Monday, June 29, 2015

The 4th of July

This mini finishes 13" high by 21" long.

You'll need:

  • Scrap of blue fabric, roughly 8" by 7"
  • Strips of red and white fabric, a mix of strips cut at 1 1/4"  with two of the red strips cut at 2". Each should be about 15" long.

Before assembling your strips, go ahead and find a coloring book page (google is your friend) that will print out for the size  you want.  I wanted one bigger than what would print on a single sheet of paper so I drew a freehand outline to the size I wanted using the coloring book page as a guide.

For the top half, you'll use 3 strips of red and 3 strips of white at 1 1/4" and 1 strip red at 2".  Sew together in pattern, putting the 2" red strip at the top.  Press. Your sewn strips should be roughly 6 1/2" tall and 15" long.  

Sew the square of stars to the left.  Line up the bottom edge, aligning the 8" dimension to the side of the strips

Assemble the bottom half, this time using 3 strips each of red and white, putting the wider strip at the bottom.

Sew together (aligning left edges) and press. 

Since I failed to take a photo at this point - I create this illustration so you'll see what your odd shaped mini will now look like.  You'll be able to position your USA outline within this outline.

Trace a mirror image of your outline onto fusible and then carefully secure onto the back side of your flag.

Cut and adhere to your background fabric.  Quilt as desired.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

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