OFF THE MACHINE: PATRIOTIC Posted on 14 Aug 02:00 , 0 comments

Susan's cute patriotic flag wall hanging measures in at 26" square a perfect size for a miniature size of one of my most favorite patriotic patterns 1197 Ripples & Stars. 
After re-sizing the original pattern down to 26", I used the divide function to break the pattern at strategic points to help keep the pattern proportional as I tweaked the pattern even more.
Remember to reset the sew order when you re-work a pattern. Ask me how I know to tell you to remember that important step. LOL
In the end the distance between the ripples is about 1" and the stars are about 1.25" in height. This size is just right when compared with the skinny logs used in the piecing of this pattern which are about .75" in width.
If you look closely at the following close-ups with more defined shadow relief you might be able to catch a glimpse of the stars scattered here and there amongst the ripples.
I think Susan deserves a round of applause for a job well done on her very first quilt