Flagged Quilt Tutorial

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm really excited to share this fun modern quilt with you today! I couldn't wait more than a few days to cut into my Blogger's Choice Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop, and I knew I wanted to do something that would really show off the prints. I love using big blocks for quick quilts! And this one came together really fast! :)

If you like quick big block quilts, check out my Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial!

When I was picking fabrics for this bundle, I was immediately drawn to La Dee Da by Erin McMorris. She is one of my favorite designers, and I've been so excited for this collection.  So that was the starting point.  I knew I wanted to incorporate some basics from the line and found my color palette after looking around at what else would be available at the same time.  Lucky for me, Lillybelle by Bari J and Grand Hotel by Jenean Morrison had some similar colors.  From there, Art Gallery Elements were a no brainer! So here we have it! A palette of mustard, aqua, teal, and blue-gray.

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I was super tempted to use a simple patchwork design for this quilt, but wanted to try something different! I had seen a half-rectangle triangle quilt on Pinterest a few weeks back, and after seeing this Half-Rectangle Triangle tutorial on the Modern Quilt Guild Blog, I was sold! I paired my bundle with Kona White for the background, a vintage sheet for backing, and Art Gallery solids from my bundle for the binding.  I used my go-to free motion loopy quilting to finish it up.  I also used Pellon cotton batting for the first time, and it quilted up so nicely!

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This quilt could certainly be made with triangles, but sometimes it's nice to mix it up! I myself find triangles a bit fussy between cutting with templates and the sewing itself.  This method allows you to use simple rectangles to create a similar look.  Much more up my alley, but feel free to use a triangle template if you'd rather make it that way!

So, would you like to make one of your own?  I'm calling this a mini tutorial, because I will not be showing how to make the half-triangle rectangles since there is a perfectly good tutorial already! Plus this was my first time making them, hehe! Just make sure you use the measurements found here for your rectangles! Here we go!

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Sewing Level: Intermediate


Materials:
- 12 print fat quarters
- 2 1/4 yards of background fabric
- 4 yards of backing fabric (or a full size sheet)
- 72"x80" piece of batting
- 1/2 yard of binding (or 3 fat quarters like mine!)
- Coordinating thread
- Marking pen

Finished size: 64"x72"

Cutting:
From each of 12 print fabrics:
- Cut (2) 9"x13" rectangles, for a total of 24 pieces.

From background fabric:
- Cut (8) 9"x WOF strips
- From each 9" strip, cut (3) 9"x13" pieces for a total of 24 pieces.

From binding fabric:
- Cut (7) 2.5" x WOF strips

(If using fat quarters for binding, cut (6) 18"x2.5" strips from each of 3 fat quarters)

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
*Use a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise noted.*
 
1. Separate your print and background pieces into two piles, making sure you have one of each print in both piles.

2. Use one pile to create 24 half-rectangle triangles according to the first part of this tutorial on the Modern Quilt Guild Blog.  Square up blocks to 8.5"x12.5". Set aside.

3. Use the second pile to create 24 OPPOSITE half-rectangle triangles according to the second part of the tutorial. Square up blocks to 8.5"x12.5".

We create our half-triangle rectangles in two parts because each pair of print/background pieces creates two identical half-rectangle triangles.  In order to create our flag pieces, we need two that go in different directions!

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
4. Lay out your blocks in six rows of eight.  Play around with the layout! I tried out a few different things before landing on this.  You might like the prints/colors mixed up, or you could create diamonds or other shapes if you so choose! I've provided a graphic above to show my arrangement.

5. Once you have your layout how you like it, mark your rows (I simply use paper scraps and safety pins) so they don't get out of order! Sew together blocks in each row. Press your finished rows in alternating directions.

6. Sew your rows together, pressing seams open or in the same direction.

7. Baste, quilt, bind, and enjoy! :)

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I hope you've had fun hearing about my quilt and this mini tutorial!

Flagged Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Flagged Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
A very Happy 4th of July to all of my US readers! This quilt would look quite cute done up in red, white, and blue, don't you think?

Vast Quilt - In Color Order
© 2015 Lauren Hunt for Lucky Spool Media.

Looking to experiment more with super sized blocks? Check out the Vast quilt from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle.

Cheers!

465 comments :

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Toohey said...

Oh, I love all your giveaways. Great fabric. Thank you!

Cheryl said...

I love your choices of fabrics and your quilt! I've had my eye on that bundle!

Melissa said...

