Log Cabin quilts are perennially popular with quilters of all skill levels. But have you ever made a supersized log cabin quilt block to serve as the backing for another quilt? That’s exactly what Lynn Lister did when she created her Handsome Stars quilt for the September/October 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting.
Here’s the quilt front:
And here’s the back:
We liked the backing quilt so much that we decided to write a pattern for it and offer it as a free web bonus quilt pattern. This week’s Friday Freebie is the Handsome Stars backing quilt!
Whether you use this log cabin quilt pattern to back another quilt or feature it as a quilt top in its own right, this project is fun to put together, and the design is striking in its blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. Strips are cut to exact sizes to help keep your quilt top straight and even; this pattern is rated Confident Beginner.
Download the Handsome Stars free backing quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.
If you’d like to make the Handsome Stars lap size quilt and don’t yet have a copy of the September/October 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting, you can purchase print and digital copies of the magazine here, or download the pattern separately from our online shop.