Joyful Bed Quilt Pattern

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Dress up any bed with this stunning quilt pattern.

Spread joy in the bedroom and beyond with this adorable Joyful bed quilt pattern. It uses a repeat of the Girl's Joy quilt block to create a finished piece that measures about 34 X 47 inches. Download the two-page Joyful bed quilt pattern as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block at 125%.

To make the Joyful bed quilt pattern:


Make 12 blocks, and stitch them together in 4 rows of 3 blocks. Make 12 ABA pieces, and piece them in corners of inner border. Add outer border. Finished size is about 34 X 47 inches.

To make the Girl's Joy quilt block:

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. This simple block works well with all kinds of fabric.


A: Cut 4, and cut 4 from reverse pattern. B: Cut 4. C: Cut 4. D: Cut 4. E: Cut 1. F: Cut 4, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Here's one interesting fabric combination.


Stitch A to B, then stitch AB to reverse A. Make 4. Stitch C to D, then stitch CD to C. Make 2. Stitch D to E, then stitch DE to D. Stitch CDC to DED, then stitch this piece to CDC (middle square). Stitch F to contrast F; make 4. Stitch ABA to each end of FF; make 2. Stitch FF to either side of middle square. Stitch rows together to complete block.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Bright red adds some drama to this fabric variation.

To finish the quilt, select your favorite border from the Quilt Borders page. Like this quilt block? It is part of the Hearts, Bars & Shooting Stars quilt design. Love the traditional look? Make a quilt from our Traditional Quilt Patterns.

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Mimi Shimp offers quilting classes both nationally and in Las Vegas, where she owns her own quilting business, Quiltime. She is the author of Twelve Days of Christmas, Stolen Moments, The Garden Club, Hearthside Hangings, More Hearthside Hangings, and numerous patterns. Her quilts have been featured in Quilting Today and The Quilter magazines. Shimp also designs and makes quilt samples for quilting fabric manufacturers.