Patchwork Essentials: Over and Above Quilt

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Thursday! Today I have a finished quilt to share, my Over and Above Quilt!

This past Fall and Summer, I went about finishing up the series of half-square triangle sampler quilt tops I made. I took the 60 blocks from the block chart section of my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle, and put them together into three sampler quilts. I shared a setting tutorial for each quilt, and now I have them all finished up! The first one I want to share is the Over and Above Quilt. Find the tutorials for all three settings here: Over and Above Quilt Setting Tutorial, Blockade Quilt Setting Tutorial, Interlaced Quilt Setting Tutorial.

For each quilt, I focused on one of the colors that I used in the blocks. This quilt was focused around this lovely color of purple. I used one of my very favorite prints by Erin McMorris from her Weekends line for the background. It's the perfect color and the little bikes are just too sweet. This particular quilt used 27 quilt blocks.

This quilt was quilted by local Madison quilter, Gael Boyd of Stitchlilly. We chose this airy feather pattern, and I think it fits the quilt really well.

I used another print from Weekends for the back, more purple of course! For the binding, I used a dark purple cirrus solid from Cloud 9. I didn't have quite enough, so I added a strip of yellow to one of the corners to finish it off.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I love the colors in this quilt.

  2. This is a great quilt. Congrats on the finish.

  3. Jeni, I love the color choices you made. Looking at how they work together so nicely, this is a very beautiful soothing quilt. Well done

  4. I love it! I struggle using a background other than white, and so admire when others do!

  5. This quilt is simply wonderful! I love the colors, the sampleresque quality, everything about it.

  6. This is a beautiful quilt! I love your blog@


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