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15 Scandinavian Quilt Patterns

If you love the style of Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, and Swedish quilts, then you need to see these Nordic patterns!

By: Krista Childers, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
15 Scandinavian Quilt Patterns

Step into the cold European beauty that is Scandinavia with our 15 Scandinavian Quilt Patterns. Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish quilts are so gorgeous, each with their own style and grace.

From Dala horse applique to traditional colors of these countries, these inspired quilt patterns will transport you to the Nordic world of the north.

These quilts make perfect gifts for family and friends. These Scandinavian patterns will also look gorgeous in your home year-round, but particularly in the wintertime.

You don't have to get on an airplane and travel across seas to find authentic and inspiration for Nordic or Scandinavian quilts, just check out this collection!
 

Scandinavian Quilt Block Patterns

Nordic Star Mini Block Tutorial

The patterns in this section are blocks. Make a little love for Scandinavia with these inspired quilt blocks. Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Nordic themes, you will want to make a whole quilt inspired by the north with these block patterns.

The soft colors and sometimes sharp reds and the style of these will make you feel as though you're right there celebrating Nordic holidays with the locals.

The pattern shown here is the stunning Nordic Star Mini Block Tutorial. Find more beautiful blocks below.
 

  • Swedish Weathervane Block Tutorial

    Perfect for charm packs, this free quilting tutorial shows you how to design a traditional weathervane block using half square triangles. 

  • Sweet Scandinavian Star Block

    This fun quilt block is a gorgeous combination of star and bear paw patterns and is a wonderful way to take traditional quilting to the next level.

  • Nordic Heart Block Tutorial

    Inspired by traditional Scandinavian patterns, this heart block tutorial comes with instructions for making mini or large quilt blocks, making it versatile for you.

  • Danish Pinwheel Star Block Tutorial

    This free quilting tutorial is a wonderful option for a lovely spring quilt and brings to mind images old Europe. This quilt block also uses a combination of flying geese and half square triangles, too.

Scandinavian Quilt Patterns

Nordic Ribbons Baby Quilt Pattern

Step out of the chilly world outside and warm up inside with your new Scandinavian quilt. This list includes styles inspired by all of Scandinavia but that's not all.

We also feature Swedish quilt patterns, Danish and Norwegian quilt patterns, as well as Nordic quilt patterns. We even have some inspired by Finland and few more general European patterns that will still remind you of these places.

The pattern shown here is the charming Nordic Ribbons Baby Quilt Pattern. Find more quilt ideas like this right below.
 

  • Urban Scandinavian HST Quilt Pattern

    Made using half square triangles, this free quilt pattern is fat quarter friendly, and its bright colors and sharp geometric design make it completely on trend for this year.

  • Spring in Sweden Butterfly Quilt

    Made in spring green, petal pink, and cerulean blue, this butterfly quilt pattern is the perfect complement to sunny spring weather. Travel to the spring meadows of Sweden with this adorable, sweet quilt pattern.

  • Scandinavian Heartland HST Quilt Pattern

    There is something so fun about playing with HST's and different techniques in one quilt. This one has that European country charm.

  • Scandinavian Spring Quilt Pattern

    Made with both charm packs and layer cakes, this free quilt pattern also doubles as a baby quilt pattern and would be a charming addition to any nursery. The colors in this quilt are inspired by spring flowers found across Northern Europe.

  • Spring in Scandinavia Vintage Sheet Quilt

    Give your next quilt some old world charm and save some money on your fabric budget with this sweet and simple quilt inspiration made from vintage sheets.

  • Nordic-Inspired Christmas Poinsettia Quilt

    This step-by-step quilting tutorial is easy to follow and includes diagrams that will help you construct your own version of this free quilt pattern. How perfect will this look draped over your couch during the holidays?

Unique Scandinavian Patterns

Swedish Dala Horse Applique Stocking

If you are not looking for quilts or quilt blocks, how about a few different ideas? Scandinavia is also known for its simplicity for holidays.

There's a beautiful Scandinavian-inspired quilt stocking (though you can use the applique for your quilts, too!), pillows and shams, as well. Your house will be decorated so beautifully with these ideas.

The pattern shown here is the sweet Swedish Dala Horse Applique Stocking. Find unique quilting projects like this right below.
 

  • Easy Striped Euro Sham

    This simple piecework pattern will teach you how to sew pillow shams using Accuquilt die cuts. This sham makes a square pillowcase with sunny diagonal stripes and a plain center square that's perfect for appliques or embroidery.

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I'm Norwegian, so these remind me of patterns found in my grandma's house. And my mom's. And mine. Can't wait to add more to my collection.

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