Tulips

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

I’ve had this Tulips pattern on my “quilting to-do list” ever since I made the table runner version a couple of years ago.  My Grandpa loved tulips and planted hundreds of them in his front flower beds along their busy road in Idaho Falls, so they bring back memories!  

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer CakePattern

I made this pattern to work well with pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips (one jelly roll makes the Throw or Twin size), or 10″ squares, or fat quarters…or you could use scraps!    I always have random chunks of fabric in my stash, and the easiest way for me to use them is to cut them into strips and put them in a quilt like this one!

I used a random assortment of fabrics, mostly basics I already had, but I pulled the colors from this gorgeous floral print.   

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

These blocks go together easily, and if you have Diagonal Seam Tape, it will save you a thousand hours (minus a few) not marking diagonal lines. 

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

Again, Kaitlyn chose and did the quilting on this one.  This small Baptist fan is my all time favorite quilting design.   

The backing fabric is a 108″ wide backing by Riley Blake I purchased here.  I love that companies are making more wide backing options!!   

I usually buy 2 yards of them any time there is a sale, which is usually a perfect amount for any throw size or almost twin size quilt.  They’ve spoiled me though….I dread anytime I have to actually piece a quilt back even though it takes maybe 5 minutes! 

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

The binding is a Blossom basic by Riley Blake…definitely my go-to basic in my fabric stash.   It’s well priced and there are so many great colors!

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

The Tulips pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.   

The sale in my shop is still going through Monday.  

Happy Mothers Day friends!  

 

 

 

 

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Picnic Quilt Pattern & Spring Sale

Picnic Quilt pattern

Without looming deadlines of trade shows and fabric releases to speed up my pace, I’ve been slowly working on a few Spring patterns.  Turns out that I really need deadlines, or I will procrastinate until the end of time!

The first pattern I started working on was this Picnic quilt pattern.  

Picnic Quilt pattern

I grabbed a stack of fat quarters from my stash, mostly basics with a floral from Rifle Paper Co. and those cute apples from the Smol fabric line.  I wanted this quilt to have a woven look, similar to Jelly Weave but with larger pieces and intertwined fabrics. 

Picnic Quilt pattern

(This was before my new design wall…I swear quilt blocks nicely laid out on the floor instantly attract kids+pets to mess them up!).  

The blocks in this quilt are laid out on point, and if you’ve never attempted an on point quilt, this is a great place to start!  They aren’t as scary as they look!  

Picnic Quilt pattern

Kaitlyn did the quilting on this, she chose the design and it’s perfect for it.   

The backing came from Joann fabrics.

Picnic Quilt pattern

Picnic Quilt pattern

The Picnic pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper version.   I’ll share a couple more versions I made of it soon!

Picnic Quilt pattern

It’s also about that time for my twice yearly shop sale.   

All of my patterns + Diagonal Seam Tape are on sale through the week 25% off, discount is automatically applied at checkout.   

 

Happy Quilting!   -Allison

 

 

 

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A Clover Quilt for Jane

Clover Quilt Pattern

This quilt has been on the back burner for way too long!  

I asked Jane what colors she’d like for her quilt, and she said “unicorn colors”.  From her collection of stuffed unicorns, I guessed that meant lots of pinks, aqua, teal, and some orchid.

Clover Quilt Pattern

As I was pulling fabrics for this quilt, I realized I have very few large scale prints in my stash….small prints and near solids are definitely my go to!  They also feel like they can grow with her more, and if I buy patterned bedding in the future it will still match.  

It took me forever to decide, but I finally settled on making her the Clover pattern.  

Clover Quilt Pattern

Since moving my sewing area downstairs, I’m trying out this portable design wall by Fons and Porter.   It feels identical to those vinyl picnic table cloths with the fuzzy backs on them….you could use one of those and I’m sure it would work perfectly!  

Clover Quilt Pattern

I hung it with a row of Command Hooks,  and I can easily hang it or take it down.  I leave the hooks up and they are barely noticeable against my white walls.   

So far, I like it!  Blocks don’t adhere to it quite as well as they do to a piece of batting pinned to the wall…but I also don’t want to pin batting to my walls. 

Clover Quilt Pattern

I’m so glad I bought extra of this Tula Pink fabric last year…it’s a perfect punch of color for the binding. 

Kaitlyn quilted this one for me, I asked her to choose the quilting and she picked a perfect design! 

Clover Quilt Pattern

Needless to say, that unicorn loving girl LOVES her quilt.  I love that it can grow with her, but it still feels perfect for a spunky almost 5 year old. 

Clover Quilt Pattern

I forgot to get a good photo of the backing, but you can see a hint of it below.  It’s a floral with these same colors…I found it on sale at my local quilt shop (I’m not sure what the fabric is).

Clover Quilt Pattern

This was a super fun quilt to sew.  Something about these “unicorn” colors are just so happy!  

Fabrics:  A big mix but if you want to know a certain one ask in the comments and I’ll try to find it! 

Pattern:  Clover  

 

 

 

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