A Fat Quarter Quilt Soft And Simple Gypsy Girl

If Fat Quarter Quilts Are Your Favorite…

Fun vintage fabrics are shown off in this pattern that looks like boxes tied in white ribbons. If you love fat quarter quilts and anything with a diamond shape, Heather Mulder Petersen’s Gypsy Girl is a unique concept and layout for the young and young at heart. This is an easy, fun quilt to make, and it goes together quickly, with a great scrappy border in large scale prints around the edges.


You can get so many different looks depending on what kind of fabric you use. Large-scale prints are all the rage right now and some of them are so beautiful, it’s hard to cut them up. With Gypsy Girl you don’t lose the beauty of the fabric.

Gypsy Girl fat quarter quilt Heather Mulder Petersen

Heather provides an easy technique to make these blocks. You make a simple block, cut it into quarters and put a lattice in between the sections.  There’s minimal waste as the design incorporates any fabric leftovers into the border. If you love fat quarters and can’t resist piling them up in your stash, Gypsy Girl requires  21 Fat Quarters and 2 1/4 yard of background fabric.

fat quarter quilt

The pattern can be found in Heather Mulder Petersen’s book ‘Fat Quarter Five – Five Quilts’, from way back in 2006, which includes five original quilt designs. Fabric used for the feature quilt was Verna by Kate Spain resulting in a soft vintage feel. While Verna is not available today the design is so versatile, similar prints would be just as lovely, or any fabric of your choice.


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