Skipping Stones


About this Quilt

quilt-skipping-stones-flatAbigail Dolinger designed this pretty throw quilt with her daughter, using cleverly pieced small blocks in multiple colorways to make a diagonal cascade of color. All of the blocks have the same construction, but the color placement is so deliberate that each color blocks is treated separately. It’s a great pattern for incorporating a favorite pattern collection since it uses a bunch of different fabrics but they’d all be perfectly coordinated.

The black square units are made with a clever strip piecing and trimming technique, much quicker to make than piecing the units from patches. It makes the small blocks manageable and fun to sew. The different triangles that are attached to the strip pieced units can then be chain pieced for even quicker construction, and the deliberate diagonal color placement gives a fresh, contemporary look to the traditional blocks. Striped bias binding is the perfect finishing touch.

Abigail has been one of our favorite quilt designers for years, though we don’t often get designs in which she’s collaborated with her daughter! Her style is based on traditional blocks, but she always includes an original, contemporary twist to make the pattern fresh and fun to sew. Skipping Stones, with its small blocks and color placement possibilities, is a lovely collaborative design we’re excited to share.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed By: Abigail Dolinger and Trinity Sanders
Made by: Abigail Dolinger
Finished Size: 59″ × 71″
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Pepper & Flax collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.

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