Free Pattern to Celebrate Your Family

Every family has its quirky side — why not honor that uniqueness with a thoroughly modern quilt banner?

Sew up this quilt quickly and take it to display at this year’s summer family reunion. It could make you the most popular person in attendance.  Sandy and I will be rock stars at our family reunion next month!

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We wanted something bright, modern and of course quilted!  Pinwheels are a favorite of ours so we decided to play around with pinwheel layouts.  The pink and white blocks evolved and well, we love the results!

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We used scraps we had on hand.  We just selected a few coordinating scrap colors and used the hot pink for accents.  You can download this pattern by clicking on the link below:

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I (Cindy) learned a new technique while finishing this quilt.  I watched several on line tutorials about how to add a quilt binding at a 45 degree angle (instead of at the usual 90 degrees).  My favorite tutorial is by Marci Baker and you can link to it here.  Marci does a nice job of showing the step by step process of adding quilt bindings at different angles.

While I was attaching this binding, I had my laptop right next to my sewing machine.  I would  watch, sew, pause, watch, sew and pause until I had this binding sewn on just right.  Full disclosure–my seam ripper got a real work out that day!

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We will also be posting this pattern to FaveQuilts.com as this is our “GO TO” site for free quilt patterns.  You will be sure to find many quilt designs, no matter what your quilting style!  Give it a try for lots of summer quilting inspiration!

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Be sure to send us pics of your “FAMILY”!

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