Modern Geometric Quilt Blocks: Sprightly Quilt Pattern

Let me tell you about a new modern block-based quilt pattern – the throw size Sprightly Quilt! I made this modern quilt for the cover of the Sprightly quilt pattern.

The design of the Sprightly quilt pattern is a spin-off of the Paradigm pattern, but instead of one large block, Sprightly features several smaller quilt blocks. The block-based quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: baby, throw, twin, and queen sizes. You can get the quilt pattern in my shop as a PDF Download or printed paper booklet version.

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modern geometric quilt block quilt pattern, sprightly quilt pattern

Fabrics used in this solid Sprightly Quilt

This modern Sprightly quilt block quilt features bold & bright solid quilting cotton fabrics! You can actually grab a kit to make your own in these exact fabrics from Rosie Girl Quilting (while supplies last). The color palette was hand selected to provide a fun, vibrant vibe to this show off the quilt pattern! For the backing, I used an awesome wide-back fabric from Connecting Threads – Hand Drawn Lines in Baltic Sea.

Here are links to the PBS solid fabrics I used for the throw size Sprightly Quilt:

Additionally, the binding on this throw size Sprightly quilt is Jade, to match Color 2 within the pattern.

Sprightly quilt pattern by Homemade Emily Jane

The Details of the Sprightly Quilt Block Pattern

While this quilt uses all solid fabrics, one of my favorite things about the Sprightly Quilt Pattern is how wonderful it is to use for prints in fabric, or for fussy cutting the middle square of each block!

Printed and directional fabrics can work well for colors 1 – 4 in the Sprightly pattern, but you do need to pay close attention while piecing to make sure they are all going in the correct direction.

This throw size quilt was quilted on a long arm by my amazing mom @janejustsew! We decided to use an overall edge to edge quilting design with swirls, curves and circles to help bring some movement into the geometric shapes.

Modern block based quilt pattern, sprightly quilt pattern in throw size using solids

Block-Based Throw Size Quilt

The Sprightly quilt pattern is actually a spin-off of the Paradigm quilt pattern. Instead of being one large block, the pattern features several smaller blocks. One neat thing about a block-based quilt is that you can always make more or fewer blocks to make your own custom size. The Throw size quilt from this pattern features 12 blocks and nice thick borders around the edges.

sprightly quilt made in solid fabrics for the quilt block pattern cover

Modern Quilt Pattern Sizes

As I’ve mentioned before, the Paradigm quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, and Queen sizes! If you’re interested in a pillow size, check out the Paradigm pattern. The dimensions for each size of the Sprightly quilt are as follows:

  • Baby: 40″ x 40″
  • Throw: 56″ x 72″
  • Twin: 72″ x 88″
  • Queen: 88″ x 88″

Modern Flying Geese Quilt Pattern

Something about the Sprightly quilt pattern that I love is how it features traditional quilt block shapes like the flying geese and economy quilt block. But the unique thing is how the quilt block components are each laid out in this new modern quilt pattern design! Many of my quilt patterns, including the Sprightly quilt pattern, feature the 4-at-a-time Flying Geese method which makes it fast and no-waste!

modern quilt blocks in the Sprightly quilt pattern

The Best Quilting Tools for making Sprightly

Y’all should know by now how much I love my quilting tools! But, I’ll also be the first to tell you that you don’t need fancy gadgets to successfully make a quilt! I’d love to share with you some of my favorite tools specifically for making this geometric quilt pattern in throw size.

Best Press is one of my most essential tools for quilting! Especially on anything involving sewing on the bias! The Sprightly quilt pattern requires sewing on the bias for many of the seams within the flying geese and economy quilt block. Bias sewing runs the risk of fabric stretching if you aren’t extra careful. Using spray starch before cutting your fabrics will minimize stretch and make for more precise and accurate piecing for your quilt top!

Since this pattern includes quite a few Flying Geese, I can’t help but talk about my favorite quilting ruler for trimming flying geese! If you’re making your Flying Geese using the 4-at-a-time method, you really might consider investing in a special Flying Geese ruler. My top favorite is the Wing Clipper Ruler by Deb Tucker.

In addition to the special Flying Geese ruler, I also recommend a large square ruler at least 8.5″. I personally get a lot of use out of my 12.5″ square ruler for making most quilt patterns.

sprightly quilt pattern by Homemade Emily Jane

Block-based Quilt Pattern

I hope you enjoyed learning about this modern quilt block pattern. Whenever I release a new quilt pattern, I try to make as many of the different sizes as possible. But, throw size and baby size quilts tend to be my personal favorites to make. As you can see, the Throw size is just perfect for me & cozy for the couch!

sprightly quilt pattern by Homemade Emily Jane

More Sprightly Quilt Pattern Inspiration

I’d like to invite you to learn more about the Sprightly quilt pattern. Or, you can take a peek at some of these other variations that I’ve made:

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