The Over and Under Quilt in Birchtree Lane

I really don’t know what I was thinking when I said I would make the Over and Under Quilt but in the end I was glad I made it. This is the most piecing I have ever done on one quilt and halfway through making it, I started yelling at myself for even thinking I could make something like this. Then, after my pity party, I picked myself up and talked myself through it bit by bit and at the end I had a beautiful, amazing, wonderful quilt that I love, love, love! All I really needed to do was slow down and pay attention and it wasn’t really as hard as I imagined it was going to be. My son was very impressed too. His new saying is “OOOHHH CUTE!” and he uses it most often when I show him quilts, although he also says it every time I put on my glasses. Go figure. Here he is admiring my quilt with an “OOOHHH CUTE MAMA” and then pretending to sleep on it.

I was trying to show it to my husband because when he saw the Birchtree Lane fabrics it was going to be sewn out of he claimed the quilt for himself; however, Tyler insisted I put it on the floor immediately so he could roll all over it. Apparently it’s not just cats who love quilts!  Here’s a picture of the finished quilt.



  1. Barb - May 25, 2011

    Tyler said it best!
    The quilt is beautiful…love the Birchtree Lane fabric line.

  2. Cat Lady - May 25, 2011

    Love the look of this quilt design.
    Teri, it is always good to test our quilt making boundaries, especially when we discover we can accomplish them and grow.

  3. Jenni - May 25, 2011

    Teri, you did an amazing job!!!!! The quilt came out so nice! Congrats!

  4. Fran - May 26, 2011

    I too, get a headache from pieced quilts. I get a headache when I have to choose the fabrics. I get a headache when I have to cut the fabrics and then place them in the quilt.
    I get a headache when I sew the blocks. I have found that if I take a break when I am feeling frustrated, that helps. I am take a 2 day break and then come back refreshed and ready to tackle the quilt again.
    My most rewarding creations are the ones that caused me the most headaches.
    It means I am challenging myself and growing.
    Hang in there. Your quilt is beautiful.
    Granny Franny

  5. Shannon - May 26, 2011

    Beautiful fresh looking..and an even cuter little guy….

  6. june calender - May 30, 2011

    Quilting is wonderful, as I think you learned by pushing yourself to finish this lovely quilt. The lessons we teach ourselves by doing something that seems beyond our ability but DOING it anyway, with the reward of having something beautiful is a life lesson that will carry over into other things you do. As a long time quilter, I can say the challenges never stop, there’s always something new to learn. Both quilting and life are great adventures. It’s great that both son and husband appreciate your hard work.

  7. joy - February 21, 2013

    where can i buy that pattern?

  8. cnythia daugherty - November 18, 2013

    Where do I find the pattern?

  9. Teri - November 21, 2013

    I didn’t even realize I hadn’t put the book name! It was from the Scrap-Basket Sensations book!