An Heirloom Quilt Top

I should really title this post, “What I was working on when I should have been packing for the Sewing Summit.” But that is a bit wordy. After cutting into my Heirloom fabric for the Dresden mini quilt, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer to make something larger out of it. I first saw this design on Ashley’s blog. It’s such a great pattern to showcase prints.

I cut my squares to 7.5″ (unfinished) and my sashing is 1.75″ wide (unfinished). The sashing is Kona Stone. I think it’s just a beautiful quilt for fall this year, which has arrived in full force here in Chicago. This is the Morton Arboretum.

I hope to finish this quilt when I return from the Sewing Summit! I leave bright and early Friday morning and won’t land back in Chicago until midnight Sunday night. I can’t wait! I plan on blogging all about it when I return, but for those of you that can’t wait, I’m sure I will also be updating on Twitter while I am there. Have a great weekend everyone! (And don’t forget to enter the Pure Elements giveaway – I’ll pick a winner tonight!)



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    October 6, 2011

    That’s beautiful! I absolutely love the colors…and autumn is my favorite season!

    Have fun at the sewing summit…I think it sounds like an amazing fun time! =)

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    Laura Jane

    October 6, 2011

    It’s a beautiful quilt! Have a great time at SS!

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    October 6, 2011

    Beautiful… I have the citrine Heirloom just waiting for the right project. This showcases the fabric perfectly.

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    October 6, 2011

    Beautiful! When I saw the title, I thought WHAT? Freshlemons has an old heirloom quilt? Your new heirloom is beautiful 🙂

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    Marsha Cassetty

    October 6, 2011

    Awesome quilt. You pulled all the colors of fall. Love it!!!!

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    Becky M

    October 6, 2011

    it’s gorgeous! I’ve been drooling over heirloom, you picked a fabulous pattern for it.

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    October 6, 2011

    My favorite colorway! Love this simple design…would look great with some other large-scale prints like LouLouThi… hmmmm.

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    October 6, 2011

    Oooh, that is beautiful. And that shot in the tree – perfect. Thanks for the eye-candy, Faith.

    – Writing from the airport on my way to SLC!

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    Kelly O.

    October 6, 2011

    love this quilt! now I need me some of that fabric!

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    October 6, 2011

    Funny thing… this is exactly what I plan to do with my FQ bundle of Heirloom, only I was thinking of doing the squares about 9″. At least I know it looks fabulous before I even start!

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    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quitls

    October 6, 2011

    So pretty- yea fall! Love the tree shot too.

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    October 6, 2011

    That is a lovely sight, I am loving the grey sashes. The prints are just right and it has great balance, well done!

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    October 6, 2011

    This is really beautiful. I’ve loved the Heirlooms fabrics ever since I saw them, especially this colourway. It looks fantastic with the prints showcased like this.

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    October 6, 2011

    That’s gorgeous! And the Kona Stone is the perfect solid…it tempers the bright colours in the Heirloom prints in just the right way.

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    October 6, 2011

    Gorgeous! I really want to buy this line, but have been behaving myself so far. I don’t think I will be able to hold out much longer. I never thought I would be one for yellow and orange!

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    October 6, 2011

    It’s wonderful! I just purchased some of these as a FQ bundle with the intent to make a quilt for my hubby (his fave colour is orange). Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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    Amy in VA

    October 6, 2011

    I bought a little of all of the Heirloom colors/patterns. Happy Birthday to me! And this may be just the quilt for it. Thanks for sharing. It’s beautiful

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    October 6, 2011

    What a pretty quilt! Have a great time at the Sewing Summit! It sounds so fun.

    Thanks again for the Moona fabric!


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    Pam T.

    October 7, 2011

    Faith, this is so beautiful! I got fooled though by the title on my igoogle page! I surely do like this kind of Heirloom! I have a nice little stack of it staring at me from my shelf, as I speak!

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    October 8, 2011

    Hope you have a great time!

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    October 9, 2011

    Your new fall quilt is so beautiful! I’m exited to see it because I have just won some of those lovely fabrics from Vickie’s giveaway! Can’t wait to get them now when I saw your lovely quilt!
    xxx Teje

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    October 10, 2011

    I really like that Kona Stone – it’s just perfect with the prints. Kudos!

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    November 4, 2011

    So cute! I love that fabric. Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    December 27, 2015

    Where can I find the pattern for this quilt?


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      December 31, 2015

      Hi Darcy – I didn’t follow a pattern for this quilt, just made it up. It’s basically squares placed on point and thin sashing strips sewn between them.

      Thanks! Faith