Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tropical Blues free quilt pattern

Last fall I was invited to design a free quilt pattern for the Mod Tropics fabric collection from Paintbrush Studio. The collections comes in blue, orange, and cream, and I fell in love with the blues! There are two tropical leaf/flower prints and then three really fun geometric tonals in each of the colorways. 

This is the design I came up with, which I called "Tropical Blues." It's a quarter log cabin block with thin strips of Painter's Palette Solids Gray in between the prints.
Did I mention that the pattern for this quilt is available as a FREE download? Find it here.

 I cut all of the pieces and sewed assembly-line style, working about 30 minutes at a time between other projects/work/feeding the kids, etc. 

The Tropical Blues pattern is featured in a magazine ad for Paintbrush Studio. It's always fun to see your name in print! :) 
See all the Mod Tropics fabrics and download the free quilt pattern here

Want to make this quilt too? There's a kit available for this quilt from The Quilting Company. Find it here

I also stitched one block in the orange, just for fun. 

Above you saw my artsy photo of the quilt in my neighbor's beautiful backyard; here's the entire quilt top spread out. I still need to machine quilt it! 

Speaking of free quilt patterns, I have two more using Paintbrush Studio's collections appearing in a magazine ad near you:

"Small Plates" features the Market Medley collection. This is an easy design using fusible applique. The name came from the idea of tapas, where everyone shares small plates of prepared food. It seemed appropriate for all these gorgeously realistic looking veggie prints! 
See the Market Medley fabrics and download the free quilt pattern here

"Linked Up" features Hoodie Crescent's new collection, Ring Ring. I love these fabrics, and I'll post more about this down the road. They're retro-looking dial telephones, ink pens, pencils, and more, and the color palette is so cool! 
See the Ring Ring fabrics and download the free quilt pattern here.

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