I have been having a lot of fun making these blocks lately! I really wanted something scrappy and happy to use up some of my favorite fabrics in my stash, and these fit the bill for that perfectly. I played around with a few other blocks and landed on this one, I am calling Blooming Star. I have finished about 12 of them, and want to make 24 in all for a quilt, that I have not finished designing yet. I decided to do a tutorial that I am sharing with all of you and hopefully you will want to stitch some along with me. They are a lot easier than they look, so get some fabric together and get sewing! The tutorial is in a PDF that you can download on the link below:
Blooming Star Tutorial
When I finish the entire quilt, I will make sure to share it here. Please share your pictures if you make any! On Instagram please tag @pipersgirls and use hashtags #pipersgirls #bloomingstar, or post to our page on Facebook.
I had an absolute blast making this quilt for my son Ronan! Picking and collecting fabrics that I knew he would love was so much fun. He loves to pick out the animals, veggies, cars and especially the potty I added to the quilt. I love that this quilt is educational, but I also am thrilled with the simple modern aesthetic, and it matches his room perfectly. I used Riley Blake’s “Pewter” solid as my background, but that can be easily changed to white, pink, navy, green, or whatever color will match your little one’s room, or let them pick their favorite color. You will be able to finish this quilt in no time at all and it is simple enough for any beginner to make it. Plus we are giving you the pattern for free!! Click the link below to download your very own copy!
Modern Eye Spy Pattern in PDF
This is our Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt! It is made using a paper piecing method, so the blocks come out just perfect with little effort. We think it is a great quilt for either a girl or a boy, really any stylish hip baby will love it! So
We are giving you the pattern for free! You can print off the PDF through the link below:
Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt in a PDF
I just love pinwheels! I use them in quilts whenever possible, so that led me to thinking why not make a quilt that is all pinwheels?! This is “Preppy Pinwheels”, it is a free pattern from us to you. Many of our Beginning Quilting students have been making this quilt lately, it is a wonderful first quilt. It is simple, especially if you use Thangles (in the 3″ size, 1 package is needed) . We made every pinwheel a different fabric, so it can also be a great use of scrap!
Click here for the Preppy Pinwheels Pattern in a PDF
P.S. We have a great tutorial on how to use Thangles here!