Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Meeting In Review: Flags

Welcome Fall, and welcome back to Modern Quilt Group. This month we discussed using flags and maps in our quilting. Thanks to all who brought something to share, especially the flags or dots from home. We LOVE seeing what you are creating.


Kristin showed a Bohemian American Flag version she came up with, and here are the details. The quilt finishes 66x88".
You will need:
  • 1 2/3 variety of blues, or 8 fat quarters (you can get 3 rectangles per FQ) cut into 24 8.5x11.5" rectangles
  • 2 1/2 yds variety of large prints or 12 fat quarters (you can get 6 strips per FQ) cut into 72 3.5x14.5" strips
  • 7/8 yd white stripes cut into 48 1.5x14.5 strips
Sew the print strips to solid strips in an A-B-A-B-A pattern 24 times. Attach the blue rectangles to each strip set. You now have 24 finished mini flags. Using the picture for the layout, arrange your flags into four rows of six and sew together.

The US Map, using the pattern by Quilts by Elena, found at Etsy, and 50 different dot fabrics.

There are kits+pattern in the store for this, plus some of the 50 8" square packs.

Anna's beautiful paper pieced Union Jack from Modern Blocks:


 Or her online exchange cross flags:


JoyLyn's beautiful Union Jack beginnings,
 
Victory Garden by Busy Bee Designs:
 
                         

There is one more kit+pattern and 2 patterns left in the store as of class day. 
JoyLyn will be putting together a few more kits so if you want one put your
name on the wish list and she will call you when they are in.

A variety of cool flag quilts online to get your modern juices flowing: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and magnificently here.

And here is a fun way to use dots, brought in during our summer Quilter's Share. Stay tuned for the email from JoyLyn next week letting those of you who signed up for the dot exchange know how many 8" squares to bring in October.


And stay tuned next month when the spotlight will be on Anna to discuss online fabric and block exchanges, shop and blog hops, and introduce our very first ever online Utah County Modern Block Exchange. You WON'T Want to miss it.

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