Pow Wow Quilt

Posted July 26th, 2014 by marcella and filed in quilting

I’ve been working on this quilt for a long while and it’s nice to have a finish!


A friend had sent me a stack of 8 fat quarters thinking they would make something nice for my new great nephew. I immediately thought of the Pow Wow pattern that I had purchased but hadn’t yet used. It seemed like a good pattern for a boy.

The top went together really well. I do, however, have a zillion and three leftover half square triangles. The pattern gives suggestions on how to use them, but I think they will be put aside for a way in the future project.

The quilting was simple. I did rows of straight lines in one row of blocks and alternated with a stipple in the other rows. It was fairly quick and looks nice I think. I backed it with a herringbone flannel which has a similar shape to the pieced blocks.

Not being a fan of labels – I know, heresy – I did do a little embroidery on the binding.



When I took over the quilt I did get a big smile from my nephew. I’d like to claim it was because he liked his new quilt, however he’s just really a happy little guy and always has a ready smile.



A bit of a crooked picture, but that’s what I get for giving away the quilt before I check my photos. Oh well, at least you can see all the colors.

So nice to have a finish!

– – marcella


6 Responses to “Pow Wow Quilt”

  1. Donna J says:

    Love the colors you used for this quilt, it’s beautiful.

  2. Lovely colours… and thanks for sharing. I’ll be looking for that pattern to pin for future use!

  3. taria says:

    That is a terrific quilt. He will love it. I am not a fan of big labels either. I like your alternative. Good to see what you are up to.

  4. Katie says:

    I’m trying to figure out why you have a lot of half square triangles left over. Wouldn’t you put them together in the pairs you need with no more than one left over of any particular color combination? That said–great quilt. I really like the colors, design, and your quilting.

  5. Katie says:

    After hearing your explanation, it makes total sense why you have a bunch of leftovers!

  6. Your Pow Wow quilt turned out so well, I love the colours you used for it. I find it interesting that you used your colours to make horizontal rows rather than vertical. The quilting helps accentuate your rows. Pleased your nephew liked it, it’s a quilt with an ageless appeal.

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