Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Flag Tutorial and My Flag Quilt


Happy Wednesday sweet friends.
Our Texas weather has been so nice.
It is a rare thing for us to be able to open
our windows without melting.  lol!
But it has been nice to hear the birds sings.


I showed my the flag quilt that I made on IG
and I have had a few people asked me about
the pattern I used.
Since I made my block smaller I thought 
I would share the measurements with you.


For the blue square cut 1  4 1/2 x 5 1/2
Cut 2  red strips   1 1/2 x 6 1/2
Cut 2 white strips   1 1/2 x 6 1/2
Cut 2 red strips 1 1/2 x 11 1/2
Cut 2 white strips 1 1/2 x 11 1/2

TIP:  I like to cute my strips a tad bit longer
for squaring up.

Sew the red 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 to a white 1 1/2 x 6 1/2
press to the red
add the a 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 to the white 
press to the red
sew on the last white 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 to the red
press to the red 

TIP:  To keep your strips from stretching I sew
each strip beginning at opposite ends each time.
If you set your seams on the dark fabric 
it is easier to press to the dark fabric



Sew a red 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 to a white 1 1/2 x 6 1/2
press to the red
add a red 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 to the white 
press to the red
Sew the last 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 strip to the red
press to the red


You now have 3 units
1 blue 4 1/2 x 5 1/2
1 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 red and white strips
1 4 1/2 x 11 1/2 red and white strips



Sew the 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 blue square to the 
4 1/2 x 6 1/2  strips
It should measure 4 1/2 x 11 1/2



When you sew the 4 1/2 x 11 1/2 strips
to the upper unit this is how your block will
look.  
It should measure 8 1/2 x 11 1/2

Sashing and Corner Stone Measurements 

30 white 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 strips to sew on the right and left
sides of each flag

28 white 2 1/2 x 11 1/2 strips

17 red 2 1/2 inch squares for the corner stones
17 blue 2 1/2 inch squares for the corner stones

I alternated the red and blue corner stones on the 
2 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch sashing strips.


This is my quilt all quilted.  
I have hoarded the backing fabric
since 2005.  Just waiting to use it
on the perfect quilt.




I got my binding all made and sewn on
yesterday.  Now I just need to hand sew
it down.  That is something I usually
do at night while watching tv with
my sweet hubby.

Hope you get to do something you love today.

Hugs
donna

12 comments:

  1. I'll be making one for sure, thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the tute!! I can see why you saved that fabric for the back. It's perfect!!

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  3. Your quilt is amazing, my friend! I absolutely love it.

    Thinking of you! Hugs

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  4. Thank you for sharing the measurements! Love all your different flags and the backing - it was worth the wait :)!

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  5. wow Donna i love this,well done my friend.xx

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  6. Thank you for the tute. This needs to go on my bucket list!

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I think this will most definitely be on my to do list.

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  8. Thanks for sharing. Your quilt is so pretty and the backing is absolutely perfect!

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  9. Love it! I made a big quilt using your pattern last year! I Love It Too!

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  10. Oh golly I adore this - it's going to the top of my "must make" list!!! Thank you!

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial. Love that quilt.

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  12. I am so in love with this quilt!!! Thank you for generously sharing the pattern. It will be my next project!

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