I chose very traditional Americana fabrics for this little piece of patriotism. You will need about a fat quarter each of the red and the blue, 2 fat quarters of the natural or white, and a fat eighth of a gold print, sorry, not pictured here but you can see it below.
This quilt would look great with a more traditional red, white, blue combo or even with a multitude of red, white, and blue scraps!!!
Step 1- cut 8 natural/white strips and 8 red strips that measure 1.5" X 4.5" and sew together for the rail blocks as pictured. I actually strip pieced the four 1.5" strips together and then cut them to the 4.5" blocks.
Step 2- cut 5 gold and 5 blue squares 2.5" X 2.5" and sew together. Again, strip piece the blue and gold 2.5" strips together and then cut them to 2.5" if you prefer.
Step 3- sew each of these to a blue piece 2.5" X 4.5" to create the blue/gold block below. You will need 5 of them. Make sure they are all oriented the same direction as pictured.
I then added a red inner border that measured 1.5" wide.
Your center should now measure 14.5" X 14.5".
For the outer border, I cut the natural/white 2.5" by 14.5" long and sewed to opposite sides. 2 more strips of the same size get a 2.5" square of the blue fabric on each end. Sew on to the center and your flimsy top should look like this...
Let me know if you make one. I would LOVE to see it and even link it here if you like!