If this quilt looks familiar, it may be because it’s a variation of the Cotton + Steel quilt I showed last week. While trying to come up with a design idea for Sarah Watts’ upcoming Tokyo Trainride line, I kept wanting to see the blocks set on point.


It didn’t end up working out for that particular design, but I couldn’t get it out of my head, so once those quilts were done, I took the opportunity to make a variation on point with the leftover fabrics.


I used a large square of each of Sarah’s prints for the center, and surrounded each with coordinating Cotton + Steel basics.


I made a crazy pieced backing with the leftover pieces


along with a bit of the selvage, which I think is fun to include when I’ve made a quilt out of one line.


I quilted it with largish loops – it’s a quilting design I’ve always liked the looks of but had never tried. Turns out it’s a fun one! I marked horizontal lines to keep the loop height about even.


I think I may have to make this one again featuring another fun fabric line!


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9 Responses to thistle

  1. 1
    Tanis says:

    I love this! The back is spectacular. I love how the back’s of your quilts are almost as exciting as the fronts!

  2. 2
    Carla says:

    I love this one! You did her proud.

  3. 3
    Kathy says:

    This quilt is spectacular. You are such an artist!

  4. 4
    jamie says:

    Love this, I love using whole 10 in squares to feature the pattern, do you have a tutorial for this?

  5. 5

    Favorite of all the quilts! Great way to show prints! Just beautiful!

  6. 6
    yy says:

    gorgeous! a great way to showcase large/med print fabric that i have silly issues with cutting into. would love to see this as a purchase-able pattern!

  7. 7
    Andrea says:

    Love it! Would totally buy a pattern for this one!

  8. 8
    Cindy says:

    Omg- this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! Great job!:)

  9. 9
    Alexis says:

    Is there a tutorial or pattern for this? I there are some great large scale prints that this would be a great way to show them off

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