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$5 in May: Fracture (a patriotic version)

Fracture modern log cabin quilt by Lella Boutique.

In case you missed it, there’s a new $5 pattern being featured in May 2021. It’s my Fracture quilt pattern. This quilt design is a modern twist on a traditional log cabin block and was created for my Smoke & Rust fabric collection arriving in shops at the end of this month. These fabrics give it a very masculine and modern look–making it a quilt anyone will love (even the guys).


Fracture is made with fat quarters or fat eighths depending on how much variety you want. (I used fat eighths for the mockup + model.) I finished piecing the quilt model last fall and had it quilted by Marion Bott. Her dense quilting is so good! (She used the “Modern Maze” pantograph from Intelligent Quilting.)

Fracture modern log cabin quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Would make the perfect quilt for a boy in these Smoke & Rust fabrics!
Fracture modern log cabin quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Smoke & Rust by Lella Boutique.


With Memorial Day coming up, I thought it was fitting to share a look at my original Fracture tester blocks. I didn’t really need to make more than one block to test out my math–but I couldn’t help it! When I designed this quilt, the blocks reminded me of little American flags. Of course, I had to use these luscious red + white + blue Bonnie & Camille prints to see if they would turn out as I imagined. Aren’t they lovely? I really wish my calendar was clear so I could keep working on it.

Fracture quilt block by Lella Boutique. It looks like an American flag quilt block in these blue + red Bonnie & Camille prints.
Fracture modern log cabin quilt blocks by Lella Boutique. Patriotic version made with assorted Bonnie & Camille prints in red, white, and blue.

It’s always fun to see how different quilts can look in different fabrics, isn’t it? What collection would you use to make this quilt?

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  1. Cindy

    May 17, 2021 at 6:42 am

    How difficult of a pattern is this? It looks hard with all those points matching up on the diagonal in the block.

    1. lellaboutique

      May 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      Well it might look harder than it actually is. It’s basically constructed by sewing easy corner triangles (stitch and flip) on rectangles and then sewing them together via log cabin block assembly. I hope that makes sense.

  2. Nicolle

    May 17, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Love this – now I want to make a red, white and blue version too!! Your patterns are so versatile and make up beautifully in any colorway.

    1. lellaboutique

      May 18, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks, Nicolle! Fun fact – I actually designed the quilt thinking it looked like a masculine flag quilt using masculine colors. I have a flag pillow made in leather and charcoal and thought it was a cool spin on Americana decor.

  3. Rachel

    May 18, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Wow, this came out so gorgeous!! 😀 I hadn’t thought of a patriotic version with this pattern before but what a fun way to bring some holiday inspiration!

  4. Marlene

    May 20, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    are there any corrections to this pattern?

    1. lellaboutique

      May 23, 2021 at 11:45 am

      There aren’t any corrections, you can always check for pattern corrections here:

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