The Escher Quilt

Last fall, I told you about a quilt kit I’d ordered. (That post is here.) The pattern is called Escher and the kit came with Kaffe Fassett fabrics to piece the top. I pieced it in December and here’s what it looks like:

Escher quilt pieced by Deborah Cooke

It’s much MUCH more vivid in real life.

This pattern was pretty easy to sew and the instructions were clear. I enjoyed putting it together. There was extra of every colour, so when I made a mistake in the final piecing (I cut a block that I shouldn’t have) I had enough to remake that block. The black was used for the little triangles at the center of each block: I cut up what I had left to make the widest black border possible. It’s not very wide but I like how it frames the bright colours. The top is about 62″ by 64″. I tried a couple of borders but thought they made it too busy, so it will be a bit of a small finished piece.

Mr. Math loves the finished top, but it’s a bit too wild for me. I think I might do this again, with solids or with a more restricted palette. This will be the first top that I take to be quilted on a long-arm machine, and I’m curious to see how that works out.

What do you think?

10 thoughts on “The Escher Quilt

  1. I LOVE the vibrancy of this quilt! It is exactly something I would like to work on if I had the time. The intricate nature of the fabric is something I could get lost in by looking at it. It would be interesting to see this completed the second way you mentioned. I think it would be intersting to see the differences.


    • You know, Anita, there was extra fabric from the kit, because the cuts were generous. If I hadn’t sliced it all up to try to make a border, I could have made more blocks to make the quilt bigger. Too bad I didn’t think of that in time!


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