Lifesaver quilt pantone challenge

Lifesaver Quilt, the Pantone Challenge 2019

While writing the #lifesaverquilt pattern, I was playing around in Illustrator a lot to find color pallettes that fit my taste. This particular one, was the second one I had in mind, and immediately it came to life.

Sometimes, our instinct tells us more than we give it credit for! So coral, terracotta and mustard were a must-use-asap colors. And they happened to be in hand! 

Bowtie quilt pattern

Quilt Process

Piecing this quilt was a breeze! I have memorized the pattern by hard and, as always, my only concern was seam nesting. With the detailed pressing instructions, writen on my pattern, it was really hard to make any mistake.

Machine Quilting

I quilted this quilt using a 2 inch grid size, and it feels almost aetherial! My method for quilting in this design, on my home machine, is that I first quilt the whole one side of it with stitch-in-the-ditch technique, and than go back and fill out the rest of the lines. That way the quilt is much more stable and you get to play with the grid size that you want.

Quilt Dimensions

This quilt is throw size quilt and it measures 64” x 64” inches.


Quilt started: February 2019

Quilt Finished: March 2019


I used only solid fabrics for this sample of the Lifesaver quilt pattern, and most of them were selected around the color coral.

Fabrics Used

Kona cotton Coral

Kona cotton Salmon

Kona cotton Cedar

Kona cotton Cerise

Kona cotton Bone

Kona cotton Banana

Kona cotton Black

Kona cotton White

Backing: Echino fabrics

Binding: Black and White stripes

Bowtie quilt pattern
Lifesaver quilt pattern
Lifesaver quilt pattern


My second entry for this year’s Pantone Quilt Challenge is this my finished Lifesaver quilt, made following my very first published quilt pattern.

Quilt Stats

Name – Lifesaver Quilt

Category – Quilts

Size – 64 x 64 inches | 163 x 163 cm

Country – Greece

Lifesaver quilt pattern
Pantone quilt challenge 2019

Linking to Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House and thanking Rebecca and Sarah for hosting the challenge again this year! I had a wonderful time participating in the challenge, and I have seen some absolutely amazing quilts out there! Good luck to everyone!

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One Comment
June 8, 2019 7:08 am

This is really lovely! What a fun mix of colors and a striking design!

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