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Lady of the Lake Quilt

By September 8, 2017July 25th, 2019blog

The Fat Quarter Shop have come out with another Classic and Vintage Quilt block tutorial – this time for the Lady of the Lake quilt block.

It’s a beauty: simple, classic and timeless 🙂  And looks great in modern, fresh fabrics!

FQS have a video tutorial and free block instructions and they are also offering a pattern for a full quilt for a small price.

The Lady of the Lake quilt block is made up of small HSTs (half square triangles) and one large HST.

Lady of the Lake Quit block

The block instructions use yardage, however all the pieces were less than 10″ so I decided I would use one of my layer cakes (I *might* just have a few ‘laying’ about!!) and chose Sweetwater’s The Cookie Exchange. I just love Sweetwater’s colours and their Christmas lines are amongst my favourite!

Lady of the Lake Quit the cookie exchange

And even though our Christmas falls in the middle of our hot Australian summer, I love a good Christmas quilt! Let’s just say I celebrate Xmas in July well 🙂

Cutting out one Lady of the Lake quilt block from two pieces of my layer cake left only these bits as leftovers – and I will use the two larger pieces in the backing so that all the scraps are used up!

Lady of the Lake Quit block layer cake leftovers

This is what the backing turned out like – I used up all those strips and a couple of extra blocks that I had made.

The pattern also called for triangle papers which sadly I didn’t have any of, and didn’t have to time to get any delivered, so I used the old fashioned 8 HSTs from one square trick. It required a little trimming to ensure they were all the same, but I got there in the end (thank you #bloclocruler!!)

Lady of the Lake Quit block hst cutting

A beautiful pile of HSTs ready for trimming!

Lady of the Lake Quit block hst pile

I managed to get the Lady of the Lake quilt top done and a plan for the pieced backing before the original release date of this pattern.

Lady of the Lake Quit country house

With the blocks laid on point, it gives a great look to the quilt.

Lady of the Lake Quit close up

And I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the Lady of the Lake quilt top under our variegated Holly Tree to get into the Christmas spirit!

Lady of the Lake Quit holly tree

When the release date of the pattern was delayed a little, I managed to get the backing pieced, I quilted it on my new Janome and bound it with some Sweetwater Holly’s Tree Farm stripe.

So here is my totally finished Lady of the Lake Quilt! And as we have a lake in our back yard, here it is next to our lake (and some of our ducks)!

Make sure you take a look at all the other people who were joining in this Lady of the Lake Quilt Along on Instagram by checking out #ladyofthelakequilt and by visiting  Jolly Jabber, the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog.


  • Mary Pat says:

    Very Nice! I love the photos of your quilt by your lake. The foliage looks very exotic to my temperate northeastern US eyes, where our weather is turning cool for autumn is here. It is fun looking at all the quiltalong posts. Thanks for sharing … 🙂 Pat

    • SWL says:

      Thanks Mary Pat! We have weeping willows over the lake which are just about to bud into leaf for spring. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sarah says:

    Oh I love everything about your quilt! If you ever get tired of it, you could send it my way 😉 On behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts, thank you for participating in this quarter’s finish along.

  • Danyse Ford says:

    I love your quilt and tried my own hand at making a quilt from the blocks. My question is, what did you make with the remaining large HSTs? They are just sitting in a pile and I have no inspiration to get moving on them. Thanks!

    • SWL says:

      Hi Danyse – I used both halves of the HST in my quilt… if you look closely you will see that there are two of each print 🙂 I used layer cake squares and there are a couple on the back side of the quilt too.
      I hate having bits left over from a project, so I always try and think ways around using them all! Perhaps you could use them on the backing? or make some really big pinwheel blocks for a quick quilt?

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