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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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Assemble Center Units

1.    Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each solid white 2" square.

2.    Align a marked solid white square with one corner of a solid navy blue 4" square and sew on marked line (Diagram 1). Trim excess, leaving a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Press seam toward solid white triangle.

3.    Repeat Step 2 to add solid white squares to remaining corners of solid navy blue square to make a center unit. The center unit should be 4" square including seam allowances.

4.    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 30 center units total.

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