October 04, 2016

Quote Quilt: Finished

While I have been on the hunt for a house, my HGTV viewing has increased ten fold. Including starting from the beginning of Fixer Upper and watching all the shows on Netflix. Talk about a productive summer. 

During this time I fell in love with Joanna's quote, "Today is a Good Day for a Good Day." With all the roller coster ups and downs of putting in offers and searching for that perfect home, this quilt seemed fitting. Leila Boutique had came out with a scrappy quote quilt and I had the brilliant idea to combine the two ideas.

Backing with a Bed Sheet: 
Currently, I plan to keep this quilt, so I backed it with a sheet set from Target in Ballard Blue (not an affiliate link). The 225 thread count worked will with a regular 80/10 needle on a domestic machine. I spray basted the quilt before quilting and had no issues with puckering or the spray baste not holding. To use the fitted sheet, I cut the elastic from around the edge. Once it was ironed flat it worked great, although it was a snug fit!

I did purchase the queen size so I could back two quilts from the same set. My Sugar Block of the Month quilt is going to get the same backing since the fronts are in the same fabrics.

Finished Size: 68 inches x 78 inches, Pattern: Spell It with Moda Fabric: Stash, Batting: 80/20 blend, Thread: Connecting Threads - Parchment, Quilting: Stipple

Large quilts on a domestic should come with complementary massages! My shoulders didn't like the workout.


  1. I love the quote and how the quilt finished, Chelsea! I sure hope that you find the just right home; I can see this quilt being so perfect in your new space. :)

  2. It is a wonderful quilt and a perfect quote, how perfect. Lovely!!!

  3. Love the quote on this beautiful quilt! You did a wonderful job!

  4. I LOVE Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper. It's so fun. As soon as I saw your quilt I knew the quote. You did a beautiful job with it! A great reminder every morning. <3

  5. I love that quote, and your quilt version of it is awesome!!!

  6. I am so glad you didn't have any problems with your 225 thread-count sheet. I am sure that is a perfect weave for a backing (unlike the sheet I used!)
    What a great idea to create a coordinating pair!

  7. I've been wanting to use a bed sheet for a quilt back but I'm never sure about what thread count would work well. Good to know you had no issues. Also, I really like all the photos you took with this quilt. Your photography skills with your new camera really shows.