Finish It Up Friday ~ The Cactus Quilt

I finished the quilt for Tiny E!

I took these photos early in the day and the quilting really shows.

I hand dyed these fabrics ages ago. They were perfect for this quilt! I found the backing fabric in my stash.

I quilted the background to look like wind. It can be very windy at times in Arizona!

I also quilted a few other little plants in the ground area. I used the gray for the ground to better tie in with the other nursery decor.

Here is my improv pieced sun!

And I finally remembered to add one of my Nana tags,

After all the time I’ve spent in Arizona, it was really fun to make a quilt reflecting the Southwest. It will always be one of my favorite places in the world.

Here it is in the nursery.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Crazy Mom Quilts , Busy Hands Quilts , Dizzy Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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29 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ The Cactus Quilt

  1. Rhonda says:

    Is there a pattern for the cactus quilt? I love it!

  2. adelshelly says:

    I’ve always loved big image and landscape quilts and I just love this so much. And so many tiny details to hunt for in the quilting. So awesome!

  3. Terri Bertalan says:

    Love your cactus quilt! Little E’s room is adorable. I also love the crib skirt you made to go with it. Very unique room.

  4. It’s beautiful. You did an amazing job with the quilting.

  5. Izzy says:

    Beautiful finish! Your quilting is gorgeous! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF!

  6. It’s wonderful! What a darling nursery.

  7. This could win a blue ribbon! The quilting is perfect! Nicely tagged too!

  8. Charlotta Bright Norby says:

    Absolutely perfect!

  9. You had me with the Saguaro!! Yes, where can I find the pattern? It’s lovely!

  10. quiltipatti says:

    great job, katy. looks wonderful. patti in florida

  11. Julierose says:

    i love how this quilt came together– i think the setting sun really makes it –lovely color choices…
    good work hugs, Julierose

  12. Rochelle Summers says:

    What a perfect quilt for the nursery. You did an excellent job. Those hand dyes really work well and I love the quilting. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Sherrill says:

    HOW CUTE!! The quilting is perfect! Love the little stars mixed in the swirly quilting. And an adorable nursery as well.

  14. Kat says:

    This is beautiful! The quilting really puts it over the top.

  15. Sue B says:

    Oh Katy what a wonderful quilt! It perfectly reflects Arizona and the baby’s room is adorable.

  16. quiltypatch says:

    Sweet quilt! I love the quilting details!

  17. Susan says:

    This is such a cute quilt! Love everything about it – the design, the fabrics, the quilting. You did a great job, and it fits in that crib so nicely!

  18. Alison says:

    This is so adorable! We love cacti, so I might need to make something similar for my husband. 😀

  19. Kathy says:

    Love the quilt. Where can I find the pattern?

  20. lois92346 says:

    Your hand dyed fabric makes a beautiful background, Katy! And the combination of colors used to make the cactus is a little bit o’ genius! Lastly, it just wouldn’t be the same without the sun setting at the bottom. Awesome job, Nana.

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  22. Sandi says:

    That little quilt is precious! I love the whole room. Hugs,

  23. Oh Katy, the quilt is adorable! The windy quilting is just right too! It looks so nice in the nursery. I’m sure Tiny E will enjoy it for years to come!

  24. Ann Wight says:

    What a great finish! I love it. The star is a great addition. Looks so cute on the crib. Quilting designs are so fun.

  25. Oh, this made me smile! The quilting just makes it even more special, and I just love the addition of the little plants at the bottom. So, sweet. ❤

  26. sue says:

    The quilt is fabulous; you did a wonderful job! I love how they have decorated the nursery too, it looks calm and restful.

  27. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    What a wonderful finish! This really came together quickly – it seems like you were just deciding on the sun and here it is all quilted. It looks so nice in the crib, waiting for the little one to arrive. ~smile~ Roseanne

  28. Dotti says:

    Great job. And so lucky you took all the thorns off the cactus. Very creative and unusual for a baby quilt.

  29. Kathy D. says:

    What an absolutely darling quilt, made with lots of love!

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