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?



  1. September 18, 2014 / 10:46 am

    I would love to make a quilt that is big enough for a bed….but the size puts me off 🙁

    • September 18, 2014 / 12:14 pm

      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 🙂