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.


1 comment:

Susan said...

Oh, that IS amazing! I'm not sure I can force myself to go that small, but I'll think about it while I finish Fancy That!