Completed: A quilt for Lana


So happy I finally finished this quilt! I basted it back in February and then all sorts of things happened in the world and the need to get if finished quickly disappeared. I quilted it a couple of weekends ago and added the binding over several short sessions.


Batting is Hobbs Tuscany cotton/wool, which so far remains my favourite batting for quilts that will be used as blankets. It’s soft and drapey and, not unimportant, I like quilting it. The finished size of the quilt before I washed it was 96 x 114.5 cm, I didn’t measure afterwards but it’s probably slightly smaller now.


On the back you can see the quilting much better.

I used a neutral Guttermann Sulky 30wt cotton thread for quilting. The quilting design is simple. In the lighter parts I quilted ½’’ away from the seam lines and in the darker parts I did a zig zag that is the mirror image of the zig zag created by the seam lines in the quilt. I only did very minimal marking for the zig zag and even though I didn’t always hit the mark exactly you can’t really tell in the finished quilt. The child’s name was quilted with a more shiny purple thread.


Small marks to help me quilt in the right direction

For the binding I picked a black fabric and while it’s perhaps not the most obvious choice I like how it turned out. I still need to gift this quilt but I don’t think the parents read my blog so it’s probably safe to already show it here.


All the long straight lines in the lighter parts of the quilt are done.

Although it’s not really obvious on this blog (yet) I have been spending so much more time in my sewing room lately and that is great. I am experimenting with different techniques, quilt designs and generally just having a lot of fun. Expect to see some more activity here in the coming months when all those projects (hopefully) get finished!


July 21, 2020

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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  1. katechiconi

    Lovely finish! I’m so glad you’re able to find time to sew more just now, and I’m looking forward to seeing what finishes you will have for us!

    • Emmely

      Thank you! The magic trick to more sewing is 2 kids that fall asleep at a decent hour in the evening and then mostly sleep through the night so you actually have some energy left in the evening to ascent to your sewing room. Who would’ve guessed??? 😉

      • katechiconi

        I’m lucky to be only a dog parent, and to a breed that seems to sleep 80% of the time! I’ve learned to sew without being distracted by the fact that he follows me everywhere, has his own spot in the sewing room and watches me intently while I work!

        • Emmely

          I choose my activities wisely when my daughter is present in the room. That also helps with productivity.

  2. onehappykamper

    That’s so fun!! I especially like the off-centeredness of the starting square. Nicely done!



    • Emmely

      Thank you! I certainly prefer non-symmetrical designs over symmetrical ones because they are less predictable.

  3. Joanna Wooten

    love this sweet quilt! Nice work!

  4. marissthequilter

    Well done on finishing this lovely quilt. It’s difficult to sew with little ones needing attention

    • Emmely

      Thank you! And yes it certainly is, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to sew nearly every day and that makes such a difference.

  5. tierneycreates

    Wonderful colors and such a nice quilt (I been behind in reading posts so currently doing a catch up) 🙂

    • Emmely

      Thank you! I hope I can finally gift it soon! I am also super behind on most of the blogs I follow. Just too much stuff going on lately.


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