First Crush in Chestnut Street fabrics
Fun fact - I actually made this quilt in 2017!! It was the very first quilt I made that was bigger than a baby quilt, and the first one I made for myself. I spent ages planning all the squares, deciding on block placement, and even hand-bound it. Three years later, I can hardly imagine taking so much time on a scrappy quilt! (I am not one to meticulously plan out my fabric placement...)
A couple years later I ended up gifting this quilt to my grandmother instead. I find it so fitting that as her oldest grandchild, I have the first quilt she ever made on my bookcase. Now - she has the first (ish) quilt I ever made, too!
I'm going to ignore the fact that her first quilt was QUEEN SIZE and HAND-QUILTED. I'm just not quite that ambitious.
But regardless, this quilt is special in many ways. It's made it's rounds through the internet as a free pattern for a few years and recently was a part of the Learn to Quilt sew-along I hosted in 2018. I've now updated the pattern with more content and five sizes, and it's available once again in the pattern shop!
I don't have many pictures of this one - next time I'm in Indiana visiting my grandparents I'll have to pay this old quilt a visit. :)
- Charm pack, layer cake, and fat quarter friendly pattern
- Fast and easy chain piecing
- Comes in five sizes - baby, throw, twin, queen, and king
- Baby: 44" x 44"
- Throw: 70" x 70"
- Twin: 83" x 96"
- Queen: 96" x 109"
- King: 109" x 122'
Skill level: Beginner