My friend Simone recently launched her first line of fabric for Paintbrush Studios. It’s called On Your Mark and has its origins in punctuation marks.
Because I’m a pal, I get to sew with it. I made her a baby quilt using her fabrics, perfect because the fabric has a lovely soft hand that the quilt won’t be scratchy at all. I call this Triple Square.
It’s basically a variation of a nine-patch, using 2-1/2″ squares with side pieces of 2-1/2″ by 6-1/2.” It goes together very quickly (like I started it Saturday afternoon, and delivered it, unbound, by Monday evening). You may have seen this at QuiltCon, where she used it in her demo.
It finishes at 42″ square. I quilted it in random angle lines, going around and over and above the brightly colored squares. I threw in some random other background pieces, just to spice it up. Then I channel quilted it around the outside edges, to create a type of border.
This is Simone’s free downloadable pattern for her collection, titled Gumdrops, which you can find on the link at the top of this post.
Look for Simone’s fun and colorful collection coming soon to a quilt store near you!
8 thoughts on “Triple Squares in “On Your Mark””
You’re a great friend and that Triple Square quilt is just perfect – love it! I fell for this fabric line when Simone first previewed it – it stands well alone and clearly mixes well with other lines! Thanks for sharing the basics to this little pattern !!
How fun for you to get to make a small quilt using your friend’s fabric! You came up with a really nice, simple design to make the fabrics shine. Lovely effort on the quilting too. Some baby is gonna look really cute laying on that quilt!
Congratulations to your friend! I really like the teal print you used as the backing. 🙂
That’s a great block design you came up with! Looks super easy to whip up a small quilt.
Great patterns, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing this post.
Those fabrics are so pretty and the quilt looks great with them.
Love the new fabrics. Your pattern and gumdrop are terrific. Will definitely look for the fabric in one of my quilt shops