Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Vacay⛱️Quilts + More

Earlier this summer we went on a road trip across the USA, including 8 National Parks/Monuments and 13 states! Read all about it here. I sewed 3 quilt tops during our travels, and finished quilting and binding them now!!! Here's a little quilt show! Plus more at the end!
Quilt Info #1:
Pattern: Lemon Pepper from Madison Cottage Designs
Fabrics: Celtic Dreams by Lewis & Irene + other scraps
Size: 57" x 77"
Batting: Quilters Dream 80/20
Thread: Glide--Lavender
Pantograph: Benay's Herringbone ⤵️ from Urban Elementz
I made this quilt to use up the leftover fabrics from my Celtic Dreams Kimberly SAL quilt. This quilt pattern uses pretty tiny pieces which makes this a great quilt for using up surplus bits!
The back is pieced with random large prints and blenders that match the front.⤵️ This is one of the backings from Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs by Kelly Young--"Chunky".
Quilt Info #2:
Pattern: Strip Lash from GE Designs
Size: 36" x 37"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton
Thread: Glide--Lavender
Pantograph: Amoebas Gone Wild ⤵️ from Intelligent Quilting
Since the fabrics are so busy, I kept the quilting simple with a meandering stitch called "Amoebas Gone Wild".⤴️⤵️
These fabrics are from many time eras: 80's, 90's, from Japan, and more recent fabrics, too!
The backing is some more leftover yardage from my Celtic Dreams Kimberly SAL quilt!⤵️
This quilt was made with the leftover scraps from my Strip Lash baby quilt I made during the SAL. My original quilt has more of a fucshia pink look, whereas this version leans towards purple!
Quilt Info #3:
Pattern: Iced Tea from Villa Rosa Designs
Size: 68" x 94"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton Request
Thread: Glide--Maroon
Pantograph: Maple Grove ⤵️ from Urban Elementz
With the autumn vibes of colors and flannel, I went with a maple leaf quilting motif!⤴️⤵️
This was a kit given to me by my quilting cousin, Sue!!! I added a few flannels and lengthened the finished quilt for us tall people. Thanks, Sue!!!
Flannel 108" wide backing is not easy to find, so I love it when I do!⤵️
My DH loves to drive, so that freed me up for some hand stitching while traveling! I embroidered these 8 tiny pillows from the book, Bowl Me Over, by Debbie Busby! I've made 30 tiny pillows total from this book. My sister and I have been making them as a SAL and have been posting them on Instagram.
Thanks for visiting my vacay quilt/needlework show!!!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Check out all the quilt inspiration at: Midweek MakersWednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down, Free Motion MavericksTGIFFFinished Or Not FridayPeacock PartyOff the Wall FridayFrom Bolt To BeautyPatchwork & Quilts.


  1. Lots of lovely quilts! Great that you were able to sew them when away.
    I like the look created by the strips in the hexagons. And the name of that pantograph you used gave me a good laugh.
    Great to see all the little pillows you stitched along the way, too. They are delightful.

  2. Now that was a fun read with my coffee this morning! My favorite quilt is the flannel one, is that perhaps because it is a cool morning?

  3. Love them all! Each one has something I just adore....but I think that Strip Lash with the perfect back is my favorite. You did sew you bring a machine along and sew when you have down time?

  4. Those are such great quilts, Nancy! Do you travel in an RV, so you can bring your sewing machine along? That would be fun! I love the little bowl fillers, too - I might need that book. They would make the perfect travel stitching!

  5. What a great vacation you had, and as a plus you got so many lovely projects done! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  6. What a productive vacation! I'm impressed with all the piecing you accomplished, and now quilts!

  7. Nancy , you was one busy lady while on your vacation and what sweet memories I am sure that each quilt holds.

  8. You really cover a lot of territory when you travel, and then you get quilts made, too! They are all lovely! Nice finishes!

  9. I love these scrappy version, especially that scrappy backing! That is so cool that you could do all of this stitching on your vacation! The Hubster and I car camp, so no sewing machine, but I did pack a hand stitching project to bring on vacation. And then I promptly went out the door without it. Ha, ha! :)

  10. Wow, you were busy during the road trip! Lovely quilts, I love the hexy one with so many interesting fabrics! Gorgeous autumn quilt too, it looks so cozy, and the quilted leaves are perfect!
    Thank you for sharing these 3 beauties, and linking up!

  11. I would say that was an awesome road trip. Your quilts are really lovely. Thank you for linking up.

  12. Traveling and quilting--sounds like a dream to me!

  13. These are all fantastic. Love how the backings are pieced, too. Traveling and quilting are the best!


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