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I'm Lee: Stay-at-home to two little girls, ages 7 and 4. A graphic designer. Obsessed with fabric. In love with modern quilting.

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Gridlock Pattern

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic foundation paper-piecing

Pattern Description:

Simple paper-pieced string blocks make a bold graphic impact in this quilt, which is designed to evoke urban landscapes, downtown streets, a maze of subway tunnels, and the bustle of city life.

- 8-page, full-color pattern
- Full-size paper-piecing templates are included
- Full instructions for three quilt sizes: Crib, Lap, or Twin size
- Pattern is ideal for beginning paper-piecers

European Union customers: Due to new EU VAT regulations, I am unable to sell this pattern to customers in the EU. If you attempt to purchase it, your payment will be declined. Thank you for your understanding.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Crib: 48" x 56"
  • Lap: 64" x 80"
  • Twin: 72" x 92"


  • Subway map print: 1-1/3 yards (crib), 2-1/8 yards (lap), 2-3/4 yards (twin)
  • Bright pink text print: 1-1/3 yards (crib), 2-1/2 yards (lap), 2-3/4 yards (twin)
  • Black polka dot print: 1-5/8 yards (crib), 2-7/8 yards (lap), 3-1/2 yards (twin)
  • Lime green solid: 1 yard (crib), 1-3/4 yards (lap), 2-1/4 yards (twin)
  • Blue tree print: 1/2 yard (crib), 7/8 yard (lap), 1-1/8 yards (twin)
  • Binding: 1/2 yard (crib), 5/8 yard (lap), 5/8 yard (twin)
  • Back: 3-1/8 yards (crib), 5 yards (lap), 5-5/8 yards (twin)

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Copy paper for printing templates
  • Rotary cutter and mat