I love how Krista’s mind works! How she combines 60 degree angles to make realistic leaf shapes boggles the mind. And don’t get me started on her fabric choices!
Fall in love with 60-degree angles with Krista Moser’s latest pattern, Fall Foliage. This pattern used the Creative Grids® 60-degree Diamond Mini Ruler to cut a variety of shapes including diamonds, triangles, and trapezoids to make these beautiful fall leaves.
There are two main blocks in this quilt, the leaves and the setting triangle units. These are made from simple shapes letting the fabric and shade do the heavy lifting to get the wow factor. This quilt is constructed into blocks first and then rows with no Y seams, making construction a breeze with well-illustrated step-by-step instructions. Finished Size: 57″ X 60.
The pattern is due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!
Up your quilting game with this charming pattern! Flutterby Frolic will give you a complicated look without tedious piecing. Gain confidence with angles and color placement. This quilt is constructed of four main blocks: the flowers, the butterflies, the leaf blocks, and the background hexagons. Each one utilizes a different technique that will be a valuable addition to your quilting skills library.
The quilting world never ceases to amaze with its boundless creativity, and Flutterby Frolic by Krista Moser is a perfect example of this. An established name in quilting, Krista Moser, the creative force behind The Quilted Life, has once again hit a home run with this brilliant, butterfly-inspired pattern that embodies the joy and freedom of nature in textile form.
The Flutterby Frolic quilt pattern is a perfect blend of whimsical charm and intricate design, striking a harmonious balance that makes it accessible for beginners while also being interesting for experienced quilters. It’s one of those patterns that can be approached at any skill level, offering a delightful project for everyone who enjoys quilting.
Use varying shades of fabric for an ombre look, or use scraps from your stash for an eclectic look! This pattern comes with three size layouts: twin/full, wall/baby, and a table runner.
This table runner would be a great class to teach all of the different techniques. At the end of class, they will have the confidence to make the larger quilt!
Techniques and Tools Involved
Crafting a Flutterby Frolic quilt involves the use of a few specialized techniques, offering both a challenge and a learning opportunity for quilters of all skill levels. The pattern makes extensive use of HSTs and diamond shapes, requiring meticulous cutting and piecing.
An essential tool in the creation of this quilt is the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, designed by Moser. This specially designed ruler simplifies the process of cutting the precise shapes required for the quilt, making the creation process more accessible to beginners, while also ensuring accuracy and speed for more experienced quilters.
Additionally, the Flutterby Frolic quilt pattern provides an excellent canvas for free-motion quilting. The expansive background areas offer an opportunity for quilters to showcase their skills and add personal flourishes.
The ruler is in stock now. The pattern is due to arrive later this month!
Krista Moser’s Flutterby Frolic is more than a quilt pattern; it is a vibrant celebration of color, life, and the uncontained beauty of nature. With its intricate design and dynamic visual appeal, it offers a fulfilling quilting journey that bridges the gap between artistic vision and technical execution.
Whether you’re seeking a challenging new project, wishing to create a beautiful piece that symbolizes the whimsical charm of butterflies, or eager to utilize the precise Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, Flutterby Frolic awaits to unfurl its wings in your creative hands. Embark on this quilting journey, and watch as your fabric butterflies take flight! Happy quilting!
Give your Christmas decor the wow factor with this contemporary tree skirt from The Quilted Life and Krista Moser that will complement today’s chic decor. Gilded Christmas Tree Skirt gives mid-century a nod with its dynamic use of simple shapes and bold stripes.
Make this tree skirt in punchy gold black and white or make a traditional, even whimsical style with red and green polka dots. This tree skirt utilizes strip piecing and simple construction techniques with no fussy Y-seams or difficult piecing. Your Christmas tree will dazzle in its new skirt!
This pattern requires Krista’s Creative Grids® 60 degree Diamond Ruler.
This pattern is due to arrive early next month so you can have it done in time for the holidays!
Krista Moser of The Quilted Life is the queen of the 60 degree angle. I am always amazed at the creative ways she incorporates these angles into her designs.
In her words: Playful and fun! Tully The Turtle has a big personality for a little quilt. This baby-sized quilt is simple to make using the Large Creative Grids® 60-Degree Diamond Ruler. Gain confidence in piecing with angles (no Y seams) and fabric selection. The pieces are large and uncomplicated letting the fabric do the talking. Choose vibrant tropical colors or something soft and subtle for a beachy vibe, the possibilities are endless!
The pattern is due to arrive next month and would be the perfect basis for a class!
Krista is one of my favorite people! If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, DO. Her latest pattern, Summer Succulents is a beginner friendly pattern that is available in two sizes.
In her words: Pick your favorite soothing palette of natural colors, or go for a cheerful bright bundle to make this fun and simple pattern. Summer Succulents is entirely strip pieced, then set into sashing, making it easy enough for the confident beginner or for a quick weekend retreat project. No fussy piecing techniques or Y seams involved. If you’re just getting into quilting, this would be a good next step on your new quilting journey. This pattern includes step-by-step instructions with beautiful illustrations through every stage to make your rotary cutting, piecing, and assembly a breeze.
