Around the Neighborhood in Nightfall!

Around the Neighborhood in Nightfall!

I'm so happy to share this quilt today!  The UFO club met last week (sewing not aliens) and this was my finished project.  

I made this quilt top in 2018 as an idea to show off these gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics, then I decided I was going to write it up as a pattern.  So, I made up another version and took pictures of all the steps and used that quilt as the cover, and then life happened and I never finished this one.

I picked up Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics and fell in love instantly.  Those gorgeous golds, navies, pinks, and teals...and the owls and flowers!  I knew I needed to make something, but I didn't want to cut the pieces small and lose the charm of the patterns.

I went back and forth over the quilting for a few days.  I knew I wanted to do something with curved to offset all the straight lights.  I was considering clam shells, paisley, and swirls.  Obviously, I chose the paisley, and I so glad I did! 

It was a fun process.  I haven't quilted paisley in a while with all the t-shirt quilts I've done lately.  I really enjoyed it.  I made it a point (get it?) to vary the sizes of the shapes to create a fun texture.

Playing off the navy, I chose a navy, tone-on-tone, for binding, and a navy backing fabric.

I'm so so glad to finally finish this quilt!  I'm loving the UFO club and it's motivation to finish up old projects. 

Next month, I need to have Ella's quilt done.  I'll be offering that as a free pattern when it's done!  Can't wait to show you!  

I'm linking up today with Wednesday Wait Loss, Midweek Makers, Senior Salon Pit Spot and:

Be sure to check out all the fun things posted there too!  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Quilting!
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Nice finish! Love your quilting


Beautiful! I’m so glad you finished it.


Such a pretty quilt! Congrats on the finish, and I love that paisley too.

Vicki in MN

What a lovely way to show off those gorgeous fabrics! Beautiful finish. Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! I’m so glad you dropped by and shared your quilt.


What an awesome project, I have never ever tried my hand a quilting, but love what you have done.
I visited you via Craftastic Monday Link Party
If you are not already part of SSPS, this is a personal invite to hop over and come and share your posts with us at Senior Salon Pit Stop, every Monday to Saturday, and share your awesome post/s with us as well.
See my entries 38-39 to the bottom of my page for the Senior Salon Pit Stop linkup, we hope to meet you there virtually.

Esmé Slabbert

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