Today is a special day for two reasons. It’s Mother’s Day and it’s release day for my Sterling quilt pattern! I hope this day is special for all of you whether you’re a mom, daughter, aunt or pet mom.
Regardless of your Mom status, you’re most likely a quilter if you’re reading this blog. So, let me tell you about Sterling. What I love about this quilt is the simple and timeless design. It’s sure to become a favorite for both the new and experienced quilter with its straight forward construction and fast piecing.
Sterling quilt pattern
Sterling is available as a pdf in my Etsy Shop. Make sure to use the discount code STERLING20 to receive 20% off your purchase through May 31, 2023!
The Sterling quilt has three different size options and can be made with fat quarters or yardage. You can make it look scrappy and modern by expanding your color palette with a variety of fat quarters or classic and stream-lined with yardage. The instructions have full color diagrams and detailed instructions including pressing suggestions and unit measurements.
Bonus: alternate blocks & quilt options
There is a nice little bonus in the Sterling quilt pattern. You can easily rotate all of the block units to create four different blocks! That means four different quilts (or more)! You can get so much variety with one pattern and it’s so fun to play with. Below you can see how different each quilt would look with the alternate block layouts.
Crib size cover quilt
I made the crib size quilt using fabric from the Amelia’s Blues collection by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics. I love the timeless beauty of blue and yellow together in this quilt! The 39″ x 49″ size is not too big and not too small for a baby quilt. It can transition into the toddler years and add a nice touch of décor to any room.
The quilting was done by Carol Dockery at The Granary Quilt Shop. I love the graceful pattern she chose – it compliments this quilt so nicely! I used a subtle stripe for the binding and finished it by machine. You can see my favorite method for that here.
Throw size cover quilt
The throw size quilt was made with fat quarters from the Gayle Loraine collection by Elizabeth Chappell for Art Gallery Fabrics. This is a beautiful, soft color palette and it gives a modern yet classic feel to this version. I quilted this myself using the serpentine stitch on my domestic sewing machine (Babylock Crescendo). Fast and easy all the way!
Sterling pattern testers
I’m so fortunate to have a wonderful group of ladies willing to test this pattern. With their input, I feel confident that this pattern will be easy to follow and give you a successful quilt making experience!
Cindy made the crib size quilt using a beautiful focus fabric for the outer border and block centers. The soft pink used in the corner triangles is so subtle it creates a nice surprise when you look closely.
Donna surprised me with her quilt because she made all of the block variations that are included in the pattern. It’s very much a sampler-style quilt. She made hers into a square size that will be perfect for a picnic or to keep on the couch for those chilly nights.
Kim made the throw size quilt in a bright color palette that shines for summer. I love those flowers in the center of each block. If you look closely, you can see her dog, Pumpkin, in the background.
Regina went big and beautiful with her bed-size version of Sterling. She did a beautiful job and I’m fortunate to share her example of this 76″ x 87″ version. All of the fabrics play so well together and the border fabric really frames it nicely.
If you want to treat yourself this Mother’s Day, Sterling is here for you. Make sure to use the code STERLING20 to get 20% off the price of Sterling. It’s good through May 31, 2023. You can find it in my Etsy Shop here.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Mother’s Day!