Flag Day {a finished quilt!!}

In the United States, June 14th is Flag Day.  This day was created to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag, which happened on June 14, 1777.  This year I’m celebrating with a finished patriotic quilt!

Flag Day Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

The pattern for the Flag Day quilt was designed by Christine of Stitching Revival.  When I first saw her quilt a couple of years ago, I fell instantly in love.  There is just something about a red, white and blue quilt that always makes me happy.

Flag Day Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

And the fact that I made this quilt using only scraps and fabric from my stash for the back and binding makes me even happier!!

Flag Day Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I decided wavy line quilting would help give the quilt movement and almost make it look like a flag waving in the wind on a flagpole.

Flag Day Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I’m so happy to have this quilt done in time to celebrate the official holiday and know that I’m also going to love using it in a couple of weeks for the Fourth of July.

Flag Day Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I opted for blue and white backing and binding and am hoping (praying) that when I wash it up none of these gorgeous reds and blues fade onto the whites.  I’ll be using plenty of color catchers, that’s for sure!

Flag Day Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

Since this quilt has been finished, it’s been pretty rainy and gross, so photos were hard to come by.  I had to snag these in a few moments of overcast skies while I was at home alone.  As a result, the only photo I have of the full quilt is the one above when I completed the top a few weeks ago.

Do you love patriotic quilts as much as I do?  I can’t believe this is the first one I’ve made for myself.

Amanda

15 thoughts on “Flag Day {a finished quilt!!}

  1. Your quilt is beautiful. I have a small patriotic wall hanging. It is very similar to yours. I had to take a second look at mine. I have it in my entry way for the season. You have encouraged me to make a larger one. I should at least make one for all of my children! Nice quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love it! I have yet to make myself a red, white and blue quilt, and this pattern is just right for showing off the colors.

  3. I’ve been planning to make a red. white, and blue flag. I’m thinking of a quilt to look like a giant flag, but I’m stumped as to how to do the stars. I love your quilt, above… it is tempting to make one just like that!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I really like this quilt. I have try to contact Christine and I get no response. I would like this pattern. Do you have any other suggestions on how to get the pattern?

    • Sorry Karen, I can tell you that the blocks finish at 12″, so the friendship stars finish at 6″ each and the red and white strips would be cut at 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ so that when pieced together the stripes are 12″ square. Hope this helps!
      Amanda

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