Echo Quilting

Elephant with echo quilting.

Echo quilting refers to a pattern of stitching that is used to hold all the quilt layers together. This pattern ‘echoes’ the design in the quilt.  Echo quilting is quite common in Hawaiian quilts and is almost always done by hand. In the above photo, the elephant motif has been outlined and then echoed in… Continue reading Echo Quilting

Eye Spy Quilt

“Eye Spy” (or “I Spy“) quilts are made from novelty fabrics.  They serve a dual purpose – providing warmth and providing entertainment.  Children make a game of searching for objects hidden throughout these quilts.  The game begins when someone says “I spy with my little eye a ____ (name of object)”. Eye Spy quilts are… Continue reading Eye Spy Quilt