This Alternate Ending Quilt pattern will help you turn a stack of fabrics into a sparkly, vibrant quilt you'll be happy to own or give as a gift, with a fun “alternate ending” that lets you choose between different looks before finishing. The pattern mainly teaches a method of blending colors and then distributing them evenly through the quilt.
Needed for the construction of this quilt, in addition to basic quilting supplies and skills:
*25 fat quarters in a variety of colors to make an approximately 70” square lap quilt.
*A Half and Quarter square ruler to create the half square triangles. (This ruler allows you to make perfectly square blocks with no trimming required after pressing. You can see the ruler being used in photos in the Shop Update link, along with other tips and progress photos.)
Once you're familiar with the color blending method detailed in this pattern, you'll be able to use it in many more creative ways. I've included many pages of photos and ideas as a starting point to help you make your own amazing quilts! So many possibilities! (Check the hashtag #alternateendingquilt on Instagram to see more variations.)
Just a note: While the blocks themselves are simple half square triangles, this pattern is not recommended for beginners. It will be a great help to you if you already understand the basics of quilt construction and are comfortable with the flow of work. Keeping your chosen color order throughout is crucial and requires careful work habits. Also, since the pattern is meant for experienced quilters only, it does assume a firm grasp of quilting basics and doesn't include quilting info beyond making the quilt top. That said, if you're a confident beginner and love the look of these quilts, give it a try. The sewing itself is easy, it's mainly a matter of finding the rhythm in the color blending.
*And just in case it needs to be said -- This listing is for a quilt pattern, not a finished quilt. The pattern is a PDF file, so you will need a PDF reader to open it.