Hidden Shapes Quilt in Solids

I love solid fabrics. There is a just a simpleness to them that is so classic. I also love them because it really helps accentuate the pattern of a quilt. In this case, the  solids really brought out the different blocks used in the Hidden Shapes Quilt Pattern.

Hidden Shapes is my modern quilt pattern which features three different blocks, flying geese, square in a square, and four patch blocks. It's designed for beginner quilters who are just learning the quilting basics. However, even experienced quilters will love this pattern!

Get your own copy of the Hidden Shapes Quilt Pattern here.


I have made the Hidden Shapes Quilt Pattern three times and each time it comes out completely different looking. Why? You decide which fabrics you want to highlight in the quilt and you decide which direction the flying geese go in.

This pattern is fat quarter friendly so you can easily grab your fabrics and get sewing, or pull fabrics from your stash. The accent fabrics used in the flying geese and four patch blocks are cut from the fat quarters. In this quilt I used more fat quarters than the pattern called for to add in more colors.

Someone asked me if you could use scraps for this quilt. The answer... Yes! It would be very easy to use scraps for the flying geese especially. The pattern is not written for scraps, however the number of squares needed is listed, so you can easily cut the number of squares required from scraps.

I really just want you to make this quilt pattern your own! Use scraps, add as many fabrics as YOU want, put the flying geese in the directions YOU desire. Have fun with it!

I kind of think the Hidden Shapes Quilt looks like a party in a quilt because of all the colors. So you make it the party you want it to be. ;)

Hidden Shapes comes with four sizes:

  • Baby 40 in. x 40 in.
  • Throw 60 in. x 70 in.
  • Twin 70 in. x 90 in.
  • Queen 90 in. x 110 in

This quilt is a throw and as you can see it is on the generous size. I love a large throw quilt, so I like to design them on the bigger size.

If you are new to quilting and haven't made any of these blocks before I have some tutorials to help you out:

 In the tutorials above I provide step by step instructions and pictures. Plus, feel free to email me if you have a question.

You can read about the baby version (above) of the Hidden Shapes Quilt here.

If you are new to quilting and sewing I suggest you practice the blocks until you get the hang of them. I practiced Flying Geese for quite a while before I felt comfortable with them as a quilter. And if you check my points, they aren't always perfect, which I am ok with.

One thing that really helped my frustration with flying geese blocks was buying the Wing Clipper Ruler. This made the trimming so much easier, or maybe it was just mental. But I love it. I use it all the time. I am not one for buying extra rulers aside from a few basic ones. But in my view this one is worth it.

This Hidden Shapes Quilt was made using Century Solid Fabrics. I absolutely love these! They are such a nice, high quality fabric with a thin thread and a tight weave. The fabrics are also so vibrant and I tend to like the colors they offer.

I struggle with colors and get overwhelmed in stores. So when I saw my local quilt shop got a large amount of Century Solids in stock I went on their website and picked out what I wanted. I ordered extra colors so I could decide at home.

After I picked up my order I played around with the colors and decided exactly which ones I wanted in the quilt.

The Fabric A, or the fabric used in the square in a square blocks, is a Speckled Fabric by Ruby Star Society. I can't remember exactly what color it is. However, it's close enough to a neutral color that I knew it would go well with all the colors in this quilt.

I basted this quilt with pins on my kitchen table. Then, quilted it with straight lines on my machine.

The backing and binding of this quilt is also a Century Solid Fabric. I chose the fabric to match a bright green from the front.

This quilt is one of my new favorites. It's all me. It's bright and a whole bunch of colors. Most of all it's just perfect even if some of the points aren't.

If you make your own Hidden Shapes Quilt share with me on Instagram: @thenomadicquilter  I would love to see your version!


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1 comment

  • Love this quilt and colors

    Jeanine York

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