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Let’s Bee Social #164

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!


Today I’m going to take you for a trip down memory lane…

I am so excited to share this quilt made by Maureen.

She emailed me…..

Hello Lorna, I am a member of the London Friendship Quilters’ Guild and I bought the On Point Pattern from you at our meeting. I wanted to make a quilt for a new granddaughter and decided to use your pattern for it.  While looking through your patterns on your Etsy site, I saw the Wow-E pattern and knew it would be the right size for a baby quilt, so I used the On Point pattern for the star blocks , but used the Wow-E layout. I thought you might like to see a couple of pictures of my granddaughter’s quilt.

Thank you very much for your great patterns,


Isn’t she adorable! And the quilt is simply stunning, too. I love the serpentine stitch Maureen chose for the quilting. Those wavy lines add a softening touch to the sharp points found in the star like blocks.

Thanks so much for sharing your photos and story with us, Maureen!!!

It was back in December of 2014 that I first shared the first Wow-E! quilt made using these blocks. I had a few fat quarters of solids that I felt really not very appealing. I am so drawn to the brighter colours and felt that these pieces had a washed out look to them. But paired together with some charcoal and silver against a snowy white background, they were rather lovely.


I did remake the blocks in a straight setting for a custom order so this was only the first quilt I shared back then. I took an indoor photo of my completed quilt and then decided to head outdoors for more photos. The photo below inspired me to remake these blocks once again.


After seeing the quilt draped on the door of our rustic well house, I wanted to make it in an on point setting. So I wrote a new pattern for these blocks and gave it a new name: On Point. You can read more about that in this post.

And so here was the finished new quilt made using the blocks in the on point setting. It was a rather windy day so the quilt behaved more like a sail on a ship, but this does help you to visualize just how it would look draped upon a bed, rather than hanging on a wall!

The On Point pattern is one that I had decided to provide in a printed format for sale at guild trunk shows, but you can find the pdf version for sale in my shop here.


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18 Responses

  1. Hi Lorna! It's a beautiful pattern and I like the setting on point. It's great to get photos from quilts that are made with your patterns! Thank you for the party! x Teje

  2. Jo says:

    I really like the on point setting better than the straight design. It changes the design a lot.

  3. Beautiful pattern! I love on point quilts – but both look stunning!

  4. I think this one is my favorite of all your quilts – I have always loved this one.

  5. MaryBeth says:

    I have discovered that 4 of these blocks in the 12\” size make a great baby quilt. I've actually made 3 of these and the recipients were delighted. Thanks for writing a clear and easy to follow pattern.

  6. Heide says:

    I just love this quilt. Maureen did a wonderful job with her grand-daughters quilt, love her colors and of course the little sweetie on the quilt! I have this pattern and need to move it up on my too do list. TFS.

  7. This looks great on point. Love to see how others make the patterns. It shows what is possible.

  8. Lisa J. says:

    I love it when you share photos of the quilts people have made from your patterns. This one is a beauty.

  9. Jani says:

    Beautiful design – especially on point, though the baby version is clearly a winner as well! Do you include the shades for your original fabric choices in the pattern? The color combos are stunning.

  10. Jen says:

    I love how the photo inspired a new quilt! It's amazing how a change like that can make the pattern so fresh and new. 🙂

  11. SarahZ says:

    How gratifying to see your pattern used! I love when you share these! This is one of my perennial favorites of yours too!

  12. Allison says:

    This is a great pattern, and it was a good choice to put it on point. Perhaps a little more effort to do so, but the end effect is worth it. All really nice quilts from your pattern.

  13. I'm loving the On Point pattern!

  14. Tish Stemple says:

    Wow-E is still on my to make bucket list. It definitely makes a very sweet baby quilt. Thank you for sharing Maureen's quilt with us.

  15. I've had the Wow-E pattern on hand for a while now! This post may prove to be the kick in the pants I need to get going on it! : )

  16. Nancy says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I like the on-point setting but I especially like the stronger colors in the straight set quilt. But, of course, they're both gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the link-up.

  17. Sewmotion says:

    Oooo, this quilt design is certainly full of WOW!! It's beautiful, and Maureen's interpretation is lovely!! Once again, thanks for inspiring us all Lorna!

  18. Rachel says:

    Very pretty! I have the on point pattern and really need to move it up on my priority list. Thanks for the reminder! I love it! 🙂