Dazzle quilt pattern

>> Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Dazzle quilt pattern was created during a design challenge.


Dazzle quilt pattern Sarah Vanderburgh Sew Joy Creations

Without giving too much away ;), I was playing with making a modern quilt. For me that means a quilt with large blocks, no borders and a dynamic tension created by colour, or space, or a combination of both. Wow, a lot to think about when designing. Yes and no; this quilt was made during a one month design challenge. The challenge was to make a block and set it in a pattern every day. It was the daily practice of play that resulted in this design!

My test blocks made up into a quilt look like this

Dazzle quilt test blocks mockup

I've mostly played with making this quilt pattern using solids or fabrics that read as solid from far away (or even just when squinting!) Partly because the design really shows itself when the piecing is so well defined by the separate fabrics, and partly because a lot of modern quilts are made with solid fabrics.

When I started to play with the fabrics in the Good Vibes line by Christa Watson - for the sew along coming up *details below* - I used some of the lighter fabrics and used two light fabrics for the background fabric. 

Here is a virtual sample of Dazzle in the baby quilt size

Dazzle quilt Good Vibes baby quilt


This line of fabric is great for its equal amount of light and dark prints. As much as I love this happy version of Dazzle, for the sew along I've chosen some of the bolder Good Vibes fabrics for a lap size version.

Dazzle quilt lap quilt Good Vibes fabric

This pattern works well with a variety of types of fabric. The actual shapes in the quilt are very traditional. The quilter gets to choose how much contrast they want based on the fabrics. In fact, you could make each block with a different fabric - maybe from your stash - to add your own personal dazzle to this quilt.

Sew Joy Sew Along August 2020


Starting in August I'll be hosting a sew along here with you. Which pattern? Well, you get to vote to help me decide! Dazzle is one of the choices.

I reached out to Christa Watson and I'm happy to say that she will be offering kits for the chosen pattern using her new fabric line, Good Vibes.

logo Good Vibes Christa Watson



Dazzle quilt pattern includes 3 sizes
Baby 48" x 48"
Twin 64" x 80"
Double/Full 80" x 96"

Dazzle quilt pattern Sew Joy Creations



A modern fun design for quilters. 

It is also available through Quiltwoman
with the option of purchasing it as a paper pattern


With Joy,

Sarah V.

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3 comments:

Jannette June 21, 2020 at 3:36 PM  

That looks like a great pattern! I can see it in a number of different fabrics - including very traditional ones - or red and green for Christmas!

Sarah Vanderburgh June 30, 2020 at 6:50 PM  

Thanks Jannette! You're right - this would be a great pattern to use some of the fun Christmas novelty prints that come out - as well as a simple red and white. Maybe with gold and white accents :)

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