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Floral & Fun Sprightly Quilt from my Fabric Stash

homemade emily jane sprightly floral quilt

If you’re a quilter, you have probably started your fabric collection, or stash as we like to call it! For this modern geometric throw size Sprightly quilt I decided to use fabrics from my stash, and I’m super pleased with how it turned out!

The Sprightly Quilt Pattern is written for using yardage of 4 different colors along with background fabric too. And, the pattern includes bonus instructions for using AccuQuilt to cut out your pieces if that’s your preference!

Fabrics used for this Sprightly Quilt

As I mentioned earluer, I used all fabrics from my stash for this Sprightly quilt! I bought a yard of this pretty aqua Rifle Paper company floral print a while ago and had really wanted to use it on something that would complement it well!

I don’t know the exact names for some of the fabrics, but this is what I do know:

Background – Solid White

Color 1 – Coral with white polka dots

Color 2 – Art Gallery Fabrics

Color 3 – Rifle Paper Company

Color 4 – Solid Peacock

The binding is from Joann’s and the backing is my all-time-favorite minky dot from Shannon Fabrics! If you’ve never backed a quilt with minky before, what are you waiting for?! The quilting was done using a computerized design on a long arm machine.

modern block based throw size sprightly quilt close up

AccuQuilt Friendly Quilt Pattern

I love to include AccuQuilt cutting instructions in my patterns whenever possible. If you enjoy using a die cutting machine to cut your quilting fabrics, you’re in luck! The Sprightly pattern includes separate fabric requirements and cutting instructions to help you use AccuQuilt to make your quilt.

If you’re unfamiliar with AccuQuilt and you want to learn more, you can find lots of information over on the AccuQuilt tab of my website, or check out these links:

sprightly quilt by homemade emily jane

Throw Size Sprightly Quilt

My favorite size Sprightly quilt is the throw size! It features 12 quilt blocks and is perfect for a cozy blanket on the couch! Alternatively, you could also add 4 more blocks if you want to make it into a square. I plan to try that for one of my next quilts! The 12-block Throw size Sprightly Quilt comes to 56″ x 72″ after borders.

Block-Based Quilt Pattern

The Sprightly Quilt is a smaller block-based version of the Paradigm Quilt Pattern. This modern quilt block is a playful way of using traditional quilting shapes, and features both an Economy Quilt Block and 8 smaller Flying Geese in every block.

Patchwork Tutorials for the Sprightly Quilt

The foundational building blocks of a Sprightly block are traditional quilt blocks, and this is a great pattern to help learn new techniques & skills for patchwork. I have some tutorials up to help you learn more about how to make an Economy Quilt Block – you can learn the Economy Quilt Block using traditional methods, or even using AccuQuilt.

Once you’ve got your Economy block down, you’ll also want to learn my favorite method to making Flying Geese! The 4-at-a-time method saves time and fabric and you can learn all about it over on my 4-at-a-time Flying Geese tutorial.

Modern flying geese quilt pattern

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