Monday 21 December 2020

Paul's Quilt

This is the third quilt I have made for my husband Paul, and the first one where he chose the pattern.

When we were in Alaska in 2019 we visited a number of quilt shops - of course.

We were in a little shop in Sitka and Paul found this pattern.  He has always like quilts with bright colours and black backgrounds, loved this pattern, and asked me to make it for him.  As this was the first time he had specifically asked me to make a quilt for him, I couldn't refuse.  Luckily I liked the pattern.

I send away for the fabric in the pattern so I could make it exactly the same.  This is the first time I have ever made a quilt precisely the same as the pattern as I usually like designing my own quilts, changing a pattern, or adding my own fabric choices.

While I was waiting for the fabric to arrive from the US, I made a practice version in greens for my friend, and her favourite colour is - you guessed it - green.

When the top was finished I asked Paul how he wanted it quilted - assuming he would choose and allover pattern.

I have obviously taught him too much about quilting as he said he wanted it ditch stitched with horizontal lines in the border the same width as the piecing.  For those long arm quilters reading this you will know that is not going to be much fun for me.  So I talked him into having it 1/4 inched in matching thread colour and vertical lines in the border after one line of horizontal quilting.

After moving in March, and getting my machine set up in my new studio, it was the first quilt I did.  This was during the first lockdown due to Covid-19.  And yes I know I have a lot of fabric in my stash - I miss my dedicated fabric cupboard that I had in my old house.


  1. Paul's quilt turned out great and I'm sure he appreciated all the work that went into the quilting! Love all the big windows in your quilting room too! :)

  2. Love this pattern...have it in my stash. Great to see two colorways!

  3. Beautiful work as usual. I have one of these on my 'To Do List' as well, but have some UFOs to finish first ;)