There are scrap quilt patterns, and then there are controlled-scrappy quilt patterns. This week’s Friday FREEbie falls into the latter category. The original News Flash quilt, a queen size beauty designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, combined groups of light neutral background fabrics (cream, tan, light gray), a group of gray fabrics, assorted blacks, and assorted reds for a very scrappy look in essentially three colors. Kind of “black and white and red all over”!
The sashing and sashing post fabrics help bring order to the controlled chaos of this lively quilt. The News Flash quilt pattern is easily adaptable to other color schemes, too. Just pick a background-color family and two contrasting favorite feature colors and you’re on your way!
Here’s the FREE lap size News Flash quilt – 5×6 blocks plus sashing make a nice 63 1/2″ x 75 1/2″ quilt:
Download the free News Flash lap quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie!
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