Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Checkered Star | McCall’s Quilting Blog

It’s not often you find a triple-generation quilt. This Checkered Star antique quilt has quite a history.

Checkered Star 300px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Checkered Star

The Checkered Star quilt pattern finishes at 68″ x 83″.

First, Variable Star blocks were pieced about 1900 from indigo prints and muslin. Sometime during the Great Depression, the forgotten blocks were unearthed and combined with 25-Patch blocks pieced from a decades-old stash. The quilt top was probably finished in the 1940s, when it was bound with a WWII sailor print.

Now it’s your turn to make a quilt with history! Download this FREE Checkered Star lap quilt pattern today. It’s a Friday Freebie!

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