Meet in the Middle – New FREE Pattern

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Kelli and I have been busy with lots of side things and haven’t gotten in much machine time.  During the last month we did get this gem put together and a free pattern written for it.  We thought we’d share that with you today.

One of the fun things about this quilt is that it can be made with either one layer cake or one jelly roll.  We used a layer cake from Moda, Spring House.  We love the fabric.  We’ve been saving it for the right quilt and we think this one is it!


We wrote up some printable directions to make the quilt, which you can find by following this link, but we thought we’d take a couple pictures to really explain the process and ease of making this quilt.

Start out by cutting your layer cake or your jelly roll piece into 4- 2 1/2” x 10” segments-if you want to use your scraps, this is a great quilt for it.  You’ll need 160 ~ 2 1/2” x 10” segments.

Take five strips and sew them together into a long row.  Then sew a 2 1/2″ by 21″ background piece to one end of the pieced set.  Now take the other end of the 21″ piece and sew it to the other end making a circle.  Make a total of 32 of them.


Now the fun begins.  Take a scissor.  Then cut the 21″ background piece anywhere you’d like…close to the strip-in the middle-just make sure you vary the cuts.  If you don’t vary the cuts, the quilt will not have the up and down movement.


Next you sew the strips together.  The varied cuts make the up and down motion of the pieced units.  How easy is that?  No seams to match…no triangles.  Just simple piecing to make a fun quilt.  A background piece is added to the top and bottom once you have the center of the quilt finished.


Use solids in the middle and a camouflage fabric for the background for a boyish quilt…made the center reds, the background in white and the top and bottom strip blue to make a Quilt of Valor.  There are many options and color changes you can make to make the quilt boyish or girlish.  We would love to see what you come up with and to feature your quilt on the blog.


I finished our version off using a pastel variegated thread and the Wonky Feather design from the Pajama Quilter.


This quilt was so fun to make.  We hope you give it a try.  If you missed the earlier link for the free printable pattern, you can find it here.

You can find MANY other free patterns on our site by looking under the free patterns tab at the top of the page under our banner.  Stop by again…

We’ll be hooking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

26 thoughts on “Meet in the Middle – New FREE Pattern”

  1. Thank you so much for the free instructions and what a pretty quilt with these colors. This would make a quick donation quilt.

  2. Great idea. I can see how easy it would be to make it a different size.
    I have one question though: Is it called, “Meet in the Middle” or “Spring House Pattern”?

  3. Just finished the quilt and love it. Accurate and oh so easy. I am sharing on Facebook so friends can see your blog also.

  4. I absolutely love this pattern. I pieced the top and put it aside for a ‘need’ a quilt fast. That need showed up from my cousin who one month ago was diagnosed with cancer, stage 4. I was so thankful that I had it together. I took it to my long armer and they rushed it through for me.
    One of the women at the quilt shop fell in love with this quilt, so I gave her your information and I’m betting you have another convert.
    Thank you for all your creativity. I wish I had more hours in the day to piece quilt tops. I’m obsessed.

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  7. laura middleton

    I love this pattern and love SMores fabric! I used that fabric to do a disappearing 9 patch. I put the browns in the corners :D Very nice ty fr sharing

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  9. I love this quilt but I have one question. When sewing the strips together, before adding the background strip, should you alternate the order of the colors or keep them in the same order for each strip?

  10. Thank you! I’m always looking for things that would make a great American Heroes quilt, and this fits. I appreciate the tutorial to supplement the directions, too. Great design idea.

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  12. Thank you so much for this pattern. Our group of quilters make quilts for the homeless and this will make up easy for all skill levels. Thank you again.

  13. I love this pattern and want to make it king sized. Do you know how much fabric I would need? If not, I can try to figure it out using your numbers as a start.
    Thanks and all my best wishes to you with your health!
    PS your beagle was my first attraction. Mine was Susie and she was my best dog of all! Miss her every day.

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