It took me a couple of months… but I got another version of the Christmas Lane quilt made up with a pattern.  
I decided on this soft, spring like color palette after seeing this picture, then I pulled all of the fabrics from my stash and scrap bin.

I laid it over a bed and now I’m obsessed with making a version for my own bed. 

I sent this one to Kathy to be quilted.  She always does an amazing job and the texture her quilting adds is beautiful.  I  love this swirl design she does…I think this is the 3rd (or 4th!) time in a row I’ve asked for it!

A green stripe binding finished it off and the sun came out just in time to snap pictures.

This is a beginner friendly pattern and comes in 3 sizes.  It uses Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, or 1/4 yards (a photo of the back with material requirements can be found here, in the 2nd photo).

You can find this pattern here as  PDF or paper pattern.   Happy Quilting!

45 Responses to Suburbs

  1. zipjezopje March 5, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    Love the quilt, simple and fresh and it makes a great gift for young and old. Reminds me of summers at the beach.

  2. traceyjay March 5, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    such a cute pattern! Congratulations on getting it all finished up! :)

  3. my Haven March 5, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Oh what springy colors! As a Scandinavian that kind of quilt is just 'my cup of tea';)

  4. Fran March 5, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    It's absolutely lovely!

  5. Carie March 5, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    It was cute before but now in those colours I know I'm going to have to make one for my biggest girl who would just love it. Yippee for another great pattern.

  6. Kate March 5, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Too cute!

  7. Jocelyn March 5, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    I love it! Thanks so much for putting the pattern together for us.

  8. trish March 5, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Oh how cute Allison!! I love it!!
    What a happy little neighborhood!

  9. Shawn March 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Yes please…lol. Love it Allison!!

  10. Cheryl Arkison March 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    So pretty!

  11. Sewing Mom March 5, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    It's very nice.

  12. karen March 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Adorable. And that swirl quilting is perfect!

  13. Rebecca Grace March 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Oh, how CUTE! And thank you so much for sharing the photo that inspired your color palette. Lately I've been tearing pages out of non-quilting magazines, images of paintings or interior design projects that I love, to study the color palette and the balance of colors and textures. I'm hoping I can use those images to inspire new quilting projects that take me out of my comfort zone. It's really interesting to see where others find their inspiration!

  14. LindseyAnne March 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    These look like the beach huts at Southwold in the UK. Lovely!

  15. Nisa's Mom March 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    I've been waiting you publish the pattern and now I'm so happy to get one for my self. And since I'm a beginner, do you have any suggestion how I can finish the quilt ? straight line? or hand quilt?
    Thank you

  16. Svetlana March 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    another beautiful, totally amazing quilt. Love, love, love!!!!

  17. terrieannie March 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Love your new Suburbs pattern… and ordered it! I've wanted to make a house quilt for a long time and this is just perfect for me.
    BTW, thanks for making your PDF patterns cheaper than your paper patterns. There are patterns I might order from other designers, but it just irks me that the price is exactly the same. Amazing what a 50 cent price break means to someone who thinks like me!

  18. Carla March 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    So fresh and springy in your neighbourhood!

  19. Vicki March 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Thanks so much for the sale – just bought 2 patterns – for about the price of 1 in the stores here. Had a hard time as I wanted at least 5. Love the new pattern as well. A Canadian friend

  20. kathy-o March 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Lovely – your inspiration photo is perfect for this! And thanks for the kind words on the quilting…

  21. •stephanie• March 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    that one's adorable! nice job.

  22. AngieSue March 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Love it, love it, love it. I especially liked seeing your inspiration for the color scheme. I just bought a copy of the pattern & I'm going to use my own travels to inspire me!

  23. Charity March 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    How perfect! I love the colors on this version, and the binding is lovely.

  24. Deb@asimplelifequilts March 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Oh this is just beautiful! Love those soft colors and I'm always drawn to house blocks for some reason.

  25. sonia March 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Amazing pattern! Love the coours you chose this time and the quilting is amazing! Definitely a must-do.

  26. Krista Hansen March 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Love it!! I've been waiting for this one. I love it in those colors too. You have SO much talent!

  27. Jane Dallaway March 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Lovely, lovely, lovely

  28. Beth March 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Love this pattern, bravo!

  29. Tricia March 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Love this quilt! I'll have to make one of these. :) And also, darn! I just ordered a pattern from you last night before I knew about the code. I should have waited!

  30. Jude Jones March 6, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    Hi Al, This might be my favorite pattern of yours!!!! I love it! I'll order it!

  31. Jeneta March 6, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    Oh I LOVE this – it's like it speaks to me !!

  32. thedodds March 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Loved this pattern when you showed it at Christmas. Looks like I'm not alone! Congratulations on your fabric release too. Have always loved your choices, do will look forward to seeing it! x

  33. Ida March 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    I love this quilt. I need to make a house warming gift quilt for my little sister soon and this will be perfect. Thanks for making a pattern.

  34. shouse March 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Thank you for the house quilt pattern, and thank you for the coupon code! I just bought 5 patterns – it was like buy 4, get the 5th free. Who could resist!

  35. Vicki Lou March 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    I love the Suburbs pattern done in the low volume fabrics. It looks simple and fresh and unique. I think it would make a marvelous gift quilt for friends and family alike!

  36. davislm2000 March 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Hey Allison,
    Did you use a collection for the houses or fabrics from a variety of fabrics? Also, are you willing to share the name of the solid you used for the sky? It's perfect.

  37. Live a Colorful Life March 8, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    I really REALLY like this one, especially with the lovely sky at the top.

  38. Amber March 8, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    Very cute. Good job!


  39. Mountain Home Quilts March 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    It must be "make a house quilt pattern" month. :) Yours is adorable. If you're interested, here is mine:

    We even did similar quilting on the quilt! Great minds think alike!

  40. Kate C March 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Love this- so glad to see the pattern, and the great price! Thanks!

  41. Lynette (NZ) March 14, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    So enjoy your posts. I have shared you in my latest blogpost

  42. Amy DeCesare March 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Such a sweet neighborhood! I love the colors you used in the sample.

  43. webolton March 21, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    May I enter the drawing for S is for Stitch.
    Anne Marie

  44. Frambooske May 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    This is sooo cute – sigh :) ! Love it's beginner friendly too.

  45. tracykarkutlaw January 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    I love the simplicity of the house shape.

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