Love those colors! I can think of lots of pretty colors to make that quilt out of :)

Michelle said...

love this bundle! #1 is lucky today :-)

Sheri said...

Love the mini quilt!

Jenelle said...

Beautiful bundle Jeni! I like the simplicity of this quilt design too. :) Thanks for the chance and Happy 4th!

Tennjenny said...

This bundle is really, really pretty, as is your quilt!!

Janet said...

Pretty quilt - love your colours! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

Marit said...

Beautiful quilt! I am always amazed by how you can make something so simple look so cool.

Tamie said...

Great bundle. I love your quilt tutorial too. Thanks.

teresa said...

PRETTY! I don't know why I never think of putting yellows and blues together. Some sort of metal block I guess but your quilt shows they go quite well together.

audrey said...

Ooh, I love this quilt! So pretty! And I love the fabrics! :)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Lovely colours and great triangles! My partner in a swap wants a mini in triangles so this would be perfect for her!! Thanks for the tute! And the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

I think a half-triangle rectangle is brilliant! Gorgeous bundle, too :)

http://thankfullga447 said...

The color combo is so cool looking, the quilt came out terrific. I would love this giveaway.
gasuski@mac.com

Mary Grace McNamara said...

this would be a great way to use up large scraps too! I love BIG pieced quilts for the way they show off the fabrics. Great way to do triangles too...not my favorite shape to piece! Thanks for the giveaway!

MGM

wobblybobbin said...

Such an awesome quilt! Those fabrics are perfect for this project!

Ashley said...

Love it

Steph said...

I love the color combo!

B Greene said...

I absolutely love your bundle!!! Your quilt would also look very nautical in Navy, white and yellow - thanks for the tutorial!

Martina said...

Love this quilt. Very bright and bold! And the fabric is really showing off!Great!

Caryn said...

This is my favorite bundle so far!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

What a pretty combination of colors. Love that little quilt.

Thanks for chance.

Longvacation said...

Very pretty quilt, I really like the colors.
I've been using that Pellon batting in my last couple of quilts and I really like the way it feels. A little more substantial than the Warm and Natural.

Celtic Thistle said...

I really like your quilt, I have a FQ bundle just waiting to be made up into a quilt. I think this just might be the pattern I have been looking for :)

Frances said...

THanks for the great ideas! I was just trying to come up with a design for a quilt for my bestie and this is it!!!

Sara Hall said...

Great looking quilt! And one to finish quickly!

Al said...

Such a stunning quilt. I've been looking for some larger scale blocks to make after all the tiny Farmer's Wife piecing I've been doing.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!

Cristina said...

Oh it's so cute! You have quite a knack for selecting fabric! And I think it looks easy enough for my beginning quilt skills.

Joelle said...

Love the fabrics in this bundle! Your quilt is beautiful.~Thanks

Diane N said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the tutorial! :)

CapitolaQuilter said...

Love the bundle and the quilt design.

Richard Healey said...

Quilt looks wonderful love the tutorial and giveaway.

Teresa said...

That's a lovely quilt, I think I will try it. Thank you very much!

Sue said...

Beautiful quilt. I sure would love to win that gorgeous fabric!

Manoule said...

The colours you chose are so pretty! Thanks a lot for the tutorial, the quilt look great!

Unknown said...

I'd love to try making this quilt next winter. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wilma said...

Your quilt is so cute! I love the colours!

Jenni said...

Great quilt! I love how simple and pretty it is. :D

Ashley Probst said...

It looks so beautiful! What excellent colors! Thanks for the mini-tutorial :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the giveaway, i like the colours
:-)

charlotte l said...

Great fabrics and I love the banner look
Clunsford at gmail dot com

Jan said...

I really like the looks of this quilt, thanks for the tutorial and the give away.

Debbie said...

Love the quilt and your inspiration! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

Robin Lemke said...

Love this tutorial!!

Brooke Crook said...

I absolutely love this quilt and will definitely put it on my list to make soon! Thanks for the tutorial... And giveaway:)

Debora Exum said...

Lovely fabric collection, and great projects. Thank you!

Captain StitchyPants said...

I was admiring your bundle at the Fat Quarter Shop earlier today, as it happens! I love those aquas and teals, and I adore tonal/monotone prints. What a lovely giveaway! Gorgeous quilt, too :)

Judith said...

I love scrappy quilts, so I find it amazing that you can make such a pretty and varied quilt using just 15 fat quarters. It must be the big blocks!

whitney said...

