Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red, White and Blue

This is the second month we've been bringing these blocks to our quilt group.  It's going to be so fun to see how these are going to look once we each assemble our collection- scrappy red, white, and blue.

A few of you have asked for the directions to this block, so here you go:
(If you're making these to donate to  American Hero Quilts, make sure there are NO metalics, sparkles, or anything that could flake off of the fabrics.)

These directions will make TWO blocks
1) Cut ONE red square, 8 7/8 inches. Cut diagonally.
2) Cut TWO white or cream squares, 5 inches. Cut diagonally.
3) Cut TWO blue squares, 4 1/2 inches.
To make blocks:
1) Sew 2 white triangles to a blue square, making larger triangle. Press.
2) Sew  1 red triangle to blue & white triangle along the diagonal edge. Press.
3) Check block measurement: the block should now measure 8 1/2 inches square.  

If you'd like to contribute your blocks to our group's project, let me know and I'll email you my mailing address! You can make a difference!!

Here are a couple more "Red, White, and Blue" from our recent quilt group meeting.
Remember Marsha's circle quilt for her grandson who is due very soon? She brought it to sew on the binding while we visited.

Here's the  cute back where she used up the leftovers from the piano key border on the front...

And look at these flying geese! These TINY birds were paper pieced by Denise, the QUEEN of paper piecing!! Amazing!!

Let me know if you need any more information about the American Hero blocks. Some in our group are making them larger and then trimming them down to the 8 1/2 inch size. It really makes assembly much easier when the blocks are the same size... but we can make ANY  blocks you'd like to donate work! Even a different block- stars or whatever!!


  1. Thank you for the directions for the American Hero blocks. I would like to make some, but it may be late April. I'll keep you posted. Love all the blocks you've made and the quilt pictures.

  2. I must comment on those itsy bitsy, teeny tiny flying geese...Denise does amazing work! :)

  3. Great cause! Unfortunately my plate is too full right now. I'll keep American Hero Quilts in mind for future projects!! : )