portland-square-quilt-pattern-coverI am so happy to release this pattern today! I’ve been working on these quilts and patterns on and off for a *really* long time, so it has been so good to finally publish them and introduce them!

Purchase Info:

My Pattern Shop

Available in my Craftsy Store

Available for EU purchasers here


This is the Portland Square Quilt Pattern, a digital PDF pattern available in two sizes:  lap quilt (54” x 54”) and throw quilt (78” x 84”).

Charm pack and jelly roll friendly, as well as instructions for using yardage and scraps.portland-square-quilt-pattern-2

It is easily customizable, you could decrease or increase the number of blocks to make any size–this is my queen size quilt version, made out of Flea Market Fancy (FMF) fabrics.

I started working on it years ago, and finally finished it this summer (quilted by Nicole Christofferson @kwilter100). For any fellow fabric obsessors, when FMF was hard to find, I once dreamed of binding a quilt in these gray seeds. Feels so silly now, but I did it anyway, once the reprint came out a few years ago!


Pre-cut friendly, this quilt can be made with a jelly roll, charm packs, or yardage/scraps.

It looks great with solids, prints, or a combination of the two.

This 14 page pattern has clear instructions, full color illustrations, and coloring pages to help plan your quilt.

It is available on my website, my craftsy store, and EU customers: please see my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwimBikeQuilt?ref=hdr_shop_men portland-square-quilt-pattern-bed
Acknowledgements: Cover shots by Ellie Cox (@elliecoxphoto), styling by Evalyn Coleman, and quilting on the queen size quilt by Nicole Christofferson (@kwilter100).


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I have 2 new digital pdf quilt patterns for sale! I’m so excited to be releasing the Liberty Park Picnic Quilt and The Super Star Quilt. 

The patterns will usually be $10 each; I’m running a launch/small business Saturday/cyber Monday 30% off sale– discount is reflected in the list price. The price will return to the normal $10 on Tuesday am.


Both quilts come in 2 sizes and are fat quarter friendly. The Liberty Park Picnic Quilt is especially great for those large print, fat quarters you love but aren’t sure how to use!


The quilt patterns are 9 and 7 pages, respectively. There are full color diagrams, a coloring page, and 4 alternate colorings for each quilt, which is one of my favorite parts!


Additional details are shown on the listing page. You can purchase them via my pattern shop on my Pattern Shop, my Craftsy shop, and for customers in the EU, my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much!

Acknowledgements: Cover shots by Ellie Cox (@elliecoxphoto), styling by Evalyn Coleman, and quilting on the Liberty Park Picnic Quilt by Abby Latimer (@alatimer).

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I have been working hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks, and I’m excited to share soon! But I had to stop and share this photo of my Summer Sampler quilt taken by the talented Ellie Cox (@elliecoxphoto) and styled by one of my favorite people, Evie Coleman, who happens to be mom to Ellie and sister to Laura Gunn (there are a few snippets of Laura’s fabric in that quilt). Small world and so much talent in that family.

I love working with other creatives, and seeing their vision for my own work.

I hope this photo made you smile. I hope you feel peace and love and eat all the food this week of Thanksgiving (if you are celebrating), and even if you aren’t, feelings of peace and eating good food isn’t such a bad way to spend a day.

And I can’t wait to share more next week!

p.s. how is your Summer Sampler coming?

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Today is the day! I honestly can’t believe that we have spent the last 20+ weeks making blocks for what turned out to be a really fun Summer Sampler quilt along. Today, Faith, Lee and I are each sharing three different layouts for your blocks. Thank you to everyone who designed blocks, bought the pattern, sewed along (and for those who plan to make the quilt in the future), and who commented here and on Instagram. One of the best parts of the quilt along was the Facebook group–it was so great to see blocks, hear advice, and cheer and be cheered along.


[p.s. thanks to my husband and brother and sister-in-law @dmcstudios, who helped hold the quilt and took some of the pictures. Do you know how hard it is to get a flat shot of a 85” square quilt?!]


This is my finished quilt! I named it “21 Blocks” because I know everyone wants to make just *one* more block. I made a second Diamond Ladder block (designed by Faith) because it looks a bit different when placed on end. You can make any 12-1/2” block you want–if you need some inspiration, there are 12 (free!) block patterns available as part of the original Summer Sampler Series.


I quilted this in straight-ish vertical lines, about 1/2”-3/4” apart. It took for-ev-er but really adds to the quilt design, I think. The quilt finishes at about 85” square, big enough to cuddle in or use as a nap quilt. It also fits well on a twin bed as a slightly over-sized twin quilt.



I used a 108” wide quilt back I had in my sewing room (they are my FAVORITE for big quilts!) for the back. It is made by Robert Kaufman and comes in a few colors. My very favorite are the Carolyn Friedlander Widescreen quilt backs. I have backed quilt a few quilts in these! I ended up choosing white for the binding, and used my machine binding tutorial. Saved a ton of time, it is very sturdy, and I like the way it looks!


Thanks for quilting and coming along on this Summer Sampler journey! And thanks to Faith and Lee for being the best quilting partners a girl could ask for, and for the contributing designers, listed below!

Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew http://cluckclucksew.com/
Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters http://www.genxquilters.com/
Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/
Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/
Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles http://www.karenlewistextiles.com/
Katie Clark Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilthttp://swimbikequilt.com/
Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced http://www.freshlypieced.com/
Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/
Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft http://modernhandcraft.com/

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All of the Summer Sampler 2016 details are below–if you are interested in purchasing the entire pattern, including the 3 layout options, it will be available soon!

Special note: If you are having trouble and don’t see your pattern email, it has likely been marked as SPAM by your email service. Please email Lee at FreshlyPieced@gmail.com and she can resend your link.

Summer Sampler 2016 Kickoff Details
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

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