New Orleans House Project

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paisley Parade: A Finished Flimsy

Paisley Parade, designed by Laurie Simpson, using the Prairie Paisley line of fabric by Minick & Simpson.  Pattern published in the Spring/Summer 2008 Quilt Sampler magazine.

I first saw this quilt at Sister's Choice Quilts.  Nicole added two additional borders to her quilt, which gave it a bit more size, as the original finishes at 56 inches square.  

This quilt has been my camp quilt project for the past year.  I was surprised to see I blogged about starting the quilt almost exactly a year ago!

I love the fabrics in this quilt - lots of paisley designs and a great red, white and blue color combination.  I think this might have been one of Minick and Simpson's most popular lines of fabric (for Moda), because they released a very similar line about 2 years later!

I contemplated hand quilting this, since it is not real large.  OTOH, I have several other quilt tops that are calling out for hand quilting and I don't want to keep this one in the queue forever.  I'm already daydreaming about how this will look hanging on the wall at our camp.


  1. lovely. I vote for red binding :) to make the red in the outer border pop.

  2. What a pretty quilt. The fabrics are gorgeous!

  3. There's just something about red, white and blue! Great looking quilt and it will be fabulous however you end up stitching it.:)

  4. Nice quilt! It always feels great to have another finish.