Last year I made my son a bat quilt, and I've been planning a colorful version ever since.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's the one I made last year for Ryan:
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
I love them both...................
Lovely pattern . I like
I absolutely love it with the bright colors and that bone background is a perfect choice!
Love the quilt and I love your rug in the last pic! Where did you buy it?
I bought it from rugs.com a couple of years ago...they might still have something similar but they don't have this one in stock anymore.
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!
Gorgeous! I have the pattern and the bat quilt is definitely on my to-sew list!!!
Bats are my favorite animal and was so excited to see this! Within a couple of days I had the whole thing assembled (naptimes sure were busy!) and have started hand quilting the top. Once I saw your colorful version I immediately ordered the adorable bone fabric too! With the pandemic I started quilting as a way to bond with my mother and your pattern was where I started so thank you!
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)
It does seem like yesterday and they do grow so fast!!
Allison, have you see the new QUILT SAMPLER, see p123, sure looks like your SUBURBS
hanging there on the wall, makes me want to make another one in those brights!
This is adorable! Can you please tell me the brand name or collection name of the chartreuse green fabric? Thank you.
I think the one you are talking about is by Cotton and Steel, I purchased it from fabricbubb.com