Archive for the ‘Free Quilt Patterns’ Category

Spring Quilt

April 21, 2013

36 degrees, cloudy and gray, snow on the ground. If you’re like me, and most Minnesotans,  you’re sick of having winter in spring.  Come on already, Mother Nature!  Let’s move on.  I need sun and warmth and tulips blooming.

I saw this free quilt pattern from Moda on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Facebook Page and it gave me a glimpse  of spring.  I had a vision of this as a tablecloth on my picnic table with my red dishes and a bouquet of flowers.  Sigh.


It’s called Glamping= glamour + camping.  Designed by Mary Jane Butters.

Click here:

or here for the  Glamping pdf with all the instructions for free.

Maybe if we all make one of these quilts and chant “Winter, winter, go away. Come again another day.  Quilting friends just want to play” (and be warm, wear sandals, and eat outside) it’ll work and spring will have finally sprung!

If you haven’t already, “like” Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville facebook page.  So much inspiration!


Dixie Diary Block 3

March 29, 2013


Here it is.  Dixie Diary block 3.  I’m loving the pink and brown combination.


Here’s one with the applique center.

Broken Crockery

A 12″ version with a 1″ frame, set on point by Sandi Brothers.  Don’t you love that cute little star?

Check out Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Blog  for more  block information and a little inspiration.

Dixie Diary Block 2

March 18, 2013


I recently posted the Inspiration Quilt for this block of the month series.  I included the link for block 1.  Here’s block 2 from Barbara Brackman, the first lady of quilt history.  You can applique a heart or star in the center of each block – or not.  It’s a really beautiful quilt and did I mention the patterns are free?

Green Quilts in Honor of St. Paddy

March 17, 2013

Maze quilt by Gyongyi Varadi seen at Hungarian Patchwork

Jour de Semaine Charges by Gyöngyi Váradi, seen at the Hungarian Patchwork Society. Featured in the magazine Magic patch n° 90 – Jeux de couleurs (France)

Get more information on this gorgeous quilt at the Quilt Inspiration blog.


Improvisational quilt from Sarah Looking In .

Trees on Borders

from the Michigan State University Museum Collections

Green and White Applique with Trees
Maker Unknown
Provenance unknown
86” x 86”
MSUM 2010:124.7
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

. . .  and a few freebies to celebrate.

Check out a vintage shamrock block from the Kansas City Star.


From Sew Hooked a paper pieced shamrock quilt.  Thanks to With Hearts and Hands for passing this along.

In honor of St. Patrick, I offer you this Irish blessing:

 May you always have…
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Quilts to warm you
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire. 

Free Quilting Patterns

January 14, 2012

Cruising the web this morning, I found some free quilting patterns.  The first was a group of five ebooks from McCalls.  All I had to do was sign up for their newsletter and wah lah,  I was instantly taken to the download links.  In about 5 minutes, I had five quilt books on my desktop.   Some patterns are nicer than others of course.  There are several I’d like to make.  Some would definitely make nice charity quilts.  Click on the link to get copies for yourself.

McCalls Five Free eBooks

The second freebie I found was a table runner by Kari Nichols.  It’s posted on the McCalls Editors’ Blog.  I’ve been looking for a long runner for my table, so I just may try this one.  It’s 52 1/2 in long.

Artfully Simple Table Runner

Who doesn’t like free?

Last Chance Free Pattern

July 31, 2011

Bonnie Hunter is one of my favorite quilt people online.  She’s full of so much passion and amazingly prolific.  Wish I got 1/4 of the quilts done that she does.  I’d be thrilled. Anyway . . . today is the last day to get her mystery quilt pattern, Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll for free.

Go to her blog where you can download and print a copy for yourself.


The Fourth Day of Christmas in July

July 23, 2011

On the Fourth day of Christmas my love of quilting brought to me:


This is a fresh little line from Moda (of course) designed by Kate Spain.  I think the panel would be interesting to work with.  Although I love, love, love red and green, I also like the option of adding a little blue.

Moda is offering a free pattern.


And . . . I found this quilt kit from Prairie Queens Quilt Shop.

Fa la la la la . . . la la la la,