Family Pride Mini Quilt
Designed by Julie Bragg
Each blue star on a Service Flag represents a family member serving in the Armed Forces. Display of the Service Flag is authorized by the Department of Defense during any period of United States war or hostilities for the duration of those hostilities. Flags are to be mounted indoors, and displayed facing out from the front window of the residence of the immediate family of the active duty service member.
Learn more about the history of the Service Flag at www.usflag.org/history/serviceflag.html.
Brown texture and gold texture (strips) 1/4 yd. each
Brown stripe (strips) 1/8 yd.
Navy star print (star) 10" x 10" piece
Assorted red textures (border) 3/8-5/8 yd. total
Red/black print (binding) 3/8 yd.
Backing 3/4 yd.
Batting 22" x 26" piece
Brown texture and gold texture--cut from each:
... 3 strips 2" x 20"
... 2 strips 2" x 20"
Navy star print
... 1 star template
Assorted red textures - cut a total of:
... 22 squares 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Quilt Top Assembly and Appliqué
Step 1. Referring to Diagram I, stitch brown and gold strips together. Trim length to 15 1/2".
Step 2. Fold quilt center in half on both length and width; use folds as placement guide. Referring to Diagram I, position star. Appliqué in place.
Step 3. Referring to Assembly Diagram, stitch 2 rows of 5 red squares each for side borders. Sew to sides of quilt. To make top/bottom borders, stitch 2 rows of 6 red squares each. Sew to top/bottom.
Quilting and Finishing
Step 4. Layer, baste, and quilt. Julie hand quilted the star in a meander, then outline stitched it. The background strips each feature a vertical line of stitching, and each red square is stitched with 2 parallel lines. Bind with red/black print.