Thursday, July 5, 2018

Spiced Chai Quilt

We may be in the heat of Summer, but I have a Fall quilt to share with you today!

Although it may look bit Summery to many of you - but this is about as Fallish as I get!

The quilt is called "Spiced Chai" and uses a traditional Tea Leaf block. The pattern is by Katie Blakesley from Swim, Bike, Quilt and found in the book Vintage Quilt Revival.

Last Fall, Katie started a Quilt Along on Instagram and since I'd been wanting to make this one, I decided to join in. The fabric all came from my stash, including the Kona Silver background. The QAL was pretty quick and I was able to keep up each week until it got to the quilting. And once I missed the deadline, my quilt sat for 9 months

I'm happy to finally have it quilted, because I love how it turned out!

I quilted it with straight lines spaced 3/4" apart, that radiated from the center of the navy block.

The backing was pieced together from some yardage of Bonnie Christine's, Buck Forest fabric and some fabrics leftover from the blocks.

Good to finally have this one off the UFO pile and ready for Fall cuddling!


  1. Gorgeous quilt! What a great idea to start the quilting grid off centre!

  2. Lovely! This is one I intend making too; have the book just need to clear some stuff first. I love the idea of the quilting, focussing on the large block.

  3. It’s quite delightful! Your choice of quilting is perfect. It’s nice to know that you miss deadlines and have UFOs, too!

  4. Wow, I like it. adorable colors, Cindy. They look amazing together.
    Sometimes UFOs have to simmer a while. Often I come up with some arrangement or color scheme I like better
    and the result is a happy finish too.

  5. The Spiced Chai quilt is a really lovely design and I think your interpretation of fall colors is gorgeous. I just had the same issue with missing finishing quilting a quilt in a QAL and letting it sit for a long time before coming back to it as well; congratulations on the finish!

  6. Congratulations on such a lovely finish! I love the straight line quilting. The texture is wonderful :)

  7. I really like your quilt. I made a version, too, and have been slow to quilt it. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. What a lovely quilt, love the colors, perfect for summer.

  9. It's so fresh and fun. Maybe not exactly fallish, but really colorful, and that's fallish, right?


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