And wow, what a year it has been!
If you had asked me a year ago that Quiltd would be where it is now.. I would probably laugh! It has been an adventure that I’ll never forget. I’m so glad that I decided to start this quilt design studio, really because I have met the most amazing, fantastic quilters.
And so.. to celebrate the first quilt pattern released, and one of the most popular to date! I will be releasing a free special edition crib size!
This is a free addition to the original pattern, and I couldn’t be more excited to share the details with you.
Siracusa Modern Quilt Pattern
Siracusa is one of my all-time favorites. It’s easy to make, comes together quickly and I would know, I’ve made 8 of them! It uses strip quilting to create a plaid/gingham pattern and it’s so lovely and modern!
The original Siracusa pattern comes in 3 sizes: Crib, Throw, and Full.
Each of these sizes subtracts or adds rows/columns of strips to make them smaller or bigger. Which is easy to do for a lot of quilters, especially beginners.
Special Edition Crib Size
The special edition is a new size of strip for the crib. It reduces each of the block sizes to be smaller and more compact. It is so lovely as a crib and it works beautifully with the original instructions.
This edition will be free to download, however, you’ll need the original pattern for the directions, details, etc.
Making the Siracusa Gingham Quilt Pattern
I was so excited to test this new size out, of course I had to use some of my favorite fabrics, Essex Linen. Essex Linen has a lovely line of yarn dyed linen that imitates the plaid effect and I’ve found it to be perfect for the Siracusa quilt pattern.
The fabric colors that I chose were:
- Essex Linen Silver
- Essex Linen Yarn Dyed Homespun Silver
- Essex Linen Linen (the color)
They were perfect! And so soft and cuddly. To make it even cuddlier (because baby blankets should be the most cuddly quilts), I added white sherpa backing. It. Is. My. Favorite.
It does collect random threads so be aware of that!
You know I love big stitch binding. I really haven’t done anything else for awhile, it’s just a perfect hand stitched touch that doesn’t require me to hand quilt the entire quilt! I chose a light silver color to match the fabrics in the quilt top.
Download a copy today!
Share your quilt top with Quiltd by tagging us on social media @quiltdstudios. I can’t wait to see all of these beautiful gingham crib sized Siracusa quilts!