Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

I’m back today sharing a new/old quilt pattern…Chain Reaction.  

I first made this quilt in 2010, with slightly smaller blocks and only in a crib size, so it was well over due for an update with new sizing.

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

This one can use fat quarters, or 10″ pre-cut squares (which I prefer for a more scrappy, random look).  I cut out 25 squares from my Amalfi yardage and a few basics to make this version.  The background blue is Kona Cotton in Denim.  

Kaitlyn quilted this one again…it’s so perfect for this pattern! 

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

I browsed through my bajillions of old photos and found this one of my baby Ryan on the test Chain Reaction quilt from 8 years ago: 

Chain Reaction Quilt

Since I never took a proper photo of it years ago….here is the second/gray version of the Chain Reaction quilt too.  There are just a few minor changes to the updated version to make it more multi-size friendly.

This quilt is 8 years old and it still looks brand new!  It’s had a long life being carefully stored…but now it’s time to give this quilt a home with some proper use! 

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

I quilted this one with good ol’ stippling (the wavy design).  This is back when I stippled EVERYTHING.  I know some people hate stippling…but just looking at this quilt makes me want to break out all my quilt tops and start stippling for days.  I kinda love it. 

If you’ve never tried it here is a link to a how to video…it’s addicting once you get the hang of it!  

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

The PDF for Chain Reaction can be found here.  The paper version can be found here.   

Chain Reaction Quilt Pattern

 

 

 

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Going Up

Going Up Quilt Pattern

Going Up Quilt Pattern

Thank you for all the Simplify love!  It’s my favorite quilt I’ve made in a long time, so I was excited to share it with you!  

This quilt is called Going Up.  It’s made with fat quarters in two colors, and neutral background fat quarters or yardage.  I have a huge stack of low volume fat quarters so I put them to good use with a couple of my quilts!  

Going Up Quilt Pattern

This is a simple, classic pattern.  A great beginner pattern and a great way to use up some fat quarters.  I love the two color scrappiness…but this would also be great with florals and solids instead of two colors.  

Kaitlyn also quilted this one, and it’s making my house look extra patriotic until the 4th of July.  

Going Up Quilt Pattern

Going Up Quilt Pattern

The pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a paper copy.   

Going Up Quilt Pattern

 

 

 

 

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Simplify

Simplify quilt, a jelly roll pattern in 5 sizes

 I. Love. This. Quilt.   

This is my new pattern is called Simplify, and it is so much fun to put together!  If you’ve ever made my Basket Case pattern, this one goes together in the same way.  It’s a trick for the eye, without any tricky partial seams to mess with, and lovely nesting seams throughout (woohoo!!!).  

Simplify quilt, a jelly roll pattern in 5 sizes

Simplify quilt, a jelly roll pattern in 5 sizes

You can make the Throw size version from one jelly roll (40 pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips), or use yardage cut into strips (instructions in the pattern).  I made a “jelly roll” for this quilt by cutting up strips from the Rifle Paper Co. fabric line Amalfi, then adding in some matching basics until I had enough strips.  

Simplify Quilt Pattern

Kaitlyn quilted this with a baptist fan quilting pattern, it’s timeless and it adds so much movement!   One thing I love about this pattern is how easily it works with masculine fabrics, more feminine prints like these, or even playful fabrics for a modern crib quilt. 

 It’s just a versatile, easy pattern I know I’m going to be making many many more of. 

Simplify quilt, a jelly roll pattern in 5 sizes

You can find this new pattern in my shop here as a PDF pattern, or here as a Paper pattern 

Simplify Quilt Pattern, Jelly roll pattern in 5 sizes

Speaking of cute things I love….my Jane turned 2 a couple of weeks ago.  2!  I feel like I just had a baby (in more ways than one if you know what I mean!).  She is pure joy…and she has more stubbornness and willpower than my older 3 kids combined.  ;) 

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I’ll have a few more quilts to share this week…so more soon!  

 

 

 

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