Washington Depot

Happy 2020 and cheers to a new decade of quilting!  First up in the new year is my Washington Depot quilt (made with Denyse Schmidt’s Washington Depot fabric).


This quilt is made up of 30 blocks, but getting to all 30 was questionable at times.  I squeezed every last inch out of the fabric and I had to throw in a few solids to make it happen.  I started with fat quarters of the Washington Depot fabric, but I needed some of the fat quarters for another project so there wasn’t quite enough fabric to make all the blocks.


I pulled some white fabric from my stash and added a few other solids to make it to the finish line.


Now that it’s done and I can see the quilt in its entirety, I think it worked out well to use the solid white fabric and make every other block white.  It helps to separate the blocks and make each of them stand out on their own.


There’s also a solid pink, a greeny/yellow and a dark green.  They don’t match perfectly with the colors in the Washington Depot fabric, but close enough to pull it all together and add another layer of color.


Normally I would stash this finished quilt top away and think about finding fabric backing for it later, like wayyyy later, but surprisingly I found the perfect back while I was traveling over the holidays, so I might actually quilt this one sooner rather than later.  I’m very excited about the fabric back and can’t wait to share it with you.


By the way, this quilt block was inspired by a vintage quilt.  I don’t know the name of the block or if it even has a name, but if anyone does know please share.


That’s a wrap on my first blog post and quilt share for 2020.  Here’s to many more!

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  1. Love this. I, too, have a stash of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Determined to cut them up this year.

    How big are these blocks?

  2. Love your quilt. I have a collection of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Love this quilt for them.

    Did you use a quilt block pattern or wing it?

    Just love this!

      1. I have a fat quarter bundle of Chicopee that I’m considering for something like this quilt. I love Denyse’s fabrics in these kinds of quilt blocks.

        The block is somewhat similar to the “Goose in the Pond” block. I prefer your version; not so busy.

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