Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stepping Stones in quiet colors

I just finished up my latest Stepping Stones quilt for 2017-2018 - for a graduate of an orphanage in Tokyo.  This is an ongoing Mormon Helping Hands project.  We always use this free pattern from Bonnie Hunter.

This year I made a quilt for a boy named Yuki, who wants "quiet, whitish colors" 白っぽい落ち着いた色 which I interpreted as "low volume".  I used scraps, and a good quilter friend gave me a pile of great charms from her more "modern" stash. 

This is actually the first one I've made that looks WAY better in person than in the photos... 

Scrappy frugal backing using this and that from my stash:

Hard to capture the colors -

The white-whites really looks blue in this light - mmmmmm..... not really the effect I was going for...

My trusty quilt holder upper... and our new-to-us LONG driveway...

In a couple of years we plan to repaint the house a different color......

Anyway, there it is, the sixth and latest Stepping Stones quilt for Tokyo, ready for David to deliver the next time he is there.  My favorite color scheme so far, for sure!

Previous Stepping Stones quilts: 

2016 - 2017 blue and pink
2015-2016 - light green
2014-2015 - brown 
2013 - 2014 green 
2012 - 2013 yellow 

In other news, we are REALLY enjoying our local farm stand, Lull Farm.  

 And just waiting for the leaves to change color! (This is one view of the woods from our front porch).



  1. You did a great job of interpreting his preferences. Looks really good to me!

  2. Nice post. I went back and looked at all the other colors. I loved them all..and the farm house and the woods...

  3. Lovely low volume quilt--really like how soft and comforting it looks--someone will be all cocooned up in that one I'll bet...great finish hugs, Julierose

  4. Not sure I could have let this one go!

  5. That's a great pattern and your colours are perfect. So fun to know that it is going half way round the world.

  6. From your two close-up pictures I am visualizing the entire quilt - I imagine it is lovely! From personal experience, I know how difficult it is to photograph these low volume quilts! I was not familiar with that Bonnie Hunter pattern, so thanks for the pointer.

  7. What a lovely quilt. I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated. Loved getting a peek at your new home.

  8. I love your quilt! The colors are so gorgeous. We just took a quick trip over to Spokane, WA {a city 3 hrs. away from us} and all the way over there I kept thinking about your quilt! The frost on the lovely gold wheat fields had that same very soft, muted palette. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I'm sure he is going to just love that quilt. Perfect!

  10. What a wonderful quilt for a lucky Yuki! I'm sure he will love it. I hope to catch up with you for lunch on Friday. I'm not sure where at this point, but we will find each other!

  11. Your fabric choices are perfect and the finished quilt looks great! Enjoyed seeing pics of your new house. What a beautiful setting!


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