Betsy’s Creation: Flag Quilt Top

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Betsy’s Creation • Flag Quilt Top Finished!

Last week in another post, I threw together a fun little worksheet about how to make a flag quilt, then got busy and not only made this quilt top, but also a wallhanging:

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In case you didn’t see that free worksheet…

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…click here to download a PDF version of this: Betsy’s Creation_OPQuilt

It’s a just a worksheet and assumes you know how to put together a quilt.  Why did I have enough for a quilt and a wallhanging?  Seems I had a bit of a miscount, excited as I was to be cutting into all my reds, and whites and blues. I overshot my mark of 15 sets.

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I put each strip set on my design wall, then added a blue rectangle to coordinate.

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Progress!

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I mixed them around until I found an arrangement I liked, putting four to the side for the wallhanging, then sashed and bordered them with the light blue.  I used Painter’s Palette Solids in Aruba (121-100), available from Pineapple Fabrics, if your local shop doesn’t carry it.

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Then I went outside and fought the breezes to get these few shots.

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I did all the cutting, the sewing and fighting-the-breezes-for-a-picture in three days.  I tell you that so you know it’s a quick quilt to make.  I’ll hang the smaller version in our front hallway in July, but the larger one will be quilted and tucked into the car for fun picnic blanket getaway events.

 

Happy Red, White and Blue Sewing!

Flag waving

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Other Red, White and Blue projects I have made:

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Red, White and Blue Star

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Sweet Land of Liberty

Red White Blue Quilt

Red, White and Blue Quilt (friends blocks)

AmericaIsATune_front

America Is A Tune (it must be sung together)

Fourth July Tiny Quilt

Happy Fourth of July (Tiny Quilt)

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Betsy’s Creation: Flag Quilt Top

  1. I always want to jump into my red, blue and white stash of fabrics when this time of year comes around! Except the Aussie flag is such a complicated thing I wouldn’t know where to start. I will sit back and continue to admire yours!

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  3. What a great pattern! Thank you… my son was born on the fifth of July… he’d LOVE it and you make it look so easy. LOVE the Aruba and love that little sweet land of liberty quilt. Happy summer!

  4. So great, Elizabeth! Happy for you that they’re not only fast, but that you could use up so much red, white and blue stash! This would make such a great quilt for Honor Flights. The Villages regularly initiates taking veterans to Washington DC, and every veteran gets to choose a quilt upon their return. I know quite a few quilters involved with this, and they would surely love your pattern. Thank you for sharing!

  5. You’re certainly ready for July with those beauties. I’ve never made a red, white, and blue quilt. Perhaps I should. I gave away some great flag fabric last year to my SIL because it matched what she was working on.

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