Dovetail Free Quilt Pattern

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Learn how to make this fast and easy quilt made with one simple quilt block which is big so you can finish your quilt in no time at all!

Dovetail Free Quilt Pattern

The Fat Quarter Shop has done it again, Dovetail is a fast and easy free quilt pattern that you can download. Did I mention that it is FREE.

Dovetail Free Quilt pattern on swing
Dovetail quilt on swing

Little Sadie even did a little posing for me. What a cutie!

Dovetail quilt with Sadie on it

The free Dovetail quilt pattern calls for (3) Jolly Bars but you could also use (2) Layer Cakes and just cut them in half. I used the Chestnut Street collection by Fig Tree & Co for Moda.

Chestnut Street Fabric
Jolly Bars

I used some of the same Chestnut Street fabrics for my Dutch Tulips quilt.

Dovetail quilt blocks in Chestnut

There is just one simple quilt block in the Dovetail free quilt pattern and it is super easy to make. The block is big and it would be very easy to make a king-size quilt quickly with it.

Dovetail quilt blocks on design wall
Piecing the blocks

I am always amazed at what a difference quilting makes to a quilt. When I had the blocks up on my design wall I wasn’t sure I would end up liking the fabrics I had chosen.

My Dovetail quilt quilted
Quilting on quilt

Once it was quilted, I loved it!

You’ll want to visit the Dovetail quilt post so you can visit the links to other quilters who are taking part in the Quilt Along.

If you enjoy watching videos, you’ll want to take a look at all of the videos that Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop shares.

Dovetail Quilt by river
Dovetail quilt by the river

The Mississippi River here in Iowa is finally going down, the flooding has been mild but has really slowed down the amount of boaters enjoying the river.

Chestnut Street Fabric leftovers
HST blocks

The free Dovetail quilt pattern leaves you with lots of leftovers for another quilt project. I’m not sure what I’ll make yet.

You can find the Dovetail quilt pattern and many other free patterns at Fat Quarter Shop.

Before you go…..

Here is another fast and easy quilt pattern that I am sure you will like!

Checkmate Free quilt pattern

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

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  1. Melanie C says:

    Your quilt looks so lovely!!!!

  2. Quilt turned out lovely!

  3. Looks great Connie. Sadie is so adorable too. She looks like a fluff ball.

  4. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful quilts along the river’s banks. Sadie makes the perfect quilt pooch too. Hope your dad is continuing to improve.