8 quick quilts {for the modern quilter}

Is time hurtling too quickly toward an occasion you planned on making a quilt for?? This list is for you! Along with being fast and satisfying, many of these patterns are also great for featuring large prints that you don’t want to cut into eleventy billion pieces.

Enjoy this compilation of quick quilt patterns for those times when the baby shower or birthday is sooner than you realized, or as a break from more intricate projects! Each designer has consented to be included in this round up. Patterns linked in bolded headings.


Coupled Quilt by Seamed to Be (yours truly!)

This is my first pattern designed with the beginner quilter in mind. The cutting and sewing go SO quickly, and it has a little skill building built in with the skinny sashing. Pictured are the throw that I use daily on the couch, the twin size top I recently stitched up for my oldest son’s bed, and a bonus mockup with the new Harriot scallop single border prints! Find me on Instagram @seamedtobe

  • Throw + Twin sizes
  • Good for large prints, even border prints!
Here you can see how I used the border edge of the bold orange and B&W gleaned prints on the short edges of the rectangles.
More border print fun to get your creativity churning!
*Harriot prints not to scale in this mockup. From what I can tell without having it in hand, you would get more scallops per rectangle :). Use of a border print in this fashion would require more yardage than the pattern prescribes. Leftovers would make a terrific pieced backing!

Grid Quilt by Lou Orth Designs

This two fabric quilt by Lou is a stunner! Feature your favorite solid of the moment, or a bold print that you can’t get enough of. Find Lou on Instagram @louorthdesigns

  • Mini + Baby + Lap Sizes
  • Pick a fabric, any fabric! I can’t think of a combo this wouldn’t be fab in!

Pine Falls Quilt by The Blanket Statement

Erin truly has a knack for creating simple designs that pack a punch of visual interest! This pattern is a shining example of that. Find Erin on Instagram @theblanketstatement

  • SIX SIZES!! Wall Hanging through King!
  • Perfect for exploring color value with solids

Misty Mountains Quilt by Patchwork and Poodles

Eliane has terrific range as a creative and I love her chunky, graphic depiction of mountains for this, her second pattern. This would make an amazing easy quilt gift for a nature lover! Find Eliane on Instagram @patchworkandpoodles

  • Wall Hanging + Baby + Throw
  • Great in a nursery or a living room

Woven Diamonds Quilt by Peony and Fern

Claire has nailed it with this minimalist diamond design, befitting a sleek and classy living room near you. Can you say housewarming gift?? Find Claire on Instagram @peonyandfern

  • Crib + Throw sizes
  • Easy to pull from stash!

Mighty Stars Quilt by Cotton and Joy

Fran’s fresh color choices and scale give this more traditional block a modern vibe! I love this palette so much. Find Fran on Instagram @cottonandjoy

  • SIX SIZES!! Baby through King with two options for Throw
  • Equally fab in solids and prints

The Libby Quilt by Kitchen Table Quilting

Erica is a prolific pattern designer who has a design for any level of quilter! This take on interwoven strips is one of my favorites. Find Erica on Instagram @kitchentablequilting

  • FOUR sizes! Baby through Queen
  • Lends itself to any style of fabric

{FREE} Arrows Away Quilt by Happy Cloud Creations

Andrea offers a creative variety of free and paid patterns on her website! I just love the scale and orientation of these arrows and how well they lend themselves to pops of bright color! Find Andrea on Instagram @happycloudcreations

  • Baby + Throw sizes
  • Perfect for mixing prints with solids

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of quick patterns and maybe found a new designer or two to check out! All these ladies are so talented and hardworking. Big round of applause to them for their fabulous creativity, and big thanks to you for reading. Happy sewing! -Robin

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