Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Introducing my Windy Days Quilt pattern!

I'm so pleased to have a new "recipe" up at Moda Bake Shop today, my Windy Days Quilt!

If you've been a long-time reader of mine, you may recognize this design! It originated as a scrappy quilt for my little boy (and I sliced a bit of my fingertip off during construction)!

I wanted to share instructions here on how to use yardage for the solid pieces rather than the charms packs in case you want to use a color not available in precuts.

If you wish to use yardage for your "solid" rather than 2 charm packs, you will need 1 1/2 yards of fabric. You could certainly use a subtle print too!

The quilt needs a total of 45  4 1/2" background squares and 36 additional 5" squares that will be pieced with the prints.

To cut these out of the 1 1/2" yards of fabric, cut as follows:
  • 5 strips, selvage-to-selvage, 4 1/2" wide 
    • Cut strips into 4 1/2" squares (9 squares per strip) 
  • 4 strips, selvage-to-selvage, 5" wide 
    • Cut strips into 5" squares (8 squares per strip, you'll have a few leftover)
Lovely Melanie of Above All Fabric has created kits with a few different fabric options for Windy Days!  I didn't have enough fabric left over to add a border to my quilt, but I do love how it looked when I set the fabric out! So, the quilt kit includes fabric to add a border for your quilt!

Here are the other options in addition to Just Wing It (so far): Hullabaloo and Happier

I sure hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do! :)


  1. Sarah! I love your quilt...I couldn't wait to check it out this morning after chatting about it last's beautiful! Congrats! :)

  2. Someone on Stashbusters list just posted a link to the MBS post with your quilt. Just wanted to say how much I like it. I have lots of 5" squares from nickel swaps in the past and 36" is the perfect size to donate as incubator covers to our local Sp Care Baby Unit! How great is that?! I can see some of these in my near future. Thanks for sharing your pattern :)

  3. Sarah, I just posted a pic of my windy day quilt on my new blog. I'm a beginner blogger and I'm not sure if I should have asked your permission first. However, I have credited your pattern and put a link to your site. Hope that's OK. What a lovely little quilt! Thanks for the pattern.