Here are 2 Free quilting patterns to download and make now! One panel quilt and one with easy piecing techniques for beginner quilters.
Check out this beautiful quilt! I designed Quilt 1 for the Anisa collection by Satin Moon Designs for Blank Quilting. These colors are gorgeous, and I can’t stop looking at them. I have been waiting for the collection to begin shipping to quilt stores so that I can post the quilts here.
Quilt 1 measures 40″ x 60″. The panel is so intricately designed that I decided to use simple borders to make it pop. The fabrics needed to frame it in a calm way – or so I thought – and I think I achieved my goal, don’t you?
I used Basics from the Jot Dot collection that perfectly coordinated with the Anisa prints. Whether your home is decorated in a traditional style or has a more modern flair, this quilt will bring nature indoors with the peacocks and their feathers, the flowers, and the terrazzo and marble motifs.
The horizontal borders will entice beginner sewists and veteran quilters alike because of ease of construction and the speedy completion. This quilt would make a nice house-warming gift that can be displayed year-round.
Here is the second of the free quilting patterns to download today! Quilt 2 measures 74″ x 92″ and the blocks finish at 16″. Now you can see many of the prints in the Anisa collection, including florals, paisleys, swirls, and more peacocks. You can use it as a bed quilt or a throw in the family room.
This is one of the versions of the block I used. You will make flying geese and will use the Stitch and Flip technique – that’s it! I chose this block because of the large area in the center in which to showcase my favorite fabrics in the Anisa collection. Also, I love the sort of kaleidoscope effect of the points.
Here again you see the simple borders – I could not pass on the opportunity to feature another one of the beautiful prints. The happy vibes I got while designing this quilt were incredible – I was drawn to the purples so I made sure to use lots of it on Quilt 2.
Here is the teal version of the block:
Do you see why I had to work with a larger block size? I needed a large enough canvas in the center to just place that fabric… So, after you download this pattern and make the quilt, use the same block pattern with the fabrics you have in your stash that you have dreaded cutting into. Then, complement the center with smaller-scale prints and solids to get similar results.
The solids, or fabrics that read like solids, provide resting places for our eyes. You can use wider Ivory borders if you would like more negative space, too. Notice that the first Ivory border is of the same width as the sashing, and the second is really only used to add a pause between the purple and Chartreuse prints. How do you like that Chartreuse narrow border again? Must have!
This week we are all getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. I will be joining a friend’s family because all my sons are away. I will be making some yummy dishes and a cake, too, just like in the quilt above – that is Turkey Day, a small wall-hanging I created a few years ago and still love to see at this time of the year (find the pattern in my Etsy store). Oh, and click here for two free Thanksgiving quilt patterns if you still need a project.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, will you be shopping on Black Friday? I usually stay away from the stores that day and prefer to shop online. Here are links (affiliate) to my favorite places to shop for sale events on quilting supplies and gifts for quilty friends:
But, I digress. I love that the fabrics on the quilts above look wonderful in the house regardless of the season. Right now, though, when we have so many gray days, the Anisa collection can take the SADness away!
One of the reasons why I am thrilled I can design quilts – no matter the weather or my mood – is that there is always a cure… at work! Sounds crazy, but it is just how it is in my life right now. Thankful!
Enjoy your day wherever you are,