Free Patterns

These patterns were designed by me. I hearby give you permission to use them for personal or charitable use.   All I ask is you let me know when you use them, and mention where you got them.  A photo sent my way would be nice to see how you put them to use.  Enjoy.  PS: if you have problems downloading or printing from Google Drive, please email me and I'll send it to you as an attachment.

1-Block Double Sawtooth quilt - click here .
2. Simplified Rolling Nine Patch - I designed this for our guild's 2011 Block of the Month program.  I took a rolling nine patch which really is a 25 patch block and made it easier to put together.  I used scraps as this was our theme for the year.  In keeping with the scrappy theme, I used an orphan 6 1/2" nine patch block as the center.  The corners a can be leftover HSTs that are 2 1/2" square or just 2 1/2" squares.  This will give you a different look.

And here's a quilt I made using this design:

3. Need a back?*  Don’t have the yardage for backing your quilt top? Use fat quarters - one of my favorite tricks. Here’s a list to assemble a back from fat quarters assuming you have a useable 17 ½” x 21” rectangle (longest side horizontal) from your fat quarter. Pick a color family that is prominent in your quilt top and you won’t have to worry about matching - a great reason for visiting your local quilt shop and buying some coordinating fat quarters. Go!
Sewing a 2 by 2 grid of fat quarters gives you a 34.5″ by 41.5″ back.
Sewing a 3 by 3 grid of fat quarters gives you a 52″ by 62.5″ back.
Sewing a 4 by 4 grid of fat quarters gives you a 69.5″ by 83.5″ back.
Sewing a 4 by 5 grid of fat quarters gives you a 69.5″ by 105.5″ back.
Sewing a 5 by 5 grid of fat quarters gives you a 105.5″ by 105.5″ back.

If you need a wider back – add strips to the vertical sides.

* Adapted for quilters from an article by Penny Haren in the Checker Newsletter for retailers. My fat quarters are bigger than the ones Penny used. I bet yours are too in that long ago assembled stash.

Flimsy Coming Soon

Three days of playing with scraps and yardage. Just need 2 borders to make this a finished baby quilt flimsy. Blessings,