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 my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle, in 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.
I currently have signed copies of the book available in my shop.

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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