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Meet Meander!

Meet new pattern #3 – Meander!

(There is a surprise giveaway at the end!)

Meander - a quilt pattern designed by Kate Collleran

This is such fun quilt and to be honest, the design was a bit of an accident! As you can see, there are 2 backgrounds in the strip blocks- in the cover quilt I used a solid white and a blue print.

 When I was first working on this design, I printed out the quilt to show someone. There was only one background. My printer, which had a tendency to dump spots of color or fail to print correctly, made some of the blocks in the center of the quilt lighter in color.  And after reflection, decided it was better that way!

So I went back to EQ and played around with 2 backgrounds instead of 1. Now the blocks with the second background seem to meander thru the center of the quilt.

I love this quilt- it uses fat quarters and is so fun to make. The cover quilt uses fat quarters from Kate Spain’s line Grand Canal for Moda and this quilt below uses a brand new line from Michael Miller called Front Yard by Sandra Clemons.

See the little bunny face?

bunny face
bunny face


I am still binding this one.

 And the binding is from the fat quarters- don’t you just love a scrappy binding?

And the quilting Crystal did is sooo cute! The design is leaves but don’t you think they look like bunny ears?

baby quilt
quilting- leaves or bunny ears?


This adorable baby quilt uses a bunch fabrics from my stash that I put together, not just one line of fabric.  You can easily mix and match!

Meander Baby Quilt by Kate Colleran
Baby quilt


Love the little giraffe face that peeks out now and then!

baby quilt
baby quilt with giraffe


Funny, I made this quilt back in the spring as a gift and one of the background fabrics I used was little elephants. I sense an animal theme to my quilts!

new pattern
baby quilt with elephants!


And now for the surprise giveaway!

I have 16 fat quarters of Kate’s line Grand Canal and I have decided to share them with one of you! That is enough for the Meander lap quilt.

Giveaway- 16 Fat Quarters!
Giveaway- 16 Fat Quarters!


Giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who commented- I read every one! And I am so glad you all like Meander!

To be entered for a chance to win the bundle, leave a comment. As always, if you get my newsletter, leave a second comment for an extra entry. 

Contest runs until Sunday Oct.23rd at 9pm my time. 

Meander is now available in my shop and you can use the code pattern2 to get $2 off the pattern. Coupon will work for any of the new quilt patterns I will introduce this week and it is good until Friday October 28th!

See you tomorrow with another new pattern!

happy quilting, 


171 thoughts on “Meet Meander!”

  1. Meander is such a great pattern! Lucky you for having a printer with a personality! ☺️ I do like this little animals peeking through here and there. Just beautiful…all of them!

  2. All versions are so bright and cheerful! I think this quilt would look great scrappy, too, with just the two main backgrounds consistent.

  3. I love the pastels with the grey. I never would have thought of that combination. I also love the meander pattern you quilted.

  4. I love this quilt too! It dances! And the fussy cut surprises are delightful. Thanks so much for sharing your work, and for your inspiring blog.

  5. Absolutely fell in love with the Meander as soon as we met.
    It just shows there are no mistakes in quilting, and your printer just showed a happy variance.

    I can honestly say I had never seen Kate Spain’s fabrics, at least that I could identify. Have I been missing out. The Fat Quarters are gorgeous.
    Thanks for the opportunity to see the pattern and fabrics and also the chance to win.
    I am going to subscribe straight away.

  6. Such cute quilts and a wonderful pattern! I can imagine this quilt in many different fabric styles and colors. I am a big fan of Kate Spain’s fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I like the two backgrounds in this particular quilt. It makes it a much more interesting pattern and the little animals peeking out here and there.

  8. The pattern and quilt are great! Like the fussy cut bunny and giraffe; so cute! Kate’s line Grand Canal is awesome!

  9. Love your new pattern and it’s great that it’s FQ friendly.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  10. Your patterns are always so fun and easy enough for beginners. And that bundle of fabric looks so yummy! Thanks for having this give away for us.

  11. I’d love a chance to win the fat quarters, they are out of my comfort zone but would make me try something different.

  12. I really like this pattern, especially since I could use a bunch of my fat quarter stash. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity for a gorgeous set of fat quarters.

  13. This is a great pattern! It’s always good to get a new pattern for fat quarters! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  14. Loooove the Quilt…baby one too!!!! Pattern is AWESOME!! would love to make one!! Beautiful fabrics too!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😀

  15. Glad your printer “helped” you with the pattern! It is so fun with the color variation!

    Thanks for sharing all the new patterns this week. It has been fun seeing them all and learning about them.

  16. Love, love, love the two color background quilts! Just when I fell for the navy and white, you show me the grey and white! Wow!! Great quilts, great idea!

  17. Hi, thank you for the opportunity to win the beautiful fabrics. I subscribe to your blog via email and your newsletter. I enjoy it when you talk about living in Colorado. My daughter lives in Denver. My husband and I still live in the Washington DC area, but are seriously considering moving to Colorado.

  18. Love your quilts. I agree with you that the lighter blocks in the middle of your Meander quilt is nice. It gives it more character. 🙂

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