In the colder months, I like to have seasonal quilts out in my living room. I've got a lot of Halloween quilts, Christmas quilts, and even a few Valentine's Day quilts. However, I didn't have anything to have out between Halloween and December 1 (I don't do Christmas until Thanksgiving is over). So at my last sewing retreat in April, I decided to make a few quilts to fill that hole.
I chose these three patterns which are all made up of traditional blocks done in a scrappy way.
Going Places: this pattern is a minimalist layout of larger flying geese blocks combined with lots of "blank" background squares. The flying geese in this quilt finish at 4" x 8". This is the second time that I've made this pattern. I wrote up a tutorial that can be found here.
Bear Paw: I've been wanting to make another bear paw quilt for a while. I made a big scrappy double-bear paw quilt back in 2017, and more recently I started (and then abandoned) a bright bear paw quilt made with solid fabrics. For this quilt, I knew that I wanted a 3x3 layout of blocks + sashing, and a quilt that finished roughly around 70x70. To make that happen, I had to make blocks that finished at 22.5". That is a really funky-sized block and took a lot of quilty math and brain bending.
Ribbon Star: This quilt is very straight forward and is made of HST and background squares. At this time I am not going to write up a tutorial, but I will say that my squares in this quilt are 4.5" x 4.5" unfinished and the quilt finishes at 72" x 72". From that info and the diagram above you can totally figure out how to make one of these for yourself!
I used the same fabrics for these quilts - and most of the colors are ones that I never normally use. I do like how they turned out tho.
Here they are all finished! I haven't had much sewing time at all this summer, but I'm happy to have these to be able to put out this Fall!
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