A Patriotic Tessa Quilt

When I started the Tessa QAL, I knew that I wanted to make two quilts and that those two quilts needed to look significantly different. In the past, I have always used white fabric for the sashing when I made this pattern, so I challenged myself to do something different.

A Patriotic Tessa Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

Yep, I went for navy. Still not as daring as it could have been, but it is a drastically different from the Fairy Tale version of the quilt that I made. 

A Patriotic Tessa Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

My inspiration for the colors in this quilt was that red Scandinavian-style print - I have had that in my stash for ages and was glad to finally get a chance to use it. From there, the colors ended up unintentionally patriotic (but very fitting for this time of year in the US!). 

A Patriotic Tessa Quilt - Kitchen Table QuiltingA Patriotic Tessa Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

The other prints in the quilt were pulled from my stash - their placement ended up being very dependent on how much fabric I had left of each one. I don't have a lot of red in my stash so it was a little tricky to find enough red prints.

A Patriotic Tessa Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

What I DID have in my stash was this awesome, red Cotton + Steel bird print. It was the PERFECT backing for this quilt and I just love it so much. I finished it of with Kona Navy binding to match the sashing fabric.

A Patriotic Tessa Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

It was truly a joy to put this one together - I love this pattern even more now that I have seen all of the quilts made in the quilt along.

If you would like to see the QAL posts, you can find them all here. You can find the previous versions of this pattern that I have made in the list below:

If you would like to pick up a copy of the pattern, you can find it in the shop.


  1. Another beautiful finish! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I purchased your Tessa quilt pattern and as a experienced sewer, but only been quilting for about 5 years. I found your PDF pattern to be so difficult to understand, and thinking I could use the video tutorials, was a absolute joke! I know how to cut strips, I don't know how is how to sew these strips together. I love this pattern, but your instructions are non-existent. I am so disappointed in your pattern!

    1. I am so sorry that you feel that way! If you need further help, please email me - I know a lot of people have made the pattern with no issue so I would be happy to help you figure out how to make your quilt.


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