Simple Times Quilt Pattern

Hi there!  Another finish for me – I hope you enjoy seeing another new quilt :)
I’m setting on a new path, I hope you will join me!  I have a pattern to offer you and I hope to have more in the coming months too.  This is a quilt that I originally designed to use my scraps from another project.  I call it Simple Times –

This is a small lap quilt, 52″ x 52″ and can be made with a layer cake (10″ squares) and charm pack (5″ squares) or yardage of your choice.  Instructions for cutting and piecing the quilt top are included for both.

I pieced this top with Oz fabrics, and I love the bright colors!  I had two friends test it, Amber did a scrappy version, and Heather made her’s in Blush.  I hope that you can see the versatility of this pattern!

It is available for immediate download on my patterns page,  I set it up so you won’t have to wait for me to email it to you :)

ETA – Natalia quilted this for me – the flowers in there are a perfect match!

Natalia has kits available in her shop for this top your choice of Whimsy, 12 Days of Christmas, Tweet Tweet, Adoring, or Nautical & Nice – I think this would be a perfect Christmas quilt too – quick and easy!

**If you would like to win a copy of the pattern, leave a comment!  I will select a winner on Friday (if you happen to purchase and win I will refund the cost!) – Good Luck!

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By |2019-01-25T13:20:16-06:00May 10th, 2010|finished quilt, give away, pattern|102 Comments


  1. Jackie May 10, 2010 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Very cute pattern. I am sure that you will find your new venture very exciting, as will we!

  2. Nancy May 10, 2010 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Ooooh – I like this!
    Good luck on the "new path" – I hope it is well lit for you! LOL!

  3. Kaye Prince May 10, 2010 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Just lovely Amy! I love all the tiny squares and congratulations on embarking on your "new path"!

  4. kaiolohiakids May 10, 2010 at 6:14 am - Reply

    So cute! I love the different size squares!

  5. Terriaw May 10, 2010 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Looks like a cool pattern. I love the larger 9-patches and the tiny little 9-patches are fun to find too. That is fun to see kits being made from your LQS.

  6. Michele May 10, 2010 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Great Quilt. Versatile and easy to make.

  7. Dresden Quilter May 10, 2010 at 6:46 am - Reply

    What a beautiful quilt and great pattern. It is just a tease for your book coming out.

  8. Lyn May 10, 2010 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Love the pattern and your choice of fabrics. It does look easy to put together, so it would be a great gift item.

  9. gomomyourock May 10, 2010 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Love that pattern! Great choice of fabrics, too!

  10. mom May 10, 2010 at 7:21 am - Reply

    LOVE it – hey, block quilts are my best friends – and it would be an easy way to use up my boatload of scraps!

    Tammy ~@~

  11. Melissa C May 10, 2010 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Nice, easy, and versatile pattern. Love it.

  12. creativedawn May 10, 2010 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Your quilt is AWESOME! I love the pattern as it is simple, but beautiful! Thanks for sharing it, I need to make one as well and will send pics when I do!!!

    hugz, Pam

  13. bethanndodd May 10, 2010 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Ooh la la…very nice on the eyes :o). I have all the Oz fabric needed for this great pattern…thanks for the opportunity to win!

  14. Kelly O. May 10, 2010 at 7:31 am - Reply

    love your fabric!

  15. call me crazy May 10, 2010 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Very cute! Best of luck on your new path too! :-)

  16. allsewnup May 10, 2010 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Your Simple Times Amy is simply stunning. I love it in the reds.
    Plaease include me for a chance to win.


  17. American Quilter's Society May 10, 2010 at 8:00 am - Reply

    This is great! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog, keep up the great work- we look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

  18. Katie B. May 10, 2010 at 8:10 am - Reply

    This is a great pattern! I love seeing patterns that make me think, "Hey! I can do that!" instead of being too intimidating.

  19. Amy Sp May 10, 2010 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Looks great! I love the scrappy feel it has, even though the fabrics are from the same colletion.

  20. mandbrid May 10, 2010 at 8:42 am - Reply

    So pretty!

  21. Michael and Rachelle May 10, 2010 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I love all the bright colors. Beautiful work.

  22. Anonymous May 10, 2010 at 8:48 am - Reply

    What a great quilt. This could use up lots of scraps.

  23. Jackie Davis May 10, 2010 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Love the pattern! why didnt i think of that? heehee
    Jackie (at)

  24. Amy May 10, 2010 at 9:13 am - Reply

    That is awesome, Amy!! I think this might be perfect for my first try at a quilt this summer.

