** A 58" x 84" Tribute to the Nation for those of us who love Americana! **

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This is an original design. :o)  Please use it  to show your spirit, and to comfort your family and friends!

Note that this pattern makes a whole quilt, so the yardages given are for the whole she-bang! It uses mostly block patterns found elsewhere on The Quilter's Cache, so there are links to those. The Flag Block Pattern is included here!

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** also note!  I rounded UP on yardages for this, so you will have leftovers!

"A Dandy"...You will need six of these blocks!

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"Log Cabin" ... You will need two of these blocks!

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" Pieced Star" ... You will need two of these blocks!

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"Starflower"... You will need eight of these blocks!

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"Flag" ... You will need two of these blocks! Instructions for this block follow...

Sew together two pairs of 2" x 12 1/2" strips. Join the strips. Press seams towards darker fabrics. Make two of these...

Sew a 6 1/2" blue square to the left end of the four strip unit. Make two of these...

Join four 2" x 18 1/2" strips in the same manner as you joined strips above. Make two of these. Sew each of the longer strip units to a shorter strip/blue square unit. This will give you two flag blocks...

Here is a photo of just the Flags, done by Sharyl as placemats!

I urge you to really make this quilt your own ! Substitute a variety of reds, tans or blues ...substitute any other 12" blocks you like for the 12" blocks I show ...Go wild! and Have Fun with it! Now, make your blocks ...and then Let's start piecing this puppy!

 

Place a 2 1/2" tan square atop the right end of a red 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strip, right sides together. On the back of the small square, lightly mark the diagonal, and sew on this marked line. Cut of the excess seam allowance, and press the remainder towards the darker fabric. Make fourteen of these...

 

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Repeat the above procedure with eleven more 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips, sewing small tan squares on the other end of these as well...

 

Then repeat this same procedure using six  2 1/2" x 18 1/2" strips of red...

 

 

Now sew a red 1 1/2" x 25" strip to a blue strip of the same size, along one long edge. Add another blue strip. Make two of these units

 

Cut these into four 12 1/2" rectangles...

 

Next cut eight blue 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangles...

 

 

Piece the quilt's top row in the order shown at left...a Starflower block, a one ended sashing strip...A Dandy Block, sash, A Dandy, Sash, Starflower. Set this aside for now...

Sew a striped spacer strip to the top and bottom of two Starflower blocks...

Sew a solid blue spacer strip to the top and bottom of two Log Cabin blocks...

Sew a solid blue spacer strip to the top and bottom of two Pieced Star blocks...

Now piece row 2 as shown at left. A Flag Block, a two ended long spacer, a Starflower with spacers, Sash, Log Cabin with spacers, Sash, Pieced Star with spacers...

 

Next piece row 3 as shown at left. A Dandy Block, a two ended sashing strip, Starflower, Sash, Starflower, Sash, A Dandy...

 

 

Then piece row 4 as shown at left. A Pieced Star with spacers, two ended long sashing strip, Log Cabin with spacers, Sash, Starflower with spacers, Sash, Flag...

 

 

Now piece row 5 as shown at left. A Starflower Block, a short one ended sashing strip, A Dandy, sash, A Dandy, Sash, Starflower...

 

Next sew four rows of horizontal sashings as shown at left, using the last two one ended short sashing strips, the last two two ended short sashing strips and the last three small tan squares...

 

Sew the four horizontal sashing rows between block rows. Then sew 2 1/2" x 54" (pieced) red border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt. Now add 2 1/2" x 84" border strips to the sides...and you are DONE!! 

And here she is in all her splendor! Now quilt away!! Hope you like it folks!!

Happy Quilting!!

Marcia  :o)

Here's a PHOTO of the finished quilt!   Jill's !   Marcia's!   St.John'sUniversity's!   Helen's!  Lauren's!   Teresa's!  Rhonda's! Learn&Teach's  Kimberly's!  Sherri's!  Wanda's!  Kaye's!  Pam's!  Darla's! Nicole's!

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June82000 Marcia Hohn

Original Quilt Design

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