Download these two Blue and White Free Quilt Patterns to brighten your home decor or to gift to a friend! Stash busters to boot!
Here is your first choice: Quilt 1 for the Annablue collection by Satin Moon Designs for Blank Quilting. It measures 57″ x 71″ with 6″ blocks. I love the floral motifs of every fabric in this collection – I am sure you will love it, too! The prints feature butterflies, dragonflies, birds, and paisley tossed in white and blue.
Blue and White look fantastic in any quilt design and are well-suited for areas of your home that could use a splash of color. Choose a fabric collection or pick from your stash. When using your fabrics, ensure a variety of hues and print scales, and add white. The result is a complex-looking quilt that comes together in a flash!
Quilt 1 is exactly that! That a look at the blocks:
The blocks in this quilt pattern for beginners use only half-square triangles and the Stitch and Flip technique. Then, pay attention to placement and orientation as you sew them into rows with the sashing and cornerstones. Your vintage quilt is ready. It looks much more difficult than it really is!
When auditioning fabrics from your stash, select the ones with contrasting print scales and value, and gather a good mix of lights, medium, and darks so you can alternate them as I did above. I have two variations of Block 1 and only one fabric combination for Block 2. Once you group the fabrics you will place in each block, just chain piece the patches.
Make more than one!
The corner block turned the straight wide border into an interesting frame for the quilt center, don’t you think? Just use the wide border fabric on one side of the half-square triangle and the fabric of the outer narrow border on the other side. Corner blocks on borders are another way to transform the quilt design from run-of-the-mill to one-of-a-kind.
The second of today’s Blue and White Free Quilt Patterns is Quilt 2. It measures 74″ x 90″ with 8″ blocks. For this quilt design, I worked with two simple blocks. The beautiful pattern is achieved by rotating the chain block to create the exploding diamond effect.
Again, the most important thing to focus on when selecting your fabrics is contrast. Otherwise, the design will disappear. Even if you work with more than 6 prints, make sure that there are light, medium, and dark fabrics for your quilt to look fantastic when you are done.
The only thing you need to know is the Stitch and Flip Technique – click here to see it in another free quilt pattern, perfect for the summer! These easy quilt patterns are just what you need when you want to make handmade gifts but are short in time. You do not have to make it as big as the original design.
For an even more modern quilt, omit the borders and just bind it using one of the darker fabrics. This could work for both Quilts 1 and 2.
Another option for Quilt 2: instead of making it all blue, assemble the chain blocks with one set of 4 neutral fabrics, then replace the fabrics on every single pinwheel with a different color. Oh, I think it would turn out so much fun!
Download the free quilt patterns right now. Annablue will be in stores in June, so you have a couple of weeks to finish your current projects (right…) before you start on these two. Sounds like a good plan to me…
I designed another quilt with Blue and White. It is called Furs and Feathers – super easy for beginners and ideal for showcasing larger prints. Inspiration is what you get today!
Have a great Monday,