Thursday, June 30, 2022

Delilah -- Finished Quilt!

Today I have a finished quilt to share with you. The pattern is called Delilah and it was designed by Swirly Girls. The pattern was bought at Itch'n to be Stitch'n in Staunton IL as was the majority of the background fabric (plum cross-stitch by Lori Holt). All the other fabric was bought at Pineapple Quilts/Keepsake Quilting while I was visiting my brother in Archdale NC last October.

Ready to see? Not quite yet! There's a bit of a story to go with it. When my daughter was young and was asked what she'd like for her birthday, her answer was always, "A goat!" Most of her friends wanted a pony or a new doll but not my girl! Her birthday was June 10 and I thought it was time she got her wish! I present to you Delilah.

Oops! That's better!

The pattern was written to finish 48" x 60". My daughter has two kitties that like to snuggle with her when she pulls out an afghan, blanket, or quilt so I needed to make it a little larger. I added the row of pinwheels to the sides and an extra row at the top and bottom. This quilt is now better-sized at 64"x 82". Plenty of room for my grandkitties!

A few close-ups of the quilting which I do on my domestic sewing machine.

Pinwheel and Spacer Quilting Close-up

Horns, Goat, and Background Close-up

Butt Shot!
(Actually more close-ups -- tail, body, and background)

I used Cinnaberry #945 King Tut 40 wt thread for the goat quilting and several of the pinwheels. It was a hard color to match but I found it at the Superior Threads booth at the Paducah Quilt Show.

The perfect backing fabric was purchased from O'SewPersonal in Collinsville IL. I have seen the same backing at Rosemary's Fabrics in Highland IL and also at Itch'n to be Stitch'n.

Full Backing Shot

Pinwheel Quilting

More Quilting on Back

Complete with Label

All totaled up, 11.75 yards of fabric were used and will be shared on Stashbuster 2022 Report with Carole @ From My Carolina Home. The finished quilt will also be shared with Gail @ Quilting Gail for my PHD Report. Yay! A finish!

Last picture for good measure. My grandkitty Penny with Delilah! I think it's just the right size!


  1. Such a lovely story and reason for the quilt. I see it meets with kitty approval.

  2. I LOVE Delilah!!!! And, the pinwheels you added are perfect!

  3. Delilah is adorable, Susie! I bet your daughter loves her! Great backing fabric and quilting, too. Congratulations on your finish!

  4. Great story and what a lovely finish. xx

  5. I am that daughter! And I love Delilah, as do my kitties! It only took a few decades, but I finally have a birthday goat of all my own! 🙂