This pattern showcases her Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.
This pattern is due to arrive at the beginning of next month, just in time for summer!
When we have those January blahs and the sun never seems to shine, this would be the perfect project to bring a little “happy” into our lives!
I was lucky enough to audit the first class for this quilt and the ladies loved it. Every fruit teaches a new technique so it is the perfect class.
In Krista’s words: Fresh Fruit is a fun sampler quilt with each block teaching a new way to use the Large Creative Grids®, 60-degree diamond ruler. There are six different fruit blocks: lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, watermelons, and grapes. This quilt is so fun to put together and a great way to build skills in piecing each block’s combination of shapes. The Fresh Fruit pattern comes with two layouts: a lap quilt size that includes the striped background blocks and a wall-hanging size made up of the fruit blocks only. This pattern is fully-illustrated, with step-by-step directions, for easy assembly with no Y seams! Lap: 53″ x 56″, Wall Hanging 36″ X 35 1/2″.
This pattern is due to arrive any day and features the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.
I was lucky enough to audit the first class that Krista taught for this pattern after it was hot off the presses. In her words, snowflakes with six sides are the obvious perfect choice for a pattern showcasing her Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. But the way she cuts the shapes for the snowflakes is pure genius!
Simple and classic, the Snowflake Lane quilt comes in two layouts: lap/twin or wall size. You’ll be pleased how simply these snowflakes go together and surrounded by the pieced buffalo check background, it makes a dynamic statement. Make it in the classic black and white lodge look, or change it up with icicle blues. The pattern includes cutting, piecing, and pressing instructions designed for the best possible outcome. You’ll gain confidence piecing angles without the daunting task of a difficult project. Finished sizes: Twin 63in x 78.5in & Wall Size 45in x 45in.
If you made her Buffalo Lodge Tree Skirt last year, this is the perfect companion!
This pattern is easy to kit since it only has three fabrics. The original was pieced with Kona white and black, and an Essex gray – all by Robert Kauffman.
This pattern is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.
I got to spend three days with Krista last week at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana, Indiana. She showed this quilt for the first time and everyone loved it!
Her photography is stunning. Additional images like this are available on our website so you can use them in your advertising they are just a right click away….
Bespoke Stars is a stunning modern take on a six-spoked star and a great way to showcase a favorite collection of fabrics. The pieces are large and uncomplicated making them quick and easy to put together. A terrific contemporary quilt for any modern streamlined decor, this pattern is easy enough for a beginner to intermediate quilter. It includes step-by-step instructions with plenty of illustrations, through every stage, to make your quilt top: rotary cutting, piecing, and assembly. This one is made with the original Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler.
This pattern is due to arrive next month and the rulers are on order so place your orders now.
To see how gorgeous – and easy – this quilt is, view the video tutorial before you do anything else!
In Krista’s words: The Wreath Quilt Sampler (#TQL10023) is a fun, fresh addition to your holiday decor. It’s composed of six different blocks or concepts, each one teaching a new technique using the Creative Grids® 60-Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. The shapes are simple, and the construction is a breeze, building your quilt block by block with no Y seams! Work from your stash or collect a variety of reds and greens and enjoy the process of shade and color placement to get the complete effect. Finished size: 55″ x 55″.
All of the units are created with the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond Mini (#CGR60DIAMINI). The quilt can be made with the Creative Grids® 60 Degree Diamond (#CGR60DIA) as well – but since the pieces are smaller, it is much easier to manipulate the mini!
Krista does such great support for everything and her latest addition is no exception! She has created cutting charts for the diamond rulers. These charts show how many triangles or diamonds can be cut from each width of fabric strip. And while you are there, stay awhile and check out her other videos. You will be glad you did!
Did you know that Krista Moser, the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond (CGR60DIA) and Mini Diamond Tools is also an expert in machine quilting. She has been machine quilting for over 20 years! So when Landauer was looking for someone to write the batting book for their popular pocket guide series, they knew who to call!
This pocket guide is available in July and includes everything you need to know about cotton, silk, fusibles – you name it! Since so many customers are finishing projects, now is the perfect time to offer a lecture on how to prep a quilt for machine quilting, how to choose a back and batting, and how to bind the finished project!
In her free time, Krista also designed some new patterns using her diamond rulers:
Two scoops has yardage requirements for two sizes – baby and throw an is a great class since it showcases several different techniques. This quilt features the Min Diamond but can be made with the original Diamond as well. It is just easier to manipulate the mini!
Biggie the Bee uses the original diaond ruler and goes together sooooo fast! Need a baby quilt? We’ve got you covered! Both of these patterns are due to arrive next month.
Vintage Pinwheels is in stock now – and is the PERFECT beginner quilt! I did a test block and could not believe how easy it goes together. The pressing instructions are excellent! All of the seams nest and there are no Y-seams.
I am teaching this next month! It is fast, easy and fun!