I made a quilt

Quilt- folded

About a week and a half ago Sarah posted about a “potluck quilt” she just finished, I fell in love with it.  hard. I had to make one.  Sarah gave great instructions in her post on how she put together the quilt- I followed her measurements and made just a few changes.

Potluck Quilt

Instead of just one white diamond, I made two.  By the time I cut out my white strips I was done with 3.5″ squares, so the white pieces are actually rectangles.


I used only the scraps I had in my stash (and this didn’t even make a dent, sigh!), I did buy a vintage sheet for the backing.  I LOVE how well the backing puffed up after quilting/washing.  This time around I tried quilt basting spray, I used this June Taylor brand and was very happy with the results.  Here is a great tutorial on how to use it.  There was NO sticky-ness while sewing at all, and I found it did a pretty good job of holding everything together- in spite of my lack luster pinning job.  I will for sure use it again on big projects.  Speaking of which- this is the largest quilt I have ever made, and it was a chore to quilt for sure.  Is there a trick I am missing- quilting on a regular machine?!!


I still can’t believe I finished it- in less than two weeks. I finished it last night and my fingers are now itching for a new project….any ideas for me?!  What have you been sewing?

6 Responses to “I made a quilt”

  1. Janalee says:

    I’ve never heard of this sticky spray you speak of. So in addition to pinning, it keeps everything from scooting around?

    I remember machine sewing my quilts on the machine like that. Lots of rolling and heaving and pushing it through.

    And that sheet on the back!!! I love it to death. I cringe every time I look at my ugly tan fabric I backed mine with.

    I too, love the puff that comes with washing.

    It’s gorgeous – my favorite kind of quilt. And you did it pretty quick!

  2. karin says:

    It’s lovely. Maybe I will attempt a quilt. When our summer calms down a bit.

  3. kathy says:

    I love that quilt!! You never cease to amaze me with your sewing skills. I can hardly believe you cut all those square, sewed them and quilted it in TWO WEEKS!! Looks like the girlie likes it too 😉

  4. sarah says:

    I am in love with your double diamond idea. I will remember that for next time! The quilt is gorgeous! And the backing – so great!

  5. heather says:

    thank you Sarah! I adore the quilt as well and wonder if I have the patience to make a larger one, wouldn’t the pattern look great on a twin bed?

  6. Mary Ball says:

    I NEVER use anything BUt 505. Use for all sizes quilts and it rarely requires pinning. fantastic spray. Watch for deals on http://www.sewforless.com. Any way you could share the name of this pattern? I have a tray FULL of scraps I would love to use this pattern for

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