  25. Corrie May 10, 2010 at 9:15 am - Reply

    This looks like a very versatile pattern. I like that! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. AnnaG May 10, 2010 at 9:35 am - Reply

    simply beautiful (:

  27. Lis May 10, 2010 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Good luck on the new venture Amy. It's a lovely pattern, thanks for the giveaway, if I win I'll be making it in Japanese fabrics :)

  28. Bonnie May 10, 2010 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Amy, thanks for your blog. I am a grandma and I am brand spanking new to quilting. But, I am bound and determined to learn. So, far all I can seem to do is buy fabric. I love your quilt and all its bright colors. I love it is perfect for me to get started.

  29. Mary on Lake Pulaski May 10, 2010 at 9:54 am - Reply

    You certainly have been a busy lady Amy! I would love to win this pattern – it looks very cute!

  30. sewkatiedid May 10, 2010 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Love the colors. When's the next BQF?

  31. Amy May 10, 2010 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I love it Amy….and that Tweet Tweet I saw over on Natalia's…I must have it!!! LOL

  32. Pat May 10, 2010 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Great little quilt! It will sure help me use up some of my stash!

  33. Leslie May 10, 2010 at 10:40 am - Reply

    great quilt pattern…i really love the fabric you chose.

  34. Heather May 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I love it! Do you think it could be made to fit a twin sized bed? I've got Oz fabric that I was going to use to make a quilt for my daughter when she moves in to a big girl bed. This would be perfect!

  35. Amy - Park City Girl May 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Of course! The pattern calls for 16 blocks but 30 would be 67 x 81" or 35 would be 67 x 94" depends on how long you want it to be :)

  36. Vicki May 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    It's super cute, Amy!

  37. audreypawdrey May 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    That is really cute, Amy! I can't believe how many quilts you are making lately.

  38. Amber May 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    OK finally am getting my post up – sorry! :-)

  39. em's scrapbag May 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Simple, sweet and versital. You did a great job.

  40. ~Michelle~ May 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Cute! You know, I have a charm pack and a layer cake of Hello Betty languishing in my stash…so I would love to win this pattern!

  41. rainylakechick May 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Very cute! Love the pattern… so simple.

  42. Chelsea May 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Simple patterns that showcase the fabric like this make me a very happy lady!

  43. Deborah A May 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Saw Amber's version of your quilt @ One Shabby Chick -simple and stunning at the same time. I just saw French General's new Christmas fabric and this quilt would be perfect for snuggling around the fire at Christmas time.

  44. Ramanda May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Check you out, you pattern maker, you! You rock! Would love to win!

  45. charlotte May 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    what a fun quilt pattern this is!

  46. Cindy May 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Your endless talents amaze me! The quilt is so, so cute!

  47. Abby May 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Love this pattern, so simple but different. Way cute. Would love to see the pictures of the kits she has in the other fabrics done up.

  48. Lizzy May 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Adorable! And yes, this would make a great Christmas quilt. Love the fabrics you used!

  49. momto2wasd May 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    That's a great pattern! I love patterns that use precuts because it's so quick!

  50. ktquilts May 10, 2010 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Love the pattern!!!



  51. Marcia May 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Best Wishes as you travel on your new path. Simple quilts are nice quilts. Please enter me in your drawing. I have my blog favorites in favorites, so need to read your "reader" suggestions. Thanks. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  52. anne May 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Wow good luck with your new journey in life, cannot wait to see what other patterns you produce. Love this quilt, soooooo effective. Thank you for sharing.

  53. MichelleB May 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    It's a great pattern! I love being able to use layer cakes and charm packs.

  54. Katie May 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I would love this! Great job!

  55. mommymae May 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    oh, amy! i love it!!!

  56. Kate May 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. Looks lovely. Instant download is the way to go!

  57. Karen May 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Great pattern!

  58. Beth May 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    OMG, this would be so cute in 12 Days of Christmas!

  59. Michelle May 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Precious pattern! I love it! Congrats on the great job!

  60. Sarah N. May 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Adorable pattern! Great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Deb May 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the new pattern! I love versitile simple patterns…great to expand the creative use of fabric scraps!!

  62. Cecilia May 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Cute pattern! This would look great in scraps. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. henny May 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Very pretty fabrics and cute pattern,! Seems it really simple to make.

