Thursday, July 22, 2010

Purple Lattice Quilt Completed!

This week I decided to finish another of my quilt tops from the “To Do Basket”. Entering another period of high temperatures I had a choice:  sweat outside or sew inside in my one air-conditioned room.  Obviously, I went with the second. It was just about a year ago that I pieced together the top of this Lavender Lattice Quilt. I started out following the pattern of one of the “Baby Block” quilts but then went off on my own tangent using muslin and a lavender Moda jelly roll.  Since it was one of my first attempts at cutting (with a rotary cutter) and piecing in over 40 years, there are places that are not as straight and aligned as I would prefer, but it was a good learning project and in the end you really cannot see the irregularities unless you go looking for them.  I know this is not the usual way to baste the sandwich together, but it works the best for me.  I thread baste the top to the batting, and then I pin the backing to those pieces putting in the pins from the top. For this quilt I stitched 1/4 inch on either side of the seams and bound it with one continuous piece.  It fits my little kitchen table perfectly and even looks nice on my dining room table. I love using lap size quilts on that little table, and because both the kitchen and dining room are lavender I chose these particular colors.


  1. You quilt too!!! Oh, what a beauty this one is!!! I am so glad you sent your other blog link.....I am loving your blogs!!!

  2. Thanks so much for saying such nice things about my blog. You are very kind. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. Hugs, Genie

  3. looks beautiful!!!! Lot's of work was surely put into that!!! Mica