The Top Spring Quilting Trends and Quilt Patterns

March 15, 2018 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spring has arrived, and with it, a new season for quilters to try out some new seasonal patterns and looks. There are a number of big quilting trends we can already point to so far in 2018 that can be expected to be big this spring, so if you’re interested in finding out what’s in vogue, here’s a list of some of the top spring quilting trends and quilt patterns in St. Louis, MO you’re likely to see this year:

  • Lots of blues: Blue quilting patterns were extremely trendy in the latter half of 2017, and that trend has been the go-to color throughout the winter. While we might think “green” when we think of spring, there are other ways you can create a spring sort of aura while working in different types of blues and other “cooler” colors.
  • Handwork: If you have gone to any quilting expos or conventions recently, you have likely noticed a big rise in the amount of handwork seen at these events. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to try some new handwork yourself, why not give it a shot this spring? You can create some elaborate details in your quilts by adding hand-stitched patterns and embroidery. This creates an even more personal touch to what is already an extremely personal craft.
  • Modernized patterns: If you take a quick look on Pinterest or Etsy for “modern quilts,” you’ll find a huge variety of examples. These modern quilt patterns have been extremely popular lately and will continue to increase in popularity throughout the season and beyond. There is no real clear definition as to what constitutes a “modern” quilt design, but they tend to include an element of minimalism. Geometric designs are also an example of modern patterns that have been quite popular lately, and they work quite well in quilting practices.
  • Natural appearance: More quilters are beginning to embrace the idea of having some traces of their quilt-making process actually show up in the finished quilt as a means of adding some charm and a sort of “natural” appearance. This means you don’t need to worry if you have some rough seams, and you can feel free to explore rag quilt patterns and other types of quilting patterns that might otherwise feel “unfinished” or “unrefined.” That’s actually in style these days!
  • Owls: Owls are everywhere in quilting and crafting these days, especially in baby blankets and quilts. Just like cat prints have seen huge surges of popularity in the past, owl prints are massively popular right now and will continue to be throughout the spring and the rest of the year.

These are just a few examples of some of the most popular trends in quilting and quilt patterns this spring. If you are looking for more great ideas for quilt patterns in St. Louis, MO, we encourage you to reach out to Fenton Sew and Vac today and we’ll happily provide you with some tips or things to try!

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