Violet Craft from VioletCraft.com is the busy designer behind the beautiful Brambleberry Ridge fabric collection. We’re always in love with her latest fabrics, and Violet has taught us some great things over the years too! (Here’s her easy Society Stripe Skirt featuring Madrona Road, and here’s where she showed us how to make a Ruffle Binding!)

Violet has a free Trillium Block for you from her Forest Abstractions quilt series. There’s even a Quilt Along for the blocks on Violet’s site!


Hello everyone! Violet Craft here visiting from my blog VioletCraft.com. Today I have a foundation paper-pieced quilt block pattern to share with you. This spring I created a quilt pattern called The Forest Abstractions Quilt.

Forest Abstractions is based off of the animal illustrations in my Brambleberry Ridge “Timber Valley” print. To create the pattern I went through a really fun and nerdy process of taking the illustrations and then creating 3-D models of them. After the models were completed I made them low polygram, which is sort of the 3-D equivalent of low-resolution. Then I took flat images of those models and sketched by hand how the pattern pieces would best fit together to make a paper pieced pattern.

I have been hosting a quilt along with tips and tricks for each block and to celebrate the completion of the quilt I created six more small blocks to give away for free.

This month, I’m sharing the free block, Trillium, right here with all of you!

Trillium is a foundation paper pieced block measuring at 8″ x 10″ finished. The fabrics I have chosen for this version coordinate with the cover quilt from the pattern using Brambleberry Ridge print fabrics and Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids.

You can download and print the Trillium Piecing Guide and Trillium Templates here. When printing the templates, make sure your printer settings are set to print at 100%.

When choosing your fabrics, you will need about 1/4 yard for your background and just three small scraps of the stamen fabric. All other fabrics require about 1/16 yard or scraps. Each piece on the templates is marked with a print to reference in the Trillium Fabric Selection Guide.

This block, Trillium, is the second in the series of six free additional blocks. The first, The Field Mouse, can be found on my website where one new block will be posted each month through January!

I hope you enjoy the Trillium block. Stop by and visit me on my blog for more free blocks! To see what others have made visit the Instagram hashtag #forestabstractionsqal.

Happy Sewing!