I can’t believe I am writing this blog post and that the Rocking Chair Quilt Pattern is finally here! Writing my own quilt pattern and making this quilt has been such a long time in the making that it seems surreal to finally share it with you.
It has been over a year since I first sketched out the design on graph paper and even longer since I first envisioned it. The inspiration for this quilt came from the patterns and fabrics in my son’s nursery that I spent hours reflecting on while rocking him sleep; hence the name “Rocking Chair Quilt.” In fact, we even had another baby and moved homes in the time between imagining this pattern and actually writing it (which is probably why it has taken me so long!)
Like me, the pattern itself also went through lots of changes. If you purchase the pattern you will see that it comes in two color way options: traditional (three tone) and modern ombre. I didn’t set out to create an ombre quilt but in the design process I found that one of my favorite parts was creating mock-ups of all the fabric possibilities. When I saw the mock-up of the ombre version, I fell in love and knew that I had to include directions for this version. Every copy of the pattern has instructions for both traditional and ombre versions– it’s like two patterns for the price of one!
I am providing all the details for the Rocking Chair cover quilt below. I did also make a traditional version using Kent chambray fabrics. However I have not quilted it yet, so it will be a blog post for another day. Both quilts are pictured below and both are offered as quilt kits, if you want to recreate them for yourself. You can find quilt kits for my cover version at Just Sew Studio and for the more neutral, traditional version at The Cottoneer.
Here are all the details: (for the ombre version pictured above)
Pattern: Rocking Chair Quilt
Quilt Top Fabrics: Kona Cotton in Deep Rose, Melon, Primrose, Bellini, Salmon, Peach, Marmalade, Mango, Grellow, Buttercup and Snow
Backing: Autumn Garden in Cranberry by Indy Bloom Design
Binding: Kona Cotton in Bellini
Batting: 80/20 Quilter’s Dream Blend
Quilting: Pantograph-Orange Dream, quilted by Paige Carothers of The Stitching Paige
Thread: Machine Piecing– Aurfil 50wt in White (2024)