Free Quilt Pattern: Fenced In Throw Quilt

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Photo taken by Holly DeGroot.

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a free quilt pattern download to share. This quilt pattern was originally released in my short-lived newsletter, but I thought I'd make it available for download here on my blog!

Fenced In can be made with 15 fat quarters or 50 jelly roll strips. For my quilt I used my friend Holly's Brushstrokes fabric collection.

Find fat quarter bundles of Brushstrokes in Holly's shop, here.

Photo taken by Holly DeGroot.

 It takes advantage of strip piecing, which means the blocks come together fast!

Photo by Holly DeGroot.

I chose to finish mine with simple diagonal lines through each block. You can find my full blog post on my quilt here: Fenced In Quilt. I loved making this quilt, and I hope you'll make one too! You can't go wrong with simple strips. Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly
Finished Size: 54"x66"
Finished Block Size: 6" square

Fenced In Quilt Materials:
- 15 fat quarters OR (50) 2.5” jelly roll strips
- 3 1/2 yards of backing fabric
- 62” x 74” piece of cotton batting
- 1/2 yard of binding fabric
- Coordinating thread

Download the free quilt pattern here: Fenced In Quilt Pattern.

Photo taken by Holly DeGroot.

I hope you've enjoyed this free pattern! I have lots of other free tutorials for everything from quilts, pillows, bags, and holiday items to informational series and techniques. Find all my tutorials here: Tutorials. My online shop is filled with patterns for quilts and bags. Find my patterns here: Jeni Baker Patterns

If you make something using one of my tutorials or patterns, I hope you'll tag me @jenib320 and use my hashtag #jenibaker on instagram!

Photo taken by Holly DeGroot.

Pattern: Fenced In Quilt Pattern
Fabrics: Brushstrokes, Cirrus Solids in Lilac*, Bespoken*.

Happy Quilting!

*Note: Any links marked with an asterisk in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click through and buy something, I make a small commission, at no extra cost to you.

March Monthly Report

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Happy April! It's time for March's monthly report. See past reports here.

I didn't finish many projects this month, but I did make more progress than I did in February, so that's something! Even though we moved here over three months ago, I still haven't fallen into a good work routine. I'm definitely looking forward to feeling more settled. Maybe once the weather gets nicer? We'll see.

I stitched up a Giant Vintage Star Quilt from a beautiful Liberty selection from Alice Caroline Fabrics. Still trying to decide how I want to quilt it!

I am pretty close to being out of thank you cards. I remembered I picked up a box of plain kraft cards/envelopes from Target last year. I decided to put my Circut Maker to work and use it to cut the "Thanks" out of some cards. Add in some fabric scraps and voila! I was really pleased with how well this worked out. I made a little video of how I made them here.

I stitched up this cute little mouse for my Mom for Easter! The pattern can be found here. It was fun digging through my Liberty for the ears and her little dress. I can't wait to make one for myself too!

No gift would be complete without a Lined Drawstring Bag to put it in! This sweet house print from Yours Truly by Kimberly Kight reminded me of my Mom, and I pulled the other fabrics around it.

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I'm tracking my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track my here. Here is how I did in March:

March Fabric
Used up: 2.75 yards
Brought in: 19.75 yards
Net: +17 yards
Year to date: 23.25 yards

March Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: +218 yards

I really went off the deep end fabric-wise this month. Red Beauty Textiles, which had an amazing Nani Iro selection, closed in March. I used this as an excuse to build up my double gauze stash. Add in my birthday as an extra excuse to treat myself and there was no hope! On top of that I ordered another quilt back and finally checked out a local quilt shop. I'm going to try to buy ZERO fabric in April, because this trend is not good for my stash!

Right at the end of March I pulled out a leftover quilt top from my book (Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle). I got a quilt backing made and basted it, so I hope to finish it up this month.

Last but not least, I decided to sit in on George's Easter picture this year! He is such a love bun. He was spoiled all day with extra treats and pets :)

Have a great month!