I’ve been thinking about my next quilt project…. not sure what I want to do. Maybe a king size quilt for our own bed? Maybe a queen for our guest bed?
I don’t think I’m ready to do a king-sized quilt! I’ve made 3 twin sized for my bunk beds at boarding school/college… I think it would be nice to make a queen for a guest bed, and keep the current duvet on our King Bed…
My favorite quilts are using traditional or “old-fashioned” basic patterns with fun and beautiful fabric. I also enjoy quilts with lots of pieces and blocks because it keeps it interesting 🙂 Of course, this also means the process takes a lot longer….
Such a debate.
2 books I found on Amazon have beautiful traditional patterns shown in fabrics. Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke and Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I love Jelly Roll quilts because some of the cutting is done for you, so you can spend more time sewing!
Most of the quilts in these books are for twins/ throws… so that might involved some tricky measurements for a queen (90inX94in). Hoping I’ll just be able to add a row of blocks? We’ll see. Jelly Rolls has a section on making larger quilts in the back of the book, and that should help.
First is from Material Obsessions; 2 is from Etsy that I might try to recreate instead of buying; 3 & 4 are from Jelly Roll
I love the colors with a crisp, white background – I’m leaning towards options 3 or 4. With the right colors (light pinks/ yellows), those could be really beautiful. the first option is really difficult. I’ll attempt that one later in life…
Have you been working on any quilts lately? any suggestions?
I would love to make a quilt that is big enough for a bed….but the size puts me off 🙁
I don’t mind making twin sizes… But queen might be too big for my machine when I actually quilt the layers together…. I’ll see how it goes and deal with it when I get there 🙂