As a Pennsylvania native, Amish quilts have a special place in my heart. I have many happy memories of seeing Amish quilts hung out on clotheslines, visiting Amish fabric shops, and standing in jaw-dropping awe at Amish bed-turnings, watching quilt after beautiful quilt appear almost as if by magic. There’s also something about the typical dramatic color scheme of an Amish quilt that’s just right as we move into the fall quilting and decorating season. That’s why this week’s Friday FREEbie is Almost Amish Star Blossoms, by Deb Moffett-Hall:
Doesn’t this quilt just say “cozy autumn”? This free almost-Amish quilt pattern includes instructions for a super-quick and fun technique for making 32 half-square triangle units at a time. Sometimes called sheeted triangles, this trick requires no special rulers or other equipment. Besides being fast, this technique is super accurate because your units are a bit large and then trimmed down to exact size, a secret trick of many perfect piecers.
You’ll want a deep, dark, true Amish black fabric for this quilt. KeepsakeQuilting.com carries just the fabric you’ll need, at a fantastic price point!
Download the free Almost Amish Star Blossoms lap quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie! And it comes with 3 more bonus Amish-inspired quilt patterns: Amish Sunset by Kelly Corbridge, Ohio Amish Star (a true Amish antique; maker unknown), and Amish Nine-Patch by Janet J. Worley.
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