AGF Stitched - Birchen Quilt with Free Pattern

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.  
Recollection Birchen Quilt
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.  
Recollection Birchen Quilt
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.  
Recollection Birchen Quilt
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!
Recollection Birchen Quilt
Did I mention how much I love the large scale floral?  I used the other colorway on the back :)  
Recollection Birchen Quilt
Finished size: 72" x 72"
Pattern: Birchen Quilt
Kit available here
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17 comments

  1. Your quilt looks wonderful :-)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Kathrin

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  2. Love your version Erica, it's beautiful.

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  3. I just saw this pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop blog and I am surprisingly drawn to it! It's so beautiful!

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  4. I love your color choices, Erica.

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  5. I love the vibrancy of your color/pattern choices! The quilt is lovely.

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  6. What a beautiful use of fabric! The floral triangle sets it off beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. i love what you do, Erica! your fabric combos are awesome. and i'm with you on those flower prints-love! ...not your grandma's old lady large floral prints the way you're working these! fun and fresh.

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  8. I love the prints you used. It looks wonderful.

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  9. I am so in love with your version of Birchen quilt and your heaven-ly use of my fabrics!!!! Xoxo

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I loved how you used the different colorways on the front and the back!

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  11. Pretty, pretty! Your version is my favorite so far!

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  12. WHOA! I LOVE the colors in your quilt and it makes me feel like the transition of winter into spring! backing fabric is perfect! Stunning!

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  13. I love the way the bright colors bring to mind the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. A nice taste of spring for the eyes! I am really digging this pattern, thanks so much for sharing your version!

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  14. Beautiful quilt! And I love the back!

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