Big Prairie Quilt Pattern PDF

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Big Prairie is a quick, easy and fun 54” x 54” lap sized quilt for intermediate beginners as well as experienced quilters. This pattern is perfect for showing off a special fabric in the center (fussy cuts) and works well with large prints. The Prairie Flower blocks are large and easy to construct so the piecing goes quickly. Don’t be surprised if you have a quilt top cut and pieced in a day! The Bonus Project pillow cover makes a cute set with the quilt or can stand alone as a pillow or a mini-quilt wall hanging.

I love combining traditional quilt blocks with fun, rich, brightly colored modern fabrics. The Prairie Flower quilt block originated in the 1930’s and is attributed to Nancy Cabot, a syndicated newspaper columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Growing up in a small town in western Kansas, I was really drawn to this simple block with reference to the prairies of the Midwest. Sometimes simple things are the best, don’t you think?

The PDF pattern includes easy to read instructions and color photos and diagrams. Instructions for a pieced backing are also included. Fabric requirements are given for Fat Quarters and yardage.

Fabric Requirements:
See pattern for yardage details and fabric requirements for Pillow Cover Bonus Project.

Prairie Flower Blocks:
*Orange prints or solids—5 FQ’s
*Blue prints or solids—3 FQ’s
*Green prints or solids -7 FQ’s

Background fabric: 1 ½ yards

Binding: ½ yard

Backing: 3 ½ yards

Batting: 63"x 63"