You've always been an inspiration, Jen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talent. I have learned so much. Thank you for the tutorial- and the giveaway!

jednoiglec said...

Thank you for tutorial and for giveaway! The bundle is awesome, so I keep my fingers crossed:)

Rebecca said...

Happy 4th to you too! Love this quilt and the colors you chose!

Johanna said...

I LOVE your bundle!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jeni!
Happy 4th to You!
Thank you for a Wonderful Giveaway!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Fernanda said...

Love your bundle! Nice tutorial!

Anonymous said...

I love Erin McMorris's design too!! Love this quilt. It's pretty.

Lora
eversmile2(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)tw

Ellyn said...

very sweet quilt & awesome fabric choices! I'm in.

M said...

That's fun!! Happy 3rd of July!

Mike Pearson said...

I love simple and fast projects! I had to pin this one to my to do list! Thanks for sharing!

Lesley said...

Love your quilt and love that bundle! How generous you are! Thank you!

quilt for fun said...

I love these colors, and the quiet simplicity of this pattern. Thanks for the mini-tutorial, and for the chance to win. And happy 4th!

faeriequeene said...

So pretty. Love the gold & gray fabrics paired with that blue.

LJ said...

I love these colours! What a great quilt you made!

LC said...

I love your palette! I'd be so lucky to win :) Thanks for the tutorial!

memmens said...

That is stunning and love the fact that it's quick too - thanks for the giveaway

Jayme said...

Thanks for the tutorial! And I love the colors you used!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Very cute quilt! Love the colors in your fabric bundle :) Thanks for the chance to win!

jlamanna said...

I love the half-rectangle triangles. Put together in your layout, they make a remarkable graphic statement.

Sunnybec said...

Love the fabrics and the colour combination they look lovely together in your quilt.

Kadybug said...

Lovely! I could also see this design done in red, white, and blue as you mentioned!

Rebecca said...

Love your Flag Quilt and your bundle is very close to what I would have chosen for one :) Thanks for the chance to win one!

rktunnell {at} gmail {dot} com

Weston said...

Oh! I love this bundle! Great quilt, Jeni!

Unknown said...

love the choice of teal with the yellowish orange tones. So summery yet you can keep it up in to fall.

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

I love your bloggers choice bundle, I've already been admiring it! Thanks fir sharing, love your blog!

Tutinella said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Just yesterday I made July HST block as per your instructions :) And count me in in the giveaway! I am a sucker for fabrics!

nydia said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

stephmabry said...

What a happy bundle - perfect for the gender-neutral toddler quilt that I have in mind for a special friend! :) Thanks for the chance!

Jess said...

Love this quilt. And the rectangles are such a good pieicing method - I'll have to try that! Maybe also with the bundle you put together...

Anonymous said...

So pretty, love the color combo and your quilt - as always!!!

Maria Filomena said...

Sou sua seguidora já há algum tempo...
Os seus trabalhos são lindos...
e esses tecidos que pôs em sorteio são maravilhosos...
quero concorrer...
Abraços de MF

I am his follower for some time now ...
His works are beautiful ...
and put in these tissues that are wonderful drawing ...
I want to compete ...
Hugs MF

Pam said...

Until now I have used HSTs as my go to quick block but I think you have changed my mind. I checked out the tutorial and it is so easy to follow. Many thanks. Pam

Joana said...

Lovely colours! What do you do with so many quilts? Do you give them to your friends?

Michelle McCray said...

Love the blogger bundles!!! Also, love your quilts :0)

RSHudson said...

Lovely; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Katie Fleming said...

Awesome tutorial! I'm thinking about using my new bundle from FQS to make this!

- katie Fleming

Heather D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt and fabrics. Hope I win
Kwilty.pleasures@gmail.com. Kathy Gordon

amy and the bad cats said...

such a lovely quilt! i'd love to win the bundle so i could make one, too!

Laura said...

Lovely quilt and great fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

My Old Quilting Soul said...

Thank you for the tut and the giveaway! I have fallen in love with the HST so I imagine I would love these too!

Carmen said...

Yay! I've been looking for a way to showcase larger prints and this is it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherrywc said...

You created the most beautiful color way. I want to make this exact same quilt! Love, love, love it!

Emma said...

Lovely quilt :) Thanks for the chance!

Missy said...

love the simplicity of this quilt and the fabrics are great!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Thank you for the chance to win.I am loving these colours xx

~Kelie~ said...

