthday, and Father’s Day – perfect day for a special quilt, made just for him. He’s been through a lot over the last few years, and it felt great to give him a gift just for him, without a hint of the past. Let’s just say, it was well received, and a slightly emotional moment. :)

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I quilted this with wavy lines, and double loops between the occasional lines. I wanted it to be nice and soft.

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I loaded the quilt on it’s side so that the quilting runs vertical.

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And finished it with a light grey binding, to blend in with all the other greys in the quilt.

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You can read more about my process with this quilt here, here and see the quilt top here. There’s also a great Pinterest board with lots of inspiration for this pattern.

I hope your week is off to a great start!



By |2017-02-06T09:17:58-06:00June 16th, 2014|finished quilt, quilt-along|13 Comments


  1. Rosemary June 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I’m working on the same quilt! I started it during the month of January. I have 14 blocks completed and working on the next 2 blocks. Lots of work but so worth it! I love yours! The blues look great!

  2. Cindy June 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Aw, how sweet are you giving that to such a nice fella? Great gift – it will be loved!

  3. nicky June 17, 2014 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Looks perfect!

  4. Jackie June 17, 2014 at 6:21 am - Reply

    I love the quiet soothing colors. What a great gift.

  5. Flo @ Butterfly Quilting June 17, 2014 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful quilt…I am sure he will treasure it.

  6. Lynettem. :) June 17, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    What a fantastic scrappy quilt. Good on you for making such a terrific gift for him. :)

  7. Vicki June 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I really like the soft quality of this quilt. I can imagine how thrilled he was.

  8. Laura @ Prairie Sewn Studios June 17, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Love the colors in your quilt. It’s so peaceful!

  9. Melva Nolan June 18, 2014 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I love the quilting… free motion yet less intimidating than the fancy feathers, etc. Thanks for the idea. I will be using it. :)

  10. Vicki W June 18, 2014 at 7:56 am - Reply

    It’s a beautiful quilt and the soft colors really make it a perfect comfort quilt.

  11. Teresa at third floor quilts June 20, 2014 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Amy: Nothing better than leaving a legacy of your work by gifting quilts to loved family members. I hope you labeled it too! Lovely quilt and the stitching is great.

  12. Michele June 26, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    It really turned out fabulous and I’m sure he will cherish it forever.

  13. Sue Draney July 12, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Like your soft colors. I have just completed my 16th block in sonoran reds – deep colors against a creamy background. Looks greatly different.

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