KissingFishBabyQuilt

10 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Beginners – Finish it Fast!

KissingFishBabyQuiltAre you looking for fast easy baby quilt patterns?  I have found a few I want to share with you.  And some are FREE!

Kissing Fish Baby Quilt

Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

Star Bright Quilt Pattern

Quilt Essential Quilts – Sweet Appeal

24 Hour Baby Quilts

Baby Blocks Baby Quilt

let'sHello Baby Quilt

Cotton Candy Baby Quilt

Tipsy Triangles Baby Quilt

Let’s Play Baby Quilt 

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S.  If you purchase patterns from the links above, I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Diamond Quilt Patterns for Beginners – Make one of these Easy Quilts!

DiamondAffair

Diamonds are on my mind!  A young couple who I am very close to got engaged this week.  There’s nothing like a young couple who are truly excited about the idea of spending the rest of their lives together.  And, of course, I wanted to see the ring. Yes, it was a beautiful diamond engagement ring!

So diamonds are on my mind, including quilts made of diamonds.  I have found a few diamond quilt patterns that I wanted to share with you.  And some are free!

Diamond Affair Quilt Pattern

Dizzy Diamond

DiamondsintheStripDiamond in the Strip Quilt

Rainbow Diamonds Quilt

Diamond Patch Quilt

Diamonds Are Forever Quilt

Dizzying Diamonds

Fresh Diamonds Quilt

Diamond Pillow

Classic Diamond Tablerunner

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

 

 

 

 

 

 

churndash

10 Traditional Patchwork Quilt Blocks For Beginners – What’s Old is New Again!

Some of my favorite quilt blocks are the traditional blocks that have been put into quilts for many many years. There’s still a place in quilting for the very traditional blocks.  You can creat them in reproduction fabric to make them look old. Or you can use modern fabrics to give a more modern look to these tried and true blocks.

I have been looking at some patterns of some of my favorites and wanted to share them with you. These can all by found online. And some of them are free!

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Churn Dash

Log Cabin

Bow Tie

Broken Dish

cardtrickCard Trick

Courthouse Steps

Dresden Plate

Ohio Star Mug Rug

Bear Paw

Jacob’s Ladder Charm Pack Quilt

Happy Quilting

Deborah

 

 

P.S.  Many of these patterns are free. There are some that are for sale for a small fee. (If you purchase a pattern from a link above I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for contributing to my Fabric Stash Fund.}

10 Heart Quilts – Finish One For Valentines Day!

heartQuilts and hearts have a long tradition together. Heart patterns have been around for a very long time.  I remember my mother made a quilt with big hearts for blocks for my sister when she was in college. And that was quite a few years ago!  Today, the tradition continues. There are still some great heart quilt patterns out there, old and new. I’ve found some great ones for you to see just in time for Valentines Day!

Hearts Entwined Quilt

You’re Mine Salvage Heart Quilt

Sweet Hearts Baby Quilt

zigzagZig Zag Love

Sweatheart Hearts Quilt

Round Valentines Table Topper

Batik Hearts Quilt

Valentines Mug Rug

Our Hearts Will Go On Quilt

Heart Garden Quilt

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

 

 

tuscany

10 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns for Beginners – Use Up Those Fat Quarters!

fatquartersA fat quarter is a way of cutting a quarter yard of fabric so that it is more user friendly for quilters. Rather than along skinny 1/4 yard, a fat quarter gives you more width, while still only cutting one quarter of a yard.  It usually measures 18″ x 22″. To create a fat quarter, we cut a half-yard of fabric first, and then we cut that piece in half at its midpoint.

I LOVE fat quarters. It’s a great way to add to your fabric stash. Most quilt shops will have fat quarters available in a large amount of fabrics, ready to grad and go!  And so now what do you do with those fat quarters once you are home?

Here are some patterns designed specifically to work with Fat Quarters:

 

pinwFat Quarter Pin Wheel Quilt

Phat Fats Fat Quarter Quilt

Fat Quarter Four-Step Quilt

Fat Dominos Shimmer Quilt

Flowers in the Garden

Fat Quarter Festival

Kite Tails Fat Quarter Quilt

Fat Quarter Tote Bag

tuscanyTuscany Tiles Fat Quarter Quilt

Rabbit Square Fat Quarter Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission.

Bella

10 Layer Cake Quilt Patterns for Beginners – Quick and Easy!

BellaLayer Cakes are collections of 10″ x 10″ squares of fabric made by Moda Fabrics. They are similar to a charm pack but a larger size. Layer Cakes are available by collection and typically include 42 pieces of fabric, though the number may vary.

And why do we love them?  Because each one is made from a specific fabric collection. Most often the fabrics all coordinate with each other.

Why is this good for beginners?  Because picking up a layer cake to start from greatly reduces the time it takes to pick fabrics.

