Underway Patriotic Quilt Pattern

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Underway Patriotic Quilt Pattern Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Home Decor



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • rotary cutting
  • piecing with 1/4" seam allowance

Pattern Description:

At the time when this quilt was designed, my son was serving on the USS Providence, a nuclear submarine stationed out of Groton, Connecticut. When they would leave on a mission, it was called being "underway". So in his honor, this quilt was designed using patriotic colors of red, white and blue. This is a grand, old world style quilt with an elegant pieced ribbon border. It is bold and majestic, just like my pride in all of our servicemen and women.


  • color 1, light, 2 1/2 yds.
  • color 2, dark, 1 3/8 yds.
  • color 3, medium, 1 yd.
  • color 4, medium, 1 1/2 yds.
  • backing fabric 3 3/8 yds.

You Will Also Need:

  • rotary cutter, mat, ruler
  • thread
  • sewing machine

About Designer

About Designer

Elena McDowell on craftsy.com

I've been quilting for over 30 years, teaching advanced quilting classes for over 20 years, and pattern designing for over 15 years. Every minute that I can spend quilting is a joy, and I hope to spread that joy through my original patterns.


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