Karat Quilt

The Karat Quilt is my latest quilt in Homespun Magazine. If you're looking for a quick make, this is definitely a great option, with most of the quilt chain pieced and the blocks coming together quickly and easily.

I had bought a selection of Moda Grunge fabrics in blues and greens (as mum used to say, blue and green should never be seen...) along with a cool white. I didn't have a plan for the fabrics (as is often the case) but they came together in this quilt for a fresh, beachy type flavour.

It was designed the quilt on EQ8 with a block I found in the library, using the extention program, BlockBase. The hardest part was deciding on a block and how to lay out the fabrics... ie mix them up or go for a gradated type of look.

It was pieced and quilted on my domestic Bernina 710 using Aurifil 50wt #6722 for the piecing and the meadering free motion quilting.

Why call it Karat? Looking from the top, it almost looks like a cut diamond or precious gemstone. I'm honestly hopeless at naming quilts, so that was the best of an awful lot.

This is also the first month of the latest Sunshine & Lollipops BOM by Anni Downs. A great time to purchase. Homespun is available at all the usual places magazines are sold (eg quilt stores, newsagents and supermarkets) or can be viewed online via Zinio.


  1. Karat is a beautiful quilt! She looks like she was fun to piece.

  2. Little Quiltsong2/28/24, 12:30 PM

    This turned out absolutely gorgeous! Love the blue and green.

  3. Beautiful colours, lovely quilt. xx

  4. Grand slam as usual. Colors terrific.


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