I’m on a mission to make all the quilts in Denyse Schmidt’s book ‘Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration 20 New designs with Historic Roots’. If you’d like to join me in making all the quilts in your favourite book, tag your photos with #quiltthebook on Instagram or join our ‘Quilt The Book’ group on Flickr.

I’ve completed just three of the twenty quilts in the book so far, this is a long term project!. A few more quilts are under construction so (fingers crossed) I’ll have more to share soon.

Back in 2014 I made the Irish Chain quilt. I loved the strip piecing technique that made this seemingly complex quilt a fast and easy project finish. It was the first time I’d used so much solid and so little colour in a quilt and I loved it!

Irish Chain Quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

My second finish was the Wagon Wheel quilt. Although the cutting required templates and precision, with just 12 blocks, this was another speedy quilt to make.

Wagon Wheel Quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

My latest finish is the Ocean Waves Quilt. I upsized the blocks from 6″ to 12″ and enlisted the help of my bee mates. There was nothing speedy about this finish! There are a serious number of half square triangles in this quilt! 

Ocean Waves Quilt by Wooden Spoon Quilts

Making these quilts is like taking a master class in quilting. Each quilt requires a different skill set, and I’m learning so much! I’ve just started the Streak of Lightning quilt (coincidentally, it was started during a thunderstorm!!), the quarter square triangles are kicking my butt! Points are disappearing in seam allowances, I’m ok with that, so long as I’m improving as I go 🙂