As soon I saw the Pixie Sticks baby quilt by Debby Kratovil in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, I fell in love. The 1930s repro prints against the clean white background…the fun reverse placement of color vs. white in the grouped blocks…the fat-quarter-friendly fabric requirements…the adorable pieced binding…and most of all the playful arrangement of blocks so the color groups seem to overlap…all these things made this design super appealing to me.
The rest of the McCall’s Quilting editorial team must have felt the same way, because they made plans to offer a free web bonus pattern for a queen size version of Pixie Sticks. We even promised it in the magazine! Then the time came to create the pattern, and the expert editor assigned to the task realized…it was a BAD idea. To get the design to a queen size meant disrupting the look of it, and it just wasn’t going to be attractive at all.
BUT a lap size version…that we could do. So here it is, this week’s Friday Freebie, the lap size version of Pixie Sticks:
Download the Pixie Sticks lap quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.