Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Two For One!

I have lots to share today. 

Let's start with Positivity Grows! Some of you may have seen this finish on Instagram but here it is for the first time on my blog - the Positivity 2023 Finished Quilt.  I have named her Vrinda, which is one of the names of the Holy Basil. 


Vrinda is green and glowing. 
The blocks are sometimes wonky, but you know that straight is overrated :-D
Happy Pride Month! 

Speaking of happiness, I like to celebrate every finish and Paul captured that emotion perfectly.

Happiness is a Quilt

Since I will be sending Vrinda to Mercyful Quilts, it is all the more important to document these happy pictures.  I will be sharing with the Positivity Linky Party on Bernie's blog on June 25, 2023.

Making me Happy

Did you see the pieced backing? Purple and Green, it works well with the front of the quilt.

Pieced Backing

Leaves Grow in Sunshine

The jelly roll strips leftover from making the leaf blocks were used to make the scrappy binding. 

Scrappy Binding


Purple and Green = Winning Combination

This post won't be complete without the signature reflection-in-the-water shot.  So here it is - thanks to Paul!

Breezy Day

Although Vrinda will be heading west I will get to keep a piece of the Positivity with me.  That brings me to the Bonus Project.  If you have been wondering what happens to the leftover squares from making the Leaf Blocks, here is the  answer.

Four bonus squares = One New Block

And then there were two

A total of 64 bonus squares were combined (very simply) to make this fun baby quilt. I have named her Jade. The triangles come together like gemstones and she really does glow!


Using my walking foot I followed the horizontal/vertical seams and the diagonal folds to quilt a grid. 



The binding is the same charcoal fabric as the backing. But there is a special twist. Since Jade finished at about 48" square, I needed to piece the backing. 

Smile for the Camera

The Pieced Backing is inspired by KellyYoung's new book Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs.

With 152 pages including a total of 30 pieced quilt backing designs, this must-have quilt book is an excellent source of inspiration for quilters of all skill levels. A bonus of 18 downloadable quilt front patterns are also included. You don't want to miss it.

My Pieced Backing

Love you so much!

You are mine!


Hope you are participating the Positivity QAL. The first linky party is on Sunday, 6/25/23 to share our progress. I will also be sharing with all my favorite linky parties. See full list on the sidebar.

This post also serves as my entry to the Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs Blog Tour.  Here is a list of the other bloggers that are posting today with their “Perfectly Pieced Backs.” Hope you will visit each blog and see what they made!


  1. What a cool "little" extra project! Those squares really look like sparkling jems. What a fun baby quilt - especially with that backing :) xo

  2. Vrinda is beautiful as is getting to see your joy and celebration of the finish. And I love that you immediately put the scraps to use in a new quilt. The pieced backing is the perfect way to expand out a WOF for the bonus quilt. So much goodness in one post!

  3. Love them both!! and I really love the celebratory shot of you !!! So beautiful!!!

  4. Both Positivity and Jade are beautiful! Two quilts in one, and great backings, too!

  5. What a lovely quilt AND a bonus baby quilt? Way to go, Preeti!! Your pieced backing for Kelly's book launch is SEW perfect, too!

  6. Both of these quilts are fabulous, Preeti, and I love seeing you dancing around with your finishes. You two must have so much fun on your photo shoots. That gray hexie cheater background fabric is perfect, by the way -- where did you find that one?

  7. Love Vrinda! And I adore that photo of you swirling in your beautiful quilt... you should print that photo in poster size and frame it in your house... so GORGEOUS! It just makes me/everyone so happy! Happy Pride month - positivity grows!

  8. Wow what finishes! Love both of them and I learned a bit about Hindu from your post--win, win! The pieced backing you chose is perfect for that little baby quilt. This book is looking like something I have to add to my collection! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  9. Wonderful finishes. I love them both, but mostly I love seeing you twirl around with your quilts! Love Vrinda - its beautiful leaves and message of positivity to those in need. The bonus quilt, well that is just adorable and the backing is perfect. I am definitely getting a copy of that book. I piece mine alot, but nothing fancy and am inspired by each of the backs I have seen so far. Happy Thursday and almost weekend to you!

  10. I love your photos! I ordered a copy of the book after reading all the blog hop reviews. It looks like a winner.

  11. Great finishes! Front and back are both beautiful, Preeti!

  12. So much to admire in this post! I was just telling my husband the other day about your reflection quilt photos, and now here’s another one. Wow. But that twirl photo. You’ve taken quilts in the wild to a whole new level!

  13. Ooooooh I love Vrinda and Jade!! Both quilts are gorgeous. I've been here for fifteen minutes admiring the fabrics, the binding, the backing, everything is wonderful!
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational quilts, and linking up ;)

  14. Both quilts turned out beautifully. I love the pieced back for Jade!