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

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