Positive Quilt Pattern

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

I called this quilt Positive because I’m positive it’s my favorite quilt.  Also there are plus signs in the design…so there’s that too.    ;)

Also I told you I was borderline obsessed with this background fabric…so I used it again with this one! 

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

When I was working through this quilt design I had 2 goals, that it would be made with one simple block, and that it would have nesting seams throughout (imagine me slow clapping for nesting seams).  

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

My love for nesting seams is right up there with my love for cookie dough. 

This one is the sister quilt to Simplify, with the added background and very different block construction. I obviously can’t get enough of plus quilts. 

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

This quilt can be made with jelly roll strips, layer cake squares, or SCRAPS.  This would be perfect for the leftover binding scraps…or really any large scraps.  For this quilt I used a jr. jelly roll of the new Ombre colors by Moda, and the same gray background fabric I used for my Chickens quilt

Kathy quilted this for me, and I backed it with a print from my Hazel fabric line.  

I also made this one with a print background I’ll share later.  A print background is so good in this pattern! 

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

Positive can be found in my shop here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.  

Positive, a beginner friendly jelly roll, layer cake, or scrap quilt pattern in 5 sizes

Thank you for all the kind comments about my Chickens quilt!  I was so nervous to share that one…but I’m glad to know I’m not the only chicken lover out there.  ;) 

 

 

 

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Chickens Quilt Pattern

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

I have new patterns and quilts to share with you this week!  

First off…..how have I even survived these last 12 years without making a chicken quilt until now??!!  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

Once I got this idea into my head it was stuck there for a year until I finally made these hens.   

Not gonna lie…figuring out and writing this pattern challenged me big time….but watching these blocks come together made my quilting life complete.  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

Aren’t they so cute lined up like that?!

Kaitlyn quilted this for me with a honeycomb chicken wire-ish design.  I backed it with this cute 108″ wideback fabric that was practically made for this quilt. 

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

I even took this quilt down to show the real ladies for their approval…

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

…she gave it a good look so I’m thinking she likes it.  She was more interested in the cracked corn Jane was carrying around.  

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

The pattern includes 3 sizes, Small/Crib, Medium Throw, and Large Throw.  The blocks are made with fat quarters, and yardage.  The background I used is Essex Linen yarn dyed in Steel.  It’s my favorite slightly textured backing fabric and is easy to sew with.   The last page of the pattern includes all of the cut sizes for each block in case you don’t want to make a whole quilt. 

Chickens Quilt Pattern, a Fat Quarter quilt in 3 sizes

The Chickens pattern can be found here in my shop as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern


Jane loves this quilt as much as I do!  ;)

Edit:  I’ve had so many questions about fabrics for this quilt!  Here are a few of them that I could find (if the links don’t work anymore try putting the name of the fabric into Google): 

Yes, Please Black Dots Yardage, Riley Blake fabrics

Blossom on White, Riley Blake Fabrics  

Blossom on Denim, Riley Blake Fabrics 

Large Hashtag black Riley Blake fabrics 

Farm Fresh Scalloped Feathers, Moda

Stripes in Jailbird, Andover

Moonscape in Flax, Dear Stella

Small Dots in Soot, Andover

 

 

 

 

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The Strips and Squares Quilt

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

This is one of our most used quilts in our home, and one of my very favorite free tutorials I’ve written!  Since I had it out anyways I decided to take some photographs of it, and make the old tutorial into a printable PDF.  

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

I wrote the tutorial and made the quilt in 2012…does anyone else cringe when they read/look at their old writings?   It’s slightly painful for me to read through some old blog posts.  ;) 

Anyways…here is a now printable version of the Strips and Squares Bed Quilt Tutorial

Strips and Squares Bed Quilt Tutorial

 

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

The fabric was mostly Seaside by Riley Blake (hard to find now!), and the beautiful quilting was done freehand by Kathy.  

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

Free Strips and Squares Quilt, a super simple Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard quilt in 4 sizes

I’ve seen so many beautiful variations of this made over the past 7 years.  It looks good in everything, uses fat quarters or 1/4 yards, and includes 4 sizes!  

Happy quilting!  -Allison

 

 

 

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