I have a new pattern for you today - the Frances Quilt is super beginner friendly and can be made from scraps, stash, or precuts.
It can be made anywhere from totally scrappy to this rainbow version pictured here. It is quick to put together and perfect for first-time quilt makers or more experienced quilters looking for a fun project.
A few years ago, I made this Denyse Schmidt Hallowen quilt using some leftover squares from a previous project. Since then, I have had a lot of requests for a pattern for this quilt and I finally made it happen.
The pattern includes directions to make the quilt from charm squares, fat quarters, layer cake squares, scraps, or yardage. It can be scrappy (see the photo below) or you can make a rainbow version (see photo above).
While I was making my scrappy version, I cut enough of squares to make two more quilts and have listed those for sale in my shop (this is for the print squares only, it does not include background fabric, binding, backing, or batting). The squares are mostly Cotton + Steel, Alison Glass, and Lizzy House, with a few others mixed in. There are enough squares here to make the lap size version. I would have loved to have offered squares for the rainbow version too, but my quilt used up several of these prints.
I would have never guessed while I was writing this pattern, that by the time I released it, we would all be stuck in our houses. But I do think it is the perfect quarantine quilt because it can use what you already have on hand and it is mindless sewing. I don't know about you, but I am in need of stress relief in my life right now!
The Frances Quilt is 20% off in my shop for the rest of the week. I hope you enjoy making this one as much as I did! I will be sharing my pattern testers' quilts later this week.
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe and getting plenty of sewing in. I have been hard at work making masks and it is a great reminder that while it is nice to have the skills to make masks when I need to, I enjoy quilting so much more than any other kind of sewing.