This big, goofy weirdo was the result of a stack of fabrics that ended up on my cutting table as an audition for another project:
I was considering some gradients for a quilt Alex and I designed to make up for missing QuiltCon in February (mudslides and blizzards make for a tough road trip from Minnesota to Nashville!) and I stacked these all up. I ended up picking the middle one for that project, but I couldn’t not put them all together in a quilt. Thus, the Parachute quilt was born!
It’s a really straightforward quilt- in fact, you could just cut FQs in half and sew them together! That’s why I’m offering it for free- it barely counts as a quilt pattern :)
The PDF is available in the “Free” section of my website, and you can get there right from the button below! The recipe has fabric requirements for three sizes from a mini to a 60” throw. Being so simple, it really relies on strong color selection and placement, so the PDF also has a few tips to get you started. But really, anything goes!
Because the quilt is so simple and the blocks are so big, it’s a great opportunity to try some funky quilting ideas. Go a little wild! I had an idea that I based off of a google image search that was literally “blank POW bubble” like the ones you see in comic books, and then I just did a loose echo quilting all the way to the edges. Evie doesn’t seem to mind it either :)
If you make it, tag me on IG! I’d love to see what other version people are making, and what new color palettes people use. Also use the hashtag #parachutequilt so everyone can see them all together! And keep your eye on the hashtag- I have a few pillows in this pattern that I’ve been meaning to get around to!