Helsinki Square Dance

My quilt is all done!


Well kinda. I found a tiny bleach mark and hole on the back so I am going to make another circle patch. Oh and a bit came unstitched on the front so I have some darning to do, but still!

Size – 48″ x 62″
Number of blocks – 12x 16″ blocks
Time to piece – 11 hours approx
Time to quilt – 3 hours approx (home machine)
Fabric – All from Heaven and Helsinki by Patty Young for Michael Miller
Backing Fabric – An upcycled old sheet I was donated…. and circles from Heaven & Helsinki and Constellations
Binding Fabric – I did facings in Deb Strain – Grow With Me and MoMo Oh Deer prints
Threads – Coats Moon throughout
Batting – Cheap polyester stuff- got a big piece from LQS for less than a tenner.
Quilting- Straight line. Not sure if I’m a fan yet. I like the effect but not the process!

Completed as part of the finish along Q3- original post here.


  1. Posted July 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Looks beautiful Kerry! Circles on the back are great – you could add some more! x Teje

  2. Posted July 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    It’s a fab quilt!

  3. Posted July 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    It looks great, and the circles do the perfect cover up job

  4. Posted July 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Love it! I get the feeling that you fell slightly out of love with this when you were quilting it though!

    Is Coats Moon the really cheap stuff they sell for like £1.50 for 1000yds? I tend to use it in my bobbin and haven’t had any problems yet!

  5. Posted July 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Looks fab, well done Mrs, and I’m pleased the painful quilting is over for you!

  6. Posted July 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    It looks fantastic, and the circles work perfectly – as for my earlier spray-baste comment, I reckon the poly-batting is you shifty culprit xxx

  7. Posted July 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    It is lovely and the circles look great on the back. I think you might find that when you get a chance to do straight line quilting with some Aurafil and a natural fibre batting you will like it a lot better. I assume you are using a walking foot, but if not, add that in too.

  8. Posted July 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, I like the circles! The colour combination is different but really works. Well done 🙂

  9. Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    It is gorgoues, even if it made you work hard for the finish. Bit like a child!!!

  10. Posted August 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    yay! It looks fab! I love the colours, the straight line quilting does look really good, I bet there’s a secret to the basting.

  11. Posted September 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, I love this! So fun! I loved this fabric line, and this pattern works well with it. Also, I love the quilt’s name! I’m so terrible at thinking up quilt names, and I’m always reminded of this when I see a good one, haha! Lovely finish! Congrats! 🙂

  12. Posted November 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Just seen this quilt in the Patchwork magazine….looks fabulous.

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