Blogger's Quilt Festival: Half Moon Bay Quilt

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Half Moon Bay - Echino Quilt

My little sister, who I still think of as being 8, celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago. A week before her birthday, I came up with the crazy idea to make her a quilt.

fabric pull for Half Moon Bay Quilt

I had the entire quilt cut out on Friday and then came down with a nasty head/chest cold, which took me out for the week. I ended up cranking this out on the following Friday night and Saturday morning. I had just enough time to take a few pictures of it before heading out to our family birthday dinner.

Half Moon Bay - Echino Quilt

Half Moon Bay - Echino Quilt 

 Earlier this year, I participated in an Echino Layer Cake swap and ended up with 27 different 10" squares of newer prints. The set I received has a lot of fun prints, including some of the linen blend and sateen fabrics. I combined these with some coordinating prints from my stash.  The Half Moon Bay pattern from Quilt Dad's Beyond Neutral book was the perfect way to highlight these larger scale prints and the background teal pulled everything together in the loudest way. I quilted this with my standard stippling and backed it with a super soft flannel.

Half Moon Bay - Echino Quilt

My sister loved the quilt and my dad tried to steal it minutes later, so I'd classify it as a hit. 


  1. Love the vibrant colours! Will be sure to vote in the viewers choice. Good luck.

  2. Several of the quilts in that book have tempted me. You did a great job - love it.

  3. wowza! you are amazing - such a gorgeous quilt in such a short time!
    i love all the vibrant prints, and you're right - the teal was the perfect color to tie it all together!

  4. i love it, i could adopt you for a sister of mine......
    you'd have 6 months to work on a quilt for me....


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