Patchwork Essentials: All Blue Interlocked Quilt

Friday, March 27, 2020


Happy Friday! I thought it would be nice to finish off the week with a finished quilt! I completed this quilt in January, but only got around to photographing it last week.

This is one of the last quilt tops leftover from writing my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle. I made variation quilt tops or blocks for each quilt included in the book and this was one of the tops. I have only one more top to finish up after this one, so it feels good to cross this one off the list!


Need a copy of my book? Buy a signed one here: Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle


This is the Interlocked quilt, found at the beginning of the book in the color chapter. See the original quilt here. For this variation I really kept it simple with three solids, all in the teal/turquoise family. These are all Pure Element solids by Art Gallery Fabrics, so the quilt is nice and soft.


I was able to piece the backing and binding from the same fabrics, and I really like how the backing turned out. I normally don't do much piecing in my backings, but I think this one is pretty cute. You can see the quilting best from the back too.


For the quilting I decided on simple straight lines echoing some of the half-square triangles on the front. I didn't want to spend a lot of time on it, it just needed to get done!


It's bound up in more of the medium solid, a nice turquoise. I just happened to have some left in my stash. This quilt top was sewn up in 2014 (whoa), and I basted it in Spring 2018. It was way overdue to be finished, it feels so good to now have it photographed and blogged too! :)

Happy Quilting!

12 comments :

  1. Hi Jeni. I love this simple color gradient HST quilt. I took your basic HST class from you at Quilt Con in 2016, and it launched my love for triangle quilts. Your book is one of my favorite quilting books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! That's so kind of you to say, I'm glad you've enjoyed it! :)

      Delete
  2. This is really striking. I saw it on your IG post the other day. I have your book so I will have to take a look at that pattern. For now, I'm trying to make myself go back and finish up some older UFOs before starting anything new. I did manage to do that last week. These are strange times and I'm having difficulty staying motivated. I think I'm not alone in that. Stay well, Jeni.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I totally get that, it's a constant battle trying to keep on top of older projects in progress. I have had a hard time staying focused right now too, you're not alone! Be well!

      Delete
  3. So pretty and soothing, Jenny! It reminds me of ocean waves rolling in to shore.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this quilt! Is there a pattern for it in the book?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! The pattern for this quilt is in the first chapter of the book.

      Delete
  5. I have your book-- and this quilt as well as your other quilts turned out great. I love the colors and the simple quilting. How long did it take you to quilt this? And did you work from the middle out (quilting). PS I love your little rabbit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I started from one long side and worked my way across the quilt. I think it took less than 2 hours to quilt it!

      Delete
  6. how very lovely Jeni, thanks for sharing and hope you and your hubby are keeping well and safe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, hope you're staying safe too! Be well!

      Delete

Thanks for keeping this blog a positive place, I appreciate the time you're taking to leave a comment! I'll answer any questions here in the comments section!

All comments are moderated to filter out spam. Your comment will appear after it's been approved.