Have you seen the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting? This is the one just about to hit your mailbox or the newsstand. It is issue #170 that says to display until June 4th. The magazines used to have a month listed on the front cover but I couldn’t see a month listed. Anyway…it’s this issue…
We have a quilt featured in the issue…it’s this quilt they named, Fly the Flag. Here’s the picture from the magazine showing it off.
They did a big spread with the quilt. They did an awesome job showing off our quilt.
The quilt is home and I had to take the quilt out to show you more pictures.
The quilt is easy construction…nothing hard. I know many of you like flag-style quilts but hate making triangles. You could make this one…no triangles needed.
The quilt is 68 1/2″ x 90 1/2″. I think many of these will be made as Quilt of Valor quilts.
If you are a long-time reader here at the blog, you might recognize this block as the same one I used in the Brick House quilts. Find them HERE.
If you didn’t guess already, I’ll tell you that the quilt was made of all recycled button-down shirts. The magazine did a piece on how I cut up shirts. They showed a scissor but I often use a rotary cutter. It’s quicker.
I think shirts are perfect for this quilt. I used most of one striped shirt for the binding.
But take a look at the picture below…I used a different striped shirt for the blue part of the binding.
This was so fun to make and really fast.
I’ve been wanting to decorate with quilts a little more so this one is going to be hanging out in my living room over the summer.
I did some not so straight line quilting on this one. The quilt isn’t huge and straight-line quilting looks good on it. Those of you who machine quilt on a domestic machine will appreciate that.
I found a duvet cover at the thrift store and completed the recycled project using that as the backing. I also used Hobbs 80/20 for the batting. It drapes better and adds to the instant vintage feel of the quilt.
I’m so happy to have this one home. I can’t thank the blog reader who originally introduced me to the Brick House block. I’ve loved every project I’ve made using it. So far, I think this is my 5th project!!
One more look before I sign off…
What a fun quilt…I say it all the time and it’s so true. I love working with recycled fabric!!
A big shout out to American Patchwork and Quilting for their great work in making our quilt shine. We just love working with them.
If you missed my video on how I cut up recycled shirts, you can find it HERE.
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