behind the scenes: Dual Directions quilt + Chalk and Charcoal fabric collection

Hello quilting friends and fabric lovers!

I’m beyond excited to introduce you to my latest project: the Dual Directions Quilt Pattern! If you’re ready to embark on a quilting adventure filled with creativity, ease, and endless possibilities, this is the project for you!

colorful graphic quilt with arrows arranged diagonally

Make an easy quilt!

This super easy foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern is perfect for beginners. It’s a great project to learn and practice traditional FPP using regular paper OR piecing with freezer paper — more on that below!

Another thing I absolutely love about the Dual Directions pattern is its versatility. This pattern allows you to create a modern quilt with lots of movement, and the best part? It pairs perfectly with prints, solid fabric, or a combination of both! Dive into your fabric stash and make it scrappy, or grab your favorite Fat Quarter bundle – the choice is entirely yours. Want to make a quilt that looks like mine? Get all the specs below!

two quilts with arrows and diagonal stripes

Endless Fun Options

There are TONS of possibilities with Dual Directions. Not only does this pattern come with two layout options (diagonal stripes or diagonal gradient), but I also included coloring sheets for you to design your very own masterpiece!

3 quilts in various sizes
Quilts in all sizes

I’ve got you covered with instructions for multiple quilt sizes —a runner to decorate your table, a baby quilt for a precious little one, or a cozy throw for your couch. Each block measures 8″ x 8″ finished. This pattern provides detailed instructions and diagrams, making the quilting process a breeze.

roll of freezer paper and quilt block
Bonus Tutorial Alert: Stress-Free Freezer Paper Piecing

I’m working on putting together a special video tutorial just for you, releasing the week of October 23rd! You’ll learn how to use freezer paper to foundation paper piece and say goodbye to the hassle of ripping out paper and hello to reusable templates that’ll save you time and effort. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be alerted when the free video tutorial is available.

That said, if you prefer to use traditional FPP methods with paper, you can totally piece that way too! Need a general paper piecing tutorial? Check out my free Foundation Paper Piecing mini tutorial/mini-class here.

Chalk and Charcoal Fabric Fun!

Are you curious about the exact fabrics I used for my very own Dual Directions quilts in Chalk and Charcoal fabric by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman fabrics? I’ve got you covered:

colorful graphic quilt with arrows arranged diagonally

fabric color swatches and key
A: Midnight
B: Vintage White
C: Terracotta
D: Poppy
E: Topaz
F: Marigold
G: Sprout
H: Zucchini
I: Grasshopper
J: Ultramarine
K: Capri
L: Regatta
M: Delft
N: Cobalt
O: Amethyst
P: Heliotrope
Q: Mauve
R: Garnet

Like this option? Purchase the fabric kit from Jennifer Sampou here!

colorful graphic quilt with arrows arranged diagonally
fabric color swatches and key

A: Midnight
B: Vintage White
C: Sprout
D: Zucchini
E: Grasshopper
F: Ultramarine
G: Capri
H: Regatta
I: Delft
J: Cobalt
K: Amethyst
L: Heliotrope
M: Mauve
N: Garnet

graphic quilt runner with arrow blocks and shades of blue
fabric color swatches and key

A: Midnight
B: Vintage White
C: Capri
D: Regatta
E: Delft
F: Cobalt

Are you ready to embark on your quilting adventure?
front cover of a quilt pattern showing 2 images of quilts with arrow blocks

Click right over to my shop and grab your Dual Directions Quilt Pattern! Don’t miss out on the chance to explore your creativity, practice new techniques, and create beautiful quilts that will be cherished for years to come.

Thank you for joining me on your quilting journey! I can’t wait to see the beautiful quilts you’ll create with Dual Directions. What color palette or fabric are you thinking of using?

Happy quilting, everyone!

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