Monday, January 14, 2019

Empire Place Quilt

This is Megan’s Empire Place quilt, the paper pieced pattern is designed by Sassafras Lane.  This is a stunning quilt and Megan did an amazing job piecing this top!   Two years I quilted Megan’s Arcadia Avenue which was spectacular too!  We discussed a lot of quilting ideas and the samples shared on Sassafras Lane blogs were a big inspiration to the final choices.  The lines across the blocks with U-turn ends using grey Microquilter thread was a great option over SID.  It gives each block even texture allowing the piecing to shine as they are the star of this quilt!  I have a lot of photos to share for this quilt as there is so much to see!

Flowing feathers and swirls in the black sashing around the smaller diamond border design using black Microquilter thread added lovely texture to the open space.  I used grey Microquilter in the smaller diamond designs and quilted loops, pebbles and a tiny diamond in the centre. The batting is Quilters Dream Blend.

I SID in the outer spikes and then added a loop in the black triangle and a V in the coloured triangles using black Microquilter thread.

I was so happy to see the sun shine today as I have been finished this quilt for a few days now and been patiently waiting for the weather to improve to take photos!
Thank you Megan for trusting me with your amazing quilt! 


  1. Wow and Wow, you two!! I don't remember ever seeing this pattern before so thanks for sharing this quilt with us!

  2. Megan, what an undertaking and it is a drop dead gorgeous quilt. Kathy, you treated this quilt so respectfully and beautifully with your quilting.

  3. What a striking quilt... with GORGEOUS quilting!!! You two did great teamwork.