When hunting for new children's quilt pattern ideas, Jemima Flendt wrote lists and did rough sketches before realising all the inspiration she needed was in the pencil she was using. With a little colour scheming, she drew on her skills to create this perfect fabric masterpiece quilt pattern for children.
Full materials list included in instructions
Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through the each step of this quilt pattern.
Take inspiration from Jemima's colour scheme and use a bright colours and a grey background as your colour palette. Or choose your own colour palette.
Layer cakes are a fabulous way to purchase fabric when you need a small amount of a large variety of prints. Alternatively, dive into your scraps and use them up.
Why not be adventurous in your choice of background fabrics? This quilt would look wonderful with a linen background or cotton prints with small spots or prints.
Quilt as desired. Jemima had her quilt professionally machine quilted. She worked a looping pattern in light grey thread.
This project is recommended for an intermediate crafter who would like to extend their quilting skills.
What are your favourite childhood memories? Some of my favourite memories from my childhood are the times I spent baking and crafting with my nanna. I used to spend hours with her making cookies and sewing dolls dresses, and I think that’s where I developed my love for sewing.
Where and when do you like to stitch? I love to stich anywhere. Although I love to sew up a storm in my own sewing room, I also love when we travel and I can take some sewing along with me, like English Paper Piecing or some crochet for the road.
Do you listen to music or watch television while you sew?I always have music playing when I sew but I have to turn it off when I am writing the patterns, so I can concentrate fully. I save all of my hand sewing for night time when I can put on a TV series or watch a movie as I sew.
Do you listen to music/radio or watch television while you sew? What your preference? Yes, the radio is always on during the day, but, at night and in the car, there’s always music - all the good stuff from the ‘80s and ‘90s, with some new music as well. I lean towards anything upbeat that’s good to sing and dance to!