Patchwork Essentials: Prism Quilt

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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 going to share each quilt, in order, with the exception of a few that I've already shared. We're in the Patchwork Play chapter and it's time for the Prism quilt!

For more on how the book is structured see this post.
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This was one of the first quilts I made when I started writing the book. It was early enough in the process that I actually took a progress photo! I had good intentions of doing that with every quilt, but as the deadline inched closer I had more trouble keeping that up.

Prism is made with quarter-square triangles, and features a variety of jewel tones with a few pops of black and gray. All of these fabrics were from my stash, which is always fun! Included with this quilt there are also instructions on how to make any size quarter square triangle you'd like + what size squares to cut.

I quilted this one myself, with my go-to doodle loop meander. It's a pretty big quilt so it was no small undertaking. I quilted about half the quilts in the book myself and had the others longarm quilted.

I had the perfect backing fabric for this quilt, a pretty fuchsia butterfly print by Bari J. I bound it in one of my prints from Nordika.

I made another Prism quilt in 2017, this one a little bigger! You can see more of this quilt here: Minny Muu Prism Quilt

From a little further away, I think it almost looks like a faceted stone, hence the name Prism!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Lovely quilt. I especially like the pictures.

  2. SEW glad to see that you are sharing more of the beautiful quilts from your book!!

  3. While I like both quilts, the first one you shared is gorgeous! Love the texture of the quilt too that you added with the quilting.

  4. Love your Prism Quilt, in both colors! Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts with us!

  5. Jeni, this quilt is very pretty. You chose the colors well and look at this striking result.
    You are always inspiring. I love your book and treasure it


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