Not Even Close Quilt

Here’s a fresh take on the classic Ocean Waves quilt! Quiltmaker Carolyn Edwards started this quilt in a Fons & Porter class on Super Blowl Sunday in 1988, but was “held up at the borders.” She was recently inspired, however, when she came across an antique quilt featuring vines and strip-pieced leaves. In self-deprecating humor, Carolyn says her quilt is “not even close” to the original handmade quilt. We still think Carolyn’s classic Ocean Waves quilt is pretty special.  Vines and strip-pieced leaves dance around the quilt’s deep red border for a cozy throw that lets you mix in some embroidery for fun.

Use up some scraps from your stash for this scrap quilt pattern. Prefer to use your favorite fat quarters? Have at it! This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

About This Quilt

Not Even Close Quilt
Throw Quilt Patterns

Learn How to Make This Quilt

This Sew Easy lessons gives you three techniques for creating bias strips for your appliqué quilt patterns and other appliqué projects. One is a traditional technique passed down from Liz Porter’s grandmother, the two others use handy tools, and all three sewing/quilting appliqué techniques work perfectly! Pick the approach that works for you! Learn these quick and easy methods that can be adapted to any quilt pattern by watching the free quilting video tutorial below. This method not only makes quiltmaking easier, but it increases the efficiency and accuracy in your piecing, which will be helpful when making this fun throw quilt pattern, Not Even Close! For more free Sew Easy quilting video tutorials, make sure to visit

Other topics you may enjoy:


Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns, Throw Quilt Patterns