Remarkable “Ruby Reds” Free Quilt Pattern

This throw is embellished with scrappy red-and-white star blocks that will capture your heart. Three different versions of the same star block are created by cleverly mixing prints in different ways. However, if reds aren’t your “thing,” varying shades of virtually any color would also be amazing!

To make her quilt, the designer Lila Taylor Scott used 15 different fabrics with varying amounts of red and white.

Since there are a number of fabrics that are similar in color, you may wish to label a small sample of each fabric and keep it as a reference before cutting into the rest of the print. Lila used index cards measuring 4 inches x 6 inches, and stapled on each card a small scrap of each fabric, noting the position in the block. The index card for Block A, for instance, has five scraps of fabric on it because it uses five different fabrics in Block A. The index cards for blocks B and C each have six fabrics on them.

Materials Needed

  • 1-3⁄4 yards red print No.  1 (A blocks, setting and corner  triangles, binding)
  • 1⁄3 yard red print No. 2 (A, B, and C blocks; setting blocks)
  • 1⁄3 yard each of white-and-red print No. 1 and red-and-white print No. 1 (A blocks)
  • 1⁄4 yard white-and-red dot No. 1 (A blocks)
  • 1⁄2 yard each of white-and-red dot Nos. 2 and 3 (B blocks, setting blocks)
  • 5⁄8 yard red-and-white print No.  2  (B blocks, setting blocks)
  • 1⁄4 yard red print No.  3 (B blocks, setting blocks)
  • 1⁄2 yard red print No.  4 (B blocks, setting blocks)
  • 1⁄3 yard each of white-and-red print No.  2 and red-and-white print No.  3 (C blocks)
  • 1⁄2 yard red print No.  5 (C blocks)
  • 3⁄8 yard red-and-black print (C blocks)
  • 1⁄8 yard red-and-black dot (C blocks)
  • 3-1⁄4 yards backing fabric
  • 58″ square batting

Finished quilt: 51-1⁄2″ square

Finished blocks: 12″ square, 6″ square

Quantities are for 44⁄45″-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4″ seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Here is the pattern link

Image and Pattern Source: Lila Taylor Scott of

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