I have couple of bright and colorful Quilty Love Palette Picks Fat Quarter Dash quilts to share! Both of these small Fat Quarter Dash quilts are made up using the brand new Quilty Love Palette Picks bundle by Robert Kaufman.
Fat Quarter Dash is the second quilt in the Quilty Love stash buster series and is now available in the shop. Fat Quarter Dash is quick, easy and you guessed it, fat quarter friendly.
My hope for this quilt pattern is that you can dig through your stash, find some fabrics to use and start sewing! This simple quilt is also a really great beginner or first time quilter quilt.
Quilty Love Palette Picks Fat Quarter Dash quilt
I’m super excited about the soon to be released Quilty Love Palette Picks bundle! I curated this bundle for Robert Kaufman using their basic fabric lines. It will start shipping to quilt shops in April. You can ask for it at your local quilt shop!
Quilt shops can pre-order through Robert Kaufman or your distributor now.
I made two different quilts (using two bundles) using only the warms and neutrals and only the cools and neutrals in this fat quarter bundle.
Beginner friendly quilt pattern
Fat Quarter Dash is a quick and easy beginner friendly quilt pattern! The Fat Quarter Dash quilt pattern was written with beginners in mind. I get asked often for a good beginner quilt pattern.
There are a few beginner friendly quilt patterns in the Quilty Love shop but not one that is an obvious go-to. So I wrote this one for anyone looking to make a quilt for the very first time or looking for basic quilt patterns as a beginner.
Stash buster quilt pattern
Fat Quarter Dash is also a really great stash buster! I consider a quilt pattern a stash buster when it makes it easy to actually use up your stash! What makes Fat Quarter Dash a really great stash quilt is the fact that it doesn’t require background fabric. Every square inch of this quilt is made up of fabrics from your stash!
I mostly write my patterns around fat quarters since that is what most quilters have in their stash. Even if you collect half yards or yards you can still cut a fat quarter from those cuts.
Fat Quarter Dash is a fat quarter friendly quilt but you can get away with using a piece of fabric slightly smaller than a fat quarter. See the cutting diagrams in the pattern for the exact size.
Mix and Match fat quarter quilt pattern
Mix and match fat quarter quilts are my favorite quilts to make and design! They are so versatile. You can use a fat quarter bundle you already have or create your own using fabrics from your stash.
Fat Quarter Dash quilt pattern
The Fat Quarter Dash quilt pattern is a quick and easy quilt that includes all the quilt sizes. The pattern includes six different sizes: Baby, small throw, large throw, a twin size bed quilt, a queen size bed quilt and a king size bed quilt.
These Quilty Love Palette Pick Fat Quarter Dash quilts are both the small throw size.
If you want to make two quilts using just one of my Palette Picks bundles you can do that by making two baby size quilts!
I was excited to break up my Quilty Love Palette Picks bundle into a warm and cool bundle. I love how it easily separates out like that.
Long Arm Quilting
I sent both of these Fat Quarter Dash quilts off to Jenae of Vintage Stitch for long arm quilting. I think this quilting pantograph is called Squared.
The quilting pantograph on the warm version of Fat Quarter Dash is called Compass.
Both of these Fat Quarter Dash quilts are backed with Robert Kaufman Carolina Gingham. The warm version uses the color Coral and the cool version uses the color Fog.
The gingham fabric makes the cutest backing on these quilts. These Carolina ginghams are really soft too.
Solid quilt bindings
Most of my quilt bindings are solid these days. I’m usually trying to use what I have on hand. Mostly that’s because I don’t plan ahead and don’t want to take the time to find something new.
The warm Fat Quarter Dash uses one of the Palette Picks fabrics. It’s actually an essex linen in the color aqua. I don’t really recommend using a linen like this for the binding but I have a few times. It’s a little thicker than a cotton and it does have a tendency to shrink more so I do try to avoid it for something like a binding.
The warm Fat Quarter Dash also uses a fabric from the Palette Picks bundle. The warm version is a kona cotton in the color Blush Pink. That’s one of my favorite colors in the bundle.
Quilt Pattern: Fat Quarter Dash by Quilty Love
Fabrics: Quilty Love Palette Picks bundle
Binding: Kona Cotton Blush Pink and Essex Linen Aqua
Backing: Carolina Gingham
Pieced on a Janome MC6700p
Long Arm quilted by Vintage Stitch