Church Window Quilt Pattern

 Church Window Quilt Pattern is finally available!

I'm sure that my inspiration for this quilt is pretty self explanatory. Church Window is inspired by the beautiful stained glass found in an old church window! I've always been drawn to this elongated hexagon shape. The way that they all stack together is so beautiful and interesting to me! 

This quilt is constructed in a way that does NOT use y-seams! (Can I get an AMEN?) I also love that this quilt is scrap, fat eighth, fat quarter, 1/4 yard, 1/2 yard and yardage friendly! It is super versatile, probably my most versatile pattern to date!

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I choose these soft yet bold colors for my initial draft of the design. From top to bottom, they are Robert Kaufman Kona (R) Solids: Pimento, Creamsicle, Peach, Lingerie, White, Desert Green, Seafoam, Sage, Teal Blue and Gotham Grey.

When looking at a church window, or a stained glass window, the widow panes are what make the design/colors POP. I wanted this quilt to have the same effect, so I decided to add some thin sashing.  I don't typically like to use sashing in my quilts, but this quilt needed it!  I love how it creates a subtle, delicate look, but still gives each hexagon it's own distinct frame. It's my favorite part of the quilt, by-far!

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Great news! Cottoneer has a quilt kit for this exact quilt! You can find that here.

Ya'll, check out this quilting! Andrea, of Walker Quilt Co. designed the perfect quilting motif! It really adds to the theme of the quilt!

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We brought this quilt ( and a few others) to Alaska with us last month. It was so fun to take #quiltsinthewild photos with my husband. He's a good sport!

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It was definitely the trip of a lifetime! We saw moose, whale, otter, sea lions, bears, bald eagles....every Alaskan animal you could think of!

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We had such a good time celebrating 5 years of marriage. I feel very blessed to call this guy my husband!

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Anyways! Back to Church Window :)

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After I made my first version of this quilt, ya'll know that I had to make a two color version as well! I was inspired by my 2 color version of First Gift, so I decided to go with Kona Snow and Gotham Gray. 

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I backed it with this gorgeous Amy Sinibaldi floral. I just love her fabrics!

Guess what?! Cottoneer also has quilt kits for this quilt too. And it includes the backing! (woot woot!) You can find it here.

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I quilted super quick and easy criss cross lines. I have a tutorial for that here!

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For my next Church Window quilt, I wanted to try prints!

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I have gotten so many questions about these fabrics! In fact, there has been such a demand that I created 2 bundles of them from my scrap fabrics. They were snatched up within 15 minutes! I wanted to run through the list and name as many fabrics as I could.  

Going off of the photo above, from left to right, they are:

-Raise the Volume Sonic Flora by Art Gallery Fabrics (AGF)
- Lugu Konstelacija Valge by AGF
- Unruly Terrace by AGF
- Firefly Whisper by AGF
- I don't know the name of this one...let me know if you do!
- Netorous in Anna Peach by Cotton & Steel
- Sprinkle in Peach by Cotton & Steel
- Keeping Watch Mist by AGF
- Scallop Dot in Peony by Dear Stella
- Les Fleurs Rosa Peach by Cotton & Steel
- Kona in Nectarine by Robert Kaufman
- Kona in Leather by Robert Kaufman

 

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I've been holding onto these prints for a while now, so it was nice to use them up! I love that this pattern uses big cuts...it really lets the fabrics shine! 

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J. Coterie quilted this one for me. Her design add an extra layer to the pattern that I absolutely love!

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Next up, "Peonies in April"! I saw this bundle on Fabric Bubb and I knew that I HAD to have it! As some of you know, our house flooded while we were in Alaska, and we've been displaced for about 3 weeks now. I knew that I was going to have limited time and space for quilting, so I asked my quilting friends for a little help! 

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 I sent this bundle to Sarah of @mycrowdednest and not only did she piece the top for me, but she even quilted it as well! 

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This pattern wouldn't be possible without my super talented pattern testers! They have all thoroughly reviewed this pattern and created their own beautiful Church Window quilts! Take a look!

 

Katie @katesmakesandcreates always has the best color palettes! And I love how she use mostly white for her window colors. Beautiful!

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Sarah of @thecraftyseashell created this bright and summer-y quilt! I just love it!

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Stephanie aka @beansyquilts decided to go with two colors, which REALLY lets her quilting shine! That's right, folks, she quilted this herself!!! Bravo Steph!

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Corrine from @cbenkenworks made such a fun rainbow quilt. I love how she played with color placement!

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Brittany of @hopscotchcotton used these super gorgeous greens and blues for her quilt! It's so peaceful and calming!

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Joy from @themakingsofjoy used Ruby Star Coordinates to create this masterpiece! The bold colors, paired with how she thoughtful fabric placement is stunning!

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Claire of @claireandhercrafts used these gorgeous Alison Glass prints for a bold Church Window quilt. Love it!

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Jamie of @sewbrainy created a Church Window quilt inspired by sea glass. I love these gorgeous colors!

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Kara of @hollandhomesteaddesigns crafted this gorgeous pink/neutral baby quilt. I love the dark sashing!

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I just love Claire of @thestitchsaloon's subtle and neutral quilt! Yes, girl!

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Nicki from @wovenandwoolly used some leftover scraps to make a wall hanging size of church window. Brilliant!

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That's all for now, friends! Be sure you tag me on social media, and use the hashtags #churchwindowquilt and #loandbeholdpatterns! I love to see all of your pretty quilts! (P.S. if your social media account is private, I can't see your photos...feel free to email them to me!)

 

You can find Church Window quilt pattern in my shop!

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Happy quilting!

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Brittany


3 comments

  • I’ve purchased pattern and fabric and still waiting for tips and tricks for church windows.

    Donna james
  • I have purchased my pattern and fabric; but, after 4 tries, I am unable to sign up for the QAL. I never receive the confirmation email. What do I do to get signed up, please?

    Cindy
  • They are all beautiful💚💚💚

    Thunder

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