March 16, 2018

Jane's Ladder quilt in Nest by Lella Boutique

Today I had the pleasure of sharing a quilt at the Moda Bake Shop- a website full of free patterns that use Moda precuts. If you haven't been there before, you are sure to find all sorts of delights!

Mine uses a Charm Pack, and I called the pattern "Jane's Ladder" as it's a variation of the traditional Jacob's Ladder quilt block. I inverted the colors in block B and alternated them for a fun diagonal design.


The first time I saw Lella Boutique's newest line "Nest" by Vanessa Goertzen on Instagram, I gasped. It has some of my favorite colors, and I love birds! If you don't believe that, I spent my Christmas money last year buying bird feeders, seed, and filling our backyard with places they could come visit. I have a clear feeder attached to the window to my sewing space, and I just adore my sweet little visitors! One day I'll get to be a bird for a bit and I'll spend all day flying and singing and living in a sweet cozy little nest.

I love the large floral in the line and put the light blue one on the back. Flowers and dots combined are my favorite. I also really love the little pearly chains that I used for binding. As usual, bravissima Vanessa!

I included instructions for a throw size as well, which would require a Layer Cake instead of a Charm Pack.

I feel like this pattern would work really well for a baby boy quilt. I'm always happy to find fabric and patterns that work well for boys!


  1. How do you manage to make the simplest of designs so beautiful? Great photography too!

  2. Gorgeous quilt! Great pattern! I need to make a few baby quilts in the next couple months so I appreciate the pattern! One of the recipients is having a boy and I thought the last picture above was perfect for a boy. May I ask what fabric line you used in that mockup?

  3. Allison this is a beauty! Love the pattern. Doesn't hurt that is in Nest. I have been waiting to get my hands on that collection.

  4. Bravissima to you, as well!! Beautiful quilt!!

  5. Beautiful, this is gorgeous in these prints, love the jacob's ladder in two colors, this one goes on the bucket list for making quilts for me..

  6. What a great design for a quilt. I love the fabrics you chose. I will have to make plans for this quilt.