The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version

 I have one more version of The Tessa Quilt to share with you from the QAL. Technically I shared a photo of this one a while back, but if I made a quilt, you bet it's getting its own blog post!


The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version - Kitchen Table Quilting

I am a huge fan of Charley Harper's art and I have been collecting Charley Harper fabrics as they have been released. A few years ago, I used some of them for this quilt, but otherwise they have just been hoarded in my stash. 

The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version - Kitchen Table Quilting

Recently, I stocked up on some of the newer prints to make masks. The fabric that Birch uses has a high thread count so I thought they would make cute, but also effective masks. I used most of the fabric to make this quilt though so I guess will have to buy some more. Oh well. 

The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version - Kitchen Table Quilting
The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version - Kitchen Table Quilting

Instead of using exclusively Charley Harper prints, I mixed in a few smaller scale prints and solids so that I could have a little more variety in the quilt. For the backing fabric I used a very old Denyse Schmidt print from her Katie Jump Rope collection that I have had in my stash for ages (yes, this is from the original fabric release, not from the reprint, but you can still find the reprint). It is one of my favorite fabrics ever.

The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version - Kitchen Table Quilting

The background fabric is a black and white crosshatch that is also ancient - it was from Lu Summers collection called Summersville that she did for Moda probably 9 or so years ago. I looked around a little and it doesn't look like it is still available anywhere - too bad because it was a super fun collection!

The Tessa Quilt - Charley Harper Version - Kitchen Table Quilting

Whenever I make a project like this, I am reminded that 1) I really enjoy making this pattern and will probably make it a dozen more times, 2) sewing from my stash can be fun, 3) don't hoard fabrics (it is actually fun to sew with them), and 4) buy fabrics that you really love. 

If you would like to make your own version of the Tessa Quilt Pattern, you can find out all about it from the Quilt Along posts, or you can pick up a copy in the shop :) 

1 comment

  1. I also collect Charlie Harper fabrics and have been trying to decide on a pattern. This quilt is perfect! Just ordered the latest designs but I sure have enough stash to make a Charlie Harper quilt now!

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