Easy Piecing Grid's by Ten Sisters have finally made it to New Zealand! Create your very own patchwork quilt with these amazing pre-marked interfacing panels. Also know as Pixelated Quilts, they are a fun and simple way to make an impact with your very own quilt design or use one of the many free patterns available. Find the panels at Sublime Stitchery here.
I've put together a list of some of my favourite free options.
Amy Smart has a really versatile Pixelated Heart Patchwork Quilt on her blog (picture right) which was published in 2017, it's a classic! They make a great gift and are straight forward to sew. You can find Amy's instructions for this Pixelated Heart Quilt here. Or you can use this free pattern layout and adjust the square sizes to suit the Easy Piecing Grid that you have. Add 5 rows above the heart and 4 rows below the heart to make a larger quilt.
Embroidery designs are great inspiration for pixelated quilts. This free Embroidery Flowers quilt from Tilda is currently making the rounds on Instagram and it's easy to see why! It's simply stunning. You could use solids as the pattern suggests, but you could also use up your scraps for an equally stunning quilt.
A similar pattern is the pixelated Rose Quilt from Riley Blake Designs. I've seen this in a number of different colour ways and they are all gorgeous.
Ten Sisters Handicraft also has a bunch of pixelated patterns on their site. And they're perfect for using their unique and clever fusible Easy Piecing Grid Panels to make pixelated projects even easier. One of my favourites is this Irish Chain quilt pictured on the right. Such a straight forward way to sew a quilt and the possibility with scraps is endless!
Tamara Kate has this cute free Juicy Apple pattern available on her blog and she also includes a free layout download. Can you spot the heart on the apple?
Another fun Apples pattern, this time by EQ8. This one reminds me of a t-shirt my sister had as a child. It read "going, going, gone!" If you don't have EQ8 you won't be able to get the pattern, but I'm sure you could work out your own pattern, incorporating half square triangles and other improv piecing to create this fun quilt.
I hope you found some fun inspiration for using the Easy Piecing Grid panels. You can find Easy Piecing Panels on the Sublime Stitchery website here.
As always, I'm here to help with all your questions and comments, feel free to get in touch! Until next time, happy stitching!