Oh, say can you see a Patriotic Quilt wave?! O’er the walls, on the beds and hanging from porches, these star spangled beauties will add delightful creativity to your celebrations. There’s a gorgeous “six pack” of festive designs for you below. Start now and enjoy stitching up a new tradition to use this year and beyond!
Tumbler Block Flag Quilt
Looking at her scrap pile, Linda thought a Tumbling Block design would be the perfect project to shrink that pile a bit. After careful consideration, she decided on a Patriotic Quilt. Her hope was that the rows of Tumblers would create the look of a flag flowing in the wind. And, magically, it did! You’ll enjoy creating your own easy flying flag from Linda’s tutorial shared on the Nancy Zieman blog. Follow her clear instructions for creating stacks of Tumblers, stitching them into columns, and assembling the columns into a fabulous flag. Stitch in the ditch quilting finished Linda’s flying flag with marvelous dimension. Long may it wave! Click here for the Tumbler Block Flag Quilt tutorial.
Echoing the rocket’s red glare, this beautiful Patriotic Quilt will perfectly create a sparkling burst of glory in your home! Designer Cynthia of Ahhh…quilting, loves bright colors and a little shimmer as you can see in the clear colors and white background of her shining quilt. Just one yard square, Cynthia’s quilt is just right to top a table, adorn a wall or fly from a porch on a sunny day. The fusible applique technique on a single piece backing makes this a quick, easy and totally fun project! Finish it with Coats Metallic Embroidery Thread and hot fix crystals for a sea-to-sea shining finish!! You can purchase Cynthia’s wonderful pattern on Craftsy. Click here to learn more about the Firework Quilt Pattern.
American Flag Quilt
On her Diary of a Quilter blog, Amy shares a flag quilt that would make Betsy Ross immensely proud! Stitched from basic, patchwork squares, Amy’s Patriotic Quilt is an every-year favorite in her home. She suggests “the scrappier, the better” to give your quilt a charming, traditional look. Her 39″ x 51″ flag is made of simple 4” squares. You can easily enlarge the blocks if you’d like to create a quilt larger than the original. Laid out in rows, you can also decide on a horizontal or vertical orientation for your finished flag. This is a fun quilt you’ll thoroughly enjoy making! Click here for the American Flag Quilt tutorial and Amy’s links to more patriotic projects.
Exploding Star Quilt
Paintbrush Studio’s Exploding Star Patriotic Quilt gives proof that a celebration is in progress! Based on a tutorial by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict, choose two fabrics as shown in the example or make it totally scrappy. This lovely, little version of Sarah’s design measures just 30-1/2” square. It will be a festive addition to the back of your sofa, the center of your bed or a blank wall. You’ll use about three yards of fabric total to cut your squares and create half-square triangles. The steps are clearly illustrated with photographs making this a nice, easy project you can enjoy in your home or gift to a friend! Click here for the Exploding Star Quilt tutorial.
Patriotic Table Topper Quilt
Red, white, blue and squares all over! Klee2strings gorgeous little table topper Patriotic Quilt is quick and easy to stitch from 5” x 5” squares. Cut your own or grab a pack of Charm Squares and enjoy the magic of simple patchwork. Bright and fun, Klee’s adorable 26” square quilt will top your table in festive 4th of July joy! Her free Craftsy pattern includes fabric requirements, templates and layout options in case you want to stitch your quilt in a different size. Click here to learn more about the free Patriotic Table Topper Quilt pattern.
Oh Canada! Flag Quilt
If you’re celebrating Canada Day on July 1st, this is a fabulous quilt for you to stitch! Designed by quilter, Cheryl, it’s a patchwork commemoration of the Canadian flag in flawless proportions. You can choose scraps or coordinated fabrics, make a whole quilt or just a block or two from this versatile design. Cheryl includes three different layouts in her pattern. You’ll enjoy deciding just how you want to create your Canadian Patriotic Quilt! Click here to learn more about Cheryl’s Oh Canada! Pattern sold on Etsy.
Fly it high, hang it low or drape it over a chair, your Patriotic Quilt will be the favorite for the celebration season! These talented designers are inspiring and you may need more than one. Go ahead! You just can’t quilt or celebrate too much, can you?!