I went to bed that night hoping for clarity and it came to me. It seems that is when I do my best thinking. The living room is blue and yellow, the fabric is blue and yellow ................. the Swedish flag is blue and yellow and now I know what I am going to do. I new I had to vary the prints and shades in the flags so the pattern stood out. If I only used only one blue and one yellow it wouldn't look like flags. It would show up as big blue rectangles with yellow borders.
I love how it turned out. I know the real Swedish flag is medium blue and medium yellow, but I love the variety in color and pattern. The Dala Horse fabric intended for blocks on the front made an awesome backing. My mom cried when she opened it. I have definitely spent more money on presents for her, but never gave her something so touching and from the heart.
I forgot to take measurements before I gave it to her, but each flag s 10x15 and I believe the yellow border was 5 in (maybe only 4 in) before the seam allowance. I guess that makes it a hair under 55 x 70. (It really isn't crooked, my son is just holding it that way!
Please comment and let me know what you think!