Quick & Unique Quilt Patterns

We have so many quick quilt patterns to choose from, we thought we’d make it a little less daunting and pick some favorites to share with you. These are unique quilt patterns that don’t take a ton of time to make but can be a lot of fun.

Suggestion #1:

Fire & Ice (Bargello Quilt Pattern) by Ann Lauer

If you’re a fan of bargello quilt patterns and Jelly Roll quilt patterns, this quilt combines both of those fabulous worlds into one spectacular quilt! Fire & Ice is gorgeous and so much fun to make. If you haven’t tried making a bargello quilt before, give it a shot—it’s worth it! It’s easier than you think to put one of these together as you can see in the video below.

Suggestion #2:

Around the Rail Fence by Lisa Swenson Ruble

This is one of those projects that’s quick to make but really sends a message. This quilt says, “I am a traditional design with a twist and you can’t ignore me!” There are also great opportunities for some free motion quilting on this one—the solid borders are essentially a blank canvas for personalizing this quilt.

Around The Rail Fence Quilt

These Rail Fence quilt blocks become the star of the show by using the solid borders to frame the rows of blocks. Pre-cut 2½” strips make it a simple and a fun time-saving project. If you like unique Jelly Roll quilt patterns, you’ll have fun working on this project. Here are some tips on putting this one together:

Suggestion #3:

Sweethearts by Joy McKeon

I’m a big fan of color—colors that pop and play off of one another, creating interest. But, sometimes I like a variety of color options, especially when it comes to baby quilts. Sweethearts is the go-to quilt for me when I’m on the search for those softer-looking baby quilt patterns. The pastels in this quilt work together to create a softer tone and they’re perfect for the design.

Sweethearts Quilt

Sweethearts works up quickly, which is perfect when you need a baby shower gift in a snap. If pastels aren’t your thing, change it up with some deep reds, pinks, and purples for a Valentine’s Day quilt. Resize this quilt and make it a two-color quilt—red and white—for a more appropriate version perfect for an older child, teenager, friend or family member.

Because it’s quick, this quilt is made with only straight seams and, to make it even easier, use a pack of 10″ Layer Cake squares to make fabric selection a no-brainer.

Suggestion #4:

Sunshine & Shadows by the Love of Quilting Staff

A lovely Log Cabin quilt is always a crowd-pleaser. This quilt, in particular, uses a technique that makes for a Log Cabin quilt that works up quickly.

Sunshine & Shadows Quilt

Take a look at the video here to see how it’s done. NOTE: the reference to 2½” strips in the video is incorrect; the project is made using 10″ squares (aka Layer Cakes).

New and unique quilt patterns are always popping up, but these are a great place to start!

Carrie Sisk | Social Media Manager, Quilting


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