Why do experienced quilters love them? Well, let me know tell you why I LOVE layer cakes.  As a quilter with over 35 years of experience, when I pick fabrics for a quilt, I get a pretty quilt, no doubt diamond labout it.  But picking up a layer cake to start from makes me move outside my own comfort level. The last layer cake I used had some lovely creams, greens, melon colors. But some of the greens were more lime color. This is a color I tend to shy away from. But because it was in the layer cake, I used it and it made my quilt really stand out from the others I’ve recently made.  Now when selecting fabric for my next quilt, I will be more likely to expand my focus and include some of those colors that are outside my comfort zone.  Anything that makes me stretch as a quilter is a good thing!

Here are some fabulous layer cake quilt patterns to inspire you, whether you are a beginner or have been quilting for years!

PopsDiamond Jubilee Layer Cake Quilt

Summer Popsicle Layer Cake Quilt

Ohio Starburst Layer Cake Quilt

Easy Layer Cake Quilt

Lemonade Lollipop Layer Cake Quilt

The Right Path Layer Cake Quilt

easy lAround the Block Layer Cake Quilt

Journey Layer Cake Quilt

Color in Motion Layer Cake Quilt

Bellla Notte Layer Cake Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contemporary

10 Simple Table Runners – Finish one this week!

contemporaryI just finished a table runner that I am going to use for a future class, and it turned out great!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a table runner. I’d forgotten how nice it is to work on a simple project that you can quickly finish.  It’s so rewarding when you can have the finished product in your hand.  Table runners are wonderful for decorating your own home, or giving as gifts.  I found some that would be great for new quilters since they are simple, yet beautiful. Here are a few I thought you’d like:

Scrappy Patchwork Table Runner

Reversible Table Runner

Simple Nine-Patch Table Runner

Simple Simple Table Runner

quiltLifeContemporary Table Runner

Batik Scrappy Table Runner

Fresh Squeezed Table Runner

Old Wind Mill Table Runner

Patchwork Table Runner

Tribal Chevrons Table Runner

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Star Quilts For Jelly Rolls or Charm Squares

OklahomaI love star quilts. I find myself, over and over, returning to them when I’m planning my next quilt project. I don’t know why.

I also love jelly rolls and charm packs…all pre-cuts really.  I do know why I like these. One, the colors are already coordinated for me.  I don’t have to take the time to plan colors. For some projects, that’s perfect.  The second reason I love pre-cuts is that they are a fast and easy way to make a quilt if you have a good pattern that is adapted for them.

Put these two together, stars and pre-cuts, and you end up with the special sauce that makes all of these patterns pop.  The list below will give you lots of ideas for your next project.

starstarstarStars and Stripes – Jelly Roll Quilt

Solar Powered Jelly Role Lone Star

Glistening Star Jelly Roll Quilt

Road to Oklahoma Jelly Roll Quilt

Star Burst Charm Squares Wall Hanging

Evening Star Quilt for 5″ Charms

Charmed Again Table Runner

Star Gatherings Charm Quilt

Anna’s Star – Charm friendly

5-Block Charm Squares Wall Hanging

Happy Quitling,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from any of the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash.

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10 Quilted Gifts for Christmas – Get in the Spirit of the Holiday!

treesAbout this time of year I find myself looking for good gifts for family members and friends. Some people are easy to buy for. Others take much more time for me to decide what to get them. It puts me in a festive mood to work on holiday gifts.  Most of us decorate our homes for Christmas. And holiday quilts and wall hangings are a welcome gift, one our friends can use for years.

I found some darling projects you’ll want to check out!

 Christmas Trees Wallhanging

Happy Quilting

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from one of the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

Splash

10 Beginners Quilts – Charm Pack Friendly

180 charmsA few years ago, before pre-cut fabrics began to appear in quilt shops, a charm quilt meant a quilt in which every piece was a different fabric. These were super scrappy and very unique. Often, in order to gather enough unique fabrics, you had to trade squares with other quilters.

Since precuts began appearing, a charm pack is known as 40 squares of fabric, 5 inches by 5 inches, that are all different but come from the same line of fabric, usually from one designer.  A charm pack gives you the ability to get many unique fabrics that will all coordinate together.  I love buying charm packs because they make the planning process so much faster when deciding on fabrics for a quilt. Often, they allow me to include fabrics that are a little outside my color box and help me stretch my palette and use different styles of fabric successfully.

And as always, I love EASY quilts. All of the quilts I found below are easy enough for beginners. And all are charm-pack friendly.

Splash180 Charm Lap Quilt

A Charmed Life

Splash Charm Square Quilt

Simple Charm Quilt

Lucky Charm Quilt

Charm Dash Quilt

Charming Chevrons

Modern Charm Quilt

Pop Block Charm Quilt

Gift Box Quilt

GrannyI am also including links to two YouTube videos showing two quilts I created from easy charm pack patterns.  Check them out:

Large Granny Squares Quilt

Daisy Baby Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.