Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Free mini quilt pattern: He Is Risen


Happy first day of spring!  It’s snowing again in Minnesota, making me all the more eager for spring to truly arrive. To keep my spirits up, I thought I would share a pretty mini quilt I made last night. It’s called “He Is Risen,” and it’s a free pattern on my Craftsy Shop!



I introduced you to this Easter pattern two years ago.  My original quilt (pictured below) was made using Strawberry Fields Revisited by Fig Tree & Company for Moda.  I just loved the soft, nurturing pastels, and I gave this mini quilt to my mom.


I’ve wanted to make one for myself ever since then. For my quilt, I chose the tender new collection by Lella Boutique called Nest. I ordered a charm pack from my sponsor, Stitches ‘n Giggles, and was instantly in love with what I saw: cheerful flowers, charming birds, and delicate tree branches. All signs of the blessings of spring!



I pulled just the robin's egg blues and the eggshell creams to create the tiny border in my quilt, and used the leaf green print for the grass. But the Nest collection also includes darker blues, taupes, and pinks! I think you’ll love it.



For the background fabric, I chose the wonderful script print from Lella Boutique’s Farmer’s Daughter collection. (You may remember I used this recently on my Kitchen Table Quilt. I will be so sad when I run out of this print!) For the cross and the binding, I pulled two subtle taupe prints also from Farmer’s Daughter.



To finish my quilt, I chose simple straight line quilting on a one-inch grid.  It complements the pattern nicely and doesn't distract from either the understated power of the finished piece or the beauty of the fabric. My thread of choice on this project was Aurifil 2021 50 wt (natural white).



“He is Risen” finishes at 11 1/2" by 15 1/2". Using some of your favorite scraps, you could sew this together in an afternoon. I’ve also been told it would make a lovely christening/baptism gift. What a great idea!  “He Is Risen” is available as a free pattern download on my Craftsy Shop. I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

~Taunja



13 comments:

  1. Thank you Taunja
    I am making this for my daughter. She will love it

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  2. This pattern could not be more appropriate in that gorgeous Nest fabric! Love, love, love! Did I mention that I love it!!

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  3. This is so pretty & such an easy pattern! I have made them as gifts but now need one for myself. I will be heading to Stitches & Giggles for that charm for myself. Btw I just ordered from them and got my package so fast! Thank you for sharing this and for the free pattern 💕😍

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    1. Thanks so much Pam! Yeah, Lori at Stitches 'n Giggles is just great!

      Happy Easter to you! :)

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    2. After seeing your post last week with the star table topper- i decided i wanted to make me one too. I had some FQ's from the Farmer's Daughter collection i bought during the holidays-and i ordered the remaining WORD fabric in yellow in this line from Stitches N Giggles :) I should have it in my mailbox today when i got home from work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Also--thanks for the free pattern. This would look nice hanging over my kitchen table. Adding to my list.... :)

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to idea, good luck!!!

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