BeckyJo in Vintage Picnic fabric
Oh BeckyJo! The challenge that launched them all! In 2017, Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl) and Amber (Gigi's Thimble) hosted an Instagram contest to see who could design the best quilt using only five fat quarters and up to two background fabrics. Not a tiny mini-quilt either - it had to be at least 34" square! While BeckyJo wasn't a winning design, it ended up launching the idea of getting into pattern design.
Named after the woman who taught me to quilt and poured over my first pattern, BeckyJo is still a humble celebration of RebaLeigh's beginnings. She's the most traditional of all my patterns, but she will always hold a soft spot in my heart.
I was bound and determined to quilt this one myself. It took me almost TWO YEARS since I pieced it to finally get around to doing so, but I'm still proud of one of my few 100% me-made quilts.
So if you have five fat quarters laying around and need a triangle fix - BeckyJo knows just the girl. These large blocks are great as stand-alone projects as well - I've made a mini quilt and pillow from this pattern. (There's also a mini-quilt version of BeckyJo that uses a 12" block if you're looking for something smaller.)
Designed as part of a "five fat quarter challenge", this sweet throw quilt can be as classic or modern as you'd like depending on your fabric choice.
- Fat quarter, fat eighth, or scrap friendly pattern
- Eight-at-a-time half-square triangle method for fast and easy chain piecing
- Nested seams for perfect points
Size: 70" x 70"
Block size: 20"
Skill level: Intermediate/confident beginner
- Print - 5 fat quarters or 14 fat eighths
- Background (white) - 3 3/4 yards
- Binding (assumes 2.5" strips) - 1/2 yard
- Backing (4" extra on all sides) - 4 1/2 yards