Fernweh Quilt Pattern Release

Today is Fernweh quilt pattern release day!!

I hope you like enormous star blocks, because that’s what Fernweh is ALL ABOUT!

Let’s dig in!

Fernweh Quilt

Fernweh Quilt comes in four sizes: Pillow size 24″, Throw 72″x72″, Twin 72″x96″ and queen/king 96″x96″.

This is a beginner quilt pattern! The only skills used are straight line sewing and snowballs. Video tutorial is included for the snowballs.

Links from the video

A bit about the pattern

I am endlessly fascinated with star quilt blocks. You could easily get lost in a rabbit hole of all the different ways to put them together. The Fernweh pattern (pronounced FIEN-VEE, the German word for wanderlust) is a star within a star block. The inner portion is the ever-familiar sawtooth star, while the outer portion looks as if it’s bursting to life. 

I couldn’t settle on a style while designing Fernweh. So instead, I’ve created the pattern in two different styles of quilts. There’s the style pictured on the cover (version 1), and a reversed style that you’ll see within the pattern. 

Because the two patterns are not a “true” reversal of foreground and background, I’ve written them as two separate patterns, both comprising the Fernweh pattern. Simply choose which version you’d like to make and skip to that section.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Skills Used: Snowballs
  • Speed: Faster make
  • Sizes: 24″x24″ pillow, 72″x72″ throw, 72″x96″ twin/full, 96″x96″ queen/king
  • 15 illustrated pages.
  • Pattern includes a video tutorial for snowballs
  • Pattern has lots of helpful links included (including methods for basting, quilting and binding).
  • Pattern includes “scrappy backing guide”
  • Use #FernwehQuilt for sharing on Instagram. 
  • Kit page is available here.

We have bundles!

We have quite a few kits curated up for Fernweh right now. Find them all here!


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Here’s a look at my testers work…

The quilts below were made by the following group of quilters:

  • @west_green_quilts
  • @Allotallove
  • @1lousypetunia
  • @nicolegendy
  • @ashleighhemsleyquilts
  • @quinn_quilts
  • @Evamaescustomquilts
  • @hellonursekate
  • @jules.sewsandquilts
  • @Wildflowerfrippery
  • @_soulstitches_
  • @Lovinfromtheoven2010
  • @prairie hugs
  • @Healthyhappyhygge
  • @Joycereynolds765
  • @buriedinbatiks
  • @jule_umbi
  • @polkadotquiltershop

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