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Pattern: French garden quilt – confident beginner level

French Garden is an easy quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

The quilt is traditionally pieced.

French Garden close up

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Download French Garden quilt pattern

About the quilt

  • Quilt size: 80” x 80”
  • Finished block size: the basic unit size is 3” x 3”.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Quilting technique: Traditionally pieced.

The basic units are assembled into 13 larger blocks of different sizes.

The pattern includes yardage needs, quick cutting instructions, assembly instructions, lots of diagrams and a quilt design colouring page.

Bonus content: video tutorials.

Note:

  • Download the pattern to your computer before you print it.
  • Ensure you are printing at 100%.
  • Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat to print.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Quilt pattern: Aim for the stars – confident beginner level

Aim for the stars quilt pattern

Aim for the stars is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

The quilt is traditionally pieced.

You can choose to piece one of the stars partially using foundation piecing although traditional templates are aso available.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

  • Size: 66″ x 66″
  • Quilt technique: traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Fabric collection: I made the quilt on the cover from my old stash but I designed with Moda Farm Fresh collection in mind and the main diagrams use that fabric collection. This collection has very suitable black and white fabrics, even acqua that will make a beautiful quilt.

Note:

  • Download the pattern to your computer before you print it.
  • Ensure you are printing at 100%.
  • Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat to print.

Hexagon blocks with jelly rolls

These blocks are lots of fun to make. They are made with 2 1/2″ fabric strips.

You can use jelly rolls and make the blocks even faster.

Sewing the blocks together into a quilt top is really simple. You can watch how to sew the blocks together in the video.

I like hexagon blocks so much I even made a hexagon block sampler quilt, Hexagonal dream. Check the details below.

Learn to make hexagon blocks with fabric strips

Hexagonal dream pattern

Hexagonal Dream is a hexagon sampler quilt.The quilt is put together without Y seams.

  • Quilt size: 60” x 59 ½”.
  • Number of blocks: 48 hexagon blocks with 11 different block types and 8 half hexagon blocks.
  • Finished hexagon size: 7 ¼” x 8 ½”.
  • The quilt is jelly roll and fat quarter friendly.
  • Skill level: I’ve rated this quilt as confident beginner / intermediate.

Download the pattern

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings or the template that comes with the pattern.

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So how did I make this quilt?

Watch a short 1 minute video:

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

hexagons with jelly rolls

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel – confident beginner level

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

  • Size: 78″ x 78″
  • Quilt technique: choose your favourite technique, either traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing –
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 12 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions and alternative colourways.
  • Bonus: links to a video tutorial to make the block with foundation piecing.

The beautiful quilting was done by Shannon Hackett from The Other Quilter.

Quilt pattern: Night eyes – PDF download

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - quilt pattern for beginners - quick cutting instructions

Night eyes is a quick and easy quilt suitable for beginners.

The pattern includes, fabric needes, quick cutting instructions and lots of diagrams.

Pattern basics

Quilt sizes: Cushion, throw, twin and queen.

Quilts finished block size: 12”.

Cushion finished block size: 4 ½”.

Quilt style: Traditional piecing. On point.

Skill level: Beginner.

Buy Night Eyes quilt pattern

 

Buy Night eyes quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Many thanks to the many testers that helped me test the pattern:

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - testers quilts

Night eyes quilt pattern for beginners