Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Free Pattern Day: Attic Windows Quilts

The Attic Windows pattern is one of the most popular and best loved of all three dimensional quilt patterns! The pattern draws the eye into a "shadow box" effect. Attic Windows are an excellent way to showcase special blocks or large prints. They can be constructed with mitered corners or - the easy way - with half-square triangles at the corners. Here are some free patterns and tutorials.  Note:  This post was updated on February 24, 2016.

Star Blossoms quilt, 53 x 65”, free pattern by Kate Colleran for P&B Textiles (PDF download)

Shadow Box quilt, 50 x 66", free pattern by Stitched Together Studios for Benartex

Verity, free quilt pattern by Marinda Stewart at Michael Miller Fabrics

Lovey Buggy quilt, 48 x 57”, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring

Bear Hugs baby quilt by Theresa Romeo for Marcus Fabrics

Snowman in the window quilt, 50 x 50", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics

Olive Rose, free quilt pattern by Valori Wells for Free Spirit Fabrics

Christmas Windows, 61 x 61”, free pattern by Diane Nagle for P&B Textiles

Nature’s Windows quilt, 40" square, free pattern at Benartex

Catching the View, 33.5 x 39.5, tutorial and free pattern by Janet Wickell at About.com

Dimensions, free pattern by Angela Walters at Quilting Is My Therapy, published in Modern Quilts Unlimited (PDF download)

Molly B's Classic Wovens, free pattern at Marcus Fabrics 

Suzy's Pumpkin Patch quilt, 47 x 58", free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Changing Seasons quilt, 38" square, free pattern by Rhoda Nelson for RJR Fabrics

Wicked Eve quilt, 70 x 89", free pattern by Osie Lebowitz for Timeless Treasures

Cats in the Sampler quilt by Dilys Fronks at Popular Patchwork

Attic Windows blocks, two piecing methods: mitered (left) by Jinny Beyer and half square triangle method (right) by Susan C. Druding

Attic Windows Quilt Block The Easy Way, 6", 9" and 12" block directions and variations by Susan C. Druding at Equilters

Alphabet in Attic Windows, free wall hanging pattern by Susan Cleveland at Quilt Views

You can personalize this wall hanging with your name, or make one for a grandchild or quilting friend. The pattern gives instructions for a name quilt, but the idea could also be used to showcase messages, keys on a keyboard, or photos on fabric.

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  1. Me encantan las ventanas.Esos gatos no tienen desperdicios.Gracias.
    Los gatos de Pam tienen unos pescados alrededor que completan la imagen .
    Su blog es increíble .Le doy infinitas gracias .


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