America the Beautiful - Part 1 of 6

Designed by LYNN LISTER Made by JANE NORMAN Machine Quilted by CONNIE GRESHAM
America the Beautiful - Part 1 of 6

We are proud to present our 2011 series sampler quilt, a patriotic beauty that's fun to make and inspiring to display.

This reader-favorite America The Beautiful sampler quilt pattern is available in its entirety in the McCall's Quilting special interest publication America Quilts Together, Autumn 2012. Print (while supply lasts) or instant digital download available at our Quilt and Sew Shop—click here.

America Quilts Together, Autumn 2012, McCall's Quilting special interest publication



Finished Size 72½˝ x 92½˝

Featured Fabrics

Jane used assorted fabrics from her stash to make this quilt.

Alternate Colorway

This quilt is shown in a country colors (green/brown) alternate colorway.

Fabric Requirements*

Assorted creams    3 5/8-4 yds. total
Assorted golds    ¾-1yd. total
Assorted blues     1¼-1½ yds. total
Assorted pinks    1¼-1½ yds. total
Assorted browns    1-1 1/8 yds. total
Assorted greens    2-2½ yds. total
Purple print (mountains)    1 fat quarter**
Pink print (inner border)    1 yd.
Brown texture (middle border)    ¾ yd.
Brown print (pieced border, binding)    2 yds.
Cream print (pieced border)    1 1/8 yds.
Backing (piece lengthwise)    5¾ yds.
Batting size    82˝ x 102˝
*Fabric requirements are for the entire quilt.
**A fat quarter is an 18˝ x 20-22˝ cut of fabric.

Part 1 of 6 is patterned in the January/February 2011 McCall’s Quilting issue shown below.  Click here to purchase a copy.

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RE: America the Beautiful
Rburton, for this Quilt Along series, all the videos were released at once, and they are free for a limited time. If you don't already have the pattern from one of the two places it's already been published, you will need to purchase it. Hope that clears up the discrepancy. And we hope you'll quilt along!
America the Beautiful
In the May/June 2015 issue of McCalls Quilting, page 95, it says, "FREE for a limited time!" (emphasis original), but here Kathy Patterson says you must pay to download a back issue. Discrepancy solution please?
RE: America the Beautiful Quiltalong
That's right, Vickieabell. This time you'll need to dig out the pattern from your library or purchase it. Digital copies are available here:
America the Beautiful Quiltalong
Just watched the first video of this new quiltalong and don't see any printable instructions as all the previous quiltalongs have had. Not included this time?
America the Beautiful Blocks
Love this pattern! I've just finished my first block. Is there a guide or chart showing finished sizes of blocks? My first is 12 1/2 square before sewing into quilt. It's always nice to be able to verify that your block size is correct, especially when making them out of order throughout the quilt. You don't know what it is going to be fitted to. Thanks. Emma Waggoner


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