Blue Breeze: FREE Classic Blue and White Quilt Lap Quilt Pattern

Designed by ANN WEBER
Blue Breeze: FREE Classic Blue and White Quilt Lap Quilt Pattern

Cheer up! With dozens of daisies spilling playfully across this quilt, you'll be anything but blue. Two shades of blue combined with true white make Ann's design a beauty.

 

Skill Level Beginner

Finished Size 59″ x 75″

Fabric Requirements

White-on-white print 2¼ yds.
Blue daisy print (piecing, borders) 2¾ yds.
Light blue print 1 yd.
Blue/green print (binding) ¾ yd.
Backing (piece widthwise) 3¾ yds.
Batting size 68˝ x 84˝

Cutting Instructions
(cut in order listed)
= cut in half diagonally
White-on-white print
   40 squares 3⅞˝ x 3⅞˝
   40 squares 6⅞˝ x 6⅞˝
Blue daisy print
   *2 strips 5¾˝ x 64˝, cut on lengthwise grain
   *2 strips 7¾˝ x 64˝, cut on lengthwise grain
   40 squares 3⅞˝ x 3⅞˝
   80 squares 3½˝ x 3½˝
Light blue print
   40 squares 5⅛˝ x 5⅛˝
Blue/green print
   8 strips 2½˝ x width of fabric
(binding)
*Strips include extra length for trimming.

Piecing the Blocks

  1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of white-on-white print 3⅞˝ square. Referring to Diagram I, place white square on blue daisy print 3⅞˝ square, right sides together. Sew ¼˝ seam on each side of marked line; cut apart on marked line. Open and press to make 2 pieced squares. Make 80.
  2. Referring to Diagram II, sew 2 rows using 4 pieced squares. Sew rowstogether to make pinwheel square. Make 20.
  3. Sew light blue 5⅛˝ half-square triangles to sides of pinwheel square, as shown in Diagram III-A. Repeat by stitching white 6⅞˝ half-square triangles to sides (Diagram III-B) to make large pieced square. Make 20.

       

  4. On wrong side of blue daisy print 3½˝ square, draw diagonal line and place on upper white corner of large pieced square, right sides together, aligning raw edges (Diagram IV). Stitch on drawn line. Trim and discard excess fabric; open and press. Repeat on remaining 3 corners of large square to complete Pinwheel-in-Double-Square Block. Make 20.

  5. Sew 5 rows of 4 blocks each. Sew rows together.
  6. Stitch blue daisy print 5¾˝ x 64˝ strips to sides; trim even with top and bottom. Sew remaining blue daisy print strips to top/bottom; trim even with sides.
  7. Layer, baste, and quilt. Ann machine ditch quilted the seams. She added a continuous daisy chain in the outer white area of the blocks and straight parallel lines on the borders intersecting at the corners. Bind quilt with blue/green print.

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No diagrams
I see others have made the same comment but I didn't see any solution.
no diagrams
I can't find any diagrams that are mentioned in these instructions. I can picture how the first 3 sets of instructions work but not section 4. Anyone have any suggestions?
no diagrams
I can't find any diagrams that are mentioned in these instructions. I can picture how the first 3 sets of instructions work but not section 4. Anyone have any suggestions?
RE: Blue Breeze
Please print the free pattern above from the web page - there is no PDF download available for this one. Thanks!
Blue Breeze
This says a free pattern but I have been unable to find a download button when I try. I love this pattern and would love to try it. Ellen
RE: king size
I'm sorry, Petra, but we're unable to resize patterns for individual readers. However, we've found that the knowledgeable staff at most quilt shops are very happy to help resize patterns and figure new yardages. Good luck!
king size
Can you convert the size of this quilt for me to a king size quilt? I would also like to know how much fabric I need to buy to make this quilt in a king size. Thank you.
Thank you :)
Thanks so much for your quick reply, I will try that and practice some more :)
Response to busybee133
Give a try gently (so as not to stretch the bias) folding the corner triangle in half, lightly finger-pressing the long bias edge to mark the halfway point. This will give you a guide to pin the exact halfway point of the triangle to the center point of the block. Carefully pin the triangle to the block before stitching, and double-check that you are sewing a consistent, accurate 1/4" seam. I hope these tips help - keep practicing and your skill will certainly improve!
help please
I've tried making this block 3 times now and each time it's a slightly different size at stage 3. Any advice on how o stitch on the half square triangles so that it doesn't alter the size?
Thank you
Just to say thank you to Valerie Uland for the very useful measurement tips.
Helpful measurement checkpoints:
The half-square triangle block at Diagram I stage should measure 3 1/2″ square. The pinwheel square at Diagram II stage should measure 6 1/2″ square. The block at Diagram III-A stage should measure 9″ square. The block at Diagrams III-B and IV stages should measure 12 1/2″ square. The final finished block in the quilt should measure 12″ square.

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