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Feature classic red and blue prints on a cream background for a wall hanging that has a traditional look. Fabrics are from the Star Spangled Liberty collection by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics. Quilting designs courtesy of Handi Quilter.


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Inspired by Close Quarters from designer Wendy Sheppard

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    9—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted cream prints (blocks, middle border)

•    5—1⁄8-yard pieces assorted blue prints (blocks, middle border)

•    5—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted red prints (blocks, middle border)

•    1-1⁄4 yard cream tone-on-tone (sashing, inner border, outer border)

•    1⁄2 yard blue floral (binding)

•    3-1⁄3 yards backing fabric

•    59" square batting 


Finished quilt: 50-1⁄2" square

Finished block: 9" 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.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.