Anthem Quilt Pattern
Every year I promise myself a red, white and blue quilt for the summer. I’ve never made it happen – until now. I’d like to introduce my Anthem quilt, a vintage-inspired star quilt that is a quick and fun project.
This quilt is inspired by a vintage block I came across a while ago. I was drawn to the way the stripes rotate around the star, reminding me of festive pinwheels spinning at bike parades on holidays. Given my love of the lone star block, I liked this variation and decided to try it out.
I chose to play with color just a bit, using both navy blues and royal blues, as well as different reds, to create a slight secondary pattern with the nine blocks.
These blocks come together very quickly (strip piecing and no Y seams) and provide big impact. I designed the blocks to be large and they finish at 22″. Nine blocks will make a quilt that measures 66″ square.
The Anthem quilt pattern is for sale in my Craftsy store. Download the pattern now and have a finished quilt top before you know it!
I love history, particularly American Revolutionary history. These colors are precious to me; I have loved them as long as I can remember. They stir my heart and I yearn to be better. I made this quilt to capture those feelings.
I chose simple wavy lines for the quilting to give the impression of stars waving in the air like a banner. For the backing I selected a multi-colored plaid I’ve been saving for years. A navy scallop print frames the quilt as binding. And I end where I began… I finally made myself a red, white and blue quilt!
What will you make with this pattern? Purchase a copy today. Happy Sewing!