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
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.

Linking up with these fine bloggers

~ Lea Anne ~

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

    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!

  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!

  6. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !



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