alation – free quilt pattern!

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alation free quilt pattern by bonnie christine (1)

today i get to share with you one of my all time favorite quilts. it's called alation which means 'the state of being winged', which goes perfectly with my new fabric collection, winged for art gallery fabrics!

click here to download the free quilt pattern!

note: we're working on kitting this quilt with pre-cut squares. stay tuned!

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i had SO MUCH FUN designing this quilt. i wanted something feminine, unique and whimsical and i'm so happy with the outcome! my mom, maxie makes, and i collaborate on all of our patterns- i design and illustrate, and she sews. so, this is her beautiful work!

to construct the quilt, we used fusible grid interfacing (we recommend using bosal's 2.5" fusible interfacing) which makes this go together quickly and easily! just place your squares on the grid and iron them in place. then, all you have to do is zip up and down to secure your seams. we didn't use a single pin. easy peasy!

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quick note: i stumbled across this giant pom pom trim at a local thrift store a few months ago (don't hate me!). it was pretty much the best day ever.

alation - free quilt pattern!

you can choose to make the quilt in either the northern migration colorway or the southern migration colorway (instructions included for both). i had a hard time deciding, but we chose to make it in the northern migration. i think this colorway is so soft and dreamy!

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you can find winged by checking your local quilt or fabric shop, at a stitch in time or by checking these online stores.

finally, share your winged projects using the official hashtag #wingedfabric


  • I downloaded the pattern but am I missing something? Is there a guide per row that identifies fabric a, e ,d etc. Or whichever one applies for a particular fabric? Even one row that showed it would be helpful. Also wondering if you have scaled it to a smaller size. I want to make it for a baby’s room that is being decorated with butterflies. This pattern is beautiful. Thanks

  • Is it an error that the pattern says to cut 1-1/2″ strips for binding then sew a 1/4″, then take that to back and hand see down. If you dBm the first measurement and sew down with a 1/430th seam, there won’t be enough to turn to the back. Should it read 2-1/2″ strip folded in half and sew down raw edge to raw edge and then turn to back to hand sew down finally.

    • hi sandy! art gallery prefers this single fold binding method, but if you prefer the traditional double fold method, by all means use that technique.

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