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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  1. Hi, I just bought this pattern and am looking at the fabric requirements for version 2. It’s giving yardage for only two colors (foreground and background), but the pattern seems to show more colors. I want to make the largest quilt with three colors in two different (alternating) blocks. Is there a way to calculate my fabric needs? Thanks!

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