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Simple voile patchwork

I’ve been dreaming of making an all voile quilt for a while now, especially since I have been sitting on a stack of gorgeous Anna Maria Horner voile. For the longest time I mulled over what would be the best pattern for this quilt, and it occurred to me last weekend– with fabric this gorgeous, I want to just highlight the prints and colors, and a simple patchwork would be best.

voile patchwork quilt top

As soon as I decided on this, I got to ironing and cutting my fabric, and within a couple of days I had this pulled together!

volie patchwork quilt top

Now the big questions are– should I back it with voile, or with flannel? All voile front and back would be so luxurious, though the flannel/voile combo is soft and cozy! Also, hand quilt or machine quilt?? I love the idea of using perle cotton in different colors and using running stitches along the length of the quilt, though machine quilting would be so sturdy and fast.

Finished voile quilt top

What would you do? Flannel or voile back? Hand or machine quilted? Help me decide!

voile quilt top from behind

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summer citrus framed patchwork quilt

Wow, it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve had time to sit down and write a post! I have a good excuse, though. Over the last month I’ve been putting the final touches on my dissertation, which has taken pretty much all of my time, but means that I’m almost done with graduate school!

summer citrus patchwork closeup

I’m really excited to have time to get back to my sewing machine now, and I recently finished my summer citrus patchwork quilt. I made this quilt using my fat quarter friendly framed patchwork quilt top tutorial. This quilt was so fun to make, and working with such bright colors was exactly what I needed!

framed patchwork closeup

The back is a large scale simple patchwork, using a couple of solids and a couple of my favorite prints. There’s something about simple patchwork that I love so much! I can never get enough.

summer citrus framed patchwork quilt back

Summer citrus framed patchwork quilt

**Since our house is getting filled up with quilts, I decided that this one would head to my etsy shop, where it might find a new home to brighten up! You can find the listing here.

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