Friday, March 30, 2018

Celebrating Easter 2018

Easter is a religious holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. At Easter time, we wanted to share this beautiful mosaic quilt by Marie Wood. She used hand-dyed fabrics and fusible applique to re-create a mosaic image of Jesus seen at Duc In Altum in Israel.

Jesus Calling - Duc In Altum by Marie Wood (Alpharetta, Georgia, USA)


Duc In Altum exalts the presence of women in the Gospel. This image of Jesus' merciful face is from a mosaic mural dedicated to the daughter of Jairus, whom Jesus raised from the dead.  The murals at Duc In Altum "seek to express the loving power of God that is bestowed on men [and women] through the actions of his divine hand." 


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2017 Houston International Quilt Festival.  Marie Wood created this design from a photo taken by fellow traveler, Marie Reichert.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Spring and Easter Quilts!

Spring has sprung, and Easter is drawing near !  It's a favorite time of year with visions of flowers in bloom and sunny days.  Here are quilts that inspire us with springlike colors, baskets, and bunnies.

Easter Basket by Marlene Cook, quilted by LaReesa Baldwin


With its basket full of tulips, surrounded by chicks and eggs, Marlene Cook describes this project as fun to make. She used lattice print fabric to create the basket, and embellished the flowers with colorful buttons.



Embroidery stitches add detail to the chicks and flowers.  (We're still searching for the source of this adorable pattern.)

Rhapsody in Blues by Georgia Thorne


Georgia Thorne used a selection of  stitches, fabric paint, threads and Angelina to create her original design.  This lovely quilt was inspired by music, hence the title, Rhapsody in Blues.  The bunny was made with trapunto.


Bunny Block by LeAnn Hileman


LeAnn Hileman says, "My appliqued bunnies are framed by grassy rings of green." The blocks were based on Grandma's Bunnies by Darcy Ashton.  The blanket stitch applique, done in black thread, gives the bunnies a vintage feel.


Carrot Patch by Kathy Urban


This darling carrot patch-themed quilt is complete with rabbits, chicks, and lots of carrots! The pattern is by The Quilt Company.  Kathy Urban says, "I love animals and enjoy making seasonal quilts that I can bring out to celebrate a certain time of year. This one made me laugh when I saw the chick in high heels."


Rabbits Prefer Chocolate by Rose Rumball-Petre


This is a wonderful Easter color version of the Rabbits Prefer Chocolate pattern by Anne Sutton. Inspired by vintage chocolate molds, each block has it's own personality. We love Rose Rumball-Petre's use of pastel colors and the combination of yellow and periwinkle in the border.  The quilt was machine pieced and appliqued, and hand quilted.


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the Springville (Utah) quilt show (Easter Basket), the 5Bee Quilters Guild show (Rabbits Prefer Chocolate), the Diablo Valley Quilters Guild show (California), and Quilt Arizona (Rhapsody in Blues, Bunny Block).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Free pattern day! Black and White quilts

Here are 50 free patterns for Black and White quilts!  What could be more stylish? To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Black and White Gingham Quilt, ~85” square, free tutorial at Simple Simon and Co


Night and Day quilt, 32 x 32”, free pattern by Lori Hein for Clothworks Textiles (PDF download)


Escargot quilt, ~37” square, free pattern by Debbie Beckwith Graves for Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


Turning Triangles quilt, 44 x 56”, free pattern for precuts at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download


Optical Illusion quilt tutorial by Alison Rasmussen 


Composition quilt, 60 x 72”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)


Positive Influence, 64 x 64”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)


Confetti quilt, ~48 x 60", free pattern by Jill Boyd for Timeless Treasures (PDF download)


Geometric Squares quilt, 46 x 58”, free pattern by Michelle Scott at AQS blog (PDF download)


Evening Gown quilt, 56 x 60”, free pattern by Jina Barney for Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


Wicked Eve quilt, 70 x 89", free pattern by Osie Lebowitz for Timeless Treasures (PDF download)


Little Black Quilt, ~36 x 39”, free pattern at Me and My Sister Designs (PDF download


Tunnel Vision quilt, 54 x 66”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download)


Acoustic quilt, 50 x 68”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)


Black and White Modern Baby Quilt, 33 x 39”, tutorial at Simple Simon and Co 


Pearl Luxe quilt, ~82 x 95”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass (PDF download)


