Free patchwork download from Kim Diehl

Buttercream Twist free quilt pattern--detail
Detail of “Buttercream Twist” (free quilt pattern download below)

Homestyle QuiltsWhen Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker combined their talents to write Homestyle Quilts, their goal was simple…literally. They aimed to present you with simple patterns (13 + 2 bonus projects), simple techniques (like Kim’s invisible machine appliqué), and simple recipes to fix and forget (to leave more time to quilt, of course).

Flash forward six months since the book’s release. Kim and Laurie’s “simple” ideas have become favorites for today’s busy quilters. Homestyle Quilts has planted itself at the top of our bestseller list with no signs of stepping down. It looks like quick country-style quilts and quick down-home dinners are a perfect combination—just like Kim and Laurie!

But here’s the tricky thing about creating quilt books: you only have so much room. In the case of Homestyle Quilts, there were many beautiful quilts, and only 96 pages to pack them into. Sadly, one quilt had to be removed from the collection (can you imagine trying to make a decision about which quilt should go?) But there’s a silver lining. Today, the gorgeous quilt that couldn’t be a part of the book is making its debut—as a free quilt pattern download for you!

Buttercream Twist quilt by Kim Diehl
“Buttercream Twist” by Kim Diehl

These checkerboard blocks are entirely strip pieced, twisting and turning basket-weave style. Sign in or register at our site to download the free quilt pattern right now.

Buttercream Twist free quilt pattern by Kim Diehl
Finished quilt size: 60½" x 60½"
Finished block size: 10″ x 10″

BONUS! Use the scraps left over from “Buttercream Twist” to create this pretty table topper:

Free table topper pattern from Kim Diehl

It’s one of those make-in-a-day designs that’s great for quick gifts and decorating. Directions for making the topper are included in the free pattern as well! Download both patterns now.

Haven’t had the opportunity to browse the projects in Homestyle Quilts? Get a peek at the beautiful quilts from Laurie and Kim below.

Easy Peasy and Bygone Baskets quilts
“Easy Peasy” and “Bygone Baskets”

Roundabout Crisscross and Blackbirds and Berries quilts
“Roundabout Crisscross” and “Blackbirds and Berries”

Four Patch Potpourri and Plain Jane quilts
“Four Patch Potpourri” and “Plain Jane”

Farmhouse Furrows and Mini Nine Patch quilts
“Farmhouse Furrows” and “Mini Nine Patch”

Prairie Star Posies and Penny Pincher quilts
“Prairie Star Posies” and “Penny Pincher”

Crossing Paths and Garden Ambrosia quilts
“Crossing Paths” and “Garden Ambrosia”

Cozy Home Lane and Paint the Sky quilts
“Cozy Home Lane” and “Paint the Sky”

As for the recipes in Homestyle Quilts, most are for hearty dinner fare. But because today’s free quilt pattern offer is so sweet, dessert seems like the perfect pairing. Here’s Kim’s recipe for Rhubarb Blueberry Crisp. Enjoy!

Rhubarb Blueberry Crisp recipe

Download the “Buttercream Twist” pattern now; then purchase your own copy of Homestyle Quilts and get all 15 patterns and 13 recipes instantly via eBook. (When you buy the book, you get to download the eBook version for free right away. Cool, huh?)


Who would you make Buttercream Twist for? Share your whos and whys in the comments!


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