Category Archives: Quilt Patterns

12 Flying Geese Quilt Patterns – Make One This Weekend!

Flying Geese is one of those traditional patterns that can made into many many different types of quilts.  You can use the pattern to make a very old-fashioned quilt, or arrange the blocks into a more modern pattern.

Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Flying Geese Charm Mug Rug

Flying Geese Chase Quilt

Offset Flying Geese Block Quilt

Rainbow Flying Geese Quilt

Four Geese A Flying Quilt

Flying Geese Go Crazy Quilt

FlyingGeeseLogCharming Flying Geese Baby Quilt

Flying Geese Log Cabin Quilt

Wandering Geese

Flock of Geese Quilt Pattern

Geese in a Square Quilt

I’m Flying Quilt Pattern

 

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12 Jelly Roll Quilts – Use Up Those Jelly Rolls!

Looking for Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns to use up those jelly rolls?  I’ve found a bunch for you!

How Did Jelly Rolls Get Started?

i remember when rotary cutters were first introduced to quilters as a tool to speed up your cutting process.  We grabbed them up fast and ran! (not literally, because that would be dangerous)  Soon the concept of cutting pieces from strips of fabric became popular. Since we have these nifty fast tools that cut strips super fast, let’s use strips for everything! Many designers adapted patterns to strips. It was a game-changer. Much of the quilting we do today begins with strips of fabric rather than cutting shapes..

Fabric companies caught on and started selling lines of fabric cut into strips. This is a fast and convenient way to make a beautiful quilt. The cutting is partially done for you, and the fabrics are designed to be used together.

Looking for Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns to use up those jelly rolls?  I’ve found a bunch for you!

On a Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

Connie’s Jelly Chevrons Quilt

Domino Star

Dresden Plate Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Sandwich Quilt 

Strawberry Jellies Quilt

Jelly Roll Squares Quilt

Big Block Jelly Logs Quilt

Legacy Jelly Roll Quilt

Saltwater Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Roll Jazz

Jelly Roll Rail Fence Quilt

Jelly Roll Balancing Act Quilt

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.

12 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns – What Should I Do With All These Fat Quarters?

How much fabric is in a Fat Quarter?  The answer is, one quarter yard. If you are not familiar with fat quarters, it is a common size for pre-cut pieces of cotton fabric. They are taken from one yard of fabric, cut in half lengthwise,and then in half width-wise. The dimensions are approximately 18″ x 22″. Quilters discovered that if they purchased fabric in fat quarters, they had a much more useable piece of fabric than a long strip that was a quarter yard.

I first became aware of fat quarters in the early ’90s. It was very exciting to be able to buy fabric this way. At first, you had to ask that a piece of fabric be cut in those dimensions. Before long, shop owners were cutting fat quarters from all of their bolts, and keeping them on hand. This made it oh so easy for us to grab and put in our shopping carts!

Here are some quilts you can make using just fat quarters.

Fat Quarter Fun

Mod Nine-Patch Quilt Pattern

Fat Quarter Four-Step Quilt

Phat Fat Quarter Quilt

Fat Quarter Pinwheel Quilt

Kite Tails Quilt

Tuscany Tile Fat Quarter Quilt

Journey Fat Quarter Quilt

Market Square Quilt

Going Dutch Fat Quarter Quilt

Bella Notte Fat Quarter Stars

Shadow Boxing 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!

Snowball Scrap Quilt – Use Up Those Scraps!

 

Here’s the truth; my favorite types of snowballs are not those made out of snow. Even though I live in Michigan where we do know a thing or two about snowballs, it’s the Snowball quilt block that is my favorite.

This lovely scrap quilt is made up of Snowball quilt blocks and Nine-patch blocks.  So easy, and yet so pretty.  This is perfect for using up those smaller scraps! You have already paid for all of that fabric in your scrap basket.  It’ time to get your money’s worth out of every piece.

In the video, I used the Omnigrip 6 1/2 inch square ruler. You can get one at the Quilted Turtle Online Quilt Shop.

12 Layer Cake Quilt Patterns – Use Your Layer Cakes!

nauticalHave you ever wondered how much fabric is in a layer cake?  Here is the answer:  2 3/4 yards.  This is based on 40 to 42 squares in a pack, and each square is 10 inches square.  Did you know that 5 layer cakes makes a standard twin-sized quilt. This is without borders. If you add borders, you can increase the size of your quilt.

