Pitchers for Tildy's Cabin
Try a wallhanging pattern the next time you'd like to stitch a small handcrafted quilt. Wallhangings can be used to decorate any room of your home:
- throw a small quilt across the back of a sofa or chair
- use a wallhanging for a table cover
- drape a wallhanging from the mantle
- try out color combinations in a small quilt before committing them to a large project
- take a small quilt along for a picnic, or stash it in the car for cold weather emergencies
Be sure to sew a hanging sleeve to the back of small quilts. A sleeve might not be needed, but does make quilt display more versatile.
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Stitch a TARDIS quilt for your favorite Doctor Who fan. The quilt finishes at about 30" x 42"--the perfect size to fit on nearly any wall.
Construct this 24" square wallhanging quickly using the fusible web technique. This little wallhanging pattern can also be used as a colorful throw pillow cover.
If you're not into fusible web, use any method to appliqué patches to the background.
Use a simple quilt block to make a quilt like this or change its layout entirely by rotating quilt blocks.
Catching the View, Cat Quilt
Three little kittens are looking at butterflies flying outside and inside the windows of this cat quilt. The rectangular windows are each pieced with 12 floral squares in the watercolor style, then surrounded by dark and medium mitered frames. The frames are on all sides of the windows, unlike an attic windows quilt with frames on two adjacent sides
The finished quilt measures 33-1/2" x 39-1/2".
Mother's Fantasy Windows is an Attic Windows quilt with a twist. Instead of like-blocks sewn side by side, the quilt has multi-unit blocks in three different configurations.
A Walk Around the Block
Here's a super easy miniature wall hanging that's assembled entirely with quick piecing techniques. Half square triangle units frame the center medallion, a panel cut from a pictorial fabric. Nine-patch quilt blocks surround the center.
This 56-1/2-inch square patriotic wallhanging is made from a single 30-inch Album quilt block that's placed on the point and surrounded by corner squares and borders. The quilt is easy to put together, and is large enough to use as a summertime picnic blanket (make the quilt a bit larger by adding another border or two). Components are rotary cut and strip pieced.
Change the quilt's theme entirely by choosing different fabrics.
A black background fabric helps the colorful floral Snowball quilt blocks pop into view. Make a wallhanging with the 6" x 6" blocks or sew more blocks to create a larger quilt.
Mix and Match
Choose a theme, make a quilt block--any quilt block--and add your favorite components to create a wall hanging that's all your own. These little wallhangings are quick and easy.
Christmas Log Cabin
This 36-1/2" log cabin wallhanging is assembled with bright holiday colors. Quilt blocks are arranged in a barn raising layout.
The block is slightly different than a traditional log cabin--its red logs are taller than its green logs, and that helps make the horizontal "line" where colors meet appear to curve a bit, instead of moving in rigid stair-steps.
Log cabin quilts make excellent scrappy projects, and look good no matter what type of fabrics you choose to sew with. Change your fabrics to create a quilt with an entirely different look.
Grace's Spools combines the traditional Spool block with reproduction fabrics from the last century. Make a 36-inch square wallhanging from 6-inch blocks or an 18-inch miniature quilt from 3-inch blocks.
Mini Double Nine-Patch
Use this easy wallhanging pattern to make a miniature double nine-patch quilt. The wallhanging finishes at about 25-1/2" square. You can make it much scrappier if you like, and you can go wild with color combos to brighten it up.
Here's a design that was inspired by Carol G's tree quilt in our online galleries. You can stitch it two ways, as a rag quilt or as a non-rag miniature. The rag quilt doesn't have huge units--they finish at 4" square.
The mini quilt is smaller, with each square in the quilt finishing at 2-1/2". You'll find a couple of layout and assembly options, so be sure to read through the pattern before you begin.
Road Trip, a Quick & Easy Quilt Pattern
Patterns don't get much simpler than the Road Trip quilt. Named for its meandering pathways and Route 66 fabrics, this strippy set quilt is made from columns of squares, with rectangles at the ends of a few columns to create offsets.
Change the theme dramatically by altering fabrics, and if you like rag quilts, you can convert this one in a snap by altering patch sizes and using the rag quilt general instructions for assembly advice.
Log Cabin Christmas Tree
The Log Cabin Christmas Tree quilt measures about 22-1/2" square.
Decorate the tree by adding buttons or charms to serve as ornaments. Make tiny Christmas stockings and tack them on--you can probably find a fabric with stocking images to help make that a breeze. Scattering little bows across the tree is another way to dress it up.
Try this patchwork H design the next time you want to make a scrap quilt. The quilt finishes at about 42" x 42"--make it larger by sewing more of these simple blocks.
Jigsaw Puzzle Baby Quilt Pattern
This easy Jigsaw Puzzle baby quilt pattern is assembled with the traditional "H" quilt block. Puzzle pieces emerge when you flip adjacent blocks around and pay close attention to fabric layout.
The Jigsaw Puzzle quilt is a perfect choice for a scrap quilt. It's an excellent stash buster since each block requires only a small amount of fabric. If you don't have a stash yet, making the quilt is a good excuse to collect fat quarters and fat eighths of quilting fabrics.
The jigsaw puzzle quilt is made with 6-inch square blocks but also includes cutting instructions for 9-inch and 12-inch variations.
A Joyous Celebration
Speed piecing techniques make stitching this wallhanging a breeze. The light fabric that surrounds the star blocks blends with the fabric used in the center of the snowball blocks, giving the Snowballs an on-point appearance even though all blocks are sewn together in horizontal rows.
The quilt measures 29-1/2" square. Alter its theme in any way you like by simply changing fabrics; it would make an excellent baby quilt.