February 2 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 2 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 61 Comments

Lightening Bolt Quilt
By Katie, Buttonpom Handmade

Katie created this king sized quilt from the Lightening Bolt pattern in the Better Homes and Gardens: American Patchwork and Quilting book (1985).


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61 Responses to February 2 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

  2. Stockton says:

    I love this! The colours are excellent and as Violet said, very 70s! (the style and colours actually remind me of an afghan)

  3. Very cool!

  4. Lisa C says:

    Great for people who have trouble matching seams….like…um…ME!

  5. Andrea says:

    Wow that is fabulous, what a great centerpiece for a room.

  6. AINHOA says:

    Very pretty.

  7. Olga says:

    Very pretty quilt!

  8. rachel says:

    Love the colors

  9. Stacy T says:

    Gorgeous!! Would have never thought a solid color blocked quilt could be so eye catching! :D

  10. Kieny says:

    Love it, it’s very bold!

  11. Violet says:

    Wow…cool effect. And very 70′s.
    -violet

  12. Cheryl Peters says:

    Wow! I don’t remember seeing that pattern before. Looks good…I’ll have to give it a try.

  13. Mika says:

    I love how the colors in the poster go so well with the quilt! This pattern would be great in so many different colors. (Would also be interesting with print fabrics, too.)

  14. alison says:

    Beautiful quilt!

  15. Amber says:

    This is so cool and could change so easily depending on the fabric you choose!

  16. Liz says:

    Oh wow… I love this

  17. etk says:

    I am going to see if I can find that pattern somewhere. Very cool!

  18. Louisa says:

    I love the way the colors work together with the zig zags! How fun!

  19. Alisha says:

    Very nice. The colors remind me of my childhood.

  20. Becca says:

    Very nice!

  21. Gina says:

    cool retro colors and it looks easy enough to try!

  22. Libby says:

    Beautiful quilt. Very striking and visually pleasing.

  23. Sequana says:

    I’ve made it with a pattern called Streak of Lightning…….it’s so easy and looks so great. Especially with a set of coordinated FQs.

  24. sarah says:

    This reminds me of one my mom made and had on our wall most of my childhood, I wonder what she did with it…

  25. heather w. says:

    wow i love that!

  26. Amy says:

    I can’t tell if it’s hand-tied or not?? Very beautiful work! I admire the striking contrast of color. Nice :)

  27. Ashley says:

    That’s neat!

  28. Michelle says:

    I love it! Very Striking!

  29. Katie says:

    Great quilt! I’m digging the retro feel for sure!

  30. carmell says:

    nice

  31. WOW!!! Impressive!!!!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  32. Kate says:

    I love everything about it. I might even be able to pull this one off!

  33. Kristi says:

    I love the colors! And that cat print/poster is to die for.

  34. Claudia~L says:

    looks like a fun quilt.

  35. Christie says:

    which came first, the poster or the quilt?

  36. Missy says:

    I love how these colors work together an really pop!

  37. The pattern is great, i´d love to see this on shades of blue (like aqua and turquoise), greens and some mokka brown on it :)

  38. Trishia says:

    Regina (in comments above) says this is an easy quilt for beginners! Great! {that makes 19 quilts on my “to make soon” list… I think this can be classified as an addiction} Thanks for sharing.

  39. Sally says:

    That is just so pretty. I love the way the colors look in that design. Bravo!

  40. Stacey Crease says:

    In my mind’s eye I see this pattern used with flowery fabric. The lightening bolts would look like magnificent flower beds.

  41. Julia D says:

    Rad! And super cute cat art on the wall, too! It goes so great together!

  42. Sarah says:

    Wow, how bold! I love it.

  43. Lil' d says:

    Very striking. Sorry, bad pun…

  44. Amy says:

    I “sew” love this! I want to make both yesterday and todays…..And there’s 27 more days in February. My mind is spinning!

  45. lola says:

    Perfect color combo to go with the cat print!

  46. Cassie Ogle says:

    I really like those colors… so bright and happy!

  47. Carol says:

    This is the pattern my quilt shop uses to teach beginning quilters – they use the pattern out of Eleanor Burns’ book, but she calls it ‘Candy Cane Lane’. I’ve also seen other older quilts called ‘Brick Wall’ or ‘Brick Path’. I think I like Lightning Bolt best tho, LOL. Guess it depends too on the orientation of the rectangles and the colors. Very versatile pattern.

  48. Michele says:

    I really like this pattern. Even though it’s simple, you know that she spent a lot of time considering it’s size! She did a great job!

  49. Amy Hodge says:

    Ooohh! I love this (and it doesn’t look super complicated!)

  50. Kristin says:

    I have an afghan my grandmother knit in the exact same colors. Lovely!!

  51. Nada says:

    nice!

  52. Rose L says:

    Wow- that is beautiful. It’s very striking!

  53. Sam VanDerPuy says:

    This is super cool. I love the colors. very 70′s!

  54. adele says:

    very retro!

  55. Marlana says:

    I love that! The colors are great, kind of retro but still very modern.

  56. mj says:

    I love that with quilts you can change the fabrics and make a pattern from 1985 look fresh! Great quilt.

  57. Regina says:

    I’ve made this pattern before – it is so easy for beginners, or for a quick project with dramatic results. Thanks for reminding me to think of it next time around!

  58. Carrie says:

    Very cool pattern. Makes a statement but at the same time looks simple enough for a beginner like me to be able to put together.

  59. Heather says:

    Love the pattern! I’m not crazy about the colors but that is why we make our own quilts=) This goes on my list…

  60. shannon says:

    I love those colors!

  61. sandra says:

    Thats pretty!

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