The Geometric Prairie Quilt pattern is finally here! The process from the initial designing phase up to release has felt like a long time, I think mostly because it’s summer so we’ve gone on several vacations: a camping trip, two weddings, multiple day trips and casual hang-outs with family, and a 10-day road trip in between it all and I’ve spent a lot of time away from the computer and the sewing machine. It’s been very therapeutic and a great summer so far. Now, we’re back home and on baby watch – about 5 more weeks until my due date!
I’ve had so many opposing feelings throughout the design process of my Geometric Prairie Quilt pattern. As I started to design it on the computer I loved it, and couldn’t wait to get started making it out of fabric. Then, as I began to make the first sample quilt, the scrappy version, I started to drag. This pattern took FOREVER! I knew it needed a few tweaks in the construction process in order to become a bit more user friendly and not take what feels like years to complete.
Scrappy Large Throw
So, I made those few tweaks and the next version I made, the modern version, didn’t take me as long and I started to like the pattern again but there’s one down-side: it produces a lot of scraps. Like enough that if you save them you could make another small quilt with the scraps. So, that’s what I recommend doing! Save your cut-offs and scraps and use them to make a quilt!
Modern Small Throw
This pattern has three different sizes: Baby, Small Throw, and Large Throw, in two different versions: Modern and Scrappy. The scrappy version is perfect for using your stash! It is a block based pattern so additional sizes can easily be made simply by adding or removing blocks.
Of course I couldn’t have done this without all of my wonderful testers. I was still uncertain if I loved the pattern when I sent it out to testers, and they completely blew me away with what they’ve made and have made me excited about the pattern again! My testers make the pattern look better than I even imagined it could look!
Alissa Strouse, @alissalovestoquilt on Instagram, did a gorgeous job with her Modern Baby version.
Alyssa Sheldon, @alyssapearlquilts on Instagram, made the Modern Small Throw. I love her color and fabric choices!
Anne Rigby, @anniedangerous on Instagram, made the Scrappy Small Throw.
Her fabrics really pop!
Tera Stephenson, @caligirlquilts on Instagram, made this gorgeous large throw. I love how she played with the color layout!
Lucinda Tooker, @lucindalubelle on Instagram, made a Small Throw.
If you’d like to make your own version of the Geometric Prairie Quilt, head over to my shop here, or if you prefer to shop on Etsy it is available here. All items in both of my shops are on sale for 15% off with the code PRAIRIE15. The sale ends on Monday, July 29th at 11:59 Pacific time. I love to see what you make from my patterns, so tag me on Instagram with your creations @alexaquilts with the hashtags #geometricprairiequilt and #alexaquiltspatterns.