A Gretel Quilt

Fat Quarter Friday Pattern in Gretel Fabrics

In the midst of Spring Break I made a quick quilt with a fat eighth stack of Gretel by my friend Amy Smart. 

With all those pretty reds and blues I’m fairly certain she designed this line just for me…maybe. 

Fat Quarter Friday Pattern in Gretel Fabrics

I used the pattern Fat Quarter Friday, which whips up quick and is perfect for fabrics like these with a lot of white backgrounds to mix in. 

This is the Crib size (I make generous crib sizes!) of the pattern which worked perfect for the fat eighths I had.  The pattern calls for fat quarters, but to use fat eighths you just cut half the pieces you normally would for a fat quarter and use more fat eighths. 

Fat Quarter Friday Pattern in Gretel Fabrics

This fabric is so lovely and is in stores now.  

Fat Quarter Friday Pattern in Gretel Fabrics

Since my oldest turned 12 a couple of weeks ago we are in the midst of moving my sewing room down stairs into the living room that we barely use, so my boys will have their own bedrooms.  I’m kind of bummed to give up my dedicated sewing room, but I’m also guessing I will probably get a lot more sewing done since I’ll be where the action is.   I feel like I passed into a phase of life where my kids are old enough to not get into the sewing stuff…and I can actually leave my things out without as much worry (except Jane with tiny scissors…see this post). 

 I’ll take some photos when things get settled!



15 Responses to A Gretel Quilt

  1. Little Quiltsong April 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

    Very pretty!! Love it with these fabrics!

  2. Sue H April 12, 2019 at 3:17 am #

    Pretty quilt. I think you’ll like being downstairs. I moved my things to our unused living room a few years ago when my mother started staying longer and more often at our house. I do get more sewing done now because it’s so convenient. Have fun!!

    • Allison April 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      Thank you! I think you are right, I’ll like it when I’m settled and I can get past not having my “own room”.

  3. Amy Smart April 12, 2019 at 7:13 am #

    Aack! I love it! Thank you. :) I’m sorry you have to make the sewing room shuffle – only because it’s such a pain – but I think you’ll love being close to the action. I moved into our “dining room” a few years ago next to the kitchen and it’s been so much easier to sneak in and out from time to time. Good luck with the swticheroo. Excited to see pictures of your new space.

    • Allison April 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks Amy, I love your fabric!

  4. Jane April 12, 2019 at 7:53 am #

    I used this pattern for I Spy quilts that I made for our 4 sons families this past Christmas. It was perfect!

    • Allison April 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

      That’s a great idea!!! I might have to steal it!!

  5. Jennifer Anderson April 12, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    Love the quilt!

  6. Rebecca Ruppel April 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

    so if you’re making with fat eighths, do you use twice as many?

  7. JEAN April 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi Allison! It’s a darling quilt from a great quilt pattern and wonderful Amy fabric!
    -Jean ❤

  8. Shadow April 15, 2019 at 5:52 am #

    I absolutely love this quilt. I love Amy’s fabric and your quilt shows it off beautifully.

  9. octordle March 1, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

    i love it!

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