Friday, June 1, 2018

American Flag Quilt ~ FREE QUILT PATTERN

Howdy Sweet Quilting Friends!  Today's share is my version of  "American Flag Quilt" Designed by Lauren of "Brights on White Blog"  I found the video tutorial over the Memorial Day weekend while doing a random search for quick quilt patterns. 


The video tutorial calls for 12 blocks with sashing and borders of the same width. Making a nice size throw quilt.  


Since I wanted a quilt to use on a queen bed I added 8 blocks and a wider border.   My finished quilt measures 93" x 94".  Perfect if I add a few pillows to the ensemble. 

Lauren was gracious enough to allow me to borrow a  picture from her blog and share my addition/changes to her quilt pattern.  The video tutorial with the block and sashing measurements can be found here http://www.brightsonwhite.com/american-flag-quilt/
The chart below shows alterations to the pattern.  It's color coded to highlight the alterations.  Example: Added 8 blocks is in red so I've added a red frame around the 8 extra blocks.


In the picture above I forgot to mention the binding.  My quilt takes (10) 2.5" x WOF Strips to make the binding.  This was one of the rare occasions I sewed my binding completely by machine.


For the backing I used (8) yards of fabric.  If you look closely you can see one of the seams on the back.


This was such a fun and quick pattern.  The large blocks are perfect for precuts or scraps.  The pulling and cutting of scraps started around Saturday noon. Monday was family day, so I didn't do any sewing.  By Wednesday 3 pm it was quilted and bound.  That's one quick quilt!


The photo shoot for this quilt was just as much fun as making the quilt.   Wallace Farms is such a lovely property.  Thanks Debbie for allowing me to use your beautiful farm.


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~ Lea Anne ~



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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my little spot in Podunk and leaving a comment!

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  2. Your finished quilt is so much fun! I've made a mini like this, but will have to make a big quilt now. Beautiful!

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    1. I loved making this quilt, sooo quick, fulfilling my need for a finish.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt! I love how big and vibrant it is!

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    1. THank you! I think it's quite the eye catcher also.

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  4. This is awesome -- just beautiful - thank you. Also, thank you for telling everyone about Coffee Cup Quilts in Trafalgar! Went there yesterday!

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you had a great visit to the Coffee Cup. Great little shop, she's having a sale the later part of this month!

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  5. I like the wavy quilting! I was considering sending the flag quilt I made off to the long-arm quilter but I do believe I can manage this motif with my machine :) It gives the impression the flags are waving~ Thanks for sharing your ideas and beautiful quilt with us!

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