I’m so excited to show you another quilt that I’ve finally completed. Neapolitan Dreams aka The Pink Quilt is finished and ready to go to its new 6-year-old owner. I started this quilt with the help of my bee, Pretty in Pink. Each member made a quarter log cabin block for me and I put them all together with sashing and on point.
The outer border of brown with colored polka dots helps keep this quilt from being just a little TOO pink. 😉 After all, I do want her to love this when she is older too. I tried to pick fabrics that were not innately juvenile…so it really can grow with her.
One of the things that I am most proud of with this quilt is the sheer amount of fabric I used from my stash. I proudly decimated a good portion of my pink stash with this quilt. I found that I was not using my pink fabrics because people tend to shy away from the color. So I went all out and made a REALLY pink quilt. But strangely not too pink.
The sashing I fussy cut from a random running floral fabric that I bought on clearance from Joann’s years ago. I felt very good the day that I finally found a home for that fabric! And I really love it in this quilt. I knew it had the ability to be something special, but it took a few years before it became part of this quilt.
The backing is the only fabric that I purchased in the making of this quilt (well at least for THIS quilt!). I did not have enough fabric for the back of this twin-sized quilt, even with piecing things together. I tend to like a simple back to a quilt anyway, so I went with a full 5 yards of a lovely older Joel Dewberry Print. It turned out to be a great scale print for a quilt back of this size. And it has a different but complementary look to the front.
I even made the binding with leftover scraps from the strips used to make the quilt blocks. I pieced together strip upon strip and had enough to make the whole binding. But I’ll admit, I think I’ll be happy to see the end of some of that fabric. 😉 Despite my random quilting attempt on the long arm machine, the quilt turned out okay. The busyness of the prints helps to hide the quilting in this case. 😉
So yay! A completed quilt. It’s been a long time coming. I’ve had the fabrics for a long time, the blocks were made a bit ago, the top was pieced, the quilt was quilted…and now years after the fabric purchase, a story has been told.
21 thoughts on “Neapolitan Dreams Complete!”
It's beautiful, Angela! Well worth the wait, I'd say 🙂
This quilt is sooooo beautiful!!
I love the colors and the design. It turned out very sophisticated with all those different fabrics.
This is so sweet! A kind of creative:)
The running floral is the best part! The quilting looks great to me, too. 🙂
She's going to love it!!!!
Beautiful! I love the Sashing.
This is very lovely!
such a lovely quilt Angela!
I think this is such a fabulous design. I love it!
Love the quilt…wonderful for a girl to grow-up with!
Beautiful Finish! My daughter would swoon… She LOVES pink.
very nice! i love the tone of pink in this one. not overly girly, not too sweet, you know? just soft and pretty!
This is a wonderful quilt! Your bee mates made lovely blocks.
Love the sashing! Great idea. Fabulous quilt.
I am SO excited for you! This is a big finish and it turned out wonderfully. My favorite part is that running floral you used for the sashing. I can imagine how great it felt to realize that would work well. Yeah!
So wonderful, and so much loving work put into this- a story for her forever!!
yea! I too am a big fan of the sashing. 🙂 Very pretty…
Great quilt! Love the idea of placing these blocks on point! Love the pink!
That sashing fabric was made for this quilt – it was hiding on the shelf in your stash just waiting for this quilty opportunity. I love a scrappy binding – have done it several times. Very pretty quilt – not bubble gum smacking, in your face pink, and not a cartoon character to be seen! N