Artist Statement: The title of this chart and the quilt block I used for the design are the same "Stars & Stripes". After living for three years in the Washington DC area I was inspired to create this design. We have a wonderful country with freedoms we often take for granted. I hope all of us can live by the last words "with liberty and justice for all".
This chart has two Bonus Charts and includes lots of ideas for their use! They are called "God Bless America" and "God Bless America Flag". It also includes an alphabet for personalizing the finished stitching!
You can stitch the "Stars & Stripes" quilt block on the front of a sweatshirt by using waste canvas. You could use the small stars and stripes area to stitch on a sweatshirt or on children's clothing.
There are companion pieces that will make up a wonderful patriotic collection of samplers. Look for "American Flag Quilt sampler", and "Star Spangled Banner". Each chart has lots of ideas for using the designs!