Little Folks Voile Summer Quilt

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy First Day of Summer! I'm happy to have a finished quilt to share! This is my first week back after spending the last week and a half in Ohio visiting my family. I managed to get three finished quilts photographed, including the one I'm sharing today!

I've been hoarding yardage of some voile prints from Little Folks by Anna Maria Horner since they first came out in 2009 (!!). I wasn't sure how best to use the panels, which is why the fabric languished in my stash for so long. After making my double gauze quilt, I felt inspired to pull these out. I paired the panels with a fat quarter bundle of Pastry Line voile prints (also from 2009).

I cut eight large squares and eight small squares from three panel colorways. I used the striped voile to frame the small squares to bring them to the same size as the large squares. I luckily had just enough fabric to make this quilt happen 8 years later!

This is a big quilt, so I sent it to Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting for quilting. I chose a feather design that I really love. The batting is the wonderful Dream Orient by Quilter's Dream. It's a blend of bamboo, silk, tencel and cotton. This is my second time using it, it's truly dreamy. So light and airy, a perfect match for the voile.

For the backing, I pieced together some voile yardage that was originally earmarked for garments. It's bound up in more voile, for an all voile quilt!

This is going to be my summer bed quilt. I've been using it for about a month now and really loving it. It's super lightweight and the texture is so nice. I think it will keep my nice and cool this summer! I've really enjoyed trying out alternative fabrics for quilts. I've made a flannel quilt, a brushed cotton quilt, a double gauze quilt, and now this one. Now to decide what's next!

Happy Quilting!


  1. This is beyond pretty and a perfect choice for a Summer Solstice reveal.

  2. It's beautiful, Jeni!! And with that batting, and all voile, I bet it is absolutely dreamy!!!
    happy sewing

  3. It's gorgeous. Great, now I want to make one;)

  4. Hi Jeni,
    WOW! This quilt is just gorgeous. The centers are fabulous on their own, and then when you added the striped fabric to frame them - over the top. And, what a great use of many fabrics from your saved stash. ~smile~

  5. This is stunning. The squares remind me of vintage hankies, which I collect.

  6. So airy looking and beautiful. What is actual size of quilt? And finished blocks?

    1. It’s 75”x92”, the blocks are 12.5”x11.5” finished.

  7. I almost thought you used a collection of hankies when I saw the second picture. Lovely quilt.

  8. Perfect! I've been holding on to the same voile panels, not sure how to use them. This looks so beautiful - thank you for the inspiration.


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