My oldest son has been asking me to make him a Military blanket for a long time, and to be quite honest I've had the fabric for almost a year. I am the worlds biggest slacker, I know. So I finally got around to putting it all together for him.
1 bought 1 yard cammo (It was a 60" wide piece)
1 1/2 yards white
1/4 yard light blue
1 yard navy
1 yard black
5 yards black flannel for the back and binding
First sew the columns keeping the same pattern but alternating the starting position
1st column: b, c, n, w, b, c
2nd column: 1/2 c, n, w, b, c, n, 1/2 w
3rd column: w, b, c, n, w, b
4th column: 1/2 b, c, n, w, b, c, 1/2 n
5th column: n, w, b, c, n, w
6th column: 1/2 w, b, c, n, w, b, 1/2 c
7th column: c, n, w, b, c, n
8th column: 1/2 n, w, b, c, n, w, 1/2 b
9th column: b, c, n, w, b, c
10th column: 1/2 c, n, w, b, c, n, 1/2 w
11th column: w, b, c, n, w, b
12th column: 1/2 b, c, n, w, b, c, 1/2 n
13th column: n, w, b, c, n, w
14th column: 1/2 w, b, c, n, w, b, 1/2 c
15th column: c, n, w, b, c, n
15 columns: Rectangles 11 1/2" x 4 3/4", 6 rectangles in each row, every other row has 2 1/2 rectangles or rather a little larger than half a rectangle to accommodate seam allowances that is 6 7/8" x 4 3/4"
Then sew all the columns together. Press seams.
Sew rows together. White strip, then light blue, then camo. Press seams, and attach to each end of the quilt top white strip first. Press seam.
3 rows at each end: 1 white, 1 blue, 1 camo
2 3" strips width of total columns white, 2 3" strips width of total columns light blue
2 4 3/4" strips width of total columns camouflage
Wash and dry the flannel to preshrink. Cut in half and sew together along one long side. Press seam and iron out the wrinkles. Tape down to the floor with the seam facing up. You want the nice side facing the floor. Pull the fabric taunt but do not stretch. Lay out batting smoothly, and then place quilt top over smoothing out any wrinkles and pin in place.
Quilt or tie the blanket. I used the Stitch in the Ditch technique to quilt.
Trim off some of the excess batting and back flannel fabric. Cut 4 3" length of fabric strips. Sew together making sure that all the seams are facing the same direction.
Press seams, then fold in half and press. Attach to the quilt in your desired way to add binding. Cut around the quilt leaving a scant 1/2" border even 1/4" is fine.
(Ha ha, you can see all the little fuzzies from the batting...)