Colour Explosion Quilt (Twin and Queen)

Hello, hello, just popping in to say that I’ve released two larger pattern versions of my popular Colour Explosion Baby Quilt.

Colour Explosion Quilt - a colourful and easy quilt tutorial, perfect for beginners, by Bonjour Quilts

This quilt pattern is full of half square triangles and is a great vehicle for playing with colour. You can make your version as bright or as restrained as you like. In warm colours, in cool colours, or a mix of both. Try patterns. Or stick with solids. I personally think a version in whisper-soft pastels would also be gorgeous.

Over the past 18 months I’ve had numerous requests to resize this half square triangle quilt pattern into twin and queen size.

Of course, folks could just keep adding more HST blocks to the top and side of the quilt until they reach the size they need, but that can dramatically change the overall look of a pattern. Most of the requests I received asked me to keep the proportions of the original crib quilt – particularly the “explosion effect”.

Because of the dimensions of the original quilt, I couldn’t just increase the block size as it wouldn’t make a proper twin size. (And it definitely wouldn’t be a suitable method for making a queen, which is square.) I put on my thinking cap and came up with the idea of increasing the block size as much as I could. Then I added some space around the edges, in line with the design, to take it to the required measurements.

I think it keeps the spirit of the original quilt. Here’s the twin size layout (63″ x 81″):

Color Explosion Quilt, twin size pattern, by Bonjour Quilts

And here’s the queen size (90″ x 90″):

Color Explosion Quilt, queen size pattern, by Bonjour Quilts

The pattern also includes a revamped version of the crib sized quilt, because I’m a stickler for having all things together in their place! :)

Color Explosion Quilt, twin size pattern, by Bonjour Quilts

The twin version of the pattern is perfect for anyone who made the crib quilt for a baby who is now graduating to a big boy or big girl bed. How comforting would it be for them to see a familiar quilt on their new bed?

And as for grown-ups who’d like a queen size – well, there’s an inappropriate joke about explosions in there somewhere, but I’m not going to touch it. Ahem.

Thank you – and if you have sewn a version of the crib size in pastels, please, please let me know. I would love to see it!


Kirsty  x

Color Explosion Quilt pattern, crib, twin and queen sizes

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