I’m new to this whole quilting lark and loving it! I made my first one earlier this month, it was a 3 day project following a pattern and technique found in the Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern book. I haven’t tried any other technique or read much else than this but so far I’ve put together two quilts this month and I’m really pleased with both of them! I had seen some Union Jack flag blocks on pinterest that I loved the concept of so created this pattern with those in mind and combined our family flags.
This second quilt is my Scottish and American flag quilt. I had the idea to put this together a while ago but felt intimidated by the who idea of how precise a craft quilting always seemed to be. The book I used for my first quilt teaches you a simple and quick technique where you sew your fabric straight on to the batting which is cut into squares already. I made up my own pattern for this project.
Each block is 5 x 6.5
The American flag blocks have 3 strips 1.5 x 3.5 (white, red, white)
A blue block 3.5 x 3.5
Followed by 2 strips 1.5 x 6.5 (red, white)
The Scottish saltire has a blue background 5 x 6.5
and two white strips 8 x 1.5
The whole quilt comes out to be 48 blocks ( 6 blocks by 8 blocks) with strips between each row as spacers.
Backed with flannel.
Check out my Quilt board on Pinterest and let me know if you quilt or if you’ve got any heirloom quilts in your home! I would love a huge collection.