Interlocking Squares

Ok… drum roll please… I’m releasing my first quilt pattern in a couple years. I authored a handful of patterns a long while ago, all of which were lost in *the crash.* I think, now with the network and server, I feel much more confident getting back into the pattern authoring and data saving!

The quilt and pattern are called Interlocking Squares and is perfect for a beginner. The pattern is for a 60″ square quilt. Having taught quilting, I’ve learned that beginners like to have something finished. Even if the details of the quilt aren’t too technical, if its a king size… it is likely not going to get finished. So, with that in mind- this 60″ quilt is perfect for beginners.

I’m a huge fan of the 15″ square block too. You get more bang for your buck. Less time cutting, less time piecing, and wham-o, a 60″ quilt with only 16 blocks. Having bigger blocks means less total seams which also means less fabric. Cha’ching. Its like money in the bank!!! heh.


The top is based on this block. This block was inspired by Dear Jane. Yes, the big wildly famous Dear Jane Civil War quilt. The block inspiration is located at K1 of the Dear Jane.

See that little block I highlighted up there on the left. That’s K1. Crooked Cross. I removed the borders, turned some pieces, completely changed the size, arranged him with identical friends and the Interlocking Squares quilt was born. Its quite an evolution really.

Wanna see what the whole Interlocking quilt looks like? I’ve made it in two color-ways. One with a light background X and one with a darker background X. Check out how different they look:


Its just crazy that those are the same pattern. I’m floored and I sewed it. HA. I don’t know which one is my favorite yet. The second one is all Heather Bailey, so that one’s got some serious design appeal. The first one highlights the interlocking square feature, so that one is pretty neat too. Decisions, decisions.

Sorry for the skewed quilt images. The final fancy images will likely be taken up against a wall with much better lighting. I’m sure I’ll be all over the blog the day I get those pictures done, not too worry.

Currently, the pattern is offered for sale in my Etsy store for only $7.50. It is a paper copy which you will receive by mail. Its copyright protected intended for personal use only.

Now, having said all that, the free wine bag pattern over on the right hand side is generating quite a bit of traffic through my blog. {I’m very happy to report that.} I got to thinking, if this many people are making wine bags, and soon to be making interlocking squares, I should start a flickr group for my patterns. So I did. ::love the internet:: Please, post pictures of things you’ve made from ReannaLily Designs patterns here in the Flickr Group. Sure, the group is small now, but right now I only offer two total patterns. Hopefully I’ll change that soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week! ~jen~

One Response to “Interlocking Squares”

  1. Leigh says:

    Totally awesome! Can’t wait to make mine. I’m cutting as we speak.

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