American Flag with Purple Heart

This was first published over at Suture for a Living on July 4, 2008.


I love flag quilts. This one is a larger version of the one on the left side bar (that hangs in my office). It is a basic brick pattern for the strips. This large version has bricks that are 4 in X 8 in (4.5 X 8.5 in with seam allowances). I put a purple heart in the blue field. The strips are 2 in wide (2.5 in with seam allowance) and vary in length. The finished quilt top is 52.5 in X 80.5 in. I will be sending it to a long-arm quilter as part of the Quilts of Valor Foundation program (QOV). The finished quilt will be given to a soldier.

Here is a close view of the heart.

Thanks to all the soldiers and their families for their service to this country, to us all.


About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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