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Kennette said she found it at this year's quilt market. Comes in smaller (10-inch?) and larger (16-inch?) sizes. And, since July 4th was within view, plus I have all this "Americana" fabric I'm not using from buck-a-block, I thought I'd see if I could design something for the 4th
Here's my design, with cutting directions. I decided on a 12" finished block, as all the measurements came out nicely that way.
EMBARRASSED NOTE: I just realized that the coloring of the flag's stripes in my design does not match the stripes in the original wall art. It would be a relatively simple exchange of the short and long strips (1 1/2 x 3 1/2 vs. 1 1/2 x 6 1/2) in the cutting directions below to make the switch. Sorry for any confusion--a photo of my finished block appears at the end of the post.
Cutting for the blue that will form the flag's star field. I am a big fan of triangle paper, especially for making very small half-square triangles. So although there are only 8 half-square triangles needed, I based my cutting directions on this product. ***Ooh, I just found out that you could make 3/4" (finished size) half-square triangles! I didn't know the product came in that size, so I used what I had on hand and cut mine down in an interesting manner (see below). If you use the 3/4" size triangle paper, your end result will look more like the original artwork.
Cutting directions for the background of the flag's star-field. Again, if you use 3/4" finished size triangle paper, you won't have to cut them down to size (like I did).
1. Use the 3 1/2" squares of red fabric as folded corners with the background fabric to make 4 flying geese rectangles.
2. Make 8 half-square triangles with the blue and star-field background fabrics. Sew squares together in pairs to form 4 flying geese rectangles.
|steps 1 and 2 complete|
|Untrimmed (at top) and trimmed (at bottom)|