AQS Free Quilt Pattern: Buoyancy


Buoyancy Quilt Image w fabric

This month’s free quilt pattern is Buoyancy. You’ll enjoy making the half square triangle blocks that pop color and design in to a sea of square blocks. Place the blocks randomly; there’s no order to the glittering waves on the ocean!

The quilt measures 54″ x 54″ with 4½” finished size blocks.

Our example features the Alex Anderson Chirp fabric collection. It’s also great for charm packs with large motifs.

Go HERE for your FREE quilt pattern, Buoyancy.

Buoyancy quilt using Ginger and Spice Fabrics

Alternate Colorway


  • Ten fabrics – 1/3 yards each totaling (122) 5″ squares

Tan Stitched Squares
Brown Dots
Rust Dots
Green Scroll Dots
Green Dots
Gold Scroll Dots
Blue Stars
Blue Stripes
Rust Stars
Rust Stripes

Half-Square Triangle Blocks:
Gold Dots – 1/2 yard
Brown Stripes – 1/2 yard

Buoyancy quilt using Ginger and Spice FabricsBuoyancy quilt using Ginger and Spice Fabrics


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Cindy Milligan

I love the free quilt pattern of the month! As I was reading through the instructions I believe there is an error. The half square triangle blocks will not finish at 5 inches with instructions given the initial raw half square triangles need to be an inch and three quarter to finish at a 5 inch block with 9 or put together to be able to give you a finished four and a half inch block to match your other finished four and a half inch charm squares. Just wanted to let you know so the error can be corrected… Read more »

Hi Cindy. You are correct! The pattern designer, Betsey, took a look after seeing your comment. Betsey said, “Tell Cindy I’m sorry, I forgot the seam allowance. So crazy, right. I’ll get that fixed as quickly as possible.” Thanks for letting us know Cindy, great catch! We hope you have a fun making Buoyancy! Sylvia Thomas, AQS Social Media Manager