Happy 4th of July to all of you in America (and not in America)!
As you can see I turned my flag block into a pillow…it’s very festive.
I had lots of requests for instructions so they are below. On the real flag there is a white strip under the blue…but I liked this layout so there ya go. There are lots of possibilities!
To make a 11″ x 16″ (finished) block you’ll need:
Blue: (2) 2 1/2″ squares
(6) 2 1/2″ x 3″ strips
Red: (3) 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ strips
(3) 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips
White: (3) 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ strips
(2) 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strips
(8) 1 1/2″ squares
(1) 2 1/2″ square
Layout the blue pieces with the 2 1/2″ squares in the top center and bottom center, and the 2 1/2″ sides all facing the center. Make a star block…here is a step by step on making the star units. Layout and sew your strips into sets as shown.
Sew the star together, then sew it to the 9 1/2″ strip set. Press, then sew the top to the bottom strip set. Done!
Megan already whipped up a super cute flag block here and made it into a mini quilt! She’s so speedy.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!