Become a Whiz Kid with a free pattern, and tutorials!

Hi again!  It’s me Kiki and I blog over at It’s Sew Kiki.  I recently made the quilt below using Connecting Threads‘ fabric collection, Mastermind.

I’ve called this quilt “Whiz Kid” and I designed and made it for my husband.  I’ve made quilts for so many people, but my poor husband didn’t have one of his own! When I received the Mastermind Collection, I knew it would be perfect for Joe’s quilt.  The colors are so bright and vibrant.  I decided to pair it with a solid orange.  Joe races motocross and his KTM bike is orange so this was just the right color choice.  The orange solids make the prints from Mastermind just pop!

This quilt came together really fast with its simple Half Square Triangle zig zag pattern.  The pattern is available as a free download through Connecting Threads.  Just go here to get your copy.  While you’re there, take a look at all my other free downloadable patterns! And don’t forget to browse all of Connecting Threads beautiful fabric.

I made this quilt just in time!  Joe was racing recently and fractured his foot.  He’s been home healing and cuddling under his quilt all week.  Is there anything better than seeing a quilt get used to comfort someone? I’m definitely one of those quilters who wants to see my quilts getting used and loved.  Wrap yourself up in it….wrinkle it up!

I also want to share with you a feature that I have on my blog.  It’s called Quilt Blocks 101.  There you’ll find tutorials for different quilt blocks using Connecting Threads fabric.  Come visit and check it out!


  1. Lois Meikle - May 3, 2012

    This looks like a great fun book…delightful. I worked with Cheryl’s mother for many years and I know she is so proud of Cheryl and her very artistic talent.

  2. Sharon Aitchison - May 3, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!

  3. Louise - May 4, 2012

    Yes, I’ve tried modern making quilts they are a great
    change from tradition… but would never give up one
    for the other quilting is all about trying & learning
    new styles that way you never get tried of it.

  4. Terry - May 4, 2012

    What a fun quilt…love the colors! Hope Joe feels better soon.

  5. Karen Caccavo - May 5, 2012

    I am a great follower of Amanda Jean’s blog and became a “modern quilter” because 1) I hate following “the rules”, 2) I hate having to make every point and seam “perfect” and 3) I get bored if I can’t mix things up (at least at the sewing machine)!

  6. Jane Roark - May 6, 2012

    This is a great quilt. I think this will be my next quilt.

  7. Martha Panter - May 7, 2012

    These quilts inspire me to give them a try and use some of the fabric up I have been wondering how to use.