Step-by-step: how to create the perfect quilt for your space (so fun!) + video

From Zen Chic InspiredSometimes we make quilts for others; sometimes we make quilts just for fun. But sometimes, we want to make a quilt that blends perfectly with our surroundings—a bedroom, a living room, an office space. And when you want to do that, there’s one person who’s ready to show you how to take the leap into designing: Brigitte Heitland, author of Zen Chic Inspired.

Zen Chic InspiredBrigitte is an interior designer; the owner of Zen Chic, a pattern company; and a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics. She’s also hopelessly addicted to patchwork. In her book, she gives you the reins, explaining step-by-step how to dream up your very own quilt design that will fit your particular space. She also provides 12 start-to-finish quilt patterns so you can play with her ideas for choosing colors, prints, and patterns that harmonize with your decor. Whether you love the country look, prefer modern minimal, or you’re eclectic to the max, Brigitte will teach you the process she uses to design quilts to coordinate with the spaces you love.

In the video below, Brigitte shows how her book works. In less than a minute, it will all make sense! Hit play and watch how easily she connects interior design and quilt design:



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Here’s a link to the Moda Palette Builder that Brigitte mentions in the video. It’s fun to play with—upload a pic of the room you want to create a quilt for and watch the color magic happen!

Brigitte recently gave her quilting friends a challenge: design a quilt around a specific photo of a room using Zen Chic Inspired as a guide. This is the room her friends started with:

Following the advice in Zen Chic Inspired, three of Brigitte’s friends met the challenge, creating quilts to go with the room setting above. See part 1, part 2, and part 3 at Brigitte’s blog—the results are all beautiful, and all one of a kind!

Here are just a few of the room settings and the quilts designed around them in Zen Chic Inspired:

On the Ball quilt
Brigitte’s On the Ball quilt was inspired by the curves and textures in the room setting on the left.

Sweden quilt
This simple Sweden quilt was inspired by the red slats next to the staircase.

News quilt
For her News quilt, Brigitte planned her design around the room color and the circular rug.

Ready to design a quilt to match your type of decor? Order Zen Chic Inspired today and let Brigitte help you create a quilt that’ll be picture perfect. Tag photos of your projects on social media with #zenchicinspiredbook so we can see and share!

Look around the room you’re in: what might inspire a one-of-a-kind quilt? A chair, a lamp, the coffee cup you’re using? Tell us in the comments!

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