Push-me Pull-me {a finish}

Way, way back….a long time ago, inspiration sprung forth from a Powerpoint presentation and a block design was created. Yes, it has taken 3 years all but my Push-me Pull-me quilt is all done. This means, my son has finally received a handmade quilt from me, on his 9th birthday.


I loved how the block turned out in the blues, with white or grey sashing. I really like the secondary design of the pluses in the between spaces.

The quilt was decided at some stage, was a little thin for a twin sized quilt.  So, I added the 10″ and 5″ strips in my son’s favorite color, which gave a great contrast and I think making it a little more modern traditional.

As this was a twin, I decided to ship it off for quilting to Sarah at Crinkle Love. I used the Southwestern quilting pattern which I think complemented the arrow design. My favorite part is those Indian inspired eagle shapes.

Lastly, for binding I used a navy blue print from April Rhodes with a splash of Tangerine Crosshatch (Carolyn Friedlander print) for one of the border sides. I block matched the binding which you can see at the top here.


Name: Push-me Pull-me
Original Design
Fabric: Kona Flame, White, Ash and a Variety of blue prints
Backing: Crosshatch Wideback in blue, Carolyn Friedlander
Binding: April Rhodes, Arizona, Tomahawk Stripe + Carolyn Friedlander, Crosshatch in Tangerine
Dimensions: 72″ x 90″
Quilted: Southwestern design by Sarah @ Crinkle Love

The Pull-me Push-me Block Pattern is available in my Payhip Shop (Click on the link or navigate from the shop menu above). Here is one last picture of the block in an alternative color pattern.




12 thoughts on “Push-me Pull-me {a finish}

  1. Janet Schultz

    What is the difficulty level on this? Any Y seams, paper piecing? I tried to look at the quilt to see but wasn’t able to determine. Looks awesome!

  2. Karen

    I’m sure your son agrees that it was well worth waiting for. Besides, now he’s old enough to have a favorite color–and it’s terrific on this wonderful quilt.

  3. Jayne

    A beautiful finish! The block is really interesting, it changes with fabric/color choices. I’m sure your son is very happy to have his quilt!

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