Prairie Vine Quilt Timeline

Prairie Vine Quilt via


Started: January 18, 2009
May 1, 2013
July 12, 2013


January 18, 2009: I am completely entranced by a quilt I see in a magazine called Prairie Vine, a mix of 1800’s-style colors, economy blocks and applique. My version is going to be more pink/yellow/blue rather than brown/blue, but overall I’m excited. I pull the fabrics. Cutting begins! All the low-volume backgrounds are sooo pretty!

January 23, 2009: All the tiny nine-patches for the sashing are done. They are soooo cute!

January 25, 2009: All the square-in-a-square blocks for the centers of the economy blocks are done. Gosh, I am loving the colors here! But then I am pregnant and caring for my beautiful daughter and not much quilting gets done for a couple of years!

January 9, 2011: I get the quilt back out and pull fabric for the second set of triangles for the economy blocks. Pieces are cut and then everything set aside to work on UFOs and Christmas presents.

May 1, 2013: It’s UFO time! I decide to finish this quilt in the simplest, easiest way possible. Blocks are all done, I’m just going to set them with sashing and put a plain border on it and call it done.

May 2, 2013: Sashing is on, central part of top is assembled!

May 3, 2013: Borders are on! Top is complete!

July 5, 2013: Quilting is happening!

July 12, 2013: The Simplified Prairie Vine Quilt is finished!