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american quilt aka oh say can you see…

Quilting an American quilt aka oh say can you see…

Also known as The Star Spangled Banner or the National Anthem of the USA.

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

My son-in-law is from America. I wanted to make him something that reminded him of home so I made him a quilt with American image fabric. I got the fabric from a quilting shop in Boulder, Co.  when I was there in late 2015.

Finally made it up and I am really happy with the results.  What do you think?

Star Spangled Banner - An American Quilt

It is a mish-mash of fabrics from different ranges that I purchased to make an American quilt for my son-in-law. I just randomly chose fabrics that seemed to match up.  I especially love the little flag fabric that I used in the quilt and for the border. Here is a close up of it. Do not look too closely at my stitching. As I have said before, I am not the best at this wonderful hobby, but I do enjoy it.

Close up American Quilt

The binding it in navy blue and so is the backing. Note to self: never, never, never do a dark backing again. It caught up every bit of thread in my sewing room

I got all the fabric out to make it up I realised it needed some more light fabric so I purchased the little blue star on a white background that you can see above and also the same in red. I also got the blue star with red dots (you can se this in the image above too) on a cream backgroun d.


missouri star quilt company quilting tutorials

I love quilting. I haven’t been a quilter for very long but I did try to make my daughter a quilt about 15 years ago. I never really completed it.  About 6 years ago I decided I wanted to learn so I went to a class where we made a quilt. Unfortunately I didn’t complete that either due to a family problem. A couple of years ago I finally complete it. A lovely pink and green quilt. I then made one for my daughter.  I also completed the one for my friend last year which you can read about in my post quilting for a friend.

I found a site called Missouri Star Quilt Company which I discovered a year or so ago. They have heaps of tutorials and specialise in using pre-cuts such as jelly rolls and layer cakes.  I have a few other quilts on the go but nothing completed as yet. I can’t wait to get back to my quilting. My craft room in the new house is currently being used as our bedroom but we are painting our bedroom this weekend so I hope to be crafting again soon.

Meanwhile here are some of my favourite tutorials from Missouri Star.

four patch frenzy

four patch frenzy

alter ego


quatrafoil quilt


curved log cabin – this would have to be my very favourite one. I have purchased the fabric to make this one and shall do so as soon as I unpack my machine.

curved log cabin


this fabric is just to die for. Unfortunately I was unable to source this here in Australia but I have some that I love just as much.

curved log cabin 2


disappearing hourglass 2

disappearing hourglass 2disappearing hourglass 2

exploding block

exploding block

scrappy 4 patch

scrappy four patch

disappearing hour glass

disappearing hourglass

chopped block

chopped block

jacobs ladder

jacobs ladder


The images have been sourced from the Missouri Star Quilt Company site so please do not redistribute without acknowledgement and link back.

Do you have any favourite tutorials at Missouri Star? Why not comment and share them with me.