Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Checkers Quilt Pattern Release

I am happy to announce that my Checkers quilt is finished and the pattern is being released today!  The Checkers pattern is now available:

Checkers is a fun little twist on the classic nine-patch block by putting the blocks on point and adding sashing.   My cats are already busy doing their quality assurance on it :)

The quilt pattern is a great throw sized quilt to highlight some of your favorite fat quarters, fat eighths, or scraps.


The cover quilt is made with:

  • Various scraps in pinks, teals, blues, and yellows
  • Bella Solids in Smoke and White

The start of this quilt was a home decorating magazine cover with a picture of a fun, teenaged girl's room.  I pulled color inspiration of the picture and then pulled different fat quarters and scraps from my stash with those colors.

I used my favorite Warm & White batting by the Warm Company and Aurifil thread for the piecing.  I wanted to use a darker teal for the binding, but I did not have enough of any one print, so the binding is a mixture of two similarly toned prints.

For the backing, I went with an older Tula Pink wide-back print.


I went with my one of my favorite quilting designs for Checkers, a large paisley shape.  I love the larger scale of the design, the flow it gives the quilt, and how it adds texture without taking away from the piecing.  


Checkers is a lap/throw sized quilt pattern that is fat quarter, fat eighth, and scrap friendly.   

Checkers is on sale in my pattern shop as a digital pattern at a special introductory price of $9.75 now through Saturday, July 2nd.  Once you make an Checkers quilt of your own, you can share it via social media using the hashtag #CheckersQuilt.

In both my pattern shop and Etsy, you can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings. Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.


I would like to thank Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl for her amazing tech editing skills and quilting ideas.  I would also like to thank the Warm Company for the Warm & White batting (my favorite!).


I design almost all of my quilt patterns using EQ8 (a computer-aided quilt design software from Electric Quilt) and I love seeing how different colors and prints can create such different looking quilts.  Here are four different versions:


I took a couple more pictures of Checkers... including one of Piper the cat modeling the quilt :)


I have been more and more active on Pinterest (check me out here).  If you would like to save Checkers for later on your Pinterest boards, here is a pinnable image.

Remember, you can get the Checkers pattern in the Meadow Mist Designs pattern shop and Etsy for only $9.75 through Saturday, July 2nd.

You can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings (these codes work for both my shop and Etsy). 

Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.


  1. Love it! You've done it again. . . Another great pattern. Finally a suitable way to use my favorite "scraps"!

  2. Congratulations on the pattern release, and it's clear that Piper knows a beautiful quilt when she sees one! :)

  3. Lovely! Congrats on another pattern release. Aren't cats the best where quilts are concerned as my 2 late cats adored the quilt process and then the finished quilt. Looking forward to next Thursday. Take care & hugs.

  4. Delightful! Simply sweet. XO, Kaholly


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