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Anchors Away

Remake a three-color 1940s quilt in your own patriotic prints or solids. Likely made for a member of the armed forces, the vintage quilt features hand quilting in a nautical anchor pattern.



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Quilt Collector: Susan Price Miller


•    8-1⁄2 yards solid white (blocks, setting squares and triangles, binding)

•    2-1⁄2 yards solid navy blue (blocks)

•    1-1⁄8 yards solid red (blocks)

•    7-2⁄3 yards backing fabric

•    92×109" batting


Finished quilt: 85-1⁄2×102-1⁄2"

Finished block: 12" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42” of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4” seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.