  64. LISA May 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    A pattern, that's a great idea.
    I make all of my quilts by creating my own "pattern", or running from a pattern. I tend to pick something very similar looking to this quilt…the less pattern looking the better. This would be a lot of fun to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Janet May 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Very nice! I love the colours.

  66. Valerie May 10, 2010 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    How wonderful all the colors looks together! At first glance, I see one pattern and then another pops up! Thanks for the give-away!

  67. Deb May 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I love the quilt pattern and would love to win it!

  68. Kelley O May 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this great quilt pattern. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  69. shelia May 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I could think of lots of uses for this great pattern!!! thanks for the opportunity! :)

  70. Allie May 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Amy how darling – best wishes to you on your new path!!!!!

  71. Lindsay May 11, 2010 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Very Cute Quilt!! I love the colors and the layout as well!!

  72. Jessica May 11, 2010 at 5:59 am - Reply

    That is a yummy, yummy quilt pattern! Thanks, Amy!

  73. Jeannette May 11, 2010 at 6:42 am - Reply

    I like the simpleness but yet interesting pattern with all the prints!

  74. Happy Cottage Quilter May 11, 2010 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Very cute pattern. And the fabrics are so cheerful. Thanks for a great giveaway.!

  75. Debbie May 11, 2010 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Love the pattern! I would love to win it…I think this non-quilter could make it! Congrats!

  76. Darlene May 11, 2010 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I love this pattern. What a great giveaway. Wanted you to know that I follow both your blog and website on Facebook. Love your tutorials too!

  77. kelliemorgan May 11, 2010 at 8:46 am - Reply

    What a great pattern for the OZ fabric. Too cute! Thanks!

  78. Melissa May 11, 2010 at 9:44 am - Reply

    I would love this pattern- my quilts are all about the squares! They're my favorite!

  79. Patty May 11, 2010 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Congratulations. Very cute pattern. And I love the fabrics you used.

  80. Señora H-B May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am - Reply

    What a cute pattern!

  81. A.S.K.-P. May 11, 2010 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I LOVE this pattern. Lately I have been in love with patchwork so this pattern is right up my ally. LOVE IT!

  82. JulieAnn May 11, 2010 at 10:36 am - Reply

    So cute! What a fun pattern :)

  83. Jamie Mueller May 11, 2010 at 10:42 am - Reply

    LOVE this quilt!! It looks awesome!

  84. Alissa May 11, 2010 at 11:09 am - Reply

    What a great pattern – perfect to get rid of some of the scraps that I've been saving!

  85. nattyg May 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I have some fabric that would be perfect with this pattern.

  86. Megan May 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    What a lovely pattern!!

  87. carmel May 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    very cute pattern!
    and i love the fabric used in that quilt

  88. Jenny May 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Looks great! I love Oz, too :)

  89. arlette May 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Love the pattern and the fabric you used :)

  90. Lindsey May 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Simple times looks like a simply wonderful way to make a dent in my scrap stash.

  91. Laura H May 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    All three colour ways look fabulous! I have sooooo much fabric calling out to me to make it into a quilt! This pattern would be perfect!:)

  92. Mystica May 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pattern. Would love to be counted in for this giveaway pattern.

  93. sewcolorful May 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    What a cute pattern. I would love to give it a try.

  94. amylouwho May 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    This is so pretty! I love the other two versions too. I'm going to have to get this pattern – but if I buy it now it will just make me feel guilty that I'm not attacking it right away. Maybe in a few months.

    You are doing such amazing things – you are truly inspiring!

  95. cakegirl May 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Love this pattern and would be thrilled to win it.

  96. Tricia May 12, 2010 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Great giveaway. I love this pattern! ::crossing fingers::

  97. LJ May 12, 2010 at 6:19 am - Reply

    What a lovely fun and quick pattern!

  98. Vesuviusmama May 12, 2010 at 9:20 am - Reply

    A perfect pattern for all of my scraps! Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. QuiltyGoodness May 12, 2010 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Cool pattern!

  100. Margaret May 12, 2010 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Count me in for the giveaway. I always read your blog and find it full of inspiration. Thank you.

  101. erika May 13, 2010 at 8:52 am - Reply

    So pretty! I really like it… the pattern and your fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  102. ANudge May 13, 2010 at 10:24 am - Reply

    A very cute quilt – I love that it is so scrap friendly with all the different sizes of blocks.

    May have to buy it if I don't win it – lol.

    congrats on your new path,

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