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I am loving the fabrics in the Anthem collection by Blank Quilting! Think of all the projects you can make with them, from quilts to clothes and accessories for the home. I tried to capture all their glory in two designs which you can download now and get ready as the fabrics will be shipping to stores in a couple of weeks. Yeah!
Quilt 2 above showcases the fabrics in easy heart blocks with a mix of colors and print scales that will have your own heart singing. The quilt measures 68″ x 56″ – a perfect size for a wall hanging or a throw. Once you start making those hearts, you will not want to stop at one quilt! The star blocks finish at 12″, and the heart blocks, sewn together two by two, finish at 6-1/2″ x 12-1/2″.
I love the scrappy look of the hearts. After you make the quilt with the Anthem collection, go through your stash and make a few more with all the red, white, and blue fabrics you’ve been keeping for just this type of project. I love this color combination and have designed a few quilts for them, such as Woven Together and All-Star. I turned one of the blocks from All-Star into a mini quilt which I display at home in July – here is the post about it.
The instructions for Quilt 2 (and Quilt 1) are easy to understand, so beginner quilters will not have any difficulty. I have been keeping new quilters in mind when I design quilts, and you will find a lot of free patterns here as you go through my blog posts.
Sew the hearts using the Stitch and Flip technique. Then, get the stars ready by making flying geese and hourglass blocks. That’s it! I chose two types of stars instead of four because… well, I like repetition! This collection has a cool variety of fabrics that you can combine and contrast, and I am thinking I should make some shorts for my grandsons out of some of them. Yes?
If you like Red White and Blue free quilt patterns, here is another one for you:
Anthem Quilt 1 measures 80″ x 93″ with blocks that finish at 12″. These blocks are easy to make and come together quickly. You will make a few of these quilts, I am sure. Did I hear Quilts of Valor? Yep, that is what I was thinking, too, when I designed it.
Since many of the prints feature stars, I purposely used star blocks in this quilt as well. What I like the most about this one, though, is the alternate block with the pinwheels. It adds a lot of movement and playfulness to the design while creating the secondary chain look.
This star-within-a-star block has a lot of different textures. I bet you have a great variety of red, white, and blue fabrics in your stash. When auditioning fabrics for scrappy quilts, ensure the hues go well together and that you include fabrics with a lot of different values and textures. This variety will always add interest to the simplest of quilts!
Unlike me, it may not bother you if the fabrics don’t go together well, and that is awesome. For me, though, if a shade of blue is off, for instance, it will ruin the quilt. I have one such quilt with patriotic fabrics, which I made a few years ago as part of a block of the month program. We met every month at the quilt store, showed the block we made from the previous month, and got the fabrics and the pattern for the next block. One of the kits had a fabric that was so jarringly off the palette… I regret having used it – I finished the quilt top but never had it quilted. Oh, well.
With blues and blacks, I prefer using fabrics from one collection for my projects. I have traveled to countless quilt stores until I found a fabric that worked with what I had. Once in a while, I do not mind doing it, but it sure is easier when I have all I need in one fabric line. So, if you like the Anthem collection, get enough of it for all the projects you intend to make.
This is it for today. I am putting the finishing touches on a Halloween pattern that will be available as a free download soon. Stay tuned!