Progress on Creating My Personal Flag Quilt

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My wonderful friend Amy of Diary of a Quilter is such an inspiration to me. We have similar tastes in fabric and quilts, which makes it so much fun to see each others projects. Amy is heading up the Blogger's Meet-up party next month during Quilt Market. Read about that event here. (swiped the pic from Lori's blog)
Last year I saw this quilt on Amy's Blog. She was inspired by several Union Jack quilts but used the pattern called Victory Garden. Amy has made several projects with flags that I have just loved. So I set a goal for myself to make a personal flag quilt during the year of 2011. I decided to use the 4 flags from my mixed breed nationality: 1/2 Slovakian, 1/4 English and 1/4 Danish = all USA.
I made 2 Union Jacks so far, both with the same fabric. And I used fabric from Japan. I thought that was funny.
And this weekend I made 2 Danish Flags. Mostly because it was the easiest flag!
This is the 2nd Danish flag. I think I'm going to stick to the red white and blue colors for the whole quilt since all 4 flags use only those colors. Of course with prints there will be small touches of green and yellow but mainly it is red, white and blue. Next I will conquer the Slovakian flag. I'm looking forward to it.

-nanette
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Impera_Magna said...

What a wonderful idea for a quilt! Love your blocks!

Jennifer said...

How creative! I can't wait to see this one finished!

Jennifer :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is going to look wonderful! I love how you picked out your flags! And you know I always love your fabric choices!

Sherri said...

This is going to be a great quilt! Can't wait for the blogger's meet up party!

Lynn said...

I love Amy's quilt, what great inspiration for yours. Your blocks are so pretty. What a fun idea.

debbie said...

no preview of yor next flag? What a tease!

Belinda said...

I am certainly anxious to see the next flags....looks like this is a quilt that shouldn't be too difficult to finish!

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madrekarin said...

Cute, cute, cute! I have my eye on Rose Parade from Moda for my Victory Garden quilt. One more week before I can get it and then I will be a mad flag-making fool. :)

Nedra said...

I never thought about making quilt blocks representing the flags of my heritage. Great idea!

Cheryl said...

This is a great idea...love the fabrics!! You always are coming up with something wonderful...and Amy too!

Nanci said...

Love all the flags. We have the maple leaf here in Canada. It would be hard to add it to these beauties!

alobsiger said...

What a fabulous idea! WOW! You'll show us progress, right? Much of mine would be easy with the Swiss flag being predominant. Would it be wrong to adopt a heritage because the flag is pleasing??? :-)

Thimbleanna said...

This is such a COOL idea Nanette. I might have to swipe it from you and Amy LOL. Your blocks are looking fab btw!

Shari said...

What a fun quilt! And a great celebration of heritage.

Looks like you had a lovely time away with your little holiday. And some lovely additions to your china - really wonderful memories for you.

Glad you are feeling better.

ayumills said...

Oh this is looking so great, Nanette! I can't wait to see it finished!

Simone de Klerk said...

How fun this must have been!

Calli Makes Do said...

I love your blocks and Amy too! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I hope you are feeling back to 100%!