This week’s Friday FREEbie is a gem of a pattern from deep in the McCall’s Quick Quilts archives. The Celtic Twist quilt design by Susan Purney Mark was originally published as a wall quilt pattern in the April/May 2009 issue, and we loved the technique Susan used so much that we also offered a web bonus free lap quilt pattern adapted from the design. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, it’s time for an Irish-inspired design! Here’s the original Celtic Twist quilt:
Susan’s Give and Take Appliqué™ technique makes fast, fun work of creating positive and negative shapes for this Celtic design. That means no fabric or fusible web is wasted, either…gotta love frugal techniques!
The Friday Free Quilt Pattern is for the lap quilt version of Susan’s design, but since the pattern includes both sizes of the templates, you could easily make fewer blocks and recreate the wall quilt as well if you like. The magazine with the original pattern is no longer in print, but some of you may have it in YOUR archives! So, here is the Assembly Diagram for the free lap quilt pattern, to give you an idea of the results you can expect:
Download the Celtic Twist free lap quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.
Here are some more Irish-inspired quilts to help you celebrate!