Grey Havens Quilt

I had a vision for this quilt that I wanted something light and airy that reminded me of fresh white laundry hanging on a clothesline – lots of whites and light greys and nothing else.
GreyHavensQuiltFullThere were so many fun fabrics to chose from. I scoured online fabric stores for grey and white designs that caught my eye.  A couple of these in the stack below did not make the final cut, but it was a hard decision because I liked them all so much. Sometimes a fabric just doesn’t go with what you had in mind.

greyhavensfabricI think my favorite fabric of all time is this Cloud 9 fabric called Petal Print Twig.  It reminds me of a pencil drawing and is so delicate.  I wanted to sort of build the quilt around that. Isn’t it pretty?  I ended up using 12 different fabrics plus Robert Kaufman Kona White, which is such a great pure white.

petal print twig
For the quilt design, I did not want to chop up some of the fabric into small squares because I wanted to keep more of the pattern repeats, so I settled on finished strips of 2″ x 6″ with a smaller strip of squares alongside.

The finished size of the quilt is 42″ x 57″.


greyhavensonchair greyhavensfrontandbackFor the backing, I used Get Back! 108″ wide backing fabric in white and gray.  Although this is a convenient fabric to use for backing because of it’s width, I probably won’t use it again because it’s too thin for my taste.


These are a couple of panels as I was working on them.

I love the binding fabric so much  – it’s Dress Stripes in Charcoal by Hawthorne Threads.  They have started manufacturing their own fabrics using a digital printing method.  The fabric was crisp and really nice to work with.


As for the name of the quilt – Grey Havens?  I’m a big LOTR fan!


20 thoughts on “Grey Havens Quilt

      1. Annette Lee

        Hi. Can you tell me how fabric of each of the 12 pieces it takes to make this? I’ve found a darling yellow and grey combination but I’m not sure of quantity. Thanks. Love it


  1. Heidi Kleyn

    Beautiful quilt! I just made my first quilt and am working on my second. I will definitely keep this in mind for a future quilt.


    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      Juli: The post contains the colors I used for the fabrics – they were Robert Kaufman Kona Solids, which can be found almost anywhere, including Hobby Lobby. It also has some links to the other fabrics. Which grey fabric are you referring to?


      1. Juli

        I am from Germany and Not Really well in englisch Language :)) sorry for re Asking. Will Check online Whats possibble to deliever to Germany, and Start copy the “blanket” After Eastern:)))
        Thx so much for your reply :**


  2. Ann

    Stunning quilt . I already have my stash of greys and can’t wait to have s crack at this design. I wish we had access to some of your fabrics here in the UK . Thank you so much for sharing


  3. Krista

    This is a beautiful quilt. I love all your quilts! I am making my first one now. In the stack of fabrics, can you tell me what the name of the 4th in the stack…the fabric with the white vine? Is that also a cloud 9 fabric? Thank you so much!


  4. Paula Bloch

    Such a beautifully understated quilt. My daughter wants a grey quilt for her bedroom so this would be perfect. I have worked out the 12”x12” block pattern but your photo isn’t clear enough for me to tell if you used pieced panels to crosscut into pieces or if you cut every 6×2” and 2×3” piece then sewed. Love all your quilts.

    Thanks and regards



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