Are you into awesome quilt patterns that hype up long lines and geometry? If yes, then I am 99% sure you already follow @SuzyQuilts. If you don’t, click this link right now. Suzy probably doesn’t know this, but she has been one of my quilt mentors for literal years. In 2014 when I decided to start an Instagram specifically to log my quilt progress, her account was one of the first I found that allowed me to see quilting as a fun modern thing that hip young people are into too. I loved that she played with crazy fun colors and shared just as much of her heart as her abounding creativity. I was drawn in by her cool downtown Chicago apartment (at the time), super cute dog Scrappy, and ability to break down quilting in a way that makes even tricky steps look easy.
OK, OK, that is enough about my obsession with Suzy. I am here to tell you about her newest quilt pattern: Reflections!
The Reflections Quilt Pattern is beginner friendly and comes in 5 awesome sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, Full/Queen, and King! As per my usual, I decided to make the Baby size which finishes off at 40″ x 40″.You can purchase the Reflections Quilt pattern here in Suzy’s shop.
If you are a quilter, I am sure you know that there are myriad ways to obtain an awesome quilt pattern, but not all are the same quality!
I have been through phases where I was too thrifty to purchase patterns and chose to only make quilts if I could find a FREE pattern for it. This method actually introduced me to some of my favorite quilt patterns, but it also resulted in a handful of headaches. The thing about free patterns is that there is often far less thought, effort, and testing that goes into those patterns. This is not always the case, but I ran into a couple doozies that required me to waste fabric and do my own quilt math, which did not thrill me.
I want to tell you about a great, thrifty, way to get really awesome quilt patterns: Quilting Books!
This blog post will outline a review of the book “Modern One-Block Quilts” by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting (published by C&T Publishing). The book comes complete with 22 different patterns in 3 different sizes (baby, twin, and queen) — that’s 66 variations for one low price, costing less than a couple yards of fabric! Continue Reading →
Last week I whipped together a slightly-altered version of the Boho Mod Quilt pattern by @MeeshQuilts. My alterations included making it scrappy and changing up the borders so I could use the fabrics that I had, even when I didn’t have the right amounts. To see other color variations of this awesome quilt pattern, check out #bohomodquilt on Instagram.
Piecing this top was super quick; it came together in just a few hours! I loved getting to use my scraps because I really felt like it is a very no-waste way to quilt. Using up fabric scraps is great, especially when they look this amazing together like all these beautiful solids from @pbsfabrics! The colors in this quilt include White, Amber, Bubble Gum, Coral, Maize, Pale Aqua, Poseidon, River, and Verbena.
If you are just learning how to quilt, you likely do not have many scraps yet, but once you get a few quilts accomplished, you’ll soon have a major stash of fabric scraps that would be perfect to use on this pattern! Sidenote: this pattern is also Jelly Roll friendly!