If you need more motivation to stay busy during these crazy times, I think I have the right thing for you! How about a free quilt pattern for lap or throw quilts, which you can make using three beautiful fabric collections?
This is Fall Fest: it measures 59-1/2″ x 71-1/2″ and the blocks finish at 12″. It is a simple and fun quilt to make, regardless of your skills. The criss-cross design ensures our stars are aligned… don’t we all need them that way now?
Timeless Treasures liked my design so much that they decided to offer it in three versions: one with a winter motif, and the other two featuring two of their fall collections.
The version above showcases Tree Farm by Dona Gelsinger. Its prints prepare us for the Holiday Season with snow scenes, trees, and brightly-colored birds. The star blocks display all this beauty well because their centers are large. Here are the fabrics in this collection:
These lovely prints are sure to bring to mind memories of holidays past with treks to the country to select the perfect tree for our home decor. The birds remind me of all the cheerful songs of the season, as well as of the fact that even when all is covered with nature’s white blanket, there is still a lot of colors – all we need to do is look for them!
The second version of the free quilt pattern for lap or throw quilts features the Happy Fall Y’all collection designed by Gail Caden. Oh… how I love those whimsical fall prints! Pumpkins, apple pie, sugar, and spice!
Again, the blocks I chose provide plenty of room to display the fabrics, and you can fussy-cut them to frame your favorite vignettes. Here are some the fabrics in this collection:
There is a panel, too, and I designed a quilt especially for it but have not released the pattern yet. Here it is:
What do you think? It would look great in a cabin, or as a welcome sign to your guests for the Thanksgiving feast. The prints I chose for Homecoming are more subtle to make the colors of the panel pop. This is also an easy quilt to make.
The third version of Fall Fest was made with the Autumn is Calling collection. I liked this collection so much that I designed another quilt with it, but you will need to wait a little bit to see it because it won’t be published by the magazine until closer to the Fall.
These fall prints tug at my heart. The warmth they convey is reminiscent of how our houses feel during that time of the year. I only need to close my eyes to be transported to that time and to smell the aromas of my kitchen as I bake delicious pastries with cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
These are some of the fabrics I used on this design:
Have you noticed the owls on one of the prints above? Yeah, I am telling you, I am smitten by this collection. To be sure, the three quilts look so different because of the fabrics that we can make them all!
To download the patterns, click on the link under each photo, or go to the Projects tab on the Timeless Treasures website (they have some gorgeous projects there – check them out!).
Since you’ve been following my blog, you know I am partial to Fall. And leaves. And warm colors. You might not notice it because I make many super bright quilts, too. This small fall wall hanging has painted leaves on the ground. Fall Beauty, another quilt, is big, bright, and more modern. State of Mind is my current favorite – it is now quilted and bound and I will post a photo of it as soon as I hang it in my studio.
Lest you forget, this is still May and these are the colors around us. So, let’s take turns going outdoors to enjoy the hues of Spring while we plan which fall project we will tackle when we get back indoors.
Stay safe and healthy!