Monday, July 18, 2011

Yet Another Coin Quilt

This quilt has been waiting in the wings for a few weeks now. I finished it before the Kona solids flurry of activity, but it's taken me awhile to make time for a photo shoot and to gather my thoughts about it.

I'm very pleased to introduce you to Yet Another Coin Quilt.


I used a charm pack of Buttercup by Fig Tree Quilts to make the coins, the background = Kona Cream, and the borders and binding came from Whimsy, another Fig Tree Quilts collection from a year or two ago.


The backing fabric is a combination of leftover Fig Tree and 3 Sisters prints I had in my stash - Hurrah for using up the stash!


The quilting is a paisley-type echoed scallop pattern. I think I first saw this pattern in action here (blogged here). Then I decided to shamelessly copy try my own hand at  it. I've used this pattern in the borders of my Christmas-y inverted 9-patch quilt and again in the borders of my first double diamond 4-patch quilt. But this coins quilt is the first time I've attempted to quilt it over the entire surface of a quilt. You guys, this quilting pattern takes forever, compared to your run of the mill stippling. Maybe speed comes with practice?


Stick around for a(nother coin quilt) tutorial later this week!

Vital Statistics:

  • Started: May 2011
  • Finished: June 2011
  • Machine-pieced, machine quilted
  • Fabric: Buttercup by Fig Tree Quilts, Whimsy by Fig Tree Quilts, and Kona Cream


  1. What a beautiful quilt, Megan! I love coin quilts....

  2. It's so simple but beautiful - and the quilting looks great! Fantastic job :)

  3. Great quilt! Congratulations on a great finish!