Twenty Eye-Catching Turning Quilt Patterns Update 05/2022

It’s no secret that quilting is a labor of love, and the top of some quilts can take more than 100 hours to complete.
But what if you want to build a lovely quilt with exquisite materials that won’t take you weeks or months to finish?
Please start the turning 20 quilt pattern.
This pattern is ideal for novices or those who have a great fat quarter bundle they want to use for a quick and easy quilt.
Shall we have a look at this style of pattern?

What Is a Turning Twenty Quilt?

The turning 20 pattern, unlike other quilt designs, is a type of quilt pattern rather than a specific design. Turning 20 refers to making a quilt top out of 20 fat quarters. Tricia Cribbs owns the trademark for this moniker, and she has a number of patterns that fit under the “turning 20” category.
All turning 20 quilt patterns have some characteristics. These lovely patterns are:
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Pieced traditionally
  • Easy to prepare
  • 20 fat quarters were used.
  • Simple layout

What Size is a Turning 20 Quilt?

The quilt pattern you choose will have a big impact on the size of the quilt you produce. However, based on my own experience, if you wish to build a quilt top solely out of 20 fat quarters, you should anticipate to end up with a throw-sized quilt.
You can definitely get away with sewing a twin-size or even a queen-size quilt if you add sashing or additional fabric yardage.

How Do You Cut a Turning 20 Quilt?

This will vary depending on the quilt pattern you choose, but many of the Turning 20 patterns use just one block for the entire quilt top.
A three-piece block, for example, is used in the original Turning 20 quilt. The blocks are all pieced in the same way, but after you make your rows, you turn the following block 90 degrees to give the quilt top movement.

20 Striking Turning Twenty Quilt Patterns

I looked around for 20 stunning Turning Twenty quilting samples. This straightforward and flexible quilt pattern style is always open to customization.

1. The Original Turning Twenty Pattern

The Original Turning Twenty Pattern

If you’re interested in making The Original Turning Twenty quilt, here’s the link to the original pattern book. Tricia Cribbs sought to provide patterns that were simple to put together while also making pattern selection easier. I think she did a fantastic job with this pattern.

2. Modern Turning Twenty…Again

Modern Turning Twenty…Again

I saw this gorgeous quilt on Pinterest and knew I had to share it with you! This quilt maker utilized the Turning Twenty Again pattern and a modern color palette to create this interesting quilt. Each block is built in the same way if you look attentively. They’re simply twisted to add movement and interest.

3. Eggahells and Chocolate Joel Dewberry Quilt

Eggahells and Chocolate Joel Dewberry Quilt

The Original Turning 20 design is used in this quilt. The quilter who created it used a soothing color scheme and striking designs. I really like the scrappy border on this quilt. It complements the quilt’s overall motif.

4. Yellow Brick Road

 Yellow Brick Road

Isn’t this quilt top making you feel all warm and fuzzy? The yellow and blue color scheme is a timeless fit that gives this quilt a warm glow. This design is comparable to the original, although it is not a carbon copy.

5. Pink Turning 20

Pink Turning 20

This quilt’s creator used 30 fat quarters to construct a significantly larger quilt than the Original Turning Twenty. That’s what makes these simple patterns so appealing. You can easily modify them to meet your requirements.

6. Pastel Turning 20

Pastel Turning 20
This delightful patchwork quilt is made with pastels and vibrant designs, and it’s another wonderful example of the original. Nancy, the quilt maker for this quilt, admits that her sewing abilities were rusty, yet look at what a beautiful quilt she could create!
This is an excellent pattern for beginners and those who are returning to sewing.

7. The Original Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs

The Original Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs

We’ve included a link to Tricia Cribbs’ website, where she has additional Turning Twenty examples. This is only one of the many instances on her website. The fun part about this pattern is that fabric selection plays a large role in how the quilt will look. They all appear to be very different.

