Lifesaver, My first quilt pattern

Bowtie quilt pattern

Lifesaver, My first quilt pattern

I can’t even describe how excited I am to have my first pattern out and launched in my Shop.

It was something that I needed to dedicate myself to, and I finally managed to organize myself enough to try it, and surely continue!

Bowtie quilt pattern
Lifesaver Quilt Pattern

The Lifesaver quilt is based on the classic Bowtie quilt block, and is using a two-block design to make a whole quilt. I wanted to incorporate a type of “signature” in my quilt designs, and the 16-Patch block seamed like a good idea at the time. And it still does. You can find the pattern in the Shop.

Quilt Sizes

The pattern includes 2 different quilt sizes, a Throw quilt size at 64 x 64 inches and a Queen quilt size at 88 x 96 inches.

Precut Friendly

Lifesaver quilt was designed with yardage in mind, specifically solid fabrics, but soon it evolved into Fat Quarter friendly. So the pattern comes with four different Styles and full instructions on how to make each style. One of the styles is absolutely fat quarter friendly!

Bowtie quilt pattern
Bowtie quilt pattern
4 Quilt Styles Available!

The Lifesaver quilt pattern comes with four different quilt styles. Analytical cutting instructions are provided for every single style.

Style 1

The first design that started it all! A unified background fabric for the whole quilt but different colors for the lifesaver blocks.

lifesaver quilt pattern
Quilt Style 01
Bowtie quilt pattern
Style 2

This design is my favorite. I used a one-color fabric for the lifesaver block and different background fabrics for each row.

lifesaver quilt pattern
Quilt Style 02
Style 3

And of course I could avoid but including a more minimal quilt design, with a unified background fabric and a one color lifesaver blocks.

lifesaver quilt pattern
Quilt Style 03
Style 4

This Style is my Fat Quarter friendly design. It uses a unified background fabric and a fat quarter for the lifesaver block.

lifesaver quilt pattern
Quilt Style 04
Pattern Testers

Without the invaluable help of my pattern testers, I would have been lost in a sea of patterns! They have voluntarily offered their help and input and have elevated the pattern INCREDIBLY! A warm thank you to Joanne Harris (@turtlequilterjo) for making the final tech check of the pattern.

I would like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart!

Here are their gorgeous versions of the Lifesaver quilt!

Spool stories lifesaverquilt
Pattern tester: Mariliza Kalfioti - @spoolstories
Pattern Tester: Jan Kaye - @jankaye
Lifesaver quilt test
Pattern tester: Rachel Wallis @raquelitaw
Lifesaver quilt test
Pattern tester: Rachel Wallis @raquelitaw
Lifesaver quilt test
Pattern tester: Oggi Charisis - @ogginelle
Lifesaver quilt test
Pattern tester: Julie Mirdoch - @julie.mirdoch
lifesaver quilt
Pattern tester: Marie Elise - @cobblernquilt
Lifesaver quilt test
Pattern tester: Stephanie Hughes
Lifesaver quilt test
Pattern tester: Eleni Sarantoglou - @elenisarant

You can grab your copy of the Lifesaver pattern in the shop.

Welcome to Zarkadia Quilting Co.!

Quilts are the most intimate and personal of objects. They connect us with each other to the primal ground of the bed-the place we spend half our lives; where we are born, sleep, have sex, and die; the place where we replenish ourselves and dream our dreams; the place of nurture and healing, where we retreat in sickness and frailty; and the place where we receive the comfort and care of those who love us.

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