Let me tell you about the new pre-cut friendly quilt pattern – the scrappy Cirrus Quilt! I made this modern quilt using a Half Yard bundle, but you can use most size pre-cuts or bundles for this quilt pattern!
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. The new modern quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, and Bed sizes. You can get the quilt pattern in my shop as a PDF Download or printed paper booklet version.
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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.
I used all Riley Blake quilting cotton fabrics in this modern quilt! These were all half yards from the collection Gingham Gardens by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake. You find these fabrics here from Fat Quarter Shop or on Amazon here.
Additionally, I used Riley White from the Confetti Cottons line as the background fabric.
I chose to back the quilt with a simple, solid flat sheet from Target! This sheet is 100% cotton and 300 thread count, which makes an amazing quilt back! It’s so much cheaper than buying normal quilting fabric and piecing it together for a quilt back.
Quilting on the Long Arm Machine
I never pass up a chance to use a classic design like an Orange Peel motif for quilting. I think the curves on the stitches really help balance out the stark geometric shapes on the Cirrus pattern.
This throw size quilt was quilted on a long arm by my amazing quilter @janejustsew!
This is one of the more dense quilting designs that I tend to use, and I was so glad to have chosen a great light grey thread by Glide for this project! The quilting “pops” just enough for my taste!
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.
Cirrus 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: 34″ x 34″
- Lap: 51″ x 51″
- Throw: 68″ x 68″
- Bed: 94″ x 102″
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:
Intermediate Pre-Cut Quilt Pattern
The Cirrus quilt pattern is fast, but it can be a challenge if you’re not already a seasoned quilter. I’ve decided to label it as “Intermediate” because of the 1-at-a-time Half Square Triangle methods used in this design. If you are comfortable sewing on the bias and have a pretty consistent 1/4″ seam, you will do just fine making this quilt! If you want to continue working on your skills before making the Cirrus quilt, you might consider making the Connector Quilt first.
More Cirrus Quilt Pattern Inspiration
I’d like to invite you to learn more about the Cirrus quilt pattern. Or, you can take a peek at some of these other variations that I have up on my blog: