Patchwork Essentials: Interlocked Quilt

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time to share another quilt from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle! You can find all the posts about Patchwork Essentials using the MY BOOK link at the top of every page, or here.

I'm slowly going to share each quilt, in order, with the exception of a few that I've already shared. So, first up we'll be looking at the quilts in the color chapter. Last month I shared the first quilt, Opposites Attract. Today I'm sharing Interlocked.

For more on how the book is structured see this post.
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I have always loved lime green and turquoise together. I don't know what it is about them, it just looks so fresh to me. My starting point for this quilt was a simple design challenge. I wanted to design a quilt that was made entirely of half-square triangles and only used three colors.

Photo © 2015 Lauren Hunt for Lucky Spool Media. 

In the end, I settled on this interlocking design. To make the design work well, I tried to really limit my fabrics to prints with no other colors in them, beyond these three. I think it helps make it feel more cohesive.

Photo © 2015 Lauren Hunt for Lucky Spool Media. 

This is one of the smaller quilts in the book, a nice little throw. I definitely gravitate towards big quilts, but I threw in a few smaller designs to provide some variety. And let's be honest, make it a little easier to finish all the quilts in six months!

For the quilting, I did my signature doodle loops. It goes nice and quick, especially on a smaller quilt! I find it much more forgiving than a standard stipple.

It's finished off with a colorful binding, and a nice blue-purple print from Luxe in Bloom for the backing. I have a handful of quilts with backings from that collection, and it's still not enough!

Photo © 2015 Lauren Hunt for Lucky Spool Media.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hi Jen,
    Oh the quilting and texture on that quilt looks fabulous. I just want to scoop it up and enjoy all that quilty goodness. Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. All three of these are very pretty. I have your book and it is so inspiring. I have made perfect hsts now


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