Who doesn’t love a great party? And what party is complete without a party hat! Today I’m excited to introduce you to my Party Hat Quilt Pattern!
Okay, so that title is only slightly deceptive *wink*. Last November I released my Santa’s Hat Shop quilt pattern.
Then, in February I realized that the Santa’s Hat quilt block looked just like a party hat when stitched up in different fabrics. There was only ONE piece in the whole pattern that needed to be changed to create a party hat instead of a Santa Hat.
As I was preparing samples for Quilt Market I thought it would be fun to stitch up a mini quilt using the new Party Hat Quilt blocks. (I also needed to test the party hat blocks). The fabric is from my Chloe & Friends line that is due to arrive in stores in October.
Here is a mockup of an entire quilt made with Party Hat Blocks.
Then, I started thinking again.
I know that some of you don’t love Foundation Paper Piecing. When I first created the Santa’s Hat Shop pattern I tried to traditionally piece the block but couldn’t get it quite right. Recently I thought I’d give it another shot and using a slightly different method. It worked.
Today I’m happy to announce that you can make the blocks using EITHER Traditional piecing or Foundation paper piecing.
This applies to the Hat Blocks only as the JOY blocks in the quilt still need to be Foundation Paper Pieced.
I think this pattern would also be cute to make a fun table runner to use for Birthday celebrations!
The Pattern has been Updated to add the Party Hat Blocks
Today I’m excited to re-release the pattern. If you purchased it in the past you should have been sent an email to download the new version for free. If you bought it on Etsy we will have to manually send you a new link- just use the contact button above to let us know.
To sum up, this is what is added to the Hat Shop Quilt Pattern:
- Instructions to Foundation Paper Piece or Traditionally Piece the Hat Blocks.
- Instructions to create the Party Hat Quilt Blocks
- Quilt Layouts with and without the JOY Blocks
- You get BOTH the Santa Hat Quilt Block and the Party Hat Quilt Block patterns in the SAME quilt pattern.
I’ll add a link to buy the pattern at the bottom of this post.
First I thought I’d share a bit about my Party Hat Mini quilt.
Mini Party Hat Quilt:
I wanted to try some “off center” piecing for the Party Hat Mini quilt. After I made my blocks, using a 9 1/2″ square ruler I began trimming the blocks down randomly.
I tried to make it as random as possible, trimming some more to the left and some more to the top. I made sure to leave 1/2″ on the edge of the hat pieces so that I had plenty of fabric for a seam allowance.
Next, I stitched 9 of them together to create a fun mini. I love that it has a slightly “wonky” feel, especially since it’s for a party, things should feel a bit off centered.
To Get the Hat Shop Quilt Pattern:
This pattern is in the process of being printed and we anticipate that printed copies will be available in early Fall.