A Maze & Vale converging corners quilt top


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!).


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!)


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.


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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36 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:

    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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    Love this. Would be gorgeous with Lotta Jansdotter’s minimalist prints as well.

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    Miep says:

    Wow, you have just given me a great idea what to do with my Maze and Vale leftovers. I just love those fabrics.

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