Monday, November 12, 2012

Metropolitan Fair Pattern & Free Label

At Moda we have what we call Project Sheets for each fabric collection. The Metropolitan Fair project is a quilt 76" x 76". Shops are carrying this inexpensive Project Sheet.
You can also view instructions to make this quilt online here:
And you can buy kits at Hancock's of Paducah at their online store with green sashing,  gray sashing and borders

or in red:

I started out with this antique quilt as an inspiration.

I've always loved these scrappy variations on a pattern called Union Square
My friend Pam Mayfield loves the design too.
Dottie Barker loves anything on the floor.
She made it up in my Civil War Homefront collection a few years ago.
The basic pattern is BlockBase #2056
It was published by the Ladies' Art Company as Union about 1890. Around the same time the Ladies' Home Journal published it as "An Effective Square" in 1899. The Kansas City Star printed it as Four Crowns in 1933. Nancy Cabot in the Chicago Tribune called it Union Block in the thirites and Carrie Hall called it Union Square in her 1935 book Romance of the Patchwork Quilt.
Union Square is a good name as the 1864 Metropolitan Fair was
held near New York City's Union Square.

I made a label that you can print onto fabric for your Metropolitan Fair project of any kind.
Click on the picture and print the 5 inch label onto prepared cotton.  Add your name, the date and a few more words if you like.
You can also see the label as a PDF here:

Alice's Flag

Denniele is making the Grandmother's Choice sampler blocks in precuts from Metropolitan Fair. Here are a few of her weekly projects.

Rocky Road to Kansas

Aunt Eliza's Star
See the free Block of the Week here:

New Jersey
Brick Pavement


  1. That is a beautiful fabric to use in a quilt and i love the lighter background, version. This year I need to decide on a pattern for my bed and stick to it, lol.


  2. Love the fabric collection, my favorite since Lewis & Clark. The pattern is gorgeous in this and I especially like the on point setting.

  3. Thank you for the label....can't wait to finish so I can use it!