Stitch Pink quilt top is complete

I have some eye candy for you today! I finished my Stitch Pink quilt top and it turned out so well! This was part of a sew along at Moda Fabrics to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The quilt block patterns are free and available on their website here.

Stitch Pink quilt, made by Julie Cefalu for the Moda Stitch Pink Sew Along.

I’ve since added a 2 1/2″ navy border all around it and now it’s ready for the longarm quilter. It’s not easy getting a picture of the entire quilt when there’s no one around to hold it up for me. The quilt measures 64″ x 76″ once the border is attached. It’s going to be perfect for a generous lap size quilt.

This is definitely not my usual color palette, but I’m glad I went with the navy background. I originally was going to use all blue and white for the blocks, but then I started playing with some cheddar colors and I liked the pop it added to the quilt. You guys all agreed with that idea when I shared some of the blocks here.

Stitch Pink quilt, upper section made by Julie Cefalu for the Moda Stitch Pink Sew Along.

I absolutely loved sewing all of these blocks together. Each day for the month of October I had this to look forward to. It was a nice distraction from everything else going on in the world. It also reinforced the fact that piecing quilt blocks is my jam.

Each quilt block is unique, yet most of them were familiar to me as classic quilt blocks. Some of them were a twist on an old favorite, and I added my own twist to just a few. Here are all 30 of the blocks in the Stitch Pink quilt (in no particular order).

The background fabric I used is Kona cotton in Navy. The rest of the fabrics all came from my stash and are a mix of old and new. I’ve never made a quilt with a dark, solid background. It felt good to branch out of my comfort zone a little!

Stitch Pink quilt, bottom section made by Julie Cefalu for the Moda Stitch Pink Sew Along.

My version of the Moda Stitch Pink quilt looks right at home in my house during the fall months. I’m going to treasure it for a long time. You can see lots more inspiration on Instagram with the hashtag #modastitchpink.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful week full of Thanksgiving preparations (if you’re in the states). It’s going to be a very small gathering for many, including us. Just four us! I’m looking forward to a more relaxed holiday with some bonus sewing time.

I’ll be back soon to show you a quilt that is really finished – binding and all, plus a little binding tip. Happy quilting!

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  1. This is stunning. I love blue quilts, and have lots of blue fabric. You make me want to get started on one! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I saw the pink version on Moda in October and was not attradted by it at all, but this…..I love it! Very nice and cozy and it looks like a lot of fun.

  3. Julie, this quilt top is absolutely beautiful! I love those pops of cheddar and who would have ever thought of adding it?!! Lots of work and lots of beauty for years to come. Congratulations and a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. Wow, just wow, Julie! The navy background with the touches of cheddar make this an absolute stunning quilt! Not to mention the precision piecing, which is “practically perfect in every way!”
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  5. Julie, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Everything about it is so perfectly right. It’s really beautiful. Treasure it. Enjoy your holiday.

  6. Love this top and the touch of cheddar is perfect. Yup, we are 3 and I just finished most of the shopping. They were limiting aluminum foil at the store I was at and ran out of stuffing. I have places to hit tomorrow, to see what is out there, but what a strange year! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Wow I Love the colors. I’m not really into the dark colors. I use to be but i tend to lean for the lighter colors the older iget. I copied dow the patterns for this quilt I just had to many quilts going . I will get around to make it!

  8. Julie, that is one gorgeous quilt! I love the addition of the cheddars as well. Wonderful work!
    Hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Ours will look very different this year but we still have so much to be grateful for. 🙂

  9. Your quilt is beautiful! I also started the Stitch Pink quilt in non-pink. I used mainly Christmas red and green but after about 12 blocks my other quilts were screaming at me so I found a lovely Christmas Angel panel in my stash, used it as a center medallion, and finished it for a birthday gift for my sister. Thanks for sharing your quilt!

  10. Julie, this quilt is stunning. I love, love, love the cheddar color in it. You’re right it added the perfect “POP”. I’m not a fan of pink so the Stitch Pink quilt didn’t appeal to me at first. You have such a good eye for color. I have been receiving your e-mails for some time and love your work. This quilt is definitely over the top. 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Just love this Julie! I’ve been following Alex’s projects since March, and this is very much like what we’ve all been doing. I love what you have done, it’s wonderful, a joy to look at.

  12. Absolutely love your fabric choices & of course your beautiful quilt. My fav is the stripe used on the courthouse steps block. Couldn’t connect with your link. Do you know where fabric requirements are? Thanks for your help.

  13. Your quilt is very nice and like the hints of cheddar and other colors. Your u never cease to amaze with the projects that you do. Happy holidays.

  14. The stitch pink quilt looks amazing in blue!! You have done a great job – as always. Love seeing your work and I always enjoy you emails
    Well Done

  15. Gorgeous Julie!! I love dark backgrounds and have a quick wreath table topper I’m making with a dark background

  16. Stunning! I knew I didn’t want to do pink either, but now that I have seen your quilt, I have an idea of what I will do, especially since I have everything I need in my stash also. Thanks for sharing!

  17. LOVE IT,JULIE!!!!!………love your colour choice,…..just brilliant!
    Wishing you and yours, good health and success in all you do this coming year.

  18. Your quilt is beautiful, Julie! I did mine in the grunge pinks with a light gray background. Now I need to have time to get it on the longarm! That might have to wait a bit — I’ve got another big project in front of me — a fpp storm at sea in grays and a little blue.

  19. This sampler quilt is stunning! One of your best ever! I may have to try this. Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season filled with hope for a better year ahead.

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