Quilting Color Pop: Finding the Perfect Free Quilt Pattern in Any Color

We’ve all got a favorite color, and this can be a real joy for quilters. When we have a go-to color, any pattern seems possible. The editors at FaveQuilts have seen all kinds of color schemes and amazing blends, but today, we wanted to focus on the basics. All you need to do is pick a color and see how you can use it to bring out the best in your quilt:

Quilt in Color: Free Patterns


Nothing burns brighter than red, and it’s versatility really shows through once you start using it within your different designs. There’s a special kind of romance that’s created when you blend red squares with whites and pinks to make an unforgettable patchwork pattern. Use a more modest shade to accentuate a classic design, or mix your shades together to give a simple quilt pattern more depth. Bold quilters will also appreciate how powerful a statement the darker shades create.


For a refreshing sense of brightness and energy, definitely consider orange. Whether it’s in the center of a basic quilt block pattern or running in and out of a complicated pattern like the rail fence quilt shown above, orange will make your patterns stand out.


Are you just bursting with positivity and want your quilt pattern to do the same? Then you should become a fan of yellow! These cheery hues are popular with all ages, meaning you can design yourself a new throw and make a cute little quilted wallhanging for your little one. Fashionistas looking to make their outfit pop should make their next quilted bag pattern with some happy yellow fabric.


Go green (literally) with another versatile color that creates a sense of natural beauty within any quilt pattern. Bright greens are excellent for springtime, especially if you’d like to depict some actual nature in your pattern. Many of the best garden quilt patterns utilize green as a base to complement other colors while still maintaining an overall balance of hues.


Another very popular color is blue. Not only is it a go-to color for patterns for boys, but its cool tones feel right at home within winter patterns. There are so many different shades that you can create a unique pattern simply with this primary color.


Mysterious and elegant, purple is a beautiful and rich color sure to present a sense of regality in your patterns.


Have fun with your projects of any size by adding one of the liveliest colors there is; pink. It’s a favorite for designing quilt patterns for girls, as well as embellishing fashion patterns. Pink patterns are also a special way to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness.


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What’s your favorite color to quilt with?



  1. Pam says

    I always am drawn to the teals and blues. They seem to have such a calming nature and make me think of sky and sea!

  2. LINDA G says

    My favorite color is WHITE! It goes with anything – and is a wonderful background for all those gorgeous colors of Soho Solids. Second choice: a tie: blue and red!

  3. victoria P. says

    Oooooooh! give me some black, ecru, whites and I am drooling!
    However! We quilter’s love any color that strikes us at that moment.

  4. Barbara Bailey says

    I usually make old fashion baby quilts so I need to branch out and discover the world of bright color. I would love to make a rainbow quilt!!

  5. Myra street says

    I have a particular fondness of Sea colours
    So all shades and tones of blues mixed with greens
    They are soothing and tranquil
    Myra street

  6. Cheryl says

    I just love quilting with Color! Reds blues greens you name it. If I had to pick one it would probably be blue!

  7. Rosalind Gutierrez says

    My stash has more shades of blues than other colors but my arm can be twisted in other directions like reds. Perhaps that is because I like heart themed quilts.

  8. Charissa Han says

    I like natural n neutral colors. I am now trying to put in bright n cheerful color like yellow n red for my new quilt project. I hope that I can win that bundle of give away cloth for my project. Thank you

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