Marching Ready

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About this Quilt

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When Nancy Mahoney designs a quilt, she makes it fun to piece! This patriotic quilt, called Marching Ready, has a dynamic energy to it.

The 16-inch blocks, consisting of framed Variable Stars, are built using two sizes of Flying Geese Units and two sizes of Triangles-Squares. The sassy sashing is constructed using strip piecing.

Probably the best part of this quilt, though, is the keyboard style border. It certainly adds a marching-tune to the quilt! We’ve figured through all the measurements so that the border comes together easily with just two different blocks.

The fantastic red, white, and blue batiks in this quilt are just a pleasure to sew. Because this quilt satisfies the requirements for a Quilt of Valor® and is such a blast to make, you might just find yourself making more than one!


Pattern Details

Quilt by: Nancy Mahoney
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 73” x 91”
Finished Blocks: 12 (16”) Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Tonga United collection by Timeless Treasures.


Get the Marching Ready pattern and More from Love of Quilting September/October 2018