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.


  1. Mathew Boudreaux

    That’s pretty insane. And pretty.

    Here’s a mnemonic for you: “the WEFT goes LEFT to right” (so therefore the warp is the up and down.)

    1. Mathew Boudreaux

      Thank you for that! Now I’ll never get confused again! About warp & weft that is.

  2. Mathew Boudreaux

    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!

  3. Mathew Boudreaux

    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!

  4. Mathew Boudreaux

    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!!:-)

  5. Mathew Boudreaux

    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!

  6. Mathew Boudreaux
    Mary D

    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.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. Mathew Boudreaux
    Nia Lorre

    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.

  8. Mathew Boudreaux

    How did you make the actual strips?

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