Sesen Pieced Quilt Top

Sesen {Pieced Quilt Top}

I write my patterns to have enough extra fabric to allow for cutting mistakes, but in my excitement earlier this year, I placed my fabric order for this version of Sesen before I finalized the pattern and fabric requirements. Which shouldn’t be a big deal, because I’ve already made one version of the quilt, right? But I opted to change the piecing method between how I made the first quilt and this version. It’s more elegant… but it left me with little room for margin or cutting errors.

Piecing Sesen

Piecing Sesen

So, I took my time working slowly to cut and trim to get the blocks ready to piece the Sesen quilt top together. I was trimming the next to last block and instead of rotating the block 180-degrees, I only rotated it 90-degrees. UGH. With a bit of creative piecing work and my trusty seam ripper, I was able to salvage the inner curve star portion and make it work. Those additional seams will be hidden by seam allowances and no one need ever know that I was too busy talking to my husband to pay attention to what I was doing.

Sesen Pieced Quilt Top

Sesen Pieced Quilt Top

Once the blocks were pieced, it took very little time to get the Sesen quilt top sewn together. I plan to be basting the quilt and spending time with Procreate and my iPad doodling up quilting designs this weekend. What are your quilting plans for the weekend?

9 thoughts on “Sesen {Pieced Quilt Top}

  1. Dorothy says:

    This is drop dead gorgeous !!

  2. Love it! I will continue to work on my Color Collective quilt called Sunny and also working on my Longtime Gone quilt…

  3. Melanie says:

    Your top looks amazing! I did already finish my “chore” ähhh goal quilting task, so I will enjoy my Saturday with some progress on Halloween Plaid-ish 😉

  4. patty says:


  5. I feel your pain…thinking about construction methods for your readers rather than for you changes things up. I had to do that with the pattern you edited. I am always glad when I figure out a fix, that is unseen by others but works out. It is gorgeous.

  6. Preeti says:

    You have created magic with two shapes and just three colors + background. It is beautiful and reminds me of an Indian Rangoli. Making a quilt and writing a pattern for it are two different endeavors. What is easy pattern writing (for the designer) does not necessarily make for an easy (or elegant) pattern for the maker. Trying to always keep the maker in mind while writing each step of the pattern is indeed the tricky part. I am struggling with it right now 🙁

  7. Kaja says:

    This is, indeed, very elegant. It reminds me of Spanish/Moorish tiles, but in the shapes and in these particular colours.

  8. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    I love this pattern!

  9. Elizabeth E. says:

    Glad you had a successful outcome with your seam ripper and clever piecing. (I think conversations with loved ones are the best reason to have to do some recovery work.) I find the curves and patterns in this quilt fascinating, and find new parts to draw my eye over and over. Nicely done!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)