Fernweh Quilt Pattern - Paper Pattern

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I am endlessly fascinated with star quilt blocks. You could easily get lost in a rabbit hole of all the different ways to put them together. The Fernweh pattern (pronounced FIEN-VEE, the German word for wanderlust is a star within a star block. The inner portion is the ever-familiar sawtooth star, while the outer portion looks as if it’s bursting to life. 


I couldn’t settle on a style while designing Fernweh. So instead, I’ve created the pattern in two different styles of quilts. There’s the style pictured on the cover (version 1), and a reversed style that you’ll see within the pattern. 


Because the two patterns are not a “true” reversal of foreground and background, I’ve written them as two separate patterns, both comprising the Fernweh pattern. Simply choose which version you’d like to make and skip to that section.


 Blogged about the quilts I made with this pattern here.


  • Pattern will be mailed to you.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Skills Used: Snowballs
  • Speed: Faster make
  • Sizes: 24"x24" pillow, 72"x72" throw, 72"x96" twin/full, 96"x96" queen/king
  • 15 illustrated pages.
  • Pattern includes a video tutorial for snowballs
  • Pattern has lots of helpful links included (including methods for basting, quilting and binding).
  • Pattern includes "scrappy backing guide"
  • Use #FernwehQuilt for sharing on Instagram. 
  • Kit page is available here.


Copyright - Pattern is for personal use only.  No duplication or sharing is allowed.

 You may sell quilts created from this pattern on a small scale as long as you credit Southern Charm Quilts as the pattern designer.


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  • 5
    Fernweh quilt pattern

    Posted by Lisa Gerber on Aug 27th 2023

    A beautiful and timeless quilt design that lends itself to a myriad of color ways. Love it!

  • 5
    Get web Quilt Pattern

    Posted by Camelia Parry on Jul 27th 2023

    I love this pattern and can’t wait to make it! I loved watching all your videos and your fabric is exquisite !!!

  • 5
    Ferweh Quilt Pattern

    Posted by Beth Beal on Jun 18th 2023

    I am so happy that I ordered the hard copy of this pattern. It is beautifully done and was worth the wait for the mail!

  • 5
    The pattern is very easy to read and understand. For a beginner that is what I need.

    Posted by Carol on Jun 6th 2023

    Thank you Melanie for this pattern and beautiful material to piece this quilt top.

  • 5
    Great pattern!!

    Posted by Patty on May 10th 2023

    Super pattern…

  • 5
    Fernweh Quilt Pattern

    Posted by Terry Morningstar on May 9th 2023

    This quilt is so pretty! I have been tempted to drop the quilt that I am not quite in the middle of, and start Fernweh. I have so much fabric, and I went through all of the different collections to pick my fabric. Several were promising. I keep coming back to the peach of the pattern. I've never made anything peach, but there is a first time for everything. Can't wait for the Quilt along. I now have several patterns from Meander and Make.... Love every one of them. I will buy everything in the printed form from now on. The paper patterns are so gorgeous!

  • 5
    Fenweh quilt pattern

    Posted by Mary Cardon on May 9th 2023

    This patters as with all Melanie's patterns are easy to read, very thorough and fun to make.

  • 5
    Fernweh pattern

    Posted by Cyndy Maletta on May 9th 2023

    I haven’t used the pattern yet but have read thru it and is very clear and understandable.. I decided to wait for the QAL in June to make the pattern.?

  • 5
    Fernweh quilt pattern

    Posted by Lisa Cobb on May 8th 2023

    Love this and CANNOT wait to make this quilt!!