Free Pattern: Up Up & Away

I was treated to a wonderful rendition of QM’s 2012 Project Linus quilt during a meeting last week of Prairie Pioneer Quilters Guild in Grand Island, Nebraska. A gal named Roberta Seaman was kind enough to bring her Up, Up & Away quilt to the meeting. Isn’t it wonderful?!

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Roberta Seaman and her Up, Up & Away quilt in Grand Island, Nebraska

This was especially nice for me because I was lucky enough to design this year’s block pattern. It’s kind of a thrill when someone makes the quilt!

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Grosgrain ribbon attaches the hot air balloon to the basket below in Roberta's version of Up Up & Away.

Roberta wanted the blocks to go a bit more quickly, so she used grosgrain ribbon to “attach” the basket and the balloon. What a great idea! (The cables are foundation paper pieced in the original.) Thanks so much for sharing your quilt, Roberta.

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You’ll find the free pattern for Up, Up & Away and many more free foundation quilt patterns at, including:

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Dances with Waves was the 2011 Project Linus free pattern from Quiltmaker; designed by Carolyn Beam.

Dances with Waves

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Kite 'n' Kaboodle was the 2010 Project Linus free pattern from Quiltmaker; designed by June Dudley.

Kite ‘n Kaboodle

…and many more! Enjoy them courtesy of Quiltmaker. And if you complete a quilt, please send us a photo. We love to see what our readers are making.


About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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7 Responses to Free Pattern: Up Up & Away

  1. Roberta says:

    Diane, thanks for the pattern and the inspiration for this quilt. I know Reagan will love it. Great to meet you!

  2. Judy Dixon says:

    What a nice job!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    What a darling quilt. I love it! I’m so lucky to have you as my sister and also my friend.

  4. Ray& Marylou says:

    Roberta, you did a great Job
    beautiful quilt-beautiful lady!

  5. rosa says:

    Well done.It`s stunning!!

  6. Kaye M. says:

    What a great photo of Berta and her quilt, she looks so happy and I love the fabric that she picked out for the baskets.

  7. DianeH says:

    Great job, Roberta!

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