Let me tell you about the new pre-cut friendly quilt pattern – the scrappy Keystone Quilt! I made this modern quilt using a Charm Pack of the brand new fabric collection: Pixel by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Ruby Star Society.
First off, the design of the Cirrus quilt pattern are half square triangle quilt blocks that are pieced each using 4 different fabrics. They come together to form the shapes of large flying geese designs.
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Fabrics used in this Pre-cut friendly Quilt
Quilting with pre-cuts and fabric bundles is always so much fun because the fabrics always coordinate perfectly! Additionally, pre-cut fabric collections take away all the fear of fabric picking process.
All of the fabrics in this quilt top and binding are from the Pixel fabric collection, which will be available in quilt shops soon! I used this Charm Pack for the scrappy squares, and yardage of Pixel in Black for the Accent Color.
The quilt backing is a gorgeous, bright and happy hot pink number from the Linear collection, also from Ruby Star Society.
Quilting on the Long Arm Machine
This throw size quilt was quilted on a long arm by my amazing quilter @janejustsew!
I never pass up a chance to use a sneaky sewing machine motif in a quilting project. The edge-to-edge quilting design is actually little geometric sewing machines. I believe the name of the design is “singer”.
Pre-cut fabric makes for a quick quilting project
Another of my favorite things about the Cirrus quilt pattern is how fast it is to make! The bold design definitely packs a punch, but it’s actually very quick to make! The fast nature of the Cirrus quilt pattern is mostly due to the large blocks and efficient piecing process in the pattern itself.
Keystone Quilt Pattern Sizes
As I’ve mentioned before, the Cirrus quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, and Bed size! It is block-based so you could also make your own size if you wanted to customize it. The dimensions for each size are as follows:
- Baby: 42″ x 42″
- Throw: 60″ x 78″
- Bed: 78″ x 96″
Pre-cut Fabrics Quilt Pattern
Although I mentioned earlier that I made this quilt with a half yard bundle, I should also say that this pattern is perfect for a variety of precut fabric options! Whether you have 5″ squares, 10″ squares, a fat quarter bundle, or a half yard bundle, the Cirrus pattern is a great one for you to make! It’s a great opportunity to use those fabric precut bundles in your stash that you love so much!
Something about the Cirrus quilt pattern that I love is how it features traditional quilt blocks like Half Square Triangles to come together to make Flying Geese. The geese in this quilt is actually how the pattern got the name “Cirrus” – both after the type of clouds in the sky as well as the aircraft!
Favorite Quilting Tools & Notions
As someone who has been quilting for many years, I’ve also collected quite a few quilting notions along the way! But, I’ll also be the first to say you really do not need all the cool new gadgets to successfully make a quilt! I’d love to share with you some of my favorite tools specifically for making this modern Cirrus quilt pattern. You can shop my favorites on Amazon:
More Keystone Quilt Pattern Inspiration
I’d like to invite you to learn more about the Keystone quilt pattern. Or, you can take a peek at some of these other variations that I have up on my blog: