I have been slowly working on a quilt. I know I have made quilts in the past, but they were usually a hodgepodge of fabrics with no real pattern used. I decided this time to use 12 inch foundation piecing blocks to make up my quilt front. I used a combination of patterns I found at Wombat Quilts, and Sew What Sherlock.
I ended up including a 24 inch box in there and really liked how it looked. I’ve finished sewing it together and even quilted it at this point. I will be sure and get it outside to get some photos of the whole thing very soon! One of my favorite features was a suggestion by my friend Jessee. I was talking to her about the backing fabric and its need to be pieced from two pieces of fabric due to size and she suggested adding a line of blocks to the back so there wasn’t just a seam. I made a bunch of 8 inch blocks and I love the effect. I have already started on my next quilt with Halloween fabrics.

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8 Responses to Quilt

  1. Kim Campbell says:

    Gorgeous!!!! You do meticulous work.

  2. Heidi Kenney says:

    Kim, Aww thank you so much! honestly I always said that I did not have the patience to quilt. My mom has made quilts all my life and just everything about it seemed like lots of precise work. I’m sure my patience has grown some as I age, but I really think finding foundation piecing is what really made me love quilting.

  3. Denise says:

    *fantastic*, I love it so much. I just love the colors, too, and the way you’ve arranged them. How do you *do* that? If I saw the FQ’S/yardage together I’d think it would never “go” together. You have such an eye! /end fangirl.

  4. Cath Hall says:

    I love what you have done with the paper piecing patterns. You have made a very cool sampler quilt.

  5. Kim says:

    Wow, I love the intricacy. Beautiful work!

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Kim, thank you so much! I had the best time working on it :)

  7. Heidi Kenney says:

    Cath, thanks so much for your resource of patterns & all your inspiring blocks!!

  8. Heidi Kenney says:

    Denise, Oh that is so very sweet!! I am sure not everyone would feel the same about my color and pattern arrangement, but I am so glad you like it too! :)