New Quilt Pattern – Palace Court

Lots of exciting stuff happening around here. Today I’m excited to introduce my latest quilt pattern: Palace Court. This take on a classic patchwork star pattern was originally designed for using my upcoming (any day now) fabric collection, Notting Hill.

Palace Court Pattern available now in my Quilt Shop in PDF and Hard Copy formats.

This pattern comes together remarkably fast and is surprisingly mindless sewing. Once all of you pieces are cut, you can sit and assemble blocks while you watch a favorite show.


The quilting on this one is by Sew Shabby Quilting using the Rolling Echo Hills pattern – I love the feeling of the sweet scallops.

When I originally designed this quilt, it was to feature the London toile print featuring my sister Laura Miller’s London illustrations. I love how using the blue and white toile design gives this quilt a classic look.

One of my favorite details of this print is the Edwardian House in the top left corner of this block – that is the house I lived in on – wait for it – Palace Court near Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. And hence, the name of this quilt pattern. 🙂

Here’s another close up of one of my favorite prints in the collection – the mini Union flags. This print comes in pink and robin’s egg blue as well. 

It was fun to work with a more limited color palette on this quilt – sticking mostly to the blues, pinks, and yellows.

Queen and King size quilt option 

 I’ve been working hard to include directions for multiple quilt sizes in all of my most recent patterns. For the Queen and King size versions of this quilt, I upped the scale of the blocks, rather than simply the number of blocks to make. 

If you look carefully, you can contrast the scale of the blocks in this quilt compared to the quilt in the first few photos.

Queen Size quilt variation of Palace Court - featuring Notting Hill fabric

This means you create a quilt with a design that suits the larger bed size and keeps the original look and design of the quilt, but with a lot fewer seams and blocks to sew. You’re welcome. 🙂

The quilting on the larger version is an all-over stipple design by Monica Steelman.

And lest you think this quilt only works with shabby chic florals, toiles and plaids, here is another version of this quilt that I’m working on in chambrays and neutral wovens. I love how the change of fabric gives the quilt a fresh, modern feel.

Palace Court quilt pattern by Amy Smart - featuring Riley Blake Chambray

This quilt is off to the quilter and I’ll share the finished look as soon as it’s back!

Post Update: Click here to see the finished version of this quilt. I love how it turned out.

Palace Court quilt pattern by Amy Smart - featuring the Notting Hill Fabric Collection from Riley Blake Designs

The Palace Court pattern is available now in my shop in PDF and Hard Copy formats

Notting Hill fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake

Notting Hill fabrics should be arriving in shops in the next few weeks. If you’re interested in preordering any Notting Hill fabric or bundles it is available here:  Stitches N GigglesLou Lou’s Fabric CompanyThe Fat Quarter ShopFort Worth Fabric Studio, and Happy Little Stitch Shop.

I will update this post if I learn of any shops who are kitting this quilt.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and support! I’m so grateful for this community of fellow quilt/fabric lovers. 💕 

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  • Reply
    February 20, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Lovely work, Amy. How absolutely brilliant of you to resize the blocks to make the larger sizes! I’m looking forward to using your Notting Hill fabric.

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    February 20, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Amy, what a gorgeous pattern. I love how those stars peek out onto the border. Well done!!

    And your fabrics, oh my. All of our fabrics are always beautiful. I wish there was a better word to describe them.

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    February 20, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Amy, I love your Palace Court quilt design! It’s especially meaningful to me because I also love London and know the specific place you are honoring. I can’t wait for your Notting Hill fabric collection to be released–it’s brilliant!

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    Rebecca Conn
    February 20, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Love the neutral version.

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      February 20, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks! I really love it too! I’m excited to play with other “modern” versions.

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    Christine Sherman
    February 20, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Love this, so pretty!!

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    Sue Etherington
    February 21, 2021 at 1:43 am

    It looks fabulous, alas I can’t find anywhere here in UK to purchase the gorgeous fabric. I can dream…

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      February 22, 2021 at 10:04 am

      Hi Sue! I’ve had a lot of people asking about UK stockists. I’m trying to get a list from Riley Blake – I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything!

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    Rosemary B
    February 21, 2021 at 7:10 am

    really really sweet and pretty, I love this. versatile with so many collections

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    Robby H.
    February 21, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I really like your new fabric, but it’s helpful to see this lovely design in a palette that gives quite a different feel. Well done. Sadly, I was hoping to be in London this Spring and we both know that’s not going to happen. Maybe this will be a good fill-in until it can.

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    Dawn J Reid
    February 21, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Your fabrics and designs are always so beautiful! I am so grateful that you are including instructions for different size quilts. That has been a huge peeve of mine–to find a wonderful pattern but not know how to make it bigger or smaller to fit various size beds. Thank you!

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    Peggy G
    February 24, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Gah!! I love it!! Both the pattern and the fabric!! I initially found you thru the first iteration of your Union Jack block – I love all things English. I’ll be buying the pattern right this minute and will look for shops offering kits when the fabric releases. It’s gorgeous, Amy!!

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    February 28, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    So excited about all of this!! Just purchased the Palace Court pattern and the Notting Hill fabric, plus an amazing Laura Miller print that I’ve looked at before (but didn’t have the money to buy). Suddenly, it’s all coming together this once. Love that your pattern is in multiple sizes! I was supposed to be in the UK this past year, but obviously couldn’t be; so, perhaps this is a good warmup for the trip. As always, Amy, you’ve nailed it!

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