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May 31, 2017
Enjoy this picture filled post of my scrappy American Flag quilted wall hanging!
It's no secret that I love the American Flag. My very first real quilt was a large American Flag that still hangs in our dining room now! One of my favorite things about living on post is that an American Flag hangs outside the door of most houses. Walk into any house here on post, and you will find Americana decor. So, when I decided to branch out into writing patterns, starting with an American Flag was a no brainer!
I used fabrics from two collections (Freedom by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics and Betsy's Basket by Darlene Zimmermanfor Robert Kaufman Fabrics) plus assorted red, white, and blue fabric from my stash. The scrappy variety gives the quilt a rustic, vintage vibe. I love the way it turned out.
My absolute favorite detail about this quilt is the fussy cut squares from the Freedom collection. I wasn't able to get all 50 states because I only had a fat quarter to work with, but I will definitely stock up on more of this fabric for future projects. It is such a fun fabric!
For the backing fabric, I used Patriotic Pride - State Names in navy by Studio E. It was the perfect backing for this project. The binding is Bella solids in Navy. I like the way dark bindings frame a quilt.
I quilted it using straight lines 1/4" from each seam vertically and horizontally. It created a nice grid that gives this quilt a nice texture. It hangs nicely against the wall!
Want to make a scrappy American Flag quilted wall hanging of your own? I will be offering the pattern for free when you sign up for my newsletter. Sign up today to get this free pattern and be the first to hear about upcoming projects! I am also putting together kits with pre-cut fabric to buy in my Etsy shop (also coming soon!). So, stay tuned! I have lots of fun things planned. :)
Photos by Sharp Photography
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