Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sweet Home Alabama Quilt Pattern

I'm excited to show you my latest quilt pattern.  It is based on a block I saw on Pinterest--an Alabama block from back in the day.

My pattern includes the last round of pieces as sashing--this ensures that the quilt has uninterrupted diagonal lines, instead of a four-patch of cornerstones between the blocks.  Well, it makes sense to me....LOL....

The quilt uses jelly roll strips, though instructions are given for cutting from leftover scrap pieces.  Here is the back of the quilt pattern....

The alternate sizes vary from baby to twin size.  This quilt is perfect for beginners as it has no tricky piecing....just straight lines all the way!!  I definitely advise using a strongly contrasting color for the cornerstones.  In another post I'll show you what happens if you don't....LOL.  I learned the hard way!!

I quilted it using a new panto called Shasta.  I love the swirling daisies and whimsical leaves.  It is a lovely quilt and was quite easy to make.  The pattern is available for PDF download on Etsy here, or Craftsy here.

I've got another quilt in the works so keep checking back in with me...soon it will be Spring Break, then summer break then one more year until retirement!!  Yeah....

Happy Quilting!


  1. Some of the best quilts have such clean, simple elements. I think that really lets the fabric shine and your design has a great sunny cheerfulness about it. Nice job!

  2. That is a beautiful quilt. Great fabric choice. I didn't know there was a panto with my name.


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