Tomato Tomahto Happy Stripes Quilt

Today I’m sharing the Tomato Tomahto Happy Stripes Quilt! This is one of the samples I sewed up for the release of Happy Stripes. This Tomato Tomahto Happy Stripes turned out so fun with these bright and happy fabrics by Ruby Star Society.

Happy Stripes is a stash buster quilt pattern. It’s part of the Quilty Love Stash Buster quilt pattern series. In this version, I used a fat quarter bundle of fabrics. I choose the navy fabrics from the fabric line as the accent fabrics and all of the others as the “stripes”.

The Happy Stripes quilt pattern is in the Quilty Love pattern shop.

Happy Stripes quilt pattern

I’m happy to add a new quilt pattern to the Stash Buster quilt pattern series. This series has been so much fun to work on because I love the challenge of writing these patterns around your fabric stash.

The goal is that you can grab some fabrics you already have and start sewing.

Happy Stripes is a quick and easy quilt pattern that you can probably sew up in an afternoon or two.

This stash friendly quilt pattern is beginner friendly.

Tomato Tomahto fabric by Ruby Star Society

This fun and playful fabric line by Kim Kight by Ruby Star Society is called Tomato Tomahto. It’s full of fun prints like those adorable tomatoes. And the color way is so pretty! Aquas, pinks and navy’s. Love it!

I had a fat quarter bundle of this fabric that I used for this large throw size. I did end up leaving out a few prints since the large throw only needs 18 fat quarters for the stripes and 5 fat quarters for the accent.

Stash friendly quilt pattern

Happy Stripes is super stash friendly! You can use an assortment of pre-cuts or scraps for this fun and fast stash buster. Use any of the following fabric cuts:

  • Fat Quarters
  • Jelly roll strips
  • Layer cake squares
  • Half Yards
  • Your scrap stash!

Happy Stripes is part of the Stash buster quilt pattern series. Check out all of the stash buster quilt patterns here!

All the quilt sizes included

I have you covered on all of the quilt sizes in Happy Stripes. The Happy Stripes quilt pattern includes instructions for all of the following sizes:

  • Baby size quilt
  • Lap size quilt
  • Medium throw size quilt
  • Large throw size quilt (shown here)
  • Twin bed size quilt
  • Full bed size quilt
  • Queen bed size quilt
  • King bed size quilt

It’s those navy’s in this line that I love so much! This fat quarter bundle worked well for this pattern since the navy contrasted so nicely with the rest of the colors in the line. Plus there were the perfect amount of fat quarters to use as the accent.

You end up with cut off half square triangles when you make a Happy Stripes quilt. Scroll on down below for the bonus quilt you can make using them! The Happy Stripes quilt pattern includes two bonus quilt patterns.

Large throw size quilt

This Tomato Tomahto Happy Stripes quilt is the large throw size. And it’s huge! Large throws are my favorite size quilt to make. I prefer our quilts that we use to be nice and generous in size. Plus, you can use more fabric on a bigger quilt and I’m always happy to use up allllll of the fabric…lol.

That’s one of the driving factors behind my stash buster quilt patterns is to use up alll of the fabric. I get overwhelmed as my fabric stash grows so I really try to keep it under control and patterns like these really help.

Long Arm quilting

I sent this large throw size Happy Stripes quilt off to Modern Textiles for long arm quilting. We chose this cute Propel pantograph design. Katie suggested scaling the design down and it was as if she read my mind because I was thinking the same thing when I picked it but didn’t suggest it. It works well on this scrappy quilt.

Ruby Star Society Speckled Wide Back + binding

This Tomato Tomahto Happy Stripes quilt is finished off with a Ruby Star Society Speckled Wide Back fabric. The binding is Ruby Star Society Speckled in peony.

Happy Stripes Bonus quilt patterns!

The Happy Stripes quilt pattern comes with two bonus quilt patterns! Use those cut off half square triangles for a simple patchwork quilt or for a sawtooth star quilt like this one below.

I dug through my blue scrap bin and made this cute little lap size star quilt. The pattern includes all of the cutting instructions to make various size star quilts.

Long Arm quilting

I had Modern Textiles quilt up this cute baby size star quilt using her pantograph called Blender.

Minky Backing

This bonus star quilt is finished off with a nice and soft navy minky backing by Shannon Cuddle.

Tomato Tomahto Happy Stripes quilt Materials Used:

Quilt Pattern: Happy Stripes quilt pattern by Quilty Love
Fabrics: Tomato Tomahto by Ruby Star Society
Backing: Speckled Wide Back by Ruby Star Society
Binding: Speckled Peony by Ruby Star Society
Long Arm Quilting: Modern Textiles