Scottish | American flag quilt

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.

I need to work on my binding skills by appreciate the character my mess ups are adding to these beauties 🙂

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.

1 thought on “Scottish | American flag quilt

  1. I love your quilts and I love that you have a sketch of your pattern. It would be cool to have a book of quilt sketches. I taught myself to sew with a quilt. 😍

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