XOXO quilt, 58 x 76”, free pattern at Timeless Treasures (PDF download)


Butterfly House quilt, ~46” x 56”, free pattern by Stitched Together Studios for Benartex (PDF download)


New Bohemian quilt, 34 x 40”, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)


Diamond Day quilt, 70 x 90”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download)


Magical Night quilt, 60 x 78”, free paper piecing pattern at David Textiles (PDF download)


Whimsical quilt, 56 x 71”, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)


Whisper quilt, 70 x 90”, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)


Savoy quilt, 62” square, free pattern by Janet Houts for Blank Quilting (PDF download)


Churn Dash quilt, 68” square, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download)


Crossroads quilt, ~64” square, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)


Dorothy quilt, 45 x 45”, free pattern by Anna Griffin for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)


Elegance in Black & White, 64 x 64”, free pattern by Jean Katherine Smith for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)


Winter Memories Star quilt or table topper, 39” square, free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


Fright Night quilt II, 50 x 63”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass (PDF download)


Windowpanes quilt (designed for 6" strips), ~46 x 67”, free pattern at Timeless Treasures (PDF download)


Monochrome Waves quilt, 62 x 80”, free pattern at Benartex (PDF download)


Make Your Mark quilt, ~60 x 76”, free pattern by Heather Jones for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download


In Addition To, ~54 x 70”, free pattern by Kristy Daum for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)


Angular quilt, 60” square, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)


Herringbone quilt, 63” x 73”, free pattern at Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)


Herringbone quilt, ~54” x 66”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download)


Crystal Palace quilt, 74 x 74", free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


Gramercy quilt, 58 x 74”, free pattern by Janet Houts for Blank Quilting (PDF download)


Midwinter Garden quilt, free pattern by Clothworks Textiles (PDF download)


Fright Night quilt I, 73 x 73”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass (PDF download


How Dreams are Spun, 54 x 54”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)


Maze quilt, ~50 x 50”, free pattern at Leutenegger (PDF download)


Gray Matter quilt, 72 x 72”, free pattern by Nancy Mahoney (PDF download


Penumbra quilt, 65 x 79”, free pattern at Windham Fabrics (PDF download)


Town Square quilt, 68” square, free pattern by Nancy Mahoney for P and B Textiles (PDF download


Licorice Fizz quilt, free pattern by Carol van Zandt for Andover Fabrics (PDF download)


Out of Africa quilt, 69 x 86”, free pattern by Cate Tallman-Evans for Blank Quilting (PDF download)


Lockers quilt, ~50″ x 56”, free pattern at Timeless Treasures (PDF download)


The Gallery quilt, 56 x 76”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for P and B Textiles (PDF download)


Peaks and Valleys table runner, 14 x 50”, free pattern by Melissa Corry for Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)


Vogue II Table Runner, ~16 x 49”, free pattern at Fabric Editions (PDF download)


Tree Table Runner, 20 x 62", free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


Zipper pillow, 17" square,  tutorial by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter as seen at Olfa


Peppered Cottons Pillow #3, 20" square, free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


 And here are free patterns for Black, White and Red Quilts (a dynamic combo!):

Masquerade quilt, 66 x 66”, free pattern at Henry Glass Fabrics (PDF download)


Eye of the Storm (kaleidoscope) table topper, ~39” square, free pattern at Connecting Threads


Trellis quilt, 51” square, free pattern by Carl Hentsch for Studio E Fabrics (PDF download


Twister Heart quilt tutorial (uses twister ruler) at First Light Designs


Apartment 9 quilt, ~56 x 74”, free pattern by Jocelyn Ueng for Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


Mosaic quilt, 52 x 52”, free pattern by Carl Hentsch for Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)


Woodsy Winter quilt, 49 x 72", free pattern by Linda Fitch for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download


Black, White and Currant Lone Star quilt, 90 x 90”, free pattern at Henry Glass (PDF download


Black, White and Currant Pillow and Bed Runner, free pattern at Henry Glass (PDF download)


Image credits: This post was updated on September 5, 2018. Individual images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs; complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. The photo montage shown on this page is a derivative work that is the property of Quilt Inspiration. If any links are broken, we'd love to know so we can fix it. Please email us at QuiltInspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.
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