Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Stars and Stripes" - Free Pattern

This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July is just around the corner, so if you're feeling patriotic, here's a great pattern for your holiday table.

It's my Stars and Stripes table runner and it's a Quilters Newsletter Web Extra for their June/July 2014 issue.  You can find the free pattern for this quick and easy project on QN's website.

This project looks scrappy, but I actually made it using 11 fat quarters -- I just mixed up the star/background combination for each red star block.  The QN pattern provides total yardage for the red, blue, and ivory fabrics, but if you'd like to make it using fat quarters, you'll need 4 red, 5 blue, and 2 ivory.

I made this quilt with the 4th of July in mind, but I think it would also be great for Christmas in red, green, and ivory.  Here's an EQ7 sketch to give you an idea of what it would look like:

Or why not try orange, purple, and black for Halloween:

It would also look great scaled down to a 22" x 22" square:

Whichever you choose, have fun and happy quilting!