The Rebekah with Lavender, Teal and Blue

Let's talk about the Rebekah Quilt Pattern. I love this pattern so much! It's my quickest quilt pattern with no trimming and basic sewing. In fact, it's a great beginner pattern to learn strip piecing.

This Rebekah's Quilt was made using a fat quarter bundle which had been hanging out in my stash for a while. The lavender, teal and dark blue colors work together with a neutral background fabric.

Get your copy of The Rebekah Pattern here.

The Rebekah Modern Quilt Pattern

About the Rebekah Quilt Pattern

The Rebekah was designed for the beginner quilter in mind. There are no complicated seams or pressing.

This pattern is fat quarter and 2 1/2 in. precut (Jelly Roll) friendly. I love a good pattern which works with precuts of fabric.

If you are new to quilting, a fat quarter is a 1/4 yard of fabric which is 18 in. x 21 in. instead of a regular 1/4 yard cut of fabric which measures 9 in. x 42 in.

Fat quarters are nice for quilting because it allows you to get a wider cut of fabric without having to buy a lot. Fabric shops have curated fat quarter bundles which also makes choosing fabric for quilts very easy. This is usually my favorite way to buy fabrics.

The Rebekah has two different fabrics sets listed (A and B). These are interchangeable for the background and accent fabrics. You can get a different look from the pattern depending on what fabrics you have available and which one you choose for the accent. You can see in the image below the difference.

Read about the quilts above here and here.

The Rebekah Quilt Pattern includes 4 sizes:

  • Baby (32 in. x 40)
  • Throw (48 in. x 64 in.)
  • Twin (72 in. x 96 in.)
  • Queen (96 in. x 104)

I like to make this pattern because you could definitely finish a throw size in a whole day, which makes a great gift.

Strip Piecing

What makes The Rebekah so fast? Strip piecing!

Strip piecing is when you sew longer or larger pieces of fabric together and then cut those strips into smaller units. It saves time because there is no sewing of small pieces of fabric.

There are two different blocks in The Rebekah Quilt and both are made with strip piecing.

If you are a beginner quilter it's important to have a consistent seam allowance when sewing these blocks. I like to sew with a 1/4 inch foot on my machine. If you don't have one, you can get a seam guide. Most of these are magnetic and are easy to take on and off. Plus they are inexpensive!

Here is a magnetic seam guide.

This Rebekah Quilt

As I said earlier this fabric came from a curated bundle. It's all fabrics made by Ruby Star Society and put together into a bundle by the Fat Quarter Shop. They offer a quarterly club which is a great way to build your stash with fabrics.

I had a Jelly Roll of Natural from Bella Solids which I used as the background fabric for this quilt. The accent fabrics (Fabric B) are cut from the fat quarter bundle.

This quilt came together in a couple days of sewing in the afternoon.

I tried something on this quilt I had never done before. I quilted it using a dark thread. I always like to use a thread which blends in with the background fabric. This hides imperfections in my quilting.

However, this time I decided to be wild and crazy and use a dark blue thread. :)

I realized I generally prefer when the thread blends in with the fabric.

I had two fat quarters left over from my bundle. I used these for the binding along with a blue backing fabric.

I love making The Rebekah Quilt Pattern. It's kind of relaxing to make such an easy quilt. In fact I just randomly sew the rows together and then decide which order to lay them in before I sew them all together. It really doesn't take much planning.

If you make your own version of The Rebekah Pattern make sure to share it!

Grab your copy of The Rebekah Pattern here.

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