Rocksteady Quilt Pattern

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The Rocksteady quilt pattern is now available for instant PDF download! Click here to get it. This quilt comes in king, queen/full, twin, throw, and baby quilt sizes.

There's so much I want to share with you about this dynamic, beginner-friendly quilt pattern, I almost don't know where to start! Typically, I jump in and give you the backstory on how this design became a quilt. Rocksteady (originally named Mid Century Diamonds) actually was one of those patterns that I'd been holding on to for a few months, but only this January did I create the time to sew and explore its potential.

I have alluded to this on Instagram, that the first time I made a Rocksteady quilt it was very personal and emotional. I don't want to hash out why in this post, but if you are interested in reading more, click here.

Picking Fabric for the Rocksteady Quilt


Gentle & Calm

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Below is an example of my favorite way to sew quilt blocks together – through chain piecing rows! You may be familiar with chain piecing blocks, but did you know that you can use that same method to sew entire rows together? It's fast, fun, and keeps you organized. It's very convenient if you happen to have little critters who like to sit on your half-finished projects...

Click here for a video tutorial on how to chain piece quilt rows.

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In this quilt the golden diamonds, Color 1, are the focus, with Colors 3 and 4 creating the appearance of streams running around around them. I have broken this look down by value, so you can achieve a similar appearance, but still use different colors and patterns.

To achieve a similar look:

For more info on choosing the right batting for your quilt, check out this post!

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Contrasting & Colorful

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There's that wonderful chain pieced rows technique again! This quilt pattern is primed for that zippidy do-da chain sewing.

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The Rocksteady Modern Quilt Pattern. | Suzy Quilts https://suzyquilts.com/rocksteady-quilt-pattern
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This Rocksteady baby quilt is vibrating with color! Who ever said that red and purple clash? I don't buy it. This color combination not only plays on high contrast, high saturation shades, it also uses tons of texture. With a combination of Essex linen, light-weight cotton, and lawn, there's not an inch of this quilt you won't want to touch. Did I mention the backing is Liberty of London Tana Lawn?? Yummm...

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To achieve a similar look:

For more info on choosing the right batting for your quilt, check out this post!


Cool Blue Ombr​é

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An inspiring reading corner or a play mat for cars – the Rocksteady quilt lends itself to whatever color combination or adventure you can imagine.

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The Rocksteady Modern Quilt Pattern. | Suzy Quilts https://suzyquilts.com/rocksteady-quilt-pattern

To achieve a similar look:

For more info on choosing the right batting for your quilt, check out this post!

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Bohemian Neutrals

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I didn't have enough time to finish this quilt top before the pattern launch, but since it's Scrappy-approved, I thought I'd include it anyway. The throw version of the Rocksteady quilt is nice and large, coming in at 56" x 64".

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To achieve a similar look:

  • Color 1: Dark (Chambray Dot Burgundy and Botany fabric line, coming soon)
  • Color 2: Medium (Botany fabric)
  • Color 3: Light Medium (Botany fabric)
  • Color 4: Light Medium (a lightweight chambray that I got at Fancy Tiger but can't seem to locate.)
  • Color 5: Light (Kona Bone)

Saija's Green Gradient

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My quilty friend, Saija, in Helsinki made this stunning white, black and green quilt, so unfortunately I can't link to the specific fabrics.

To achieve a similar look:


Rocksteady Quilts in the Wild

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Whimsical & Wonderful, Brooke

"I'm just a girl, sitting in front of a sewing machine, asking the fabric to become a pretty quilt. The end."

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Pretty in Pink, Jessica Schunke

"I made the quilt for my son's teacher, who's expecting a little girl next month."

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"The gray and white hexie print from Camelot Fabrics has been sitting in my stash for a long time, just waiting for the perfect project to come out and play. The Rocksteady quilt was THE project as I loved how the geometric print with a little curve paired nicely with the graphic nature of the quilt pattern. For a visual pop, I added the Cotton + Steel XOXO in Plummy so the diamond shape would really standout. I love how the solid gray, white and light blue balances everything out and adds a soft touch to the movement inherent in the Rocksteady pattern. Love this one! Plus, who doesn't love a quick finish?!"

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Golden Afternoon, Village Bound Quilts

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16 thoughts on “Rocksteady Quilt Pattern

  1. Linda Ross says:

    I love this pattern and all of the fabrics you picked out. Will the directions be easy to convert into an oversized king bed? I have only made simple quilts, mostly just squares before.

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      VERY easy. Just use the king pattern and calculate how much larger the quilt needs to be. Continue repeating the simple squares and half square triangles pattern until you get to that size.

  2. Pam L says:

    I printed out my Rocksteady pattern this afternoon! Thanks for the coloring page you included. I love all the samples you’ve shown here, but the original with the striped fabric holds my heart💕💕💕

  3. Ashley Pierce says:

    You have so many talented and lovely friends! I am obsessed with all of these colors and can’t wait to start this one! Thank you for sharing your story, and this beautiful pattern with us.

  4. Darci C. says:

    Thank you, thank you for this! It’s hard to pick a favorite color scheme, but I have to go with the Green Gradient. I just love that mix of pattern and color!! This is DEFINITELY going in my TO MAKE queue.

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  7. Amber says:

    I am in love with this quilt. I have been sewing for years but have never ventured into quilting (it’s always seemed so intimidating) but I’ve been drawn to it and keep telling myself “someday…”. One of my oldest friends just asked me to make her a baby blanket and she bought some custom fabric in a woodworking print as a surprise for her husband. The only issue: she bought minky. I was really hoping to make her this quilt, but I’m wondering: is it possible to use minky as the backing fabric?

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