The Gather quilt pattern, the final pattern in our 2020 four-part series, is finally available tomorrow, November 20! You can now make all of the patterns in this wonderful series that represents the seasons in a year as well as the seasons in our lives. The four patterns include:
- Grow Quilt Pattern (Download) - focus skill: cutting and sewing strips and creating a medallion
- Thrive Quilt Pattern (Download) - focus skill: sewing blocks on point
- Shine Quilt Pattern (Download) - focus skill: improv cutting and sewing
- Gather Quilt Pattern (Download) - focus skill: cutting and sewing HSTs and building a quilt top asymmetrically
In the Gather quilt pattern we are building on the skills of the past three patterns. From the Grow pattern we are still cutting and sewing long strips of fabric. Similar to the Thrive quilt pattern we are chain-piecing lots of blocks and then sewing them into rows. And just like the Shine quilt pattern had you sewing outside of the typical "quilting box," so will the layout of this Gather quilt pattern.
Also like the other three patterns, Gather will have a community sew along that will start January 13, 2021. That way we all get a nice long break for the holidays and then can hit the ground running with some fun sewing in the new year!
But before I go any further in talking about this Gather quilt, I first want to say that for those in the USA specifically, Happy Thanksgiving! I don't know what your typical plans are, but ours have been sadly altered because of the pandemic.
This little tripod (plus Scrappy and the half-cooked baby inside me) will be celebrating Thanksgiving and most likely Christmas with no extended family or friends because of the stay at home orders here in Chicago. It's not what we want, but we're having faith that it won't last forever and someday soon we can gather together without the assistance of FaceTime or Zoom. Won't it be glorious??
Included in the Gather Quilt Pattern
So what's included in this instant PDF download?
- Fabric requirements
- Cutting instructions
- Quilt assembly instructions and illustrations
- Video tutorial showing a quick way to trim HSTs
- Links to HST conversion charts (in case you want to deviate from the pattern and use smaller pieces of scrap fabric) as well as a second tutorial on trimming HSTs
- Video tutorial on the basic techniques of making the Gather quilt
- Links to helpful blog posts on how to baste, machine quilt, and finish a quilt with binding
- A coloring page so you can try out different colors and placements
- 12 different colorway mockups to spark your creativity!
My Original Gather Quilt
The beautiful longarm quilting in my Gather quilt was done by See Mary Quilt. All of the fabric for the top of the quilt is from Art Gallery Fabrics and mostly their PURE solids. It includes:
- Color 1: PURE solid Blossomed
- Color 2: PURE solid Terracotta Tile
- Color 3: Leos Orchard from Her & History by Bonnie Christine
- Color 4: PURE solid Dried Carrot
- Color 5: PURE solid Weathered Brick
- Color 6: PURE solid Nocturnal
- Color 7: PURE solid Mediterraneo
- Color 8: Brooks Mews from Mayfair by Amy Sinibaldi
- Color 9: PURE solid Tranquil Waters
- Color 10: PURE solid Snow
- Background: PURE solid Creme de la Creme
- Backing: Peach Shetland flannel by Robert Kaufman
Scrappy Blue Quilt
This baby Gather quilt uses fabric from my stash and also from the Art Gallery Fabrics Serenity Fusion collection. Additionally I used a few cotton/linen blend prints from the Driftless collection by Anna Graham.
Happy Whatnot Quilt
This happy-go-lucky quilt made mostly with pinks, yellows, greens and blues uses prints from the Whatnot collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Ruby Star Society. The background is Kona Snow.
Modern Christmas Quilt
Sarah Holst made this beautiful Christmas Gather quilt with various solid reds and greens plus a few Rifle Paper Co. prints. I also spot some Manchester embroidered cotton – Yummm!
Organic Birch Fabrics Quilt
If you watch the tutorial videos included in this pattern, you'll recognize the quilt on my ironing board. I made that quilt top for the videos to show the different steps. The fabrics are all (but Color 1) Birch solids and basics.
The fabrics include:
- Color 1: Ruby Star Society Grid in Copper Metallic
- Color 2: Cloudy Sandstone
- Color 3: Solid Shroom
- Color 4: Cloudy Adobe
- Color 5: Solid Huckleberry
- Color 6: Solid Mineral
- Color 7: Solid Frost
- Color 8: Solid Soft Black
- Color 9: Solid Slate
- Color 10: Solid Blush
- Background: Solid Stone
- Backing: (I plan on using the most adorable puppy fabric in the world!!) Take a Walk
- Binding: Stroke Captain
Gather Quilt Kits Available
Here is a quick list of the Gather quilt kits that are currently available. As these sell out and are restocked, I will try to update this list. For the most up to date info, follow @suzyquilts on Instagram. I will be posting about more kits in my IG stories.
