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FREE Checkered Past Quilt Pattern
by Hancy Reynolds

Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian and her blog, Material Culture, is an excellent source of information and resources having to do with historic quilts.  This pattern is a free one she presents on her website and was originally designed by Hancy Reynolds in the Civil War era.  More from Barbara:

"A simple pattern alternating two blocks recalls the somber year of 1862 as the Civil War marched on, the year of Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic.  This scrappy design is made from Jelly Roll strips, extra fat quarters, and border yardage.

The collection Barbara designed that is feature in this pattern, 1862: Battle Hymn,

Visit Barbara Brackman's website:
Material Culture

Finished Quilt: 65" x 65" (165cm x 165cm)

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