Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table kicks off a new monthly look at the latest quilting trends! Debbie has a great eye for noting and celebrating online trends; she recently shared 22 Favorite Quilt Blocks for our DYO Samper Quilt Sew Along (jump in and sew along today!). Debbie also curated our 31 Inspiring Quilters series earlier this year (find all 31 in that link).

Visit A Quilter’s Table for more from Debbie, including a series of mini quilt walls this week. What do you notice in the online quilting world lately? Do you have a favorite block that keeps popping up? Have you seen the #dyosampler and #minimedallion quilt progress out and about?!

Mini Quilts

Quilts in miniature are a great way to try a new-to-you block or technique, or even give your own design a test run. Due to their size, they are easy to maneuver while quilting, and a quick, satisfying finish. Whether you gift them, swap them, or hang them en masse, they are pure fun.

Clockwise from left: Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Part 2 from Karamat SewsAt the Crossroads from Spontaneous ThreadsChristmas Snowflake block mini quilt by twelve34handmadePurple by Any Other Name from Displacement ActivityMini Swoon by ellyn’s place

Churndash Quilts

I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard someone say, “The churndash is my favorite traditional quilt block.” Dating back to the early 1800’s, this block is all new again, showing up sashed and not, low-volume and bold, laid out uniquely and even super-sized. It’s still an all-around winner.

Clockwise, starting top left: Churchdash! by SewZalotModern Church Dash by Shark’s DinnerScrappy Church Dash from sharonbinwaThe Waiting for Craig Quilt from Bailey Girl FiveChurndash Court by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quilted Pillows

Pillows are another popular avenue to try new techniques or to use those treasured bits of fabric. What a quick and fun way to brighten up your home for a new season!

Clockwise from left: Shimmer Pillow from Random Thoughts …do or “di”Radiant Triangles from Pie Lady QuiltsSuper Size Castle Block Pillow by kitchen table quiltingA Ferris Wheel Pillow from Leigh Laurel StudiosDouble Wedding Ring Pillow by s.o.t.a.k handmade

Spirals and Circles

These geometric shapes are all the rage, both as elements in quilts and in actual quilting. Don’t be afraid to give them a try!

Clockwise, starting top left: Radiant Orchid Quilt Challenge by Ahhh…QuiltingSpiral Rainbows from Winding BobbinsSnowfall by she can quiltDandelion Clock by Flourishing PalmsSunburst from A Stitch in Time