Fifteen Hour Quilt

November 27, 2010

We recently had a craft auction at work. All proceeds went to SOME (So Others Might Eat). I havent made a quilt since I got back from Iraq (almost a year now) so i thought I would use the opportunity to get back on the horse. This quilt was made fairly quickly (about fifteen hours from first cut to final stitch/wash/press). and incorporates very little ‘quilting’ (just a few straight lines of machine stitch). It primarily counts as a tie quilt where each pieced section is ‘tied’ to the backing. Tie quilts are super quick and kind of ‘folksy’ and charming. The fabric is a lightweight broadcloth in solid wintery colors. I believe the composition is 60/40 Cotton/Polyester. This is the first time Ive used this blend and im starting to really like it. The ironing was much faster and it needed little pressing right out of the dryer.

Hopefully Ill start making larger more interesting quilts in the new year… there is something awesome about constructing a blanket. I dont know why.
Quilt sandwich detail before quilting
Quilt blocks detailSewing Quilt Detail


  1. Kyra says:

    Lovely quilt! Would enjoy seeing more of the your fiber work.
    FYI – Have you visited the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair in Maryland?

  2. Nathan Hill says:

    very cool. Love the colors, too!

  3. Lynn T says:

    Love the colors! Nice job, Godmund. I think it’s satisfying to make a blanket because it serves your creative juices AND it’s useful.

Leave a Comment