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A simplified jigsaw puzzle pattern adds a delightful element of whimsy to a quilt, and is perfect for a child’s bedroom. Since the shape is a complicated one, it’s worth making a template, using a die, or finding or creating a custom file for your cutting machine. The fun shapes do mean that any fabric print looks great with it, though!
Scale or scallop patterns always form interesting quilts, as they resemble fish or mermaid scales. When used with a variety of patterned fabrics, such as Tilda Lazy Days Fabric Collection, the pattern creates a striking psychedelic appearance. Once again, the shape is a complicated one, so make sure you have the necessary tools!
Characterized by diamonds and intercrossing diagonal lines, Argyle patterns are often seen in preppy fashion and golfwear. However, when used with floral prints such as Debbie Shore Lily Pad Fabric Collection, they make for lovely feminine quilts, perfect for the home or when given as a gift. Since the pattern only uses diamond shapes, it’s easy to make too!
Chevron is a popular zigzag pattern, which can be pieced together using rectangle, parallelogram or even isosceles triangle shapes. For a striking appearance, switch between plain white fabric and colourful patterned fabric for each row of zigzags, such as in Accuquilt GO’s Take Flight quilt.
Quatrefoil patterns are made up of four-lobed shapes similar to a four-leaf clovers – the word quatrefoil actually means ‘four leaves’. A pointed quatrefoil quilt pattern can easily be made up using a range of squares and pentagons, and the fun shapes look great in a range of different prints. Why not try using the Six Penny Memories Moda Remix Pack, which offers several different designs?
This pattern is characterised by abstract spiky shapes; it looks particularly striking in black, white and red, but works well in a rainbow of colours too. The characteristic shape is surprisingly easy to put together, making it simple to create your own fashionable quilt. Try creating a throw for a modern update in your living room.
Patterns don’t need to cover the whole quilt to be striking – you can instead opt for a pretty geometric design stitched into the centre of a blanket. For instance, butterfly or floral designs look great in every colour and pattern, and abstract shapes will let you get creative. Why not have a go at the star motif in Accuquilt GO’s Strip Star Sampler Quilt?