[Edited on January 13, 2020]
I am always looking for quick quilts I can make for a friend or family member to celebrate a special occasion. Handmade gifts are the best except, at times, we need to be able to whip them up very fast! I am showing you today two Quilts you can make in one day.
How would you like suggestions for two quilts you can make in one day? I designed the first one, Paint Chips (above), using Riley Blake Designs‘ Meow collection: it measures 41-3/4″ x 54-1/2″ with blocks that finish at 8-3/4″. You can see the fabrics in all their glory in this quilt, a perfect quick handmade gift for a loved one!
[Download the magazine to get the pattern by clicking Quilter’s World.]
This simple design is perfect to showcase novelty fabrics for boys and girls, florals, or neutral prints. It can be made to match a particular room decor, as a lap quilt using flannels, or just as a throw.
Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting contributed fun texture to this project and it has been placed in front of my office door so I can enjoy the whimsical prints and simplicity of its design. This quilt is ideal for when you want to make a handmade gift but has very little time. Also, if you know someone will love a particular fabric line, why not restrain from cutting those fabrics into tiny pieces?
My second choice for you: English Garden, another of my designs which you can make in only one day. It measures 50″ square and the blocks finish at 10″. The fabrics are from Riley Blake Designs‘ collection Sweet Prairie.
The blocks are large enough for you to feature special fabrics. But here is an idea: you can print photographs on fabric, cut them to size, and use in place of the prints! It is a fun way to make a memory quilt or to memorialize a child’s or friend’s special celebration.
Another idea if you have more time – instead of plain blocks on the center corners, add your favorite quilt block. It will add a little bit of extra time, for sure, but you can still make it in one day if you choose simple quilt blocks, such as a 9-patch, 4-patch, churndash, or square in a square.
I love the floral motif that Melissa added to this quilt, echoing the tossed flowers featured on the prints. Both these quilts are large enough to be used as lap quilts, although English Garden would make a fun table topper.
You can find the pattern for Paint Chips and English Garden in Quilter’s World Quilts You Can Make in a Day pages 54 and 57. You will love this publication as it features 26 amazing quilted projects you can whip up quickly. In addition to my quilts, you will find table runners, wall hangings, throws, baby and bed quilts… Get ready to sew!
Please, do notice this pattern update: The width of the large strips is 8-1/4″ [not 8-1/2″].
I hope I have just given you enough inspiration for a very productive quilty week. I do have one more idea for a quilt you can make in one day: this wall hanging is super fast and is a great way to match a nursery decor.