Flags #1 quilt top was finished the middle of last week
and Flags #2 quilt top was finished yesterday. Both tops measure 61″ square.
I made myself a few rules for these quilts –
- Use all the flag blocks as is with no ripping out or resewing. Done even though several of the blocks were extremely lopsided.
- Use stash fabric. All the fabric came from the stash I inherited from my Mom.
- Incorporate the panel of patriotic bears. I think that they add an extra unexpected touch to the quilts.
- Use the spools of red, white and blue thread for machine quilting. I machine quilted Flags #1 this weekend. When I was finished there was 12″ of the variegated thread left on the spool. It is a good thing that I have another spool of red, white & blue to use for Flags #2.
The binding is almost completed for Flags #1 and the backing has been located and washed for Flags #2. I have made some decisions regarding the Lincoln quilt, but I need to stay focused for a day or two more to finish up the Flag quilts.
Isn’t it a great feeling to have a completed quilt?