Here is an easy pattern for quilt that beginners will love and scrappy quilters will swoon over! Make it with batiks as I designed it, or with your favorite fabrics.
I updated my pattern Vintage Chic using the Art Inspired: Music, Blue and Pink No. 2 collection by Anthology Fabrics and I think it is looking hot! The quilt measures 62-1/2″ x 76″ and the blocks finish at 12″. This is a good throw size quilt or lap quilt.
You only need to make flying geese – diagrams show how – and the center blocks are made of four squares with two corners with different fabrics – the stitch and flip method is explained in the pattern, too. Since the flying geese are made using two fabrics on the corners, it would be too crazy to attempt to use the No Waste method. In the name of keeping things calm and the language clean while quilting, we are making them here the old fashion way.
One block with two colorways, it is all it takes. I chose these fabrics because they have amazing texture, the colors are rich and vibrant, and they make me happy! (Cue in the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams – high vibration!).
These are some of the fabrics I used in this quilt. The prints are delicate and burst with vivid hues. Of course, this pattern will work well with any fabric and it is particularly suited for the scrappy quilter who wants to make more room in the stash for newer collections!
The white in the flying geese, as well as on the sashing strips and borders helps all the other colors stand out in a way that other colors would not, except maybe for light gray, in my humble opinion. You hear me talk about contrast all the time because it is the key to a successful look.
I love working with batiks. I also have developed a taste for scrappy quilts, something that was not so when I began quilting a ton of years ago. Back then, I preferred purchasing fabrics from one collection. It is possible that this happens to a lot of beginner quilters as we are not too comfortable, at least at first, coordinating fabrics for a project.
This easy pattern for quilt, however, bypasses all that and will accommodate both quilters: those who want to work with a fabric collection as I did, and those who just want to open the drawers in their studio and begin pulling fabrics.
Remember the Smocking quilt I made? I also used batiks, and it is another easy pattern for quilt. It is a cool option for a beginner, quick quilting project.
You do not need to sew the entire quilt. These blocks would look great in a 2 x 2 layout for a wall hanging or a table topper.
Vintage Chic is available for download in my Etsy store PiecedBrain right now or from your local quilt store. Beginning this weekend, my Etsy store will be ‘on vacation’ as I will be working out of town until the first week of September. Since I cannot carry my fabric inventory with me, I will just have to put the store on hold for a few weeks. However, if you want to purchase the pattern after this weekend, get a hold of me and we will make it happen!
Let me know how you like this version of my pattern. Until I hear from you, have a great weekend!