Quilted American Flag

Weeks after making a quilt, I can’t help but want to make another one. And with leftover fabric from my patriotic napkins, I decided to make a small, yet very festive, decorative quilt.

Sorry, but I didn’t take any pictures as I made the flag since the project started out on a whim. But shoot, didn’t it turn out pretty adorable! (I love the embroidery detail. It really makes it look more hand-quilted, though it is definitely machine-quilted!)

  

Once I finished the flag, I dug up an abandoned canvas, grabbed a stapler and mounted it!

  

Which brings me to the finished product…

 

My American Flag

 

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought I would pull this project out of the archives for those of you who are still looking for something to make before the holiday weekend.

I made this last fall after finding the knitting pattern in a Debbie Bliss book. It still remains to be one of my favorite knitting projects to date!

The project is super simple (provided you use Debbie Bliss’ pattern – I cannot remember the name of the book where I found it, but I do know it’s from one of her newest books).

   

Once you finish your knitting, I simply cut a piece of blue felt – same size as the flag – and whipped stitched it in place. I purchased the wood stick from a craft store and inserted it before whip stitching the felt piece in place.

This is super easy to make, and I managed to finish it in one night. So you still have plenty of time to whip it up before the big day!