23 May 2012

American Glory

Back in April I posted a Design Wall Monday and it featured a Quilt of Valor quilt. Here's the link. Are you back? Good. I directed you to that post because this post contains the fraternal twin of that other post.

American Glory #2

I took fabric to the guild's yearly retreat to make ONE of these quilts. When I started to work on it I realized I had taken nothing to help in the making of the half square triangles. No EZ Angle Ruler, no Thangles, nothin'!

So I pulled out a my rotary ruler and pencil and commenced to marking. Needless to say, that was a major fail! Some HST ended up smaller than the others so I packed it away to work on at home.

At home, I realized that not only were the HST different sizes but that I had enough units to make 2 quilts.

To refresh your memory, here is the other quilt. Love this pattern. It can be found at the Moda Bake Shop as American Glory. 

American Glory #1


  1. Those are super cute. Imagine white stars with an all dark background!

  2. There was a PLAN for you to make two different sizes of HSTs.... there was! Now you have two gorgeous quilts!


  3. They are both neat quilts!!

  4. Love~ I see this in my future!

  5. Great quilt Paula -- oops about the HSTs

    One time I had half a quilt sewn on my little travel Janome and then finished it with my big Janome at home -- similar issues - they may measure the same but sewing is another story - much variance between machines.