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Flags #2

I finished the binding on Flags #2 today.

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I found three more panels of the patriotic bears and used them for the backing.

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It feels good to have both of the flag quilts finished and ready to go to a new home.  