Bright Bats

Bat Quilt

Last year I made my son a bat quilt, and I’ve been planning a colorful version ever since. 

Bat Quilt

I used the Bats pattern I wrote last year, and a variety of bright basic fabrics. 

The background bones fabric (isn’t that cute?!) is from the line Scaredy Cat by Riley Blake.  It’s getting tricky to find now, but I bet brick and mortar shops might have it.    

Bat Quilt

This lime bat was my favorite of the bunch…and you can see I placed it smack dab in the middle of the quilt.

These blocks go together SO fast with Diagonal Seam Tape, and you can checkout a super quick video of me making one of these Bat blocks with it here.  

Bat Quilt

I quilted this one myself in a swirly pattern.  I dragged my feet to quilt it for a few weeks and then once I finally made myself get started, it only took me a couple of hours or so. 

I love the quilting part….but I will procrastinate making a backing and basting the quilt foreeeeeever. 

Bat Quilt

I backed it with the blue plaid from my Backyard Blooms fabric, and bound it with a pink stripe.

Now it’s draped over Sophie’s bed and she’s happy as a clam with her Halloween quilt in non-Halloween colors.  

Bat Quilt

Bat Quilt

Here’s the one I made last year for Ryan:  

Bats Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

His is definitely more Halloween-ish….but hers is so fun with all the color!   Bat quilt pattern can be found here.  

Have a great day!  -Allison





12 Responses to Bright Bats

  1. Libby September 16, 2020 at 7:23 am #

    I love them both……………….

  2. rajkkhoja September 16, 2020 at 7:28 am #

    Lovely pattern . I like

  3. Amanda September 16, 2020 at 8:22 am #

    I absolutely love it with the bright colors and that bone background is a perfect choice!

  4. Amy September 16, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

    Love the quilt and I love your rug in the last pic! Where did you buy it?

    • Allison September 16, 2020 at 11:39 pm #

      I bought it from a couple of years ago…they might still have something similar but they don’t have this one in stock anymore.

      • Amy September 17, 2020 at 11:37 am #

        Thanks so much. Btw, I bought your book a couple years ago and have made a few quilts from it. Keep it in my nightstand just to look at!

  5. Fussell September 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

    Gorgeous! I have the pattern and the bat quilt is definitely on my to-sew list!!!

  6. Darice Herigstad September 19, 2020 at 4:34 am #

    the colors certainly did put a different spin on this quilt! So pleased that Sophie likes it. I can’t believe how much your kids have grown, seems like you were just making camera straps! :o)
    Busy mama!

    • Allison September 20, 2020 at 9:45 pm #

      It does seem like yesterday and they do grow so fast!!

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