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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