Free pattern, Getting Scrappy in the Studio by my bestie, Bea

When I went to Montana a couple of summers ago, I took some of my fabric, Sewing Studio, for my bestie Bea to play with. Little did I know that she was gonna design an entire quilt and pattern while I was there, and we want to offer the pattern to you for free, ‘cuz you know, that’s what friends are for!

I’ve posted this before but since my old site is now gonezo, my old post went with it so I wanted to share it again with you.

I just made another quilt using the pattern using fabrics from Bea this time, some vintage (90’s-ish) barkcloth from my most excellent quilty buddy Cathy, plus some of my vintage and new stash for a vintage modern mashup.


The pattern is super simple, we give you each block broken down into pieces, just cut each piece and sew, easy!


I quilted this one using an acid green cotton thread and a freemotion retro style boomerang design.

corner closeup

Isn’t that barkcloth fab? I happen to know from the selvedge that it was made by my fabric peeps at Robert Kaufman, back in the 90’s-ish I am guessing. I mixed in a ton of other fabrics, some I got at the thrift store, some of my newer Spoonflower’d designs, some from Montana, and some I’d had kicking around in my stash for a while. The binding is a cute daisy print, a thrifted treasure.

full quilt

The quilt measures 45″ x 60″ when you’re all done. You could easily make it bigger by adding more blocks or smaller by taking some away.


On the back I used a vintage sheet that I found at the thrift, it was in pretty pristine condition, I don’t think it was ever used. And yes! I do wash them, in HOT, before I use them, so there are absolutely no thrifted cooties! (I have never had any problems with that ever, just fyi if you’re skeeved out by used sheets, and I just consider them as fabric).


And that’s the quilt! It sews up well in pretty much any mix of fabrics, the scrappier the better!

If you don’t want to sew, and would like a super special quilt all ready to go, this one is now for sale in my shop, check it out here!

Here is a link to the pattern if you make one, we’d love to see it!

Feel free to show and tag Bea and me on Instagram:
You can find Bea here: @gus.rocco
And me here:@cynthiafrenette

Here is the file, in PDF format:


By |2015-11-09T16:50:03+00:00November 9th, 2015|Free pattern, Free Stuff!, Friends, Quilting, Sewing|2 Comments

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  1. andrea November 10, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    are you getting tired of me reading your posts and then commenting with “so cute!!!” 5 million times?
    so cute!!!

  2. Mary McNeill February 18, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I didn’t even realize there was a pattern to it. What a collection of fabrics! I’m just finishing up a scrappy quilt in soft mostly flowery hues. Bought the scraps years ago at the quilt shop that used to be on Montrose in Abby and finally getting to it. Love just cutting any size squares from 2″ to 10″ and fitting them together and any other fill-in pieces that strike my fancy. No pattern for me.
    Now to learn how to “free motion quilt”. All I’ve ever done is stitch-in-the ditch – this is my 3rd small quilt. Quite proud of myself really.
    Love your graphics!

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