Girl on a Swing // Finished Modern Quilt


I love the Girl on a Swing print by designer Aneela Hoey from her first fabric line, Sherbet Pips.  I’ve been saving it for *just* the right project, and I think this is it. I made this quilt several months ago as a sample for a free motion quilting class I have been teaching.  I have been trying to work smarter, not harder, and made the quilt with Maren in mind. I gave it to her at her baby shower this past weekend and am finally sharing the quilt in full here.


I quilted each of the rows in a different free motion pattern on my home machine, and since there is so much going on with the quilting, I decided to keep the quilt itself very simple. I started with Girl on a Swing and went through my fabric stash, added in some neutrals and a few pops of color, did a lot of rearranging, and ended with this layout.


The quilt is happy without being bright, and interesting without being busy. Perfect for my friend and her new baby!

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  1. Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! And beautifully quilted!

  2. Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Your friend will just love it!!

  3. Posted May 20, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    a beautiful baby quilt! The quilting is fantastic and I love the prints you’ve used – the work so well with the pips :)

  4. Posted May 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the fabrics and quitling pattern you have Chosen here!

  5. Posted May 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    You made a good call with these fabrics and pattern choice. Love it.

  6. Posted May 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    And yes, your friend does LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents and this beautiful quilt for baby G. xoxo

  7. Posted May 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Katie, I love this so much! This is one of my most favorite lines ever, along with Little Apples, and it always makes me smile! This is just perfect!

  8. jamie
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    This is a perfect baby quilt! I have a soft spot for all of Aneela Hoey’s fabric lines because they are just so perfect for little girls. Love how you used this quilt for a class but had a specific recipient in mind…definitely working smarter!!!

  9. ylmommyx4
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    and it’s also super cute and the quilting is great.

  10. lisa morse
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I love to come on here and be inspired by you Kate! This is one of my favorites of yours.

  11. Jenny
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Love the fabric choice! Love the design! Love and miss you! Hope all is well!

  12. SLS
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Looks great and the pop of pink is perfect!

  13. Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    This is so lovely, I am a new quilter and had not seen “girl on a swing fabric” but ordered some today, very little out there.

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