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