Anniversary Surprise


About this Quilt

quilt-anniversary-surprise-flatOur 25th anniversary celebration continues with this lovely large throw quilt pattern originally published in McCall’s Quilting August 2000 issue. We switched up the palette and used batiks in innovative patterns to emphasize the strong lines and shapes of the composition. What we love about this design is the unique way it exemplifies the stars and stripes concept—stripes crisscross and coalesce into a large star!

This pattern is easily customized and altered by something as simple as fabric and color choice. It’s also great for using striped fabrics since the long patches show them off to great effect and create lots of movement. Cut the A templates on the lengthwise grain, with the long side parallel to the selvage, to best display the shibori effect of the aqua, purple, blue and fuchsia fabrics.

The easy pieced blocks come together to create a large star, and the pieced inner border completes the composition perfectly. You’ll end up with a unique, modern quilt with tons of style and personality, all achievable in a single weekend! It’s so easy to sew and turns out so beautifully that you’ll want to make several in all different color combinations.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed by: Emily Senuta, Doreen Perkins and Anita Shackelford
Made by: Donna Smith
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 60¾˝ x 60¾˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from several Banyan Batiks collections by Northcott Fabrics.

Get the Anniversary Surprise pattern and More from McCall’s Quilting July/August 2018