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





16 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!!!

    • Allison September 20, 2020 at 9:46 pm #

      How fun!!

    • Katlyn Boyles October 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm #

      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!

  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!!

  7. Margie Fisher September 25, 2020 at 10:18 am #

    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!

  8. Jenifer Sullivan October 15, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

    This is adorable! Can you please tell me the brand name or collection name of the chartreuse green fabric? Thank you.

    • Allison October 15, 2020 at 10:54 pm #

      I think the one you are talking about is by Cotton and Steel, I purchased it from

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