Drum Beats – Quilt Pattern

Drums Quilt Pattern

As a teenager, I wanted to play drums and travel the world with a rock band.  As I grew older, I drifted toward playing classical music.   Traveling the world is definitely happening, but playing drums is now a mere distant wish.  I love listening to rock music just as much as classical music and I still get a chill down my spine when I hear a drum solo in a song.

I got a few requests for making a drum-set pattern earlier this year.  So, when I got yet another request, the rock girl in me couldn’t put it aside any longer.  I drafted the pattern last month but only got to stitch it last week.  I made my drums blue with silver rims and black stands, like the ones I would have bought.

Because of the circular nature of the drums and the rims, it is an intermediate pattern.  However, I have also added alternate sections in the pattern without the rims, making this block easier to sew. You can embroider the rims on after you finish stitching the block.

This Drum Beats quilt pattern is available on my Craftsy and Etsy shops.   I updated the pattern last week and uploaded the new version to both places.  I also emailed it to everyone who had purchased it before the update.  If you purchased it more than a week ago and haven’t gotten an email from me, please let me know.

I think this is the beginning of another set of musical instruments for this rock music lover!

Happy Sewing!


12 Responses to Drum Beats – Quilt Pattern

  1. Wow! Another fabulous pattern Soma!!! You amaze me my friend!!! Your musical series is so great!!!

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thanks Ruth! I finally figured out how I want to quilt the other wall hanging, took me long enough! LOL!!


  2. Janine says:

    These are fantastic! Your paper piecing designs never fail to amaze me!

  3. Susan says:

    I am again impressed with how realistic your musical instrument patterns are. I have added this to my wish list on Craftsy. I was a music education major in college and violin was my major instrument, but percussion was my minor instrument.
    I am looking forward to the next music blocks you make.

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thank you so much Susan! I love that you learned both string and percussion! Such a fantastic combination!


  4. Susie says:

    This drum kit is so realistic!! My hubby is a drummer and he will flip when I make this pattern (a mug rug perhaps…) . This is excellent!


    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thanks Susie!! You married a drummer, that is so cool (excuse my teenage-talk here :) ). A drums mug rug would be such a fun gift for him!


  5. So cool! I am trying to think of a project I need this block for…so fun.

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thanks Amanda! I am sure you will think of something with that creative head of yours :)


  6. Beth Strand says:

    Oh my goodness! I HAVE to get this and make it for my sister! She gave herself a drum set for her fiftieth birthday and took an adult rock band class. She’s been drumming with the band ever since and loves it! Says it’s a great upper arm workout! Thanks for sharing this…don’t you just love how easy it is with the internet? I’ll put that right on my Craftsy wish list!

    • Soma Acharya says:

      Thank you so much! That is so awesome about your sister, I love it! I bet she is happy with her upper arms now :)


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