It would look awesome in any colors! You are truly an inspiration to me!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

bruinbr said...

Great choice of fabrics! This design would be an awesome 4th quilt in red, white, and blue!

Anne said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win the fabric.

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

The quilt is awesome! I love the look of all those triangles in rows. :) I also love the look of that Fat Quarter Shop bundle - they always package things so nicely!

Gemma said...

Love this colour combo.

Linda said...

This looks fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
jlmismas (at)gmail (dot) com

Lea said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway, too. Happy 4th of July!

lea(underscore)elina(at)yahoo(dot)com

Unknown said...

I'm ready to branch out from just squares on a quilt and get brave and try your flag quilt. I just love that! Thanks for the chance to win!!
tilleybl@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those colors, they literally sing to me. - NQuinn - nightmusic13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Karen M said...

This quilt looks like fun. I love your fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie said...

Love this! Bookmarking and definitely trying the rectangles sometime soon. And thank you (and FQS) for the giveaway. :)

SpartanBabe said...

I don't think it could look cuter! That bundle is awesome and your flag quilt totally shows it off :o)

Melissa said...

That quilt is beautiful! If someone did do it up in red, white and blue it would be neat if they embroidered cute fireworks on the solid parts.

also, thanks for the giveaway!
luffly.mel at gmail dot com

Miss. Genevieve said...

Love love love! your choice of fabrics! I read your art of choosing like a bible!

Jennifer said...

These colors are so bright and fun!

jmj said...

love the quilt great colors, thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Allison C said...

Very cool color combination!

Tricia said...

I love the colors in this quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Miranda said...

I've been dreaming up ways of using hrts too! It's funny how changing something so minor (hsts to hrts) can create so many new possibilities!

Patti said...

Fantastic colours in your super cute quilt! Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.

Habibti at Home said...

Very cute quilt! Screams summer and very happy!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Beautiful!! Stagger the rows and it would even look like bunting!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Laura said...

Great choices! I love the rectangles turned into triangles!

Anonymous said...

What a quick, fun pattern. Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win!

Ellen

ehystead (at) gmail (dot) com

sweetyzoya said...

wow Jeni, that's a really cute quilt. I'm thinking of one with different shades of pink for my daughter's room :)

Tiffany said...

Lovely tutorial - cute quilt! :D

Kelli said...

I love the color palatte you picked for your bundle!

SG and the ducks said...

I do like that one. You're right, would be great to show off patterns in fabric.

Rosa said...

Great tutorial and love your color choice in this quilt.Thanks for the chance!!

Jenny said...

I love the color combination!

Wivi said...

Great tutorial and a very cute quilt.
Happy 4th of July!

Reader Owl said...

Thanks for the tutorial - and the chance to make one. Love the bundle.

TDJ said...

Lovely quilt, gonna have to try that one.

knottygnome said...

i love those colors with white. great quilt!

Cheryl said...

lovely triangles!

Andi said...

I love your color palette. It really says, "summer". Thanks for the giveaway.

Lindsey said...

I saw you posted this on instagram a few days ago and knew it was the perfect pattern for some fabric that I had picked out, so I started making a quilt of my own, I just used smaller rectangles. I love it, thanks for the inspiration!!

I LOVE your fat quarter bundle from the fat quarter shop!!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Love E.M fabrics too! This is a stunning quilt. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Jxo

Cokie K said...

Love the quilt, love the colors, love this giveaway. Thanks.

Laura said...

This is such beautiful fabric! And I really love your quilt! I'll have to try that soon!

Anonymous said...

i love the giveaway, but i love the tutorial even more! i am totally going to make a quilt like this -- love the big blocks!

supersharmie at gmail dot com

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Beautiful quilt! That's a great bundle too. Love the colors

Anonymous said...

So cute! I would love making this quilt with a fabric bundle!

Chelsea said...

That's such a beautiful bundle! I've fallen in love with Erin McMorris's latest line and it would be great to have some other prints to mix in with it.

Andrea said...

i love it!! always love your color choices

Deb said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

Faith said...

Love the quilt, love the fabrics!

jeanne e. said...

what a super sweet quilt and so simple. i love it. i forget sometimes the impact of simple shapes. and the fabrics are lovely too. :) thanks for the chance to win.

kmodich said...

I think it would be so cute with solids too!!!

Kirsten said...

This is such a great idea for a quilt - it would be so effective in many fabrics , and in solids too.

