The Claremont Quilt Pattern
Question….have you ever felt so excited about something you’re working on that you just want to only talk about that thing?
That’s the level of excitement the Claremont Quilt brings to the party! Can it be a Valentine’s quilt – yes! Can it be a Christmas quilt – yes! Can it be a just because quilt – yes! Can it be a springtime quilt – absolutely!
I’m so excited to introduce you to the Claremont Quilt! She’s fat quarter and ¼ yard friendly and sews up fast and easy.
A peak behind my design process.
I really enjoy the design process – I’m inspired by shapes found in nature as well as in architecture and sometimes quilts are born out of simply playing around with fabric and sewing. Funny enough, the Claremont quilt came about in a different way and is a pattern nearly three years in the making!
I’ve been dreaming about designing a quilt with hearts for a while, but none of my ideas felt quite right. You know the feeling where something seems off but you can’t quite describe why. Then I started playing around with negative space and then added in other shapes. Once I combined the hearts with these bright and cheery stars, it finally felt right!
Then it was time for all of the math! I settled on a design that uses a standard 12-inch finished block that works with both fat quarters and well as ¼ yard cuts….and mixes and matches the colors for a quilt that feels like a party!
About the sample quilts (Gimme color!).
Then it was time to play with fabrics! I decided to make three sample quilts for this pattern release and picked out three completely different fabric pulls!
Desert Primrose. Hearts are traditionally associated with the color pink, right? For the cover quilt, I wanted to select a valentine-inspired fabric pull. I went to my solid fabrics and pulled out everything that was in the pink and purple family, narrowed it down to my favorites and then threw in a light yellow and pale green for some contrast and paired it all with Kona Snow for the background.
This quilt is backed in one of my all-time favorite prints, Bonnie Christine’s Discovered in Rosewood Fusion, and bound in a simple bright pink.
At Dusk. Fun prints (check), earthy colors (check), linen thrown into the mix (check!). This fabric pull has everything I love and is paired with my favorite background choice…Kona in Natural.
I sewed up with quilt top while filming lessons for Quilt Camp – the first ever virtual quilting retreat hosted by Nollie Bean. I really got to spend some time with these fabrics documenting the entire process and I cannot wait for this quilt to make it into the rotation on our sofa! It’s going to be so yummy!!
Saddle + Mint. This is a fabric and color combination that my step-mom and I have been dying to find the right project for. This fabric pull was inspired by the backing fabric, Promenade in Mint. These delicate minty flowers have just been begging to be used in a project and I really wanted to see the Claremont Quilt felt in colors not typically associated with Valentine’s Day and hearts.
Can I just say that this is one of my favorite quilts ever!! Would you agree?
Every quilt we make provides an opportunity to strengthen a skill. The Claremont Quilt uses simple and traditional piecing methods, and you’ll get in some good practice making some flying geese and square-in-a-square components. Both easy enough to tackle as a beginner and also fun and quick to make for the advanced quilter.
If you’re looking for some additional guidance as you make your Claremont Quilt, I invite you to check out the Quilt Camp replay! You’ll gain access to 6 modules that walks you through making your Claremont Quilt step-by-step from cutting your fabric to sewing that last seam!
I’m so excited to share this quilt pattern with you, and I hope you enjoy making your own Claremont Quilt! If you share your quilt on Instagram, please tag me – I love to see and share what you make!