Recently my local quilt guild, Virginia Star Quilters, put out a call for patriotic quilts to be donated to Leashes of Valor. Their goal is to bring service dogs to post 911 veterans. The guild is suppling quilts to the vets and mats to the dogs. I offered 2 finished patriotic quilts and one top. (see one finished quilt here.) Surprise! I have never shown the other finished quilt.
Below is the top I donated. It was originally set 5 by 6 which wasn't quite big enough. So I added 1 row and 1 column to bring it to 6 x 8 or approximately 60" x 80". I was happy to add the extra blocks since most of these blocks came from the FCQ Equilters group. These are Happy Blocks for Maine from MaryQuilts. I'm pretty sure mine started with a 6" center block. I didn't square mine up so the blocks ended 10" square. Mary has other directions for 5" centers and 4 1/2" centers. I can't tell you how many of these blocks and quilts I've made over the years. They work particularly well with novelty fabric.