FREE Pattern Friday - The French Connection

Mardi Gras. Lent. Fleur de Lis. How about a pattern that pulls all of those together, whether you observe Easter and the 6 weeks working up to that Holy Day? I created this quilt for Blank Fabrics in 2012 and I have the pattern as a 5 page pdf to share with you today.

The French Connection with Fleur de Lis block
The appliqué Fleur de Lis block is 12" x 12". The quilt size is 52" x 52". It was made with the Savoy collection, but any beautiful fabrics with good contrast will do.

I made a few other things from those fabrics. Here is an apron (I used some commercial pattern and have since given this to one of my daughters.)
A few little items (tissue holders are quick and easy)
Edged tablecloth and other small items using the Savoy Collection
 And I even added a ruffle to a pre-made canvas tote!
Ruffled Tote
You can have the pattern for the quilt above. I call it The French Connection. There are NO y-seams; making those pieced sashings is easy with the full size templates I include. And cutting out the appliqué Fleur de Lis uses my easy template (1/4 size that you trace onto freezer paper) backed with fusible webbing. Or those of you who enjoy hand appliqué, that's an option, too!


  1. Thank you for this pattern. I have family & friends who celebrate Mardis Gras, and this will make a nice gift for any or all of them. Happy Friday to you.


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