Category Archives: Quilt Pictures

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.

10 Pinwheel Patterns for Spring – Quick and Easy!

purple This year I have gotten crazy for half square triangles.  It’s such an easy unit, yet you can make such complex designs with them.  The pinwheel pattern is a perfect example.  I think every quilter has either made a pinwheel quilt or wants to make one.

This is one of those blocks that, depending on the fabrics you choose, can give you dozens of different looks for your quilt.  It can easily be made by a beginner and yet can be incorporated into a sophisticated pattern by more experienced quilters.  Here are just a few patterns that show you how really different this quilt can look depending on the setting and fabrics.

pinwheel flowers PinWheels Quilt

Pinwheel Spinning Around

Preppy Pinwheels Quilt

Pinwheel Jam Quilt

Scrappy Pinwheel Flowers

Tutti Frutti Double Pinwheel Quilt

Pinwheel from Laura Nownes

Pinwheel Sampler Quilt

Stars and Pinwheels Quilt

Pinwheel Boxes

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

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

 

 

10 Drunkard’s Path Quilt Patterns – Get Inspired by this Traditional Quilt Block

drunkI love traditional quilt patterns just as much as the new modern quilts. Drunkard’s Path is a traditional pattern that can often look very modern.  It also is one of those patterns that can give you a complex looking quilt with just a simple block. Those are some of my favorites. Here are some Drunkards’ Path Quilt Patterns for you to use when making your next quilt.

Modern Drunkard’s Path Quilt

Drunkard’s Path Baby Quilt

Drunkards Path Stepping Beyond

Traditional Drunkard’s Path Quilt

Lunar Eclipse Quilt

curvesCurvy Curves Pattern

Broken Circles Table Runner

Cosmos Quilt

Circles and Crescents Quilt

Paradise Punch

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.

10 Simple Churn Dash Quilts – An Easy Block with Big Results!

401One of my first quilts was a Churn Dash quilt. This traditional block is an easy block for beginners and also a great block for more experienced quilters.  I’ve found some more Churn Dash patterns and wanted to share them with you!

Churn Dash Mug Rug

Modern Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

401 Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Vintage Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Liberated Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

scappychurndashScrappy Churn Dash Table Runner

Dash Around The Churn Quilt Pattern

Your Turn to Churn Quilt Book

Happy Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Shadow Churn Dash Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

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

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns for Beginners – Fast and Easy!

OasisI’ve come to really appreciate the simplicity of purchasing a jelly roll to make a quilt.  Since all of the fabrics are from on line, they all coordinate well together.  If I’m looking for a fast quilt for a gift or special occasion, a jelly roll and a simple quilt pattern made especially for jelly rolls is the way to go. This is also great for beginners who are new to quilting to get started.  You end up with a very pretty quilt in no time!

Here are some jelly roll patterns that are fast and easy. The first two are YouTube videos that I’ve created about two Jelly Roll Quilts I’ve made.

Weave Jelly Roll Quilt

Topiary Tiles

Jelly Baby Quilt

JellyRollJazzStrawberry Jellies Quilt

Jelly Sandwich Quilt

Rolling Pins Quilt

Rasberry Roll Quilt

Central Park Lap Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Roll Jazz

Anasazi Charm Quilt

Oasis Jelly Roll Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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

 

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have been busy with lots of quilting lately and I want to stop and take a minute to show you some of the works in progress I am working on.

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I just finished the big stitch quilting on the Topiary Tiles Quilt that I made using Kate Spain Horizon jelly rolls that I got from Green Fairy Quilts.  The link will take you to the video I created on how to piece the quilt top.

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I love embroidery and working with embroidery floss and pearl cotton. I decided it was time for me to try my hand at Big Stitch quilting. And I have to say, I loved it!   I did use six strand embroidery floss which I divided and used only three strands at a time as I stitched.  I also mixed in pearl cotton.  I found that some sizes of pearl cotton were big and difficult to pull through fabric as I quilted.  So I picked up some finer sized pearl cotton it worked out really well.  I am planning on making a video in the future on this quilting method.  I will definitely be going more of it! Have you tried big stitch?

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Since the Topiary Tiles Quilt was finished, I got another quilt ready for hand quilting. I have to always have one in the hoop ready to pick up at any time. If the hoop is empty I feel restless, especially when I want to sit down and watch something on Netflix.  I can no longer just sit and watch television. I need to have handwork to work on.  So I put the Large Granny Squares quilt top into a quilt sandwich and into my hoop. The link will take you to the video where I show you how I pieced the quilt. This quilt was made with a charm pack and layer cake from Green Fairy Quilts.

I’ve been thinking about what to quilt on this one. It is a lightweight quilt so it will take small stitches very well.  I decided to create a leaf template, then draw it on, four at a time, into a flower pattern. I use Frixion pens to draw the pattern. And I’m using a new spool of thread by Superior Threads. I am hoping to make a video review of both of these products after I am done with the quilt. So far, they are working very nicely.

So that’s what I’m working on this week. How about you? What are you working on?  Leave me a comment below and tell me.

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S.  I’ve started a new group on Facebook called Quilting Group.  Come on over and join us. We are going to be sharing quilt photos, tips, tutorials, and just a lot of good conversation among fellow quilters.  I’d love to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Kids Quilts Patterns – Any Child Would Love One of These Quilts

PointedWhen my children were younger, I made them both quilts for gifts.  They have their favorites that they still cherish and use all the time.  There is nothing better than seeing a child really love the quilt you’ve put your time and love into.  I’ve collected a few kids quilt patterns that you can use for your next children’s quilt.

Barrel of Monkeys Quilt

Pointed Quilt

Circus Time Quilt Blocks

Escaping Bugs Bottle Quilt

HippieStarlight Wishes Quilt

Hippie Flower Quilt

I Love You Quilt

3D Maze Quilt

Quilts and Totes For Little Folks

Fun Quilts For Kids

Deborah

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

 

10 Summer Quilts – Let the Season Begin!

SummerI look forward to summer for months and months.  Here in Michigan, one thing that keeps us going through the long hard winter, is the anticipation of summer with its cool breezes and warm sunshine. On those warm summer nights, it feels so good to have the windows open and sleep with a lightweight summer quilt.

When I was younger, I spent many weekends at my parents’ summer cottage on Mullett Lake. The cottage had 6 or 7 beds, enough for all of us, and each bed had a quilt my mother had made.  These are the quilts I was thinking of when I started looking for Summer Quilts. I want to share with you what I’ve found. If you’re looking for a good summer quilt, take a look at these patterns:

summer BreezeSummer Sampler Quilt

Summer Table Runner

Summer Days Quilt

Summer Breeze Quilt

Summer Squares Quilt

Summer Party Boat Mug Rug

Summer’s Here Baby Quilt

Sizzling Summer Quilt

Ladybug Summer Runner and Placemat

Lighthouse Table Runner

Happy Summer 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.

Best 10 Chevron Quilt Patterns

ChevronFallsA chevron quilt is one of those quilts that can look traditional or modern depending on the types of fabrics you use, and the size of the chevron zig zag. I love that kind of versatility in a quilt pattern. No matter how many of them I see, they all project a style all their own.

Check out these Chevron quilt patterns I found. Some are free!

Chevron Falls Quilt

Kiara Chevron Quilt

Simple Chevron Quilt

KiaraChevron Accent Quilt

Emily Taylor Designs Cheekly Chevron Quilt Pattern

Diamond Chevron

Chevron Candy Quilt

Sharp Chevrons Pattern

iHeart Chevron Quilt

Modern Chevron 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.