Hello all of my Quilting Friends out there! Today is another Free PDF Pattern day and I am super excited for this one :) How fun is this Stitch To My Lou quilt, and yes, it has a Free PDF Pattern for it with 6 Size Options!!! This quilt features the Sparkler Basics by Melissa Mortenson. I love using an awesome Basic for a Super Scrappy Background!!! You can totally get away with all of the colors mixed into the background because the prints blend together and pretty much read as solids, but still have that fun sparkle!!!
Stitch To My Lou is made entirely of 5" squares plus a few sashing strips!!! So you can get 5" Stackers / Charm Packs and have no cutting, get 10" Stackers / Layer Cakes and have a bit of cutting, or get Fat Quarters, and do a little pressing and then cutting!!! Anyway you start, you just want a big ol stack of 5" squares and a Sashing (for the Stitch) fabric and you are good to go!!! And again, I totally love this quilt done in a Basic Collection , you get lots of color and the prints don't overpower each other which is important when they are making up the background ;)
Stitch To My Lou is made using a basic No-Waste Lattice method. It makes putting this quilt together super fun and fast!!! You have once basic Building Block, and the rest are just regular 5" squares. You alternate the layouts, to make 2 basic blocks, and X and and O block. And when they come together, they totally reminded me of my Grandmothers Chicken Scratch stitching on Gingham quilts, hence Stitch To My Lou :)
When you start making your blocks, it is super easy to overthink the layout. The key is to just keep it scrappy. I tried to just make suer that I did not have any of the same colors right next to each other and that I kept the darker colors spread out more. Basically making sure I didn't have more than 1 Dark Purple, or Dark red in a block. Beyond that, just have fun with it. Again, this is where a Basic comes in handy, because you have so many more color options, it isn't near as stressful to keep it scrappy :)
And as I mentioned, there is also a free PDF Download of this pattern and I included 6 size options, so you can make this quilt in just the size you want without any quilt math. The quilt I showed is the Queen size, and I already have a Picnic size planned as well :) To get the FREE PDF Stitch To My Lou Pattern Download, just click here and download it ;)
And when it came time to quilt mine, I took full advantage of the simple patchwork grid lines. Wavy orange peel to the rescue, super fun and fast and I just love all of the added texture the wavy line gives it ;) I normally echo my orange peel, but decided to keep it single this time to keep the quilt a little softer.
And that is my Stitch To My Lout quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Oh, and if you make your own Stitch To My Lou quilts, I would love to see them! You can share your quilts in any size with me on social media using hashtags #happyquiltingwithmc and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't wait to see your Stitch To My Lou Quilts!!
Thanks so much for sharing this finish with me :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!