InstructionsThis could be adapted to any theme by selecting different bandanas. Select some solids that coordinate and choose a pattern for the alternate pieced squares. The sashing/borders can be solid or print to coordinate.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Traditional
Bandanas were used for the center and corner blocks. The pieced blocks were made with standard quilter's solids. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.
What was your inspiration?
A dear family friend graduated from the US Naval Academy and was commissioned into the USMarine Corps. This was his graduation present.
What are you most proud of?
That I finally finished it! I broke my finger after I had it pieced, and it took a long time to get back to it to finish it!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Play around with the design a little bit to find a combination of squares that you like. I use graph paper and colored pencils to get a good idea. You can even take pictures of the bandanas and print them out (very small) to play with the design.