Prickle Quilt

Prickle quilt by Diana Vandeyar

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 43" x 43"

Finished Blocks : 6" pieced blocks

Rating : Confident Beginner

Designed By : Diana Vandeyar

It’s genius! Although this graphic and modern quilt looks complicated, it is constructed with only one block and comes together quickly and easily. This is the kind of quilt you can make in a weekend and still have time to go for a hike and binge-watch Mad Men reruns.

What makes it work? Careful color placement. The blocks are set on point and the quilt top is constructed on the diagonal, so it is the ideal project to practice this setting technique. Never one to undervalue the final design element of quilt making, the wide green binding adds an unexpected colorful accent.

Download this quilt pattern plus nine more in the 2018 digital issue of QuiltCon Magazine.


  • ¾ yard mustard
  • 1-3/8 yards black
  • ½ yard each of light yellow, tan, and light gray
  • 3 yards backing
  • 3/8 yard binding (5/8 yard if using a 3 ½” binding)
  • Twin-size batting

Note: Save some time and use a 6 ½” Tri-Recs template for cutting your pieces.

Pick up your copy of QuiltCon Magazine 2018 for this pattern and more!