Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The KLT Quilt

The idea for this quilt came from a Sizzix die  - the chevron - though we all know the shape is a parallelogram don't we Helen!

I bought the die in about August/September last year and needed to test it to see if it worked.  

I chose to test it on my growing collection of hand screen printed Karen Lewis Textiles (formerly known as Blueberry Park - bit like Prince you know!)  

I tried out a few different layouts 

 Before I chose this one

which paired them with my supply of charm squares and it was all going well!

I even wrote a tutorial of sorts here in case you want to make your own version.

Imagine the hours of pleasure I had matching or contrasting Karen's lovely prints to my charm squares...I got quite carried away to the extent that Karen suggested my quilt was surely big enough ...!

I started squaring up the edges 

...forgetting they were supposed to be this way round.

I got around to sorting it all out into a quilt shape this month with some partial blocks...

Into a lovely quilt top I was very pleased with

I chose a backing fabric by Lotta Jansdotter (with a bit of text fabric sliced in to make it big enough)as I thought Karen would approve.   Well Saffy liked it!

And yesterday at about midnight I finished stitching down my quiet binding.

And here is my KLT (Karen Lewis Textiles) quilt - can't call it chevron as that annoys Helen too much (maths teacher)!

At the end of next month I will be linking this quilt up to

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. It's so beautiful!! Tempted to make one myself but have wips to finish first! Love the backing choice too!

  2. Wow! What a great quilt! Love those fabrics.:)

  3. What a neat block. The fabrics are wonderful and I love how the charms are a focal point of each "square-in-a-chevron" ;)

  4. I love the pattern of this quilt! And the final result as well! Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. It turned out very lovely N. Lots of pretty colours to look at.

  6. Totally gorgeous!
    Have loved seeing it grow on IG. Will it be yours?

  7. You're doing it again - riding that wave of quilt finishes! Brilliant! Jxo

  8. Congratulation on the lovely finish. You said you finished the binding at midnight last nigh? Ah! Ha! I knew you didn't sleep lol. I ♥ this quilt. The fabric is so interesting. Great work Nicky.

  9. I've never seen this pattern before. It turned out great. I really like all the different colors and patterns in the material. Wonderful quilt.

  10. super quilt, and it sounds like it was a fun project matching up colours and different fabrics! You can't beat just playing with fabric choices sometimes!!

  11. gorgeous!!
    love all the little feature charm squares.

  12. Wow, I think this may be my favourite quilt of yours!

  13. So pretty! I just finished a conversation with someone about the memo that all cats must have received about sleeping on in-progress quilts! I see yours got the memo as well!

  14. I liked that layout best, too, and you made such a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing all the process photos. It's so fun to see what your were thinking and how you stepped through the work.

  15. Lots of lovely colours in there, I'm still hoarding mine...

  16. This is so beautiful, your ability to place all the colours is just so excellent.

  17. It is gorgeous and looks like it was a lot of fun to make.

  18. It's a beautiful beautiful quilt.


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