Frog Quilt

by Gloria Massard
(Michigan, USA)

Over by the Pond

Over by the Pond

I made this frog quilt a few summers ago. The pattern is called "Over by the Pond." It finishes at 38" x 42". I made it for my mother-in-law, a few summers ago. Yes, we actually do get along quite well. I've been married to her son for almost 28 years!

Anyway, this frog quilt is paper pieced, or foundation pieced as some quilters call it. That means you sew your fabric to paper templates. When you finish sewing a section, you remove the paper. This technique gives you super accurate seams.

When I saw this pattern in a magazine, I just HAD to make it. I had never sewn a quilt using this method. But I thought I'd give it a shot.

I knew right off that I wanted to use bright fabrics. I had to visit a few fabric stores to complete my color palette. But it was well worth it.

I wanted the frogs to look unique, so I made each one with different fabrics. Once they were completed, I hand-sewed black buttons to their heads. That made them look like they had big eyes! Pretty clever, ha?

Because I'm a stickler for dimension, I chose varying shades and prints for the green plants. I pieced the sky sections with varying shades and prints as well. I like my quilts to "sing." And that means my quilts must never have a "flat" look.

The turtle was really fun to sew. I used rusts, browns and oranges to bring a three-dimensional look to its shell. My, what tiny pieces they were!

The frog quilt also features dragonflies, bees and insects. Of course, I chose eye-popping fabrics for them, too.

I had to order the "gravel" fabric from on online store. I felt it would give the quilt more realism. For the sashing, I sewed attention-getting blue strips throughout the quilt. Then I framed the scene with the same fabric.

My mother-in-law has since moved to an assisted living apartment. So, she gave the quilt back to me. I must say, I really do treasure my frog quilt!

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Nov 20, 2012
frog quilt pattern
by: cynthia goss

I have loved the frog quilt you made for a while.
I can seem to find it, Would you know where I could find the pattern?

Thank you for tips.
I am always looking for new ways to do thing differently.



Hi, Cindy. This pattern is called, "Over By the Pond." Just click on that link to buy the pattern. Thanks for your question. Have a spectacular day!

Gloria Massard

Apr 24, 2009
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much! I understand that they would love to have it.

Apr 23, 2009
For Sale?
by: Anonymous

Is this quilt for sale? If so, can you give me a price? Or, would you be willing to make another one? My daughter's Kindergarten teacher loves frogs. This will be her last year to teach. I'd love to give her something like this.She would love this quilt!
Thanks so much!

Thank you so much for your interest in my quilt. It's been a favorite amongst my daughters. For that reason, I promised to hand it down to them. As for sewing another one, I really don't have the extra time. My business and personal commitments keep me pretty busy.

You could still purchase the pattern and have someone else make it for you. Here's the link to the pattern page:

Frog Quilt Pattern

Jun 24, 2008
by: Terry

This quilt is just adorable and you did a great job!

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