Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Geometric patchwork

It started here ...

And then ended here ...

It's for my cousin, who's going through a bit of a rough patch these days ... I thought that maybe something to cuddle under on a wet, cold Seattle night might be helpful right now.

There are 5 prints and 1 solid.

The back is intentionally asymmetrical.

I like the contrast in the colors.

And here ... you can see how I "cheat".  Machine stitched binding and no mitered corners ... I didn't know any better at first, and as much as I've tried to miter those corners, I've never been as happy with them as I am with my squared off ones ... so ... I "cheat".

The quilt by numbers:

  • 6 blocks wide by 7 blocks tall
  • Start with a 10" square which is then cut into 4 polygons (or off-kilter blocks ;-)
  • Fabrics included:
    • Lotta Jansdotter
      • Florine Brass Mesh
      • Little Florine Brass Mesh
      • Aneta Ironwood
    • Rivoli Curl by Alexander Henry
    • Parisville by Tula Pink
    • Kona PFD
  • Quilted in a tight meandering with off-white thread.
  • Binding is Moda Puttin on the Ritz grey
UPDATE:  I've created a tutorial for this quilt, which resides here

It's quite fun to take something from 0 to finished in a very short time frame ... I sure hope that this gives her the little uplift I am shooting for and that I think she needs.

Hope you're having a productive start to the new year. 

All the best


  1. I LOVE that quilt -- any pattern or tutorial available?

  2. I just love the design of this quilt and the colors work so wonderfully with it. Lovely finish and sure it will greatly appreciated.

  3. Wow, I like everything about that quilt! I like your corners. Never seen that method before. You know, the saying at our house is "Different is Good." We raised our kids to express their individuality and appreciate that same value in others!

  4. Ooo this looks great Lisa :-) I'm sure it will bring a smile to any face!

  5. LOVE this quilt! Just pinned it to my inpiration board and want to make one soon. The look is so cool! I think the back is sweet too.

  6. I LOVE this! What a great pattern and it's perfect with these fabrics. I might have to try this with a layer cake. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Great colours in this and I really like the twist on a simle design.

  8. Gorgeous, Lisa! Love those colors and prints. It will definitely give your cousin the lift she needs.

  9. lovely! That should improve a wet grey Seattle day!

  10. As I love love love design and colors of the quilt I'm so thankful that you created a tutorial for how to make such a nice thing for myself. Thank you so much.


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