Original Quilt Design – Inspired by the many memorials in Washington DC, I designed my version of the American stars and stripes, using various red and cream fabrics for the stripes and blue and white star fabric for the stars.
The quilt design is made up of half-square triangles set in a diagonal line pattern. The dimensions of the quilt closely follow the required flag dimensions of 1.9 length to 0.5 width. Similar to a true US flag, there are thirteen red and white stripes and fifty blue and white starred squares.
The quilt was photographed in Washington DC at the Vietnam Veteran’s memorial, the Vietnam Women Veteran’s Memorial and at Arlington Cemetery.
If you are interested in making a patriotic themed quilt to donate to a veteran, please visit the Quilts of Valor website. The Quilt of Valor Foundation’s mission is “to cover all those service members and veterans wounded physically or psychologically with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” As of the time of this post, the QOV foundation has awarded 181,935 quilts to service men and women and veterans in the US since its inception in 2003.
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