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Show your colors in a fresh graphic design. A sharp contrast accent keeps the eye moving. Fat quarters or 6 ½" strips for the 13" and 6 ½" blocks. Lap quilt 45 ½"x 65". This is a fun project to highlight your favorite color families! Bonus table runner 17"x 36 ½". Click on Ideas and scroll to #15.
A fat quarter makes 1 of each block size.
6 ½"x 42" strip makes 1 of each block size.
3 ½"x 42" strip makes 2 small blocks.
The small angled stick creates a pinwheel movement. Use Fat Quarters or ¼ yd. cuts for the blocks.
A great project for using what you have! Each FQ or ¼ yd. will make 2 – 10” blocks. 4 quilt sizes:
Crib 39” x 40” cover, Lap 49” x 60” cover, Twin 69” x 90” and Queen 99” x 100”. The scrappy border on 2 sides uses the remainders from the FQs. The pattern includes an alternate border for the 3 larger sizes; still using the remainders of the FQs.
: ) Wobble
A quilt with movement in many directions. The large centers going diagonally down, the small squares moving diagonally up and the partial frames making a right angle. Cut the 8 ½” centers from fat quarters, quarter yards, precuts or fabrics from your collection. The framed squares are easy to build with strip sets.
The fun is arranging the color flow.
The pattern has 4 quilt sizes and makes a 14” block.
Lap (on cover) 48” x 62” has a border, other quilt sizes are borderless. Twin (cover) 70” x 98”, Queen 98” x 98” and King 112” x 112”. The framed squares are easy to build with strip sets. The fun is arranging the color flow.
In-Step puts the focus on the fabric as the lines continually move across and down the quilt. These projects are all about the centers; pick favorite colors or prints, accent with a dark and light strip set and enjoy the result.
There are 2 block sizes: Lap (cover) 45” x 69”, twin 72” x 87” and queen 99” x 105” use the full block size. Each FQ yields 2 centers. For the mini size block, a FQ’s yield is 4 centers and the pattern has 2 projects: a wall or table topper 36” x 40” and a generous child sized quilt, 36” x 52”. The pattern also includes the centers done with yardage. In-Step could also be a setting pattern for applique or embroidery blocks, T-Shirt projects or orphan blocks and charity sewing projects.
Have some frugal fun as you gather those leftover pieces of binding or partial strips from other projects and make this collection quilt. Stitch and flip around an exposed center foundation adding an accent fabric that repeats to move the eyes around the quilt. Lots of fun and easy stitching!
3 different blocks, 30” x 26” and 56” x 68”.
Small squares become hot shots when they seem to float on top of the blocks. Achievable fun for fat quarters or fat eighths. One Fat Quarter makes two blocks. The smaller quilts make 1 block from each Fat Quarter and the remainders could be used for pieced binding. Fat Eighths makes 1 block.
12" block and 4 sizes of quilts: wall 44" x 44", lap 47" x 59", twin 63" x 87" and queen 87" x 99".
Channel your inner math geek with this fun shape that looks like it’s math symbol namesake! You can dig into your FQ collection for this project or use yardage for the lighter background. Shown on the cover is the small lap, 42” x 54” that uses 6 FQ dark and 6 FQ light and the larger lap, 51” x 72” which calls for 9 FQ dark and yardage for the background light. Prints, solids, batiks all make a great statement. Blocks are 12” x 9” and are fun to rotate to make the quilt your own design.
Four sizes, 42” x 54”, 51” x 72”, 63” x 90” twin, 93” x 108” queen.
A bold, quick and easy design that can be done with just 2 fabrics plus an accent edge or one main fabric combined with multiple background pieces and an edge fabric. The blocks look like they are stacked onto each other as they move down the row. The pattern has 2 sizes, lap and queen with 10 different ways to choose your fabrics, from one row fabric, background fabric and edge up to 4 row fabrics and multiple fat quarters for the background. 9” blocks.
Lap 48” x 66” (shown on cover) or Queen 84” x 102”.
We’ve been receiving lots of requests for a fat quarter quilt that would work with the bundles of fat quarters that come from new collections or a bundle put together from your favorite shop. Often when working with a collection there are too many mediums and not enough contrast but with the edge fabric defining the blocks there is no problem letting each fabric speak. There are 4 sizes from wall to queen. The quilt on the cover is the lap size and has a checkerboard border as does the wall size. The twin and queen do not have a border for a very modern, clean look. Yardage for the edge fabric but the rest of the quilt is all fat quarters for these 9” blocks. Many of you will be able to work from your collection at home to create this fun quilt.
Wall - 36” x 45”, Lap - 45” x 63”, Twin - 72” x 90”, Queen - 90” x 99”.
With so many of us trying to use our previously purchased fabrics and our beloved scraps, what could be better than a multi-fabric project with bold design lines and a fun border? You can purchase Fat 8ths or Fat Quarters for the two different sizes of rectangles or you can use whatever you have – this is a project that looks great with as many different fabrics as you want to use, including the remainders of strip rolls and many different pre-cuts. The Jagged Edges of the triangles and the border segments are from an easy stitch and flip. This would be a great project to take on retreat.
There are 4 different quilt sizes, Wall - 36” x 40”, Lap (cover) - 48” x 64”, Twin (cover) 64” x 82” and Queen - 96” x 106”.
Designed for collectors; dig into your inventory for this quilt. Stripes printed on the bias are easy fun for block edges. No templates, just one segment edged and turned to create the 12" blocks. Fat quarters may be used.
Three sizes: crib quilt 32" x 44", lap quilt 44" x 68" or queen quilt 80" x 104".
This 16” quilt block is similar to some versions of the Columbian Puzzle block. Choose complete pinwheels or mix the centers of some blocks. You will stitch, flip and trim then use those cutaway triangles and rickrack for a very frugal fun border. Show off fancy thread and decorative stitches on the stitched border.
42” x 42” and 58” x 74”.
Begin with squares, double diagonal cut and finish with a row of dancing triangles that have the raw edges bound with decorative stitching. No templates, this is a technique I call overstitching. Easy to design your own look, make all the rows different or repeat some fabrics. This pattern is also in the book, Dancing Quilts from Straight Pieces.
Two sizes: 30" x 40" or 57" x 72".
As Seen On Simply Quilts #622. Confusion is a lively piece achievable by quilters of all levels. If you can cut strips and squares, you can create Confusion! A variety of final designs are possible to make this piece uniquely your own. Piece an oversized quilt block, tilt and re-cut using the trimming for the pieced border.
6" blocks: 45" x 69".
Keep Out Pattern
Puzzler pieces quickly and creates a big, splashy look. Choose a bold and a quiet fabric from three color families and piece the quilt block in four fabric combinations. The wall hanging uses two fabrics plus assorted fabrics for the corner triangles.
8" blocks, three sizes: Wall quilt 38" x 38", Twin quilt 57" x 89", Queen quilt 81" x 97".