Here is the next offering for my special give away, Free Pattern Friday. Once a month, on a Friday, I will make a pattern available as a free PDF download. The pattern will be available until I post the next one. Then it's gone! So make sure you download your copy today.
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This month’s design was originally created for Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts fall 2014. If you’d like to read my original blog post for this design click here.
When this design was originally published Fons & Porter deemed this design to be a great choice for their Quilts for Kids program because meets all of their guidelines. Plus it’s quick to make. The best part is that the yardages are relatively small. So you probably have all of the fabrics that you need in your stash. Better still because this design uses 2.5" wide units it's perfect for precuts!
I made a new version of this quilt for the daughter of a friend of mine. I invited him to choose the colors. He and his wife decided on green & purple. I decided to use black as the background color to set off the bright colors. My friend is a tattoo artist so I felt he and his wife would appreciate the avant-garde coloring of the baby quilt, which they did.
I want to show you how different this design can look when you change the value placement. Each of the following variations are shown with their corresponding greyscale value placement map. These maps will help you to identify what values you should use for each part of the block. They also will help show you how to arrange the blocks for each layout. The yardages shouldn't be too different but I would buy a little extra just to be safe.
Please share this pattern with your friends but please have them visit my website and download it themselves. I've worked hard to give you this gift. I kindly ask that you do not copy this pattern in hard copy or as a digital file. If you grant my request you will receive only good karma!
I hope you have a happy day full of quilting! Namaste my quilting friend, Janice