We will have a quilt along starting April 5, 2021 using the Liberty pattern from Villa Rosa Designs. This will be a great “beginner” quilt to learn how to use color to create the stars in the field of blue. I’ll be doing a video a day for the entire week and you’ll have homework each night to be ready for the next step. Day #1 will be cutting and we’ll go from there the following day. Don’t have time? Don’t worry. The videos will be on YouTube and you can go back and watch them at your convenience as many times as you’d like. Don’t feel pressured. You can do this at your own pace. Have fun with it!
Here is a link to both the hard copy and digital pattern from #VillaRosaDesigns. LIBERTY QUILT PATTERN
I recommend that to follow along with the pieces I will be talking about in my videos, you use the PDF below and letter all your fabric pieces with either Alphabitties or some other method (a Post-it Note will work just as well). The PDF below has the Letter designations that correspond to each piece.
This will be a quilt-along at your own pace using the Liberty Pattern by Villa Rosa Designs. You can view the entire video series using the Liberty Quilt Along playlist on my YouTube channel.
PATTERN: (Source your own fabrics). Kits below include the pattern. https://villarosadesigns.com/search?q=liberty
1. Support a Texas quilt shop! Liberty Quilt Kit (twochicksquilting.com)
2. Kits are now available in 3 different fabric types: Lori Holt, Riley Blake or Kimberbell! These kits include the pattern. https://rebsfabstash.com
Here’s a good rotary cutter. This is the one I use: https://amzn.to/3svtubh
Here is a good cutting mat. https://amzn.to/3swj0Z7
Here are my rulers:
– 8.5″x24″ – https://amzn.to/3cs2vrg
– 6″x10″ – https://amzn.to/3maEWGZ
– 2.5″x8″ – https://amzn.to/3u0LoTl
Here is the PDF of the instructions. You will need to purchase the pattern from the link above in order to know the correct sizes of each cut piece.
Use this download to follow along with my pieces using Alphabitties.
Also, I’ve noted in the PDF, if you will be hanging the quilt vertically (lengthwise), to follow proper US Flag etiquette, you’ll need to sew the long red/white strips to the other side of the field of blue as shown below. That’s how I will be doing mine and I’ll show you how if you want to do it that way.
Here are the links to the videos from this sew-along. It’s not too late to make your own beautiful flag quilt!
DAY 1 – Prep & Cut Fabric: https://youtu.be/OyZOb48M1so
DAY 2 – Creating the Star Points: https://youtu.be/odHRWcseLsQ
DAY 3 – Stitching the Field of Blue: https://youtu.be/Vwjm2K0rLVE
DAY 4 – Sewing Stripes & Finish!: https://youtu.be/Yg80Y6xpIi0