Checkmate Free Quilt Pattern

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission.

Here is another fast and easy quilt pattern called Checkmate that you’ll want to make!

Checkmate Quilt by the river free pattern

The finished quilt size is 66 x 84

I did a large stipple design free motion quilting on my vintage 15-91 Singer using Aurifil thread.

Checkmate Free Quilt Pattern

I have recently updated my tutorials and I didn’t realize that I have over 100 tutorials!


No wonder we have quilts everywhere in our house!

After you download your free pattern and visit all the different blogs, be sure to come back and take a peek at my tutorials.

I’m always adding new ones and would love to have you follow me. Click here to subscribe.

Checkmate Quilt on Swing-free-pattern

One of my favorite designers is Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree Quilts and I used her new Farm House line of fabrics from Moda for my Checkmate quilt.

Checkmate Quilt Rolled Up

This collection has several black fabrics in it and I chose to use the black fabric with cherries all over it for my border.

 It is always fun to take photos of my quilts along the Mississippi river in front of our house.

Checkmate Free Quilt Pattern by the river

I always enjoy working with Photoshop and decided to desaturate my Checkmate quilt so I could see what it would look like if I had just used black and white fabrics. I think it looks pretty good!

Checkmate quilt pattern in Black and White quilt river

You can read more about the free Checkmate quilt pattern on Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber today and also download the PDF quilt pattern.

Checkmate quilt pattern from Fat Quarter Shop


I really enjoyed working with this fun pattern from Fat Quarter Shop and look at their Fat Quarter Bundles.

Be sure and visit the other participating bloggers to see their quilts made from the Checkmate free quilt pattern.

Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Heidi from Buttons & Butterflies
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Andy from A Bright Corner
Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns

Other Fat Quarter Shop posts you will enjoy!

Checkmate free quilt pattern

Great deals for you!

Looking for great buys on fabric and things? Check out these links

Subscribe and get quilt tutorials sent to you twice a week!

Similar Posts

9 Comments

  1. Pingback: Layer Cake Checkmate: Free Pattern with Video Tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop! – blogdev.satellite.fm
  2. Such a wonderful assortment of colourful fabrics. I love your quilt!
    Thanks for the free pattern. It definitely makes me want to sew.

  3. Connie Dear your quilts and tutorials are always lovely and well done. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us. Embracing Creative Bliss…

  4. As I look thru all the participating blogs on Kimberly’s Checkmate pattern, I realize they are all so wonderful, all the different fabrics are so fun to see. Makes me want to make this pattern in several different fabric lines! Yours is so pretty and “happy”.

  5. I really like this idea – 4-patches and squares. This would be a great way to use up some of my stash that have been already cut into squares. Makes me want to run down to my sewing room and try out a few blocks, but no time today.

  6. I really like the fabrics used in the quilt. It makes it look more than a simple pattern. I like quick quilts too.

    You always have inspiring tutorials and fun projects on your blog. I enjoy following you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *