Brigid's Cross pieced quilt pattern

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Brigid's Cross pieced quilt pattern Pattern


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Brigid's Cross pieced quilt pattern Brigid's Cross lap size quilt

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary cutting
  • Machine piecing

Pattern Description:

This very easy to piece design was inspired by the traditional Irish symbol, Brigid's Cross, which is hand woven out of rushes, reeds or straw and displayed in kitchens to protect against fire. This simple patchwork design is the first of Scarlett's interpretations of Celtic/Irish/Scottish symbols for quilters.

The quilt design features 12" blocks, set together in straight rows with a 6" pieced border and a 3" plain border. Because of the unique and unexpected way this patchwork design was created, the actual blocks in this quilt are made all the same, but are set alternating between being turned upright and turned sideways. The pieced border is made up of two different pieced border blocks that alternate and a pieced corner block.

A scalloped leaf design for the machine quilting is included in this pattern. Please click on the blog entry/news article link to see EQ layouts for queen or king size versions of this simple quilt pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54" x 66" (137cm x 168cm)


  • 4 yards of background fabric for blocks and binding (2 1/2" double bias)
  • 1/2 yard of print for arms of the crosses
  • 1/4 yard or fat quarter of print for center of crosses
  • Backing fabric measuring at least 58" x 70", which allows 2 inches larger than quilt top, such as 2 yds of 60" or wider fabric, or 3 1/4 yards of 40" fabric to be cut in half and pieced horizontally
  • 58" x 70" piece of batting

About Designer

About Designer

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Well known for her Celtic knotwork designs for applique, sashiko, embroidery and quilting, Scarlett also enjoys designing delightful scrap quilts based on traditional patterns. She brings a unique perspective to these redesigned classic patchwork patterns, keeping the vintage look but using easier techniques for the construction.

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