American Glory



Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork.  I am so thrilled to be sharing another Moda Bake Shop project with you.

My inspiration for American Glory comes from my love of anything red. I wanted to create a simple, modern quilt that draws its roots from traditional quilt blocks. I hope you enjoy American Glory, my modern version of the American flag.







1 Bella Solid Layer Cake - Red (sku# 9900LC-16)

1 Bella Solid Layer Cake - White (sku #9900LC-11)

3/4 Yard of blue floral fabric from Clermont Farms (sku # 14680-11)

1/2 Yards of red stripe fabric for binding from Clermont Farms (sku # 14683-11)

2 1/2 Yards of fabric for backing

Cutting Instructions:

 

From (18)  Bella Solid White 10" X 10" Squares, cut:
  • (2) 3 1/2" X 10" strips.
  • Sub-cut each strip into (1) 3 1/2" X 9 1/2"  rectangle.


From (18) Bella Solid White 10" X 10" Squares, cut:
  • (2) 3 1/2" X 10" strip. Sub-cut each strip into (2) 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" squares.
  

From the remaining Bella Solid White 10" X 10" squares, cut:
  • (2) 3 7/8" X 10" strips. Sub-cut each strip into (2) 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares.


From the Bella Solid White, you will need a total of:
  • (36) 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangles
  • (72) 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" squares
  • (18) 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares

From (18) Bella Solid Red 10" X 10" Squares, cut:
  • (1) 3 1/2" X 10 " strip. Sub-cut the strip into (1) 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangle.
  • (1) 3 7/8" X 10" strip. Sub-cut the strip into (2) 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares.


From the Bella Solid Red, you will need:
  • (18) 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangles
  • (18) 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares 

From the Blue Floral Fabric, cut:
  • (18) 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" squares
  • (36) 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares  



Block Construction:

Note: All seams are sewn with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press all seams in the direction of the arrow.

Block A

Step 1:
  • You will be using the red and white 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangles.
  • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer a white 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangle on top of a red 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangle.
  • Sew the rectangles together. Press the block open in the direction of the arrow.


Step 2:
  • With RST, layer a white 3 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangle on top of the red end of the block that you created above.
  • Sew the rectangles together. Press the block open in the direction of the arrow.


Block A should measure 9 1/2" X 9 1/2".
Repeat and make a total of (18) Block A.



Block B

Step 1:
  • Lay your ruler from corner to corner on the RED 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" square.



Step 2:
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the red 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" square.

Step 3:
  • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer a red 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" square on top of a blue floral 3 7/8" X  3 7/8" square .


Step 4:
  • Using a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch on both sides of the diagonal line.

Step 5:
  • Place your ruler on the diagonal line.


Step 6:
  • Cut on the diagonal line. This will yield two separate triangles.

Step 7:
  • Press the block open toward the red fabric.
  • Trim the block to 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" square

Step 8:
  • Repeat steps 1-7 for the remaining red 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares.
  • Then repeat steps 1 -7 using the white 3 7/8" X 3 7/8" squares.
You will need a total of:
  • (36) white/blue floral 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" squares.
  • (36) red/blue floral 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" squares.

Step 9:
  • Lay out the pieces as shown.
  • First join the pieces into rows following the diagram. Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.

Step 10:
  • Join the rows together to complete the block.
  • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.

Block B should measure 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" square.
Repeat and make a total of (18)  91/2" X 9 1/2" star blocks.


You are now ready to construct the quilt top.
  • Lay out the blocks into 6 row of (6) 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" blocks.
  • Alternate the stripe and star blocks.
  • Sew the blocks together make each row. Press the blocks to one side or press the seams open.
  • Sew the 6 rows together to complete the quilt top.

  • (1) American Glory Quilt
  • 54" X 54"



Here is another color option for my American Glory quilt:


I hope that my American Glory quilt inspires you to make your own simple version. I can just imagine a taking this quilt on a picnic. It would even make a great gift for a military service member.

Have fun creating your own American Glory!

Stefanie Roman
Little Lady Patchwork


24 comments:

CaraQuilts said...

It's gorgeous! I love how you used the Bella Solids!

Jan said...

Brillant.

Vickie E said...

pretty... I need a patriotic quilt!

Molly said...

I love this...great tutorial! :)

Jennifer Blosser said...

Very cute! Love that friendship star!

June said...

I love this! Very cute!

Connie said...

Wonderful tutorial and a beautiful quilt. Thank you!!

Ruby Blue Quilting Studio said...

My Nana was born on the 4th of July, this is a great new idea for a gift for the woman with everything Patriotic!

PamKittyMorning said...

I love it!

Miss White Wall said...

Beautiful, looks so easy!

Dora, the Quilter said...

This is a very striking quilt!

Crafty Mama said...

Great job Stef! I ♥ it!!

Ruthie said...

WOW, this is a great quilt and I will be making one. One question....Since the seams are pressed towards the red in Block A, wouldn't you want to press the top and bottom sections of Block B towards the white squares?

Aunt Spicy said...

Stephanie, that is fabulous!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very cute :D Good job!

Kim said...

This is great.. our quilt show theme is Reflections of Freedon this coming year. I will make this and donate it to the boutique..Thank you for sharing!!

Sherry said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Cristina said...

Very beautiful and the instructions so well explained. My son like you loves red, this is a very nice quilt for a boy. Thanks for such a great tutorial

jen duncan said...

Very striking. And different. I like it!!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely quilting

Jennifer said...

This is just beautiful!

Anna said...

Love it! My son had requested an amarican flag inspired quilt and this will make a perfect quilt when he graduates from basic. he just left on monday so I better get crackin!

Valerie said...

I've been wanting to make a quilt to give to the "Quilts of Valor" program and this is simple yet striking pattern is just the ticket. Thank you for sharing!

Evita said...

Something is very different now. When I tried to print a pattern, I'm directed to Pin and I don't want that. I just want to print the pattern as before.
Please advise how one can print a pattern now.
Appreciate in advance your help and response. Evita