Endoplasmic reticulum…

Endoplasmic reticulum??? Seriously???

Yep, that’s what I was thinking about when I designed this quilt:


The quilt and the pattern for making it are next (this week) issue of Love of Quilting. The quilt actually started as a challenge to myself; I just popped over to the LQS and picked out four repro prints to use to make a quilt even though I had no idea what I was making yet except that I wanted to do another modern/repro hybrid piece. After a few days of pondering and searching my brain remembered the good ol’ endoplasmic reticulum, which is really kinda awesome.

So then I went to work playing with a few design ideas and articulations and whizz-bang I came up with this. 1,600 pieces and a crapload of 1″ squares later I was done. The, of course, the insanely remarkable Lisa Sipes worked her brilliance and transformed my semi-competent piecing job into something wonderful. Yay Lisa!!!

So, head on out to your favorite shop and look for the new issue of Love of Quilting:


You can also get your digital copy of this issue here, or pick up the digital pattern for Reticulum here.

Yay quilts!!!


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9 Responses to Endoplasmic reticulum…

  1. 1
    Peggy says:

    Love this quilt. Really like the colors and order. It would make a great bed quilt.

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    mjb says:

    I’m excited to get this in the mail and see how you’ve constructed it!

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    Diane Dirks says:

    What fabric line did you use for the Reticulum quilt? I looked for it in the magazine but couldn’t find a reference.

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      thomas says:

      Hi Diane,

      The fabrics were just pulled off the shelves at my LQS. I’m not at all sure what the prints are. Really for this quilt one can use pretty much any tonals or solids. Go crazy with it…

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    Nikki says:

    The biology geek in my smiled as I read the name of this quilt!!

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