My first Huddle Quilt


I finished a new quilt!

Yesterday I needed a quiltmaking day. I needed to turn on some music, sit at my sewing machine, and work on a quilt for a few hours.

Luckily, I had an unfinished quilt on my worktable that I started back in December, and never had time to complete.

Update: the free Huddle Quilt Pattern is done!


It was chicken soup for my soul.

In case you were wondering, these beautiful navy and coral fabrics are from the Wanderlust collection from Monaluna. See my unbundling video here.


I sewed it together using quilt-as-you-go techniques, which, looking back, are not really suited for diamonds.

Trying not to let the corners of my diamonds get sewn in the seams was like trying to hold water in a leaky bucket!


But I still love the quilt and am thinking about making another one.

What do you think? Is my ‘Huddle Quilt’ one that you’d like to have a pattern for? (It would be a regular quilt pattern, not quilt-as-you-go).

Let me know in the comments. ❤️

And now I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on this week… Does anyone have a Designer Zipper Bag to show me? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

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  1. Debbie Lary says:

    Cute quilt. So many different looks depending on your fabric choices. I would love the pattern.

  2. Love your quilt! I think it would be a very fun pattern to make, so YES, please create a pattern!

  3. Stacey Trichel says:

    Would love to see this pattern, can imagine it in lots of different colors!

  4. I would like to see a pattern for the quilt. I really enjoyed the videos for the designer zipper bag. I’m planning my next project since I’m recovering from surgery and can’t sew now.

  5. Holly Shelburne says:

    Please provide a pattern. Sorry it provided a challenge as a QAYG project but I would say it was a successful recovery!! I love your quilting design!!!

  6. I really like your quilt and would like to see a pattern for it! The quilting is nice, too!

  7. Yes, I would like to see this in a regular pattern. I would like to make this quilt.

  8. Brenda Lee says:

    I like this quilt and would love the pattern. It would be a fun kid quilt.


  9. Yes, I would love to see a pattern for this quilt. It looks like a good way to use up some small leftover pieces.

  10. Yes yes yes I would love the pattern! By the way your video for the pouch was first class.

  11. Barb Emig says:

    I would love a pattern for this quilt! Looks so comfy!

  12. Barb Fiander says:

    This is just what I like! white background and some colour. I would love a pattern for this quilt.Thank you for sharing your talent.

  13. Stephanie Evans-Perez says:

    I’d love the pattern!

  14. I would love to see a pattern for this quilt.

  15. Carol Sanborn says:

    This is just the idea I had for a quilt but I haven’t found a pattern. Please design one for us, your instructions are always easy to follow.

  16. Yes please make a pattern of this beautiful quilt! It is simply elegant! I love it! I can imagine it is so many color ways!

  17. Caroline, I love the huddle quilt! It looks like a simple pattern just right for a short term project. I’d love it as a regular pieced pattern but I’d also love to learn how you did the QAYG method. I love your blog. Thanks for your abundant info and inspiration.
    I’m blogging at

  18. I love that quilt! Such a simple and peaceful design. I would truly appreciate your instructions.

    P.s. quilting IS like chicken soup for the soul!

  19. I am really interested in your Huddle Quilt. I love your chicken soup for your soul.
    Thanks sincerely,
    Juna Hamilton

  20. Linda Fleming says:

    What a great use for charm squares!!! Love it! A great variation would be 4 of these squares sewn together. I’m In!!!

  21. love this quilt and would love to have a pattern . thanks

  22. Suzi Elliott says:

    Pattern please both QAYG and regular

  23. Karen Smith says:

    I’m sure ready for a quilt day, too!
    I’d love the Huddle Pattern!
    What are the dimensions?
    Karen Smith

  24. I love the Wanderlust fabrics with the creamy white background. Your little machine was busy.

  25. Bonnie Srnicek says:

    Yes, I would like a pattern for this quilt! The quilting done as QAYG, is very interesting but it would be a challenge to sew together.

  26. Love the huddle quilt. It looks like fun to make from bunch of fat quarters. I have plenty of them to pick from.!

  27. would love the pattern, this is simple, elegant, fun & lovely to look at.

  28. Wow, such a fine quilt, great work :0) love your quilt and would like to have a pattern for it… best wishes from denmark, Ulrike :0)

  29. Norma Harvey says:

    Yes! Would love this as a pattern. Love all the negative space and how it showcases the fabric. Would love to do this in Kaffe Fassett!

  30. Love your Huddle Quilt. I would appreciate receiving the pattern for it.

  31. MC O'Neill says:

    I’d love a pattern if you have time. There is just something about blocks on point that I love. I don’t know why, I just love them. Your quilting is awesome.

  32. Barb Allen says:

    Love the quilt and I’d love the pattern!

  33. Jill from Ontario, Canada says:

    Yes! I would love to have the Huddle Quilt pattern. It looks so crisp and fresh with lots of quiet space in it.

  34. Love the Huddle Quilt and would love the pattern.

  35. Joyce Kay says:

    I think we all need a Huddle Quilt Day. Every once in a while I try to make a small quilt that I can finish in one day. I would like to have the pattern/

  36. I love the simplicity of your Huddle Quilt and would love a pattern.

    Also, I plan to make the Designed Zipper Bag very soon. It is fabulous that you created it without those little pieces of fabric that so many bags use at the ends of the zipper!

  37. Yes, please. A pattern for this simply great quilt would be fantastic. Your talent is fabulous. Where do you find time to relax and just have fun? Thanks for all of your gifts to everyone.

  38. RM Tafoya says:

    Yes, I would love a pattern for it!

  39. I love your quilt design and the quilting is great. I would love to have a quilt as you go pattern of this. I am a part time traditional quilter but mostly a landscape art quilt designer, and teacher. Please keep up the beautiful quilting. If you would like to see some of my landscape art quilts as well as some traditional designs of my own they are at

  40. Lisa Marie says:

    I’m a bit late to the party but wanted to let you know I’ve been making Designer Zipper Bags. Love, love, love your technique! These bags are so neat and tidy when they are done and they go together so easily. Thank you so much for the videos! Maybe I can link a photo on the next party.

  41. susan carey says:

    Hi Caroline! It looks like your new quilt is very popular. Can I get excited about getting the new pattern???!!!! 🙂

  42. Huddle is a great modern quilt. I would like the pattern. I can see it made with a colored background and resize for a twin bed. I need twin bed quilts for Grandkids and right now way to many quilts are only squares It would make a great ISpy Quilt
    I follow you almost everyday as you are very creative and not just quilts or just other sewing.

  43. Barbara Esposito @TheQuiltedB says:

    This quilt is beautiful. So many fabric possibilities! I would love to see a pattern for this. Thanks for the sneak peek!

  44. Karen Propes says:

    Oh, your quilt is so beautiful. I can envision it in my den with the colors of the room. A pattern would be great. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  45. Karen Propes says:

    Oh, your quilt is beautiful! I can envision one in my den with the room colors. A pattern would be great. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and creations with us.

  46. How do you get all this done! You have a beautiful site – when mine grows up I hope to be able to get as much done as you! And this particular quilt is just beautiful!

    I like that you have a link to your journey with mental health. I have been thinking of doing the same, but haven’t had the courage to "come out" so to speak. The closest I’ve come is a blog post on a quilt I made as a self portrait called Someone’s War. Good luck – and know that you are admired by many! – Aggie, Lavender Quilting Farm

  47. Your quilt is lovely Caroline! Simple looking quilts are what I look for these days. And your quilt looks like a good size.

  48. Judi Creed says:

    I love your Huddle Quilt. Yes! Please make a pattern!

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