I am excited to share my latest pattern with you: Forging Steel. This pattern is optimized to make use of charm squares or layer cakes so you can use your favorite fabric collections!
You may remember Forging Steel from Issue 8 of Make Modern magazine. This is probably one of my favorite quilts. I love how the swirls on the background stand out against the bright fabrics of the blocks and border. This quilt uses an anvil block as the base, but with more half square triangles! The border brightens the quilt, and updates a traditional pattern, while leaving plenty of negative space to play with quilting.
In this expanded and updated version, I have included expanded illustrated instructions for the lap/large baby quilt from the magazine, as well as a large twin/double and queen-sized versions of the quilt. There are now 2 block sizes, 3 quilt sizes, and 2 methods to learn to make half square triangles (2 at a time and 4 at a time).
The traditional anvil block gets a modern update with negative space, and a HST border. Make it in light or dark fabrics, scrappy, or even from two colors to get a more traditional look. I’ve used four square patches for the block centers in my Cotton & Steel version to create additional scrappiness or one large block in the Milliefleur version to show off Bari J’s amazing fabrics.
Go crazy with the quilting, because this quilt has plenty of opportunities for you to practice new fills or to perfect your favorite design. Or, you can do a simple allover and let the fabric shine.
The quilt pattern is available in lap, twin/double, and queen. I call it a twin/double because it’s really the recommended double size, but it looks good on a twin bed. As you can below, it has a nice overhang on a twin sized bed. This bed frame has a footboard, so that’s why the foot of the bed is hanging a bit oddly.
This pattern is on sale for an introductory price of $7.50 through May 20th. Find it on Craftsy from Quilts Actually.
Please share if you make this quilt by tagging your creation with #forgingsteelquilt!
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