Patriot Quilt Pattern

The diamond rectangle, or V-blocks, are traditional quilt blocks, often used in the Storm-at-Sea quilt design. Nice to see a new quilt design that uses them in a different way!

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 83-1/8″ x 96”

Finished Blocks : 60 (6”) Blocks

Rating : Intermediate

Designed By : Angela Huffman

Pieced in the aftermath of 9-11, the quilt top for Angela Huffman’s Patriot waited for the right time to be quilted. Angela wanted to wait until her longarming skills had developed to the right levels. A traditional design, but with unusual cornerstones and wide borders, Patriot needed to be quilted in a way that elevated the patchwork. Angela shared this quilt on episode #3206 of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting,” exploring foundation piecing, self-sashing patchwork, and the trapunto technique!

Using solid red and white fabrics, with just a hint of blue in the corners, gives the quilt s patriotic feel. The saturated solids create a strong color contrast, making the self-sashing stars that go right up to the border dynamic and bold.

This pattern can be found in:

Love of Quilting November/December 2018