Friday, March 7, 2014

Blue Skies: Downloadable PDF pattern

It's March (finally!) and spring is around the corner (right?). 
We all need a little incentive to get to spring right now, and Jackie Robinson is providing it with a free pattern for Benartex blog readers--her Blue Skies quilt. 

The quilt uses her He Still Loves Me Collection (read more about it here), and those daisies and sunshine-y blue and gold hues are certainly a much-needed breath of fresh air! 

Here's Jackie!

I'm WILD about log cabin blocks, of any type.  The alternate blocks in the Blue Skies quilt are the courthouse steps variations of the traditional log cabin.

And stars . . .  well, they are always wonderful.  The larger ones have fussy cut centers of the lovely daisies from He Still Loves Me.

I had been tempted to call this quilt 'BIG SKY' as a nod to my Montana home, though I decided BLUE SKIES was a bit more generic, and they are certainly blue here! I hope you enjoy this free quilt pattern--it uses some of my favorite blocks and fabrics (including that daisy border!). 

Click here to download the pdf of Jackie's Blue Skies pattern. Printing directions: Print in landscape format, placing pages 2 and 7 on the back of 1 and 8,  and 4 and 5 on the back of 3 and 6. Fold. Instant pattern! 

I'd love to see your version of Blue Skies! Be sure to stop by my Facebook page, like it, and share a photo of your work.

Find the kit for Blue Skies here.

Learn more about Jackie here.
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  1. Thanks for sharing, not sure that I'll make it but I love yellow and blue quilts.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I love Jackie's patterns.