July 20, 2018

American Flag Quilt - Set 1 Complete!

Hi y'all!  I wanted to pop in and show you the first blocks that I completed for the American Flag quilt.  Just so you know, I'm basing these on the state block patterns that are floating around the internet.  I am drafting them in EQ so I can paper piece them to the size I want.  These are my Indiana blocks (pattern available in this blog post).

First up, my blue block.  I'm making one of each for a total of 50 and it will finish at 3".


Next are my white Indiana blocks.  I made two of these:


And finally, my red blocks.  Since this was a pretty easy block, I decided to make three of this one. 


The red and white blocks will finish at 4".  Here they are together.


Next up are my Louisiana blocks.  You can find the blue and white pattern here and the red and white pattern here.  Again, a pretty easy block so I'll be making 2 of them in white and 3 in red.  We'll need 50 blue and white blocks (of course!), 93 white on white blocks and 104 red on red blocks, so pick the easier ones or your favorite ones to make an extra red and the harder ones to make less white. :)

Again, here's what we are going for:


Really enjoying this one and working at a non-rushed pace! 

July 6, 2018

American Flag Quilt

Y'all know how it is when an idea strikes. This one's been in my brain for a few years, but this morning, I HAD to sit down and figure it out. It flat out wouldn't let go. I've wanted to do an American Flag Quilt for a long time.



I envision the white in the blue patch as blue & white stars. The stripes will be made up of tone on tone red and white stars. What do you think? I've pretty much decided to make it. I'm not setting a time limit because it will be an involved long-term quilt.


This is the first block I'm making.  The quilt will need 50 blue and white blocks (of course!), 93 white on white blocks and 104 red on red blocks.  So if I do 50 different blocks, I'll make 1 of these in the blue and white (a 3" block), and 3 in red on red (4" block) and 2 in white on white (4" block).  Those link to the paper pieced patterns.  When dealing with blocks this small, I find paper piecing to be much more accurate!

If anyone wants to play along, I'll post the patterns here.  But it will be a long-term project.  I'm not putting a timeframe on it because we don't need the stress.  Feel free to join in if you like and tag your posts with #AQuiltingChick and #AmericanFlagQuilt.


May 15, 2018

Fancy That! Layouts!!!!

Ugh!  I had this all ready to go Sunday night but hit save instead of publish!  I'm so sorry!  Are you ready???  It's time to put our Fancy That! quilt tops together!  This is going to be fun.  Just take it a section at a time and don't rush it!

Here's the overall layout:



We are going to make this a section at a time.  I lay out each section, sew it together, then layout the next, and so on.  Start with Section 1:



Then 2...



Then 3.



Now join Sections 1-3 together.



Now make Section 4...



And 5...



And join Sections 4-5 together.



Now join Sections 1-3 to 4-5...



And then Section 6



And Section 7...



Join Section 6 to 7...



Now join Sections 1-5 to 6-7....




Yay!!!  All that's left is adding your borders.  I cut 4-1/2" strips and bordered all sides.

And that's it!!!  Yay!!!  I'll add a linkup next time and we will see how everyone did!  DO NOT hesitate to ask any questions you have.  I'll be happy to help guide you through this!!!