8. Rosewood Lane

Rosewood Lane

This quilt pattern comes in five distinct sizes. We’ll concentrate on the throw size today because it utilizes 20 fat quarters and thus qualifies as a turning 20 quilt pattern. This pattern has a lively appearance and goes nicely with bright, cheerful hues.

9. Big and Bold

Big and Bold

Another pattern by Daniela Stout that comes in multiple sizes is this one. The twin size is the smallest size that will fit into our current category. This lovely quilt can be made with only 20 fat quarters and 78 yards of accent fabric. To give you an idea of what it might look like, the quilt seen above is a twin-size quilt.

10. Turning Twenty with Sashing

Turning Twenty with Sashing

This quilt has a cozy vibe thanks to the use of muted cottage-style colors and patterns. In addition, the designer decided to employ sashing between the blocks. I love how adding sashing to a more simple design transforms it into a windowpane.

11. Turning Twenty Around the Block

Turning Twenty Around the Block

This modified version of the Turning 20 pattern, “Around the Block,” adds a lot of movement to the quilt top. With its purple pops against a monochromatic background, this quilt is stunning.

12. Bows Ties and Butterflies

Bows Ties and Butterflies

Don’t you think batik textiles look fantastic with this pattern? Tricia Cribbs’ Turning Twenty series continues with this pattern. Although it appears to be more sophisticated than the original, Tricia has kept it simple and straightforward to follow.

13. Feelin’ Groovy

Feelin’ Groovy

This quilt, which uses squares and 8 point stars to create a “groovy” design, is another 20 fat quarter-friendly pattern from The Turning Twenty collection. If you click on the link, you’ll be taken to the book where this quilt pattern may be found. There are also 13 more projects in the book that you can try. The best part is that they all take less than 20 fat quarters!

14. Blue and Green Turning 20

Blue and Green Turning 20

Another variation of the classic Turning 20 pattern, this time with numerous different patterns but the same color scheme. This is a true patchwork quilt top, and I’m sure it will look even better when finished.

15. Hope Chest Treasures

Hope Chest Treasures
This is pattern #9 in the Turning Twenty series, and it’s probably my favorite of the Tricia Cribbs patterns we’ll be looking at today.
To create this interesting interwoven pattern, the design makes it appear as if the blocks are almost braided together. This design comes in a variety of sizes, but the default size is 68″x91″.

16. Blues Turning 20

This blue version of the classic Turning 20 pattern is just stunning. The blues all blend together to create a beautiful “blanket” of vibrant color. This quilt was made for the quilter’s father’s 90th birthday—what a thoughtful and gorgeous gift.

17. Simply Sashed: Stained Glass

Simply Sashed: Stained Glass

This quilt pattern will appeal to anyone who enjoys the beauty of stained glass. This Tricia Cribbs classic uses sashing between each square and rectangle of the quilt top to simulate stained glass. This design will also come in a variety of sizes so that you can build a smaller or larger version.

18. Lilac and Purple Turning 20

Lilac and Purple Turning 20

I tried to discover a variety of color palettes in the original Turning 20 design for this list to demonstrate how adaptable the pattern is. Another excellent example of this simple, enjoyable pattern is this stunning quilt. Grey looks great with purples, and this quilter did an excellent job picking out the perfect colors and patterns for her quilt.

19. Light Bright Colors

I’m not sure what the name of this quilt is, but I had to include it because of the bright colors and simple design. Each block is identical if you look closely; they’ve just been twisted 90 degrees like the original Turning 20 pattern. This simple quilt has a modern, eclectic feel thanks to the color scheme.

20. Turning Twenty…Again

Turning Twenty…Again
If you liked #2 on this list, you can get the pattern here: “Turning Twenty…Again.” Tricia Cribbs created this vibrant, scrappy pattern by adding extra patchwork-y goodness to her original design. You might easily add or remove blocks to achieve the desired size.
Have a good time with it!
That’ll do it for today. Twenty lovely, flexible quilts that encourage you to use that fat quarter bundle you’ve been saving for something special. Isn’t it true that you can never have too many quilts?

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