Stars for Flag Quilt

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The flag blocks in my personal flag quilt measure 15" x 20" before they are set into the sashing. I have 9 flag blocks made but in working with my block placement I realize I need to make 3 more flags to have a total of 12. So over the weekend I cut out 3 more flag blocks but they aren't sewn together yet.
I also decided to make some stars to place somewhere in the quilt. I haven't decided where exactly I'll position them. I was making 12 red and 12 blue stars but somehow I goofed and ended up with 12 red and 14 blue.
I made 2 stars of each fabric. I'm not very good at points/flying geese. I hope when I set the blocks I don't cut off too many points.
I made 2 of each fabric in the red as well. I will probably mix them red/blue/red/blue...etc. when incorporating the stars into the quilt.
I wanted to get some fabric to represent the 4 different flags for use some way in the quilt. Of course there really isn't Slovak fabric but Bela Nad Chirochou where my paternal grandparents are from is in the very eastern part of Snina in Slovakia, very close to Ukraine. I think this fabric represents eastern Europe so I'm going to use it.
This is fabric represents my English heritage that I will use in the quilt, too. My mother's grandparents on her mother's side are from Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire in southwest England.Again, it is hard to find specific fabric to represent Denmark so I'm going to use Scandinavian fabric that represents the region. My mother's grandparents on her father's side are from Viborg and Skanderborg, Denmark.
I have several fabrics to use representing the USA and I still have to audition them with my blocks before deciding which to use. I'll use this big dot above from Moda in sashing and setting the blocks together. I haven't decided on an outer border yet and I'm thinking I will pick that when I get there. I think.

-nanette
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amy smart said...

Nanette, This is going to be amazing. I love the Ukranian, Scandinavian and English Fabrics. SO WONDERFUL!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I cannot wait to see this quilt all put together - so much thought and care and love to make a unique heritage quilt.

Jackie said...

Fabulous idea about adding the stars and fabric to represent your heritage too! Looking forward to seeing it complete.

Nedra said...

You know I love everything you pick. It looks like you got a lot done over the weekend.

PamKittyMorning said...

I love your stars, what a great idea. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
Know what else, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What an amazing project! LOVE your stars and the fabrics you are using. I bet it is such fun making something for yourself for a change!

Jennifer said...

This is going to be one amazing quilt!

Jennifer :)

Jen in NY said...

Oh wow, this is going to be gorgeous. You always make the best fabric choices. P.S. I got some Denyse Schmidt fabric, yaay! Thanks for the tip about Joann's!

May Kristin said...

Can't wait to see this quilt finished! I'm sure it will be beautiful! Love the colours!

Lily Boot said...

beautiful Nanette! your colours are so scrummy - it looks like an old fashioned english picnic :-) That Victory Gardens pattern is lovely - I saw so many of these blocks over the weekend for the wedding - I'm adding this pattern to my to do list.

RETRO-fabulous said...

I can't wait to see the finished quilt. As always, fantastic fabric! Love the new stash from Friday, too!!

Brandie said...

This is going to look so good! I love that you are making it a family history quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is great Nanette! I would love to do something like this someday.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Loving those polka dots. Everything looks better with polka dots.

Karen H said...

Lovely choices...... I can't wait to see the finished quilt........:)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Nanette - I can't wait to see this quilt. What a fabulous idea to add the stars. I'm thinking I might have to copy your ideas!

Sandi said...

This is going to be an awesome quilt, Nanette. Can't wait to see the finished product!

pratima said...

Nanette, your selection of prints is pretty awesome! The soft blues and bright reds are looking just great together. Those stars are going to be spectacular in this quilt.

~Niki~ said...

love the stars! and the fabrics :)

Muddling Through said...

You are moving right along on that quilt. It's looking good! Can't wait to see it all put together.

Elaine Adair said...

I LOVE everything you show us, but this time I LOVE those stars the most! 8-)))

Khris said...

Fantastic...LOVE your star blocks and your flag blocks too.
Hugs Khris

Lynn said...

These make me happy just looking at them, so fresh and pretty. The star blocks are darling!

Sherri said...

LOVE these star blocks...perfect combinations!

Robin said...

You always pick the neatest combinations of fabric. Everything looks beautiful!