I recently finished "Flags of the American Revolution" designed by Jan Patek. Lori
had a Quilt-a-Long a while back (last year or the year before?) and I didn't make it then, but I bought the pattern and made it this year. The blocks are large and pretty easy - especially since I used machine appliqué for it. I love the eagle in the middle - so unique.
Here's some close up photos of sections of the quilt. The quilting in the center block is echoing the eagle. The rest of the quilt is quilted with Baptist fans and I blogged about how I did that here
. You might be able to see some of the yellow powder that I used to mark the fans. I will get that off soon. I really love how the fans look on a quilt.
I used antique buttons on this flag, which is the Bennington Flag. I took Lori's advice and didn't get star buttons for the quilt because they make it very uncomfortable if you decide to take a nap on it. These buttons aren't all identical and I like that about them also. (BTW, the flags are replicas of actual flags that were flown in battle during the Revolutionary War.)
Below you can see the whole Bennington Flag.
You can see the quilting better in this photo below. Pine Tree Flag is on the left sideways. The pattern for this quilt is in a book and it has the history of each flag across the page from the instructions for each flag.
You can see the quilting on the back here as well as the fabrics on the back.
Here's my question. Does anybody know the name of the block in this quilt and how to size the triangles?
I saw this quilt at a quilt show at the Aurora Colony Museum on Friday and I really love it! It is made with just 2 different triangles with no curves involved. I would love to make this (as a long term project). I have lots of CW reproduction fabric scraps left over from my Dear Jane quilt that I could use in it.
Here's a close-up of a block. I think you can see the block pretty easily and see that you need 8 triangles in the middle and 4 triangles for the corners.
I'm sure someone out there knows!