A Maze & Vale converging corners quilt top

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The other day, while avoiding all those quilts that need quilting, I thought it’d be a good idea to put these little scraps of Maze & Vale fabrics to use. I’ve collected these lovely hand printed fabrics for a long time now, and recently made a large quilt top out of them (I haven’t had a chance to show it here yet – was hoping to get it in a magazine, but no luck!).

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Anyway, I had lots of little pieces left over and I’ve had it in my head for a while now that I wanted to see how my converging corners quilt would look made up out of lower volume prints. I love how this pattern looks with bold and bright prints (this one is still a favorite), but I thought it might be interesting to see how it might look if there was only a hint of the pattern (I also thought it might be a disaster – I’m happy that I ended up loving the look!)

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This pattern is not necessarily a super quick one – there are lots of seams and piecing together small pieces of fabrics, which can get a bit tedious. Since I only had a small amount of fabrics left, I opted for smaller 8″ blocks to make up this 30″ square wall hanging.

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I’m really happy with how it turned out. You can actually see the pattern quite well from afar, but I might like the up close look even more – all those special little hand printed pieces!

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34 Responses to A Maze & Vale converging corners quilt top

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    Fran K says:

    I really like it. It looks clean and fresh, and would look great on the wall. Sometimes the more muted fabrics show up really well, other times they fade. I think you really made this shine.

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    Carol says:

    I love it! Looks so light and summery to me.

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    Sandra Woods says:

    It’s beautiful. A calm and pleasing quilt.
    What fabric did you use for the plain…
    tk you

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    Bridgit says:

    I have always enjoyed your converging cornered quilt. I keep wanting to make one, but I don’t want to piece that much. Then I think I should just do a wall hanging. Someday…

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    Erin M. says:

    I like how it turned out too!

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    Fran says:

    What a lovely idea, it looks great!

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    Lisa McGriff says:

    I love it!

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    Afton says:

    That’s very nice. It has a subtle and chic look.

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    terri henderson says:

    i love how soft it looks.

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    Barbara says:

    One of the most beautiful quilts i have seen in month! I love the pattern and I love the maze&vale prints!

    Cheers Barbara

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    Love all that crisp white! It really lets the colours of your prints pop. I’ve pinned your tutorial for Converging Corners as a possibility for my on-line bee!

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    Very nifty. I love this low volume look!

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    Laurelle C says:

    Wow it looks gorgeous! It just happens that I purchased my first Maze and Vale fabric yesterday at the Melbourne craft and quilt show and have been just admiring it today, I got to the show as soon as it opened so I wouldn’t miss out. I have been trying to decide what to do with it as I don’t want to waste any of these gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for sharing your quilt I love it :)

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    Brandy says:

    I love this quilt! It has such a light quality to it. You sure have an artists eye. Thank you for sharing!

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    Julie N says:

    I love this – so interesting and it doesn’t scream at you! Just wonderful.

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    Susan Jonsson says:

    You hit a homerun on this quilt. Just fabulous use of color….LOVE IT TO PIECES!

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    Wens says:

    I absolutely love it! The low volume looks awesome!

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    Anne Beier says:

    That quilt made with the Maze and Vale fabrics is stunning and unique. I’m surprised a magazine hasn’t picked it up for publication. I love it. The low volume with the surprise pops of color here and there are perfect for a summer cottage. At least that’s how I envision it. Good luck. Maybe some other editor will see how special it is.

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    Lynn Hyland says:

    A beautiful subtle interpretation of a log cabin style ?.

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    Margret says:

    I love it in the low volume prints!!

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    Jill says:

    So calm and gentle…perfect for a new baby.

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    Malini says:

    Beautiful low volume quilt!

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    I’ve loved this pattern since I first saw it, and it’s every bit as pretty in these amazing hand printed fabrics. I really must start this project!

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    Michele T says:

    I really love the way this low volume converging corners design turned out!!! Beautiful!!!

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    Valerie says:

    Incredile!
    And like no other.
    Big smile.

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    Katja says:

    Wonderful idea, just like you always have!!! Thanks for always inspiring me.

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    Iris says:

    I really love that minimalist and light look of it. I think I may even prefer it to the brighter colours you so often find in quilts.

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    I agree with Anne’s sentiments that the magazine that you sent it to must be crazy not to have jumped on the chance to showcase such a lovely quilt. A little lightbulb went off above my head so I have sent you an email.

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