prismatic quilt

Not long after sharing a sneak peek of this quilt, I finished it! Consisting of oversized half-square triangles, the simple quilt pattern is called Prismatic, and can be found in Kathreen Ricketson's Little Bits Quilting Bee, one of my favorite quilt books.

To make it, I paired almost all of the light blue prints in my stash (ranging from vintage to new) with solid white---I love how well the various prints work with one another, despite differences in scale and value.

For the back, I pieced together a number of larger scraps, including a few treasured prints I'd been hoarding.

I quilted it on my own machine (!) using an all-over stipple. This is by far the largest quilt I've ever quilted (it's approximately 81" x 90"), and while the stitching is far from perfect and took forever to complete, I love the final, crinkly results.

I bound it with a beloved Kei Honeycomb Dot I snatched up in a sale a few years ago, and added a new label.

P.S. The DC Walk to End Alzheimer's is this Saturday, and we'd love your support! Details about the walk can be found here.


  1. very pretty! what will you do w/ this quilt?

  2. I love the range of blue fabrics you have used, and the combination of new and old fabrics. Gorgeous!
    Wendy x

  3. I love it! And I love the new look for the blog! And I can't believe you quilted that whole thing yourself on your own machine. As we discussed, I'm still scared of the free motion. I'll send pictures when I finish up the quilt I'm working on.


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