Lydia said...

Wow! The bundle is so adorable. Love the scrappy binding and the yellow vintage sheet just makes it so gorgeous!!

Lynn M said...

thanks for the chance I hope I win!

Lindsay said...

beautiful prints and a great quilt to show them off! :)

Jocelyn said...

oooo, these colors are so gorgeous. The aqua and yellow are so cool looking. Great quilt!

Paula said...

I adore the colors and prints you picked for your bundle...and the triangle quilt? Brilliant! Thanks for a chance to win!

Mom C said...

Really like the quilt, colors, triangles, FMQ. And I like how fast it came together. My kind of quilt. Thanks.

Rachelle said...

Lovely quilt, fingers crossed I win as I love the colour combo.

Linda in PA said...

I love your quilt and would love to win this fabric. Thanks for the chance.

Melissa said...

This looks great. I love the color combo. I'm saving this tutorial to my favorites for later.

Erin M. said...

I think that fabric is so pretty most of the time that quilt patterns need not be too busy so that the fabrics can shine. This looks like a perfect example of this done right. It looks great. Nice bundle and nice quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Staples said...

Darling quilt...darling bundle! Thanks for sharing!!

able to sleep said...

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

Erin Marie said...

I love the colors. So pretty.

Kristen Sanderson said...

Love the Blogger Bundle you put together. Thanks for the chance! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

Sara said...

HST heaven!! Beautiful fabric line:)

everinprogress said...

Love your quilt, and the color palette too!

peaknits said...

Another beautiful FO! I'd love a chance to make my own.

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

I can see why you picked this up .. these are the colors I'm drawn to . . and lovely tute my dear (as always)

Susan said...

Love the colors of your quilt!

Melinda said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous bundle. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Anonymous said...

I love those colors together!

cakegirl said...

Great fabric, colors and design. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

bets said...

So simple, yet sooo cute! One that I will definitely have to make when I need a quick quilt! Thanks for the great giveaway....

Rebecca Grace said...

You make some of the "happiest" quilts I've ever seen. This flags quilt is no exception -- and I'm bookmarking your tutorial so I can try this one myself.

Karla said...

Can't wait to try this one ... thanks for sharing!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love the fabrics you chose for your adorable quilt! Thanks for the tutorial and chance for your sweet giveaway!

Amy said...

I think it would look great in a lot of color combinations. Fast & fun, and I love the big block. Thanks!

Beached Librarian said...

Love it!!

Heather said...

I love how such a simple design can striking be so striking at this scale. Great fabric choices!

Anonymous said...

This would work with such a variety of fabric styles. Like!!!

robin said...

I really like that quilt pattern! Thanks for the chance. :)

SarahZ said...

Just when I think I have a handle on a few projects lined out ahead of me....I cannot keep up :) Another sweet and simple pattern, and if I happen to win your wonderful bundle, I promise I will make one with it! Thank you for all your bloggy motivation!!!!

Kim said...

Love those fabrics...and a fun simple quilt!

Tiffany said...

Great tutorial! And what beautiful fabric. Thank you!

kbzelazny said...

I love the colors you have chosen! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

kmccalope said...

My birthday is July 7th...this will be a GREAT present!

Camille said...

I have some large prints this would be perfect for! Or some new ones if I get so lucky ;)

Joanna said...

Love the color combination :)

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

great tutorial. Will put on my list of Quilt to try! thanks for the chance to win some fabrics as well!

JLG said...

Love it! May just have to try this out

Marcia W. said...

I like your quilt -- wish I could do FMQ -- guess it takes practice to loop-d-loop. Thanks for the giveaway as well. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

I'm obsessed with Fat Quarter Shop. GREAT bundles. I hope I win this one!!!

Ruamom said...

Just a fun looking quilt...I checked out the tutorial and can't wait to get started!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Debbie

Janet said...

Love your quilt and the bundle!!!!

Lynne said...

Very fresh and modern.

Teri said...

Love your quilt - great colors! Thanks for the chance.

Jenny Lake said...

LOVE the color choice. I gonna have to make one for myself!

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors!

Sewing In CT said...

Hi Jeni! Happy 4th of July to you and George!
i love this quilt! I also love that you machine quilted it. It's right up my alley.
I'd love to win the bundle and give it a try!
Thanks, Toni

Karen said...

What a great giveaway - thanks!!

Jennie P. said...

This looks like a great quilt to make!

Jenny said...

yummy colors!

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