Friday, September 3, 2021

State Fair Quilt and Free PDF Pattern!!!

 I am so very excited to share my finished State Fair Quilt and the State Fair Quilt PDF Pattern with it!!!!  A few weeks ago, my friends at Fave Quilts asked if I would be willing to share a fast finish with them for their new Quick & Easy Quilt Club Newsletter.   It is for Beginners and experienced quilters alike and is a free newsletter featuring pre-cut patterns, quick patterns, and more!  And since I have been so loving working with Charm Packs . . . I did a super fun and super quick Charm Pack pattern.   And here it is, State Fair!!  

This quilt is made with a simple big block that uses Half Square Triangles.   The Half Square Triangles are made using a charm square so the only cutting you have to do from the start is the Background Fabric.   So great!!!    And don't you just love all of the movement, it is just like pennants dancing in the wind, which we always have at our State Fair, hence the name :)  

I choose to use 2 Charm Packs of Bonnie and Camille's new One Fine Day fabrics that come out in November .   I just love how happy and bright they are, just makes for the perfect picnic quilt!!  And what really adds to the picnic feel is the Royal Chambray background fabric.   It almost looks like denim but sews much easier than denim and makes all of those happy bright prints just pop!!!   

When it came time to quilt it, I decided on an all over Open Centered Swirl in varied sizes.  I quilted on a slightly larger scale than I usually do so it went really fast and was oh so much fun to quilt. I used a nice denim color  So Fine  thread so it blended perfectly into the  background and still blended great on the darker prints.  Have I mentioned how much I love So Fine for blending ;)  

A quick binding and State Fair was done!!   And now, it's your turn to make your own State Fair Quilt .   This one really is super fun to make and will go together in no time.  I am already planning another because the baby size is just so cute with it's 4 big blocks!!!   I am thinking an all scrappy low volume background but I haven't decided on prints yet ;) 

And like I was saying, there are multliple size options in the PDF.   I made the Picnic Size and plan to make the Baby Size, you can also make a Lap Size, Twin Size, and a Queen Size.  All 5 size options are in the State Fair Quilt PDF Pattern.   Here is the details of what you will need and the finished sizes for each of the 5 quilt options.  

I hope you enjoy this free State Fair Quilt PDF Pattern and that you make your own quilts!!!  And if you do, I would love to see them ;)   You can email me a picture at or add it to social media with the hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #statefairquilt ;)  I can't wait to see your State Fair Quilts!!!

Thanks so much for popping in and sharing this finish with me.  If you have any questions at all on making your own, don't hesitate to email me at  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!  

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  1. I couldn't get the pattern to print. Can I get it from a different location?

    1. I am sorry you are having trouble printing. Have you tried downloading the pattern first?? If that doesn't work, just reply with your email address and I can send it to you that way ;)

  2. Lovely State Fair quilt. Love all the flags. Bright and cheery

  3. Very fun and cheerfull pattern! Thank you for the download!!

  4. Thank you for the State Fair quilt pattern. I like your suggestion of scrappy baby quilt.

  5. Love the quilt; especially the blue background! It really pops! Thank you for the pattern! Another quilt to add to my bucket list! Have a great holiday weekend!

  6. Beautiful quilt and fun design. Thank you for the free pattern. I'm looking forward to making it for a gift. BTW - It looks like one of your commenters is a spammer (Smith Benson)

  7. Thank you for the great pattern!!! Definitely saved it to make soon!!

  8. This is so pretty! Thank you so much!

  9. I love how quick and easy it is. You are so talented Melissa. Thanks for the fun pattern.

  10. Thank you so much Melissa for the "State Fair" quilt pattern! Since Covid, I have not attended the MN State Fair Get Together, and I really miss doing so, but having this pattern really puts a smile on my face. Thanks again, Melissa!

  11. Love this pattern! I did mine with a white background and it’s my favorite so far. But that blue💙💙💙💙💙💙


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