If you have a layer cake or two, and are wondering what to do with them, here are some patterns to you might choose:

 

Disappearing Nine Patch with Layer Cakes

Nautical News Layer Cake Quilt

Jubilee Layer Cake Quilt Pattern

Easy Layer Cake Quilt 

Lemonade Lollipop Layer Cake Quilt

Golden Cake Quilt

peanutPeanut Butter Pinwheel Layer Cake Quilt

Diamond Jubilee Layer Cake Quilt

Around the Block Layer Cake Quilt

Starry Night Layer Cake Quilt

Journey Layer Cake Quilt

Color in Motion 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.

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12 Basket Quilt Block Quilts – So Many Different Styles!

basketBasket quilt blocks are a traditional pattern that continue to be popular and attractive.  There are very traditional patterns still in wide use today. We are also seeing modern variations on the basket blocks.  I made my first basket quilt in the late ’80s, back when we often used muslin for backgrounds, and even backings.  If you’ve been thinking of making a basket quilt, here are some patterns to temp you, and some are Free!

May Baskets Quilt

Modern Baskets Quilt

Scrappy Baskets Quilt

Happy Baskets Scrap Quilt

Little Baskets Quilt

Leslie’s Baltimore Album Basket Wall Quiltbaskets-parade

Baskets on Parade Quilt

Folk Art Basket Sampler

Antique Basket Wall Hanging

Luscious Berry Baskets Quilt

Basket Sampler Quilt

Blue Baskets Quilt

Happy Quiltings,

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.

10 Modern Quilts For Beginners – Fast and Easy!

travelThe world of modern quilts is growing and constantly changing.  The term now encompasses many different styles.  So what makes a modern quilt?

I think of a modern quilt as a quilt that does not follow the basic design elements of  square blocks, plus sashing plus borders.  If you take any one of these items away, you are starting to move toward more modern quilts.  My favorite right now is blocks that are set with no sashing and no borders.

If you like the look of modern quilts but don’t want to design your own, I have found a number of patterns that are super easy. These are great for beginners or someone who is new to modern quilts.

Laying Tracks Modern Quilt

Mini Modern Quilt Pattern Bundlebundle

Modern Orange Peel Pillow

Lemon Spritz Modern Quilt

Modern Contemporary Table Runner

Fresh Diamonds

Step in Time

Topiary Tiles

Oh My Stars

Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

 

PS: If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my quilt stash fund. Enjoy!

12 Star Quilt Patterns – some Traditional, some Modern, and some are Free!

wanderingHistorically, star quilts have been embraced by many eras of quilters and ethnic groups; Star quilts are loved by Native American quilters, African quilters, quilters from Texas, colonial quilters, and more.  Author Judy Anne Johnson Breneman has written an article on the subject of star quilts that you can read here.

I have always loved star quilts and still do!  I’ve made a couple star scrap blocks lately which got me thinking about stars again. Here are some star quilt patterns, some new, some old, some free!

Jelly Roll Star Quilt

Scrappy Ohio Star Placematsrandom

Double Sawtooth Quilt

Under the Stars Quilt

Stars Quilt

Star Candy

Uschi’s Stars Quilt

Random Stars Quilt

Star Stuff Quilt

Stars of the Heartland Quilt

Wandering Stars Quilt

Sea Star

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.

12 Charm Pack Quilt Patterns – Charming Quilts to Make This Week!

charmingCharm packs are all the rage. When they were new, I remember seeing jelly rolls first. Then came the charm packs.  Before charm packs, many of us were making charm quilts, which meant something a little different than it does now. A charm quilt used to mean a quilt in which every piece was a different fabric, no two repeated.  Charm clubs would exchange 5-inch squares so that they  share and collect enough fabrics for their quilts. Since you were only going to cut one piece from it, you didn’t need very much. Five inches would do.

Since pre-cuts came out, charm packs have included 5-inch squares of several coordinating fabrics from the same line by the same designer. They are still the 5 inches, just as the groups used to swap, but there are some repeats in the packs. charmlane Because all fabrics come from one line, they usually make a stunning quilt. I love to use pre-cuts when I don’t have time to spend on choosing fabrics.

Here are some fabulous patterns that perfect for using your charm pack.

Star Cluster Charm Pack Pattern

Charm School

 Charming Quilt Pattern

Charmed Quilt Pattern

Basket Charms Quilt

Charming Diamonds

Charm Flys Quilt

Just Charming Quilt

Heritage Charm

Charm Lane Quilt

180 Charms Lap Quilt

Charmingly Crazy 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!