Lecien 5’x5′ Yarn Dyed Woven Quilt

I legit can’t believe that I’m actually able to write a blog post about this quilt because that means I’m done. This was definitely one of those ideas that I had where I didn’t even consider logistics or man hours because both my brain and body are sore after this one. But, not to toot my own horn, I must say that it was worth it.

This started with the fabric: Lecien’s oooh la la Yarn Dyed Cloth. I chose three colors that each had a black and white weft option, so it basically makes it look like there are six unique colors. So rad.

After this picture, the fabric sat on my shelves forever because I couldn’t figure out how I was going to weave it. But then I was introduced to foam insulation sheets and installed them on my wall for the ultimate weave board/design wall. And then I got to laying out the design.

Slow and steady won the race with this one, mainly because it killed my shoulders to weave too long on the vertical. And plus I don’t ever think I stopped being intimidated by this project until like five minutes ago. So here are a bunch of pretty pictures documenting the process.


Then I finally got brave enough to take it down. Masking tape was my friend and there’s a video on my Instagram if you wanna check it out. 

I decided on a Lecien Ls Modern print for the binding and of course a nifty variegated Aurifil for the win. And like if you can ever get your hands on any of Lecien’s ombr├ęs, nab it stat because it’s the most beautiful ombre on the market. I used this for the backing.


Then voila… All done. Jordan totally photo bombed but he is a cat model so it’s always welcome.

9 thoughts on “Lecien 5’x5′ Yarn Dyed Woven Quilt

  1. It is gorgeous! Did you follow a pattern? Where did you find one? I want to investigate this more!!! It’s a lot of gorgeousness to handle all at one. The color selections are brilliant and the placement genius! I love this for the symmetry and I love the others for the color!

  2. Gorgeous! The color combination is perfection! I can see how your shoulders would ache after a while! Brilliant idea with the insulation boards too! This quilt has got to weigh a ton! Inspiring!

  3. Thanks for sharing the making of this amazing woven quilt. The steps are as amazing as rhe result itself. It will be a family heirloom. You make amazing things!!:-)

  4. It’s grand! It’s wonderful! I would love to do one also and look forward to it. Again, I just love your works of art!

  5. You certainly have a unique take on creating quilty beauty. I just found you on another blog post (thinking maybe AGF) so now I get to enjoy seeing your creativity, which is amazing by the way.

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  6. This is crazy beautiful. You eye for color harmony is phenomenal. I can’t imagine how sore and tired you must have been. Well I sort of can. I wonder why I never thought to do this on my design wall? You are SO inspirational.

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