Wish Pattern

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

If there was ever a year to wish on a falling star….this would be it!   

Wish is my newest pattern, and it might just top the list as my brightest quilt yet.  

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

When planning out this quilt I started with a dark background and moody golds and yellows…but then I saw these True Color fabrics by Tula Pink and dropped everything!  They are saturated and whimsical…perfect for shooting stars. 

This quilt can be made with all fat quarters, or you can use a jelly roll for the star tails and fat quarters for the star.  One jelly roll + 4 fat quarters and a background will make a Throw size.  

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

This quilt would be great for a beginner with some experience piecing angled seams.  The blocks are big, and only 15 blocks make up the throw size. 

Of course I also used Diagonal Seam Tape which makes these blocks a billion times (or so) faster to sew. 

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I used my favorite white as the background, Bella Solids 9900-200 Off White (it’s not really off white…I’d call it more a creamy white in person).   

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I sent this quilt to Knot and Thread Design so she could quilt it with a shooting star design.   

It’s hard to see in a photo but it’s perfect!   

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Wouldn’t this quilt be perfect for a teenage girl?  I don’t think it’s too “young” looking…but then again I haven’t been a teenager for a very long time! 

Here’s a mockup of a night sky version I was planning…I love it even more with a dark background and lots of pretty golds.  

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I’m finishing up a Christmas version of this pattern I’ll share next week, it’s SO GOOD!!

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

The Wish pattern can be found here as  PDF and here as  Paper pattern.  

THANK YOU for visiting my blog or reading my emails, and for your encouragement and support.  I love this community, it’s been such a huge part of my life and I’m so grateful for each of you.  

 

 

 

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An Hourglass Pattern and an Hourglass a Day

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

Last week my friend Trish posted her new project to make an hourglass block a day, and it felt like a perfect fall project for my current crazy life situation. 

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

I can make 2 hourglass blocks in just a few minutes…so I can fit in a block here and there while I’m helping my kids with schoolwork.  I also have a large random assortment of fall-ish fabrics I’ve had for years…so it’s a great way to stash bust.  

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

I wrote a tutorial for an hourglass quilt years ago, so I thought it a good time to update it, add some sizes, and make it printable.   

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

Click here or the image above to go to the printable pattern.  

It also has a handy chart for lots of sizes.  

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

I’m currently making the 4 1/2″ finished size (6″ starting squares), and hoping to have 208 blocks to sew into a throw size quilt by the end of November (16 rows of 13 blocks each 58 1/2″ x 72″) . 

If I make 6 blocks a day I’ll have enough to sew into a quilt in 35 days. 

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

It makes a great low stress project if you decide to join us making an hourglass (or 6) a day!  

Update:  Here’s my finished top!! Isn’t it fun?! 

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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