Quilter’s Eye Candy: 20 Free Patterns From Tilda

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Tilda is a fabric brand founded by Norwegian designer Tone Finnanger in 1999. It is best known for its whimsical, naive characters and charming fabric design. There is a certain attitude to life in Tilda’s world, whimsical and romantic, like a ball gown worn with wellies – perfectly imperfect!

I love just about everything that Tone designs. I think you will too…

Buttercup Quilt

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This scrappy-style quilt filled with pretty fabrics will always bring pleasure, no matter where it is placed in the home. The fabrics are from many of the Tilda Basics collections, which echo feed-sack and country fabrics that are sure to stand the test of time. It would be easy to create matching pillows for the quilt, or change the background color for a different look.

Striped Summer Quilt

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How gorgeous is this quilt, with its beautiful combination of soft blues and lilacs contrasting with salmon and tomato? The overall effect is lively yet warm and comforting. The design looks complicated but isn’t, as it is made up of repeated sections, which, when sewn together, create an attractive plaid-style appearance. The quilt features fabrics from the Bloomville collection, coupled with some Abloom blenders and Solids.

Mango Garden Quilt

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This wonderful quilt with its colorful parrots enjoying ripe mangoes hanging in the tree branches is such fun and will always bring a smile. The layout is unusual and looks complicated but is actually made up of sections that fit together easily.

Birthday Quilt Dove White

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This Birthday Quilt is perfect to celebrate a special birthday for a loved one in your life. It features lovely appliqué motifs arranged into a central vase of flowers, with corner frames of floral motifs. The method is turned-edge appliqué, with the motifs sewn to a patchwork background. To make the quilt truly unique, the design can be customized to include the name and date of the recipient’s birthday.

Birthday Pillows

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The Birthday Party pillows have pretty flowers and leaves appliquéd to a single piece of background fabric using turned-edge appliqué.

Flower Vase Quilt

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The design is made up of just squares in a single size, so there’s lots of easy cutting. The piecing together is straightforward and will give you plenty of practice at seam matching. The sky teal background is also pieced as individual squares rather than strips to continue the appearance of embroidery.

My Birthday Party Quilt

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The My Birthday Party Quilt is wonderfully cheerful, and although the blocks are detailed, you will surely have fun creating all the birthday children. Free pattern on Tilda’s World website.

My Birthday Party Pillows

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These colorful pillows feature party children’s blocks in a similar way to the quilts. There is a small version with two blocks and a larger version with three blocks. Both are in two colorways. It’s party time! .

Spinning Top Qult

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This bold quilt is really easy and quick to sew. It is made up of strips of bright, solid colors against two paler background colors in cool shades. An asymmetrical look is produced by rotating one-half of the design 180 degrees to create the illusion of the much-loved spinning top children’s toy.

Bunting Quilt

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This Bunting Quilt is perfect for celebrating and uses blocks with curved seams to create decorative flags displayed for party occasions. A tilted look is created by piecing the rows of bunting with long triangles so the flags appear to be moving in the breeze.

Lollyflower Pillows

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This fun pillow is bound to be popular for all sorts of celebrations, as well as making a perfect partner to the Bunting Quilt. If you haven’t tried curved seams before, then pillow projects are a good opportunity to expand your skills.

Color Dance Quilt

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Like a work of modern art, this colorful quilt will always draw attention with its clean lines and graphic look. Many fabrics are represented in this design of simple squares and rectangles, creating an excitingly lively mixture.

Berry Wreath Quilt

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This lovely quilt is created using a block that resembles an autumn wreath filled with lush berries. It owes its charming look to the delightful fabrics of the Hibernation collection, featuring slumbering mice, dreaming squirrels, and sleepy birds. Delicate blenders of eucalyptus and olive branches add to the autumnal feel.

Berry Wreath Pillows

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Four gorgeous cushions have been designed to accompany the Berry Wreath Quilts. The construction of the cushion is easy, with a border bringing it up to a generous 20in (51cm) square.

Color Speckles Quilt

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This quilt is not only easy to make but is a great way to showcase a selection of lovely solid fabrics. The striking modern design is composed of four asymmetrical blocks made in different colorways and contrasted with a warm sand background.

The Second Flower Vase Quilt

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The Flower Vase Quilt is stunning to look at! The design is made up of just squares in a single size, so there’s lots of easy cutting and the piecing is straightforward too. Tilda designers created a pieced backing for the quilt and instructions for that, too.

Happy Holidays Quilt

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What a wonderful heirloom quilt this is sure to become. Filled with delightful seasonal motifs, it will signal the start of the festive season every year you bring it out and display it. Prancing reindeer, Santa’s sleigh, Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, and Christmas stockings brimming with toys are just some of the motifs that fill the quilt with their charm.

Christmas Goose Cushions

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The Happy Holidays quilt has many motifs that would make lovely smaller projects, so why not make some cushions to go with your quilt? Tilda chose the goose motif from the quilt, framed it with a border, and made it in two colorways.

Maple Leaf Quilt

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A flurry of autumn/fall maple leaves makes a beautiful quilt, especially using the cozy Hibernation fabric collection on a serene sage Chambray background. The quilt is easy to make as it’s composed of just one block in sixteen different colorways.

Maple Leaf Pillows

The Maple Leaf is a popular motif, so Tilda designed four useful pillows to match. Six maple leaf blocks are all that are needed to create the pillow, so it’s quite easy to make.

All of these free patterns can be found on Tilda’s World website.

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