The Rebel Quilt

Hi all, hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Today I can finally show you my latest quilt finish, since it has been received for xmas: the gorgeous Rebel Quilt by Libs Elliott.

This quilt has been on my to-make list for ages. It measures 90” square (the pattern makes a 72” square but of course I can’t help myself and had to make it bigger to hopefully fit a king bed).

It looks tricky, but it is made up of only 5 simple blocks, you just have to stay organised!

It’s helpful to label each block with the position it’s supposed to be in as you go

Since it was for my sister and her partner, neither of who are into bright pretty colours, I’ve used a colour palette with lots of greys and a few colours thrown in to break it up and keep neutral.

This thing is massive. And since I don’t have the floor space at home, I had to take it to work and use the boardroom table for basting (which worked a treat!)

The quilting is fairly simple, which I love as it gives the quilt such a nice drape (and it was so big, and 35 degrees the day I quilted it, I didn’t want to spend too much time under it!)


The fabric is all Kona cotton – Nightfall, Wine, Hibiscus, Glacier, Shadow, Coal and Pepper. The backing is a wideback I got from Massdrop, Prisms by Studio E, and it’s bound in Kona Pepper.

I’m super happy with how it turned out, and I’m glad to have ticked this one off my quilty bucket list!