Happy Colorful July! I have been wanting to share two free quilt patterns with you and only now had a chance. I made them with Chromaview, a fabric collection from Blank Quilting shipping this month to stores. Those colors are sure to brighten any room in your house or add cheer to a friend’s life. Look at the first one, a fast way to make abstract wall art with a fabric panel!
[Edited June 6, 2020]
Quilt #1 above showcases the amazing panel of the collection with vibrant prints on the simple borders. It measures 46″ x 66″. The stripe fabric adds such beautiful texture to the quilt!
As you can see, when working with a fabric panel we do not always need to add borders with blocks. Depending on the fabrics we choose, we can make a panel pop by cleverly adding strip borders which do not distract from the center theme.
It does help when you can work with fabrics from the same collection as they have the same colors which are present on the panel. Then, to calm things down you can add solid fabrics (or fabrics which read as solids) on the stop borders as I did with the yellow and blue.
Quilt #2 above shows the fabrics in the collection with a fun lattice design, sure to make any garden envious of its gorgeous blooms. It measures 72″ x 84″ and the blocks finish at 12″. The blocks are easy to put together featuring colors from the Blank Quilting’s Jot Dot collection as the perfect complement to the prints.
The blocks are easy to make with the stitch and flip method. They display the fabrics so well! When I am designing a quilt with prints such as these, my goal is to select blocks which will do justice to the fabrics – you will actually be able to discern them well as the patches are large enough to show most of the design repeat.
Here are the fabrics in this collection:
Aren’t they gorgeous? They will work equally well in a modern or traditional quilt design. As long as you like bright colors, you should be all set!
I am so happy to be able to work with amazing fabric collections such as this one. I know you will treasure these quilts when you complete them. Don’t forget – both patterns are free and you can download them from Blank Quilting’s website. You can make abstract wall art with a fabric panel, or you can choose the more traditional design with easy blocks.
You can download more free patterns by going to the Free Patterns tab of this blog. Since I am mostly inspired by the fabrics, you will find there a selection of patterns for every taste and occasion. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend,