Serve Quilt – 5th Pattern in Resolute Collection
Awake, Arise, Stand, Listen. What’s next? Here is my Serve Quilt, the 5th pattern in my Resolute collection. As I’ve said previously, each pattern was designed based on a single word. I chose them for their value in my personal life AND in my creative life. When I first made my list of words, I had no idea what kinds of quilts would follow. All I knew was that it would challenge me and also be a very “me” sort of project. Now here I am, at the end of the list. So let’s talk about the Serve Quilt pattern!
Serve is primarily a half rectangle triangle (HRT) quilt pattern. I have grown to love the HRT block so it was no surprise I began sketching with them. I made a video/tutorial post for half rectangle triangles to assist you in making them. It’s available here. The HRT blocks in the Serve quilt create a large 8 pointed star, with a smaller center star at the heart. There are 8 stars orbiting the main star.
My reasoning? Let me quote from the pattern introduction: “I feel like everything we experience and learn in life can be used to serve others. One definition of ‘serve’ is ‘to be sufficient for a purpose’. I like that. As I pondered and sketched, this star took shape. It’s big and bold, and it also has an orbit of smaller stars surrounding it. To me, it feels like showing up in our biggest, best, most sincere and authentic ways to serve others, even when things are spinning around us. I want to do more good in my sphere of influence. This design is how I say it in fabric.”
The quilt measures 72″ square, but it also includes measurements for a smaller, 48″ square version. This original version is all made with solids, and I really love it, but I’ve also made a second, colorful version. I think a scrappy version would be interesting to make. So many options with this bold pattern!
I love buying cool fabric on clearance and saving the yardage for a quilt back down the road. This amazing bird design by Thomas Paul was the perfect thing for the Serve quilt.
A blizzard rages outside as I type this. I wish I could curl up with a book under this quilt today, but life has other plans. I get to go serve! I’m a volunteer in a place that’s dear to me, and where the weather changes nothing, so it’s out into the snow I go! I hope you’re warm and safe, and hopefully doing something creative today. Happy sewing!