September 30, 2021

Forever and Ever Quilt- a sawtooth star pattern for Layer Cakes

New pattern release days are so exciting. All of the planning and sewing and editing and overthinking come together and I get to say TADA! It used to make me really nervous, but I love it now.

Today's release is called Forever and Ever, with paper and PDF copies in the shop. It's a Layer Cake Pattern, and requires some coordinating solids and background as well. I have tips on coordinating solids later in the post!

The name for this one came about because of the colors. I was finishing it up around our anniversary time, and our wedding colors were red and black, if you can believe that, which are the accent colors of this quilt. The phrase from this Randy Travis song came to mind. I remember my mom listening to that tape when I was little- "I'm gonna love you, forever and ever, forever and ever, amen". 

The addition of green, pink, and aqua make the red and black scheme a lot less dramatic, and just really delightful if you ask me. Here's a wedding pic for color proof, my shoes were even red. Twelve years ago!

I told my family about this quilt and found out that my dad sometimes sings this song to my mom since she has experienced quite a bit of hair loss since moving to Bolivia.  If you haven't heard the song, you'll have to listen to know what I'm talking about, haha! They are the cutest ever.

For the fabric on this one, I combined a Bonnie and Camille Handmade layer cake with a Little Snippets. Handmade is hard to find these days, but their newer line Sunday Stroll (on sale!) is amazing and has a very similar color scheme. The great thing about this pattern is that it would truly look great in any fabric line. It's probably the most versatile pattern I have!

Side note- this is the first time that the digital cover and sample quilt match fabric for fabric EXACTLY. You guys know that computers and I don't always get along, so I was pretty proud of that. 

If you're nervous about choosing coordinating solids for your quilts, there are some great resources out there. A lot of designers, like Bonnie and Camille, Vanessa Goertzen, and others share them on social media. If your fabric line is by Riley Blake, you can always visit their Storyboard site, click on any fabric line, and there will be lots of coordinating basics listed. Many of their basics have the same color names as their Confetti Cottons, so that makes it nice and easy. I also highly recommend having a color swatch card or panel for your favorite solids manufacturer. I have both the Kona Color Card and my aunt also gifted me the Kona panel, which has all the updated new colors on it! I love having both and use them constantly. And don't be afraid to mix manufacturers, for example- Kona solids with Moda prints. I do it all the time!

I quilted this one freehand at home on my trusty (OLD) longarm. You can read about that machine here. I tried some hearts for the first time, mixed in with some loops, and I like it. Hearts seemed appropriate for the theme of this quilt. The binding is Little Snippets, and the backing is a widleback from the same line that I can't find anywhere now. Here's a similar grey check from the same designer. I didn't even realize consciously at the time I chose the binding that polka dots were also a strong theme at our wedding! Cute. 

If you made it this far, you deserve some sort of prize, so let it be a coupon code- FOREVER will get you 20% off anything in the shop. You also deserve this picture of my biggest and littlest forever and ever guys with the new quilt. You're welcome :)

Thank you for stopping by and supporting my pattern shop! I really, truly appreciate you. 


  1. Forever is beautiful! I love your color combination! Cute couple too!

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