About this Quilt

quilt-memories-flat“I love how the woven effect is achieved and makes me feel like I’m looking through a garden lattice into a secret garden beyond,” Elaine Theriault said about her easy one-block design. “This is the kind of design that makes me want to try multiple colorways or imagine fussy cut images in the center of each block.” We agree! Other ideas for making this pattern your own would be getting signatures in the block centers or frames to write heartfelt messages to a special someone or two, or to print out photos of friends and family on fabric to place in the block centers.

Though this block is easy to sew, it does include partial seams, which may seem daunting to beginner quilters. Don’t worry! The technique is not difficult, and our pattern will walk you through the process. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be glad to practice and add another useful skill to your piecing repertoire. It goes even faster if you chain piece the blocks as you sew.

Another nice thing about this pattern is how it uses just 3 fabrics, plus a fourth for the border and binding. It’s perfect for showcasing a favorite print or capsule fabric collection. The block frames look especially nice in striped fabrics, as Elaine used, adding to the woven effect. The block construction, added to the way the blocks are arranged, makes it look less like rows of blocks and more like a staggered, woven puzzle. It’s a sleek, modern look that has wide appeal.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed and Made By: Elaine Theriault
Finished Size: 58˝ x 66˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Chloe collection by Northcott Studio for Northcott Fabrics.

Get the Memories pattern and More from Quick Quilts June/July 2018