FYI these sell out fast, so don't hesitate if there's one you like.
- Cottoneer: Harvest throw kit (USA)
- Cottoneer: Rifle Paper Christmas throw kit (USA)
- Lamb and Loom: Yucca throw kit (USA)
- The Stitch Saloon: curated baby bundle and throw bundle (Australia)
- Scribbly Gum Quilt Co: Pinks and Blues throw kit (Australia)
- Fabric Stork: Metallic throw kit (USA)
- Bessie Pearl Textiles: Kismet baby kit (USA)
- The Grey Finch Company: Textured Neutrals throw kit (USA)
- The Grey Finch Company: Rifle Paper throw kit (USA)
- Sewing Arts Center: Warm throw kit (USA)
- Sewing Arts Center: Cool throw kit (USA)
- Fabricworm: Nightfall throw kit (USA
Gather Quilts in the Wild
Throw quilt by Lydia Nicholson of Arve Handmade – kit available at Cottoneer!
Throw by Jodie of Scribbly Gum Quilt Co. – kit available!
Throw by Brittney Frey - kit available at Lamb and Loom!
A second throw by Brittney Frey. In addition to beautiful quilts, Brittney also made my family a set of incredible Gather coats! More on that in another blog post.
Neutral throw quilt by Catalina Urias.
Christmas throw quilt by Caitlyn Williams.
Hand quilted baby quilt by Claire Freund of The Stitch Saloon - kit available!
Throw and baby quilt by Jessica Schunke.
Baby quilt by Karen Wade of Bessie Pearl Textiles – kit available!
Baby quilt by Katherine Czaplicki.
Throw quilt by Morgan Kelly of Morgan Kelly Quilts.
Throw quilt by Renee VanDyke.
Queen quilt by Rachel Marquez of the Sewing Arts Center.
17 thoughts on “Gather Quilt Pattern: Total HST Madness!”
Those quilted jackets are fantastic! Beautifully sewn and the pattern design is sized perfectly for the size of the jackets.
Hi What was the difference in batting between your Original and the Scrappy baby blue Quilt?
The original quilt uses a 80/20 cotton poly blend batting with a medium loft. The scrappy baby quilt used Quilters Dream 100% cotton Select batting – which is a much denser loft and creates more of a crinkled look when washed.
I love all those quilts and the colours in it very much. They are all stunning.
Do you have a list of the fabrics used in the gather coats? They’re perfect.
Thank you! The coat fabrics are all Art Gallery PURE Solids (listed below). The lining for Suzy’s coat is Robert Kaufman Shetland Flannel in Solid Peach. The kids’ and dog’s lining is Robert Kaufman Mammoth Junior Flannel in Summer
Oops! Forgot to include Ocean Waves in the list of solids 🙂
I’m so excited about this quilt pattern and the sew-along! I’d love to have this quilt on my bed, but I have a king-sized bed. Any chance you can help me figure out fabric requirements for king size?
I love the enthusiasm! I chose not to make this design as a king because I think the construction would be overly difficult. If you are open to adding borders to the queen size, you probably would need about 2.5-3 yd. of that depending on how wide you would like to make them.
I like that idea! Thanks, and happy Thanksgiving!
These are absolutely beautiful! I’m sad that I haven’t been able to join in your sew alongs until now so I missed the first three. Normally I would be obsessed with trying to do everything in order but this quilt is so beautiful I can’t resist!
I’m a relatively beginner quilter. Do you think that a beginner would be able to keep up with the techniques in this pattern?
Thanks very much! You really are an inspiration.
Most definitely, especially with the extra video tutorials. I wouldn’t want this to be someone’s first quilt, but if you have a little experience, you’ll do great.
I love these coats! I want to make one. What pattern did you start with and Did you make a whole quilt first and use it for the coat? That is what I want to do. I have several quilts I don’t know what to do with, so I thought I would use them to make a coat.
Can you help? Thanks. Laurie @lauriequilts2
Do you plan to sell hard copy patterns (not just downloads) ?
Not at this time, but thanks for your interest 🙂
I just LOVE this pattern! I just finished my quilt top and I really enjoyed the different style of construction. I am struggling on how to quilt it though – I love the quilting on the cover photo, with the lines going different directions on the HSTs. Any tips on how to go about quilting like that? Seems like a lot of starting and stopping.
The quilting on the cover quilt was done by Mary Gregory of See Mary Quilt, a longarm quilter. You would be pivoting a lot if you used a walking foot, however if you did this with your free-motion foot it would be a lot faster. I have a couple tutorials on free-motion quilting if that interests you. Search free motion quilting above.