Download this easy scrappy quilt PDF pattern today and make a masterpiece using your own fabrics or your favorite collection.
Introducing my latest pattern: Here and There. It is easy, fast, and perfect for beginner quilters. The quilt measures 53″ x 67″ – the blocks finish at 6″. You will make half-square triangles and Stitch and Flip squares onto rectangles. That’s it!
I chose batiks from the Tonga Mariposa collection by Timeless Treasures because I loved its palette! However, this stash-buster pattern will make a good dent in your fabric ‘collection’. This fabric line is shipping to stores already, so download the pattern from my Etsy store PiecedBrain and set aside a weekend when you can listen to a book while working on this beauty.
That fabric on the wide border is gorgeous, don’t you think?
This is the only block you will make, except you will have 5 versions of it if you do it as I planned. The pattern explains everything you need to do, with tips for keeping the units organized for smooth assembly.
The fabrics on this easy scrappy quilt PDF pattern are labeled with letters. This will simplify the task of auditioning fabrics from your stash. The options are endless: gather florals for a romantic look, 1930s fabrics for a vintage quilt, plaids for a cabin throw, or solids for a totally modern design. Whatever you do, carefully choose an accent, darker fabric for the that one patch of each block, which will create the secondary design – the purple flowers that appear “here and there” on my quilt.
The colors I selected have basically the same value – each block has a different color scheme to add vibrancy and interest.
Speaking of interest, batiks come with amazing textures, and quilts never lack interest when made with them. I would rather avoid large prints, though, because the fabric pieces are 2″ or 2-1/2″ inches. I prefer to use fabrics with large prints on blocks where the motifs will be quickly seen and not broken by seams.
Begin by making the half-square triangles, then assemble them into pinwheels for the center of the blocks. If you want to make a bigger quilt, add more blocks to each row and column. In no time at all you will have a bed quilt. Of course, if you are using your scraps, you do not have to worry about calculating the fabric requirements for the new size. You will only need to measure it in the end to figure out how many strips you will need for each border, and how much yardage for the backing.
Chain-piecing will speed up the process of block construction! It is fun stitching the units without having to cut the thread until they are all sewn and linked like a banner. Then, just cut, trim, and press. Do not forget to keep them grouped by block number so you will put them together just as you have envisioned when you auditioned the fabrics.
If you like scrappy quilts, check out this Free Pattern for a red, white, and blue quilt. It has become one of my favorite patriotic quilts I’ve designed!
I am celebrating this pattern release with a 10% off sale in my Etsy store PiecedBrain. Choose from a wide selection of downloadable patterns as well as ready-made quilts. There are some fabrics, too, just in case you need more! This sale begins today, May 1st, and ends on May 15. Hurry up!