A few versions of this quilt may be popping up into your feed this morning, but I would like to introduce you to my version of the Birchen Quilt. This is a joint project by the Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics and they are working together to bring you this wonderful (FREE!) pattern.
Now don't be scared by all of the half square triangles. Yes, there are a lot. But the pattern has you use Triangles on a Roll to make the HSTs and they make the process much faster. And guess what: that means no trimming HSTs.
In addition to the pattern, the FQS has also put together a video on how to make the quilt. So even if you are a fairly new quilter this project is very doable because the video shows you how to complete each step. And if you would like to make a quilt exactly like the one in the video, the Fat Quarter Shop has created a kit.
I chose to make my quilt using Katarina Roccella's new collection Recollection. I really fell in love with the large scale florals in the collection, but all of the prints are so beautiful. And now that I have finished the project I am in love with the corals and the blues and the low volume prints . . . really all of them.
The pattern creates a nice, large 72" x 72" quilt. The blocks are a nice big 18" which means that if you wanted to make 4 blocks you would have a nice, 36" square baby quilt.
Of course I had to choose the gloomiest San Diego day in weeks to take the photos. At least I got them before it started raining!
Did I mention how much I love the large scale floral? I used the other colorway on the back :)
Finished size: 72" x 72"
Pattern: Birchen Quilt
Fabrics: Recollection by Katarina Roccella
Kit available here