Late Summer Harvest Throw Quilt

Late Summer Harvest Throw Quilt – Gift Fox Quilts (2022)

I began this quilt in September 2021 when I was living with my Auntie Kim & Uncle Jim on Cape Cod and beginning my house hunt. Spending the spring, summer, and fall with my aunt meant that I got a permaculture gardening apprenticeship — I learned so much about plants, pollinators, and soil, and those colors and textures inspired this quilt.

Quilt with the November sun shining through.

I have a penchant for half-square triangle (HST) quilts, even though soon after starting a new HST project, I always swear that I won’t do another one for a long time! I love the way HST quilts look, but the smaller the finished square, the more you need to make to build a quilt large enough for an adult to use —in my experience, my HST quilts always take a bit more cutting, ironing, and sewing time to pull together. That said, I highly recommend the Summer Haze quilt pattern by Suzy Quilts, which is what I used to build this Late Summer Harvest throw.

Back of the Late Summer Harvest Throw Quilt

For fabrics, I used many cotton prints from Sharon Holland (love her style!) as well as some soft, yarn-dyed cottons, chambray, and simple muslin. I am still on my pearl cotton kick, so this throw is handquilted using off-white, size 8 pearl cotton thread to give the overall quilt more textured feel.

Finished quilt size: 61″x64″

A portion of this quilt sale will be donated to Seacoast Family Promise, which is a vital resource for families in the Seacoast area who are experiencing homelessness.