When I was Special Projects Editor for Quilt Magazine, we had a feature for several years called Stash Blocks. I took the digital designs for a new fabric collection and created a block for our readers. We had this in every magazine we published. Stars and Stripes is 18" BIG and uses a combination of quick rotary cutting and easy appliqué (by machine). This is a very patriotic block for our American holiday: Memorial Day (the end of May). This block is FREE for the month of May only.