TGIFF – Crayon Quilt

And, I am back hosting Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday!

This quilt was made for me to learn more quilting skills. When I was taking a class in NH, one of the clerks picked out the fabric and pattern.

I used a pattern from this book and it was fun and easy. I like that I have the book in my stash and can use 3 yard combinations to make

So my plan was to learn to do a few new things. The first thing I learned was placing ribbon candy in the border.

Then I figured out a way to add the puzzle pattern by creating an irregular area that went across half the block. I would flip it to do the bottom half. You can see how it moves a bit around the diamond.

Then I added the 6 different animals in the center squares.

The back was one of the 3 yard, 108″ backs that I like to use for benefit quilts. This one is for one of the Hands2Hearts charities, that will be donated at the end of May. I am so pleased that this will make a young child happy.

I hope you have a finish to share. But, don’t worry, TGIFF happens every week, so if you aren’t ready to link up, there is next week, hosted by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts. Also, there are hosting opportunities still this year, so if you are interested here’s the link –\

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Linking up:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Disclaimer: *Links with asterisk indicate an affiliate link and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Your price is not any different, but a small percentage of the sale will go to supporting my blog.


    • kathleenquilts
      April 24, 2020 / 9:57 AM

      Thank you! It is so much fun learning new things on my HQ Sixteen with Prostitcher…I am so lucky.

    • kathleenquilts
      April 25, 2020 / 11:52 AM

      Thanks so much! I sure enjoyed doing it and know some little one will love it.

  1. Nancy Bekedam
    April 23, 2020 / 8:52 PM

    I love the different animals you put inside each square!!! A great practice piece and charity/sharing quilt, Kathleen!

    • kathleenquilts
      April 24, 2020 / 9:57 AM

      It was fun learning how to do it. I am pleased about the charity donation, too. This is a fun quilt for a little one!

  2. April 24, 2020 / 7:56 AM

    I can see why this pattern comes in handy. Easy to remember yardage, and so easy to mix it up with different fabrics. You are getting the hang of the quilting too, which is fun to see!

    • kathleenquilts
      April 24, 2020 / 10:01 AM

      Yes, all those things are true about this. I can see a few more easy peasy learning pieces in my future!

  3. April 24, 2020 / 8:01 AM

    Hi Kathleen! Ribbon candy borders – one of my absolute favorite stitches. I’m so glad you gave us a closeup shot of that perfection! And what cute little animals in the centers of each diamond. Those are going to make someone really smile and discuss which one is their favorite. Your closeup shots also gave us a look at the cute fabric! You don’t really get a sense of the crayons from a distance – how sweet. You did a great job and I really enjoy hearing about your longarm experiences. Thanks for the linkup today and Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      April 24, 2020 / 9:58 AM

      I love the ribbon candy and the prostitcher does a great job. I am so happy with the fabric and and the fun I had on the machine!

  4. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    April 24, 2020 / 10:10 AM

    What a cute quilt! I love my ProStitcher!! I’ve not tried ribbon candy on it, just keep trying to get it right with free motion, trying being the key word here! LOL I will have to give it a go with the ProStitcher. Ribbon candy is one of my favorites!

    • kathleenquilts
      April 24, 2020 / 11:31 AM

      The ribbon candy was awesome. I do think I might do more sections at one time then I did, but it is great. Perfect FMQ is overacted, is my new mantra. What I need to relearn is the editing of points so I can make a join in designs to go around corners…you can do it with PSDesigner, but I am not fluent in it yet.

  5. thedarlingdogwood
    April 24, 2020 / 10:37 AM

    What a fun finish, and great practice! I love the animals in the center!

    • kathleenquilts
      April 24, 2020 / 11:28 AM

      Thanks, it was really fun to figure some thing new out!

  6. Vicki in MN
    April 24, 2020 / 12:27 PM

    It’s great to practice on a donation quilt. I too am in my happy place when I can make and give a quilt to someone who needs a quilty hug. Love the ribbon candy.

    • kathleenquilts
      April 25, 2020 / 12:09 PM

      Thanks so much, Vicki. I love quilting for charity and love making this size quilt. I am sure there will be more versions in my future as 1 yard wonders are a nice formula!

  7. April 24, 2020 / 5:34 PM

    Such a fun quilt. Love the backing fabric.

    • kathleenquilts
      April 25, 2020 / 12:10 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Sanrdra]\\\\
    April 26, 2020 / 2:18 PM

    Wow, you did a terrific job on the quilting. I know what you mean, with every quilt there is a ‘hmm, now how am I ever going to quilt this?’ moment.

    • kathleenquilts
      April 28, 2020 / 6:25 PM

      It was a fun one to do, and fun to use new things that I learned a few weeks ago (and remembered!).

My Favorite Tools

Pins with Numbers & Arrows
Annies Soft and Stable Foam Stabilizer
By Annie’s Clear Vinyl
Heat N Bond Iron On Vinyl
Omni Thread, Purplelicious
Aurifil 50 weight thread
Hobbs Tuscanny Wool Batting
Freezer Paper Sheets
Binding Sasher
Nexcare Clear Skin Tape
Cluck Cluck Sew Tape
Simple Folded Corners Ruler
Free Motion Quilting Workbook
Shape by Shape Collection 2
Shape by Shape
DayLight Wafer 1 Light Box
Freezer paper
Siteground Web Hosting
Dream Cotton Batting
Sidekick Ruler
Hex N More Ruler
4″ Circular Plastic Needlepoint
Awesome Ocean Pattern
Schmetz NonStick Needle
Sulky Totally Stable
Barn Quilt by Sherry Shish
Applique Pressing Sheet
Mary Ellen’s Best Press Starch
Clover Bias Tape Maker 12mm
Woven Diamonds Pattern
Hobbs Premium 80/20 Batting
Woven Star Pattern
Wefty Needle
Quilt Hanger
Fat Quarter Shop
Westalee Sampler Template Set
Mettler 60 wt. Cotton Embroidery Thread
Sandboard for Hand Sewing/Appliqué
Clover Needle Threader
Sewline Black and White Pencil
Sewline Grey Pencil
Backyard Birds
Wing Clipper
Quilt Pounce
Hobbs Thermore Batting
Clover Chaco Liner – silver
Turnabout Patchwork by Terese Mairal Barreau
Sewline Glue Pen
Fusible 1″ Hexagon Paper
Fusible Appliqué Paper
Electric Quilt 8
Quilter’s Dream Select Batting
Quilt in A Day Log Cabin
Judy Martin Log Cabin
Emiko Toda Loeb
3M Command Strip Clothespins
Paper Templates for Lucy Boston
Lucy Boston Templates,MPP
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross
Clover Wonder Clips
Thread magic
Clearly Perfect Angles
Slotted Triangle Trimmer