Northern Lights: Dramatic Foundation-Pieced Lap Quilt Pattern

About this Quilt

Northern Lights: Dramatic Foundation-Pieced Lap Quilt Pattern

Designed and Machine Quilted by STACEY DAY

Like the aurora borealis for which it’s named, this lap quilt mesmerizes with a rainbow of color against a dark background. Northern Lights relies on foundation (paper) piecing for easy, accurate block units. A diagonal setting allows the stars to interlock in an intriguing design.


Skill Level

Finished Quilt Size
68 x 68″

Featured Fabrics
Stacey used prints from the Rhoda Ruth collection by Elizabeth Hartman plus Kona® Solids, all by Robert Kaufman, to make this quilt.

Designer Information
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Northern Lights lap quilt is featured in the McCall’s Quilting May/June 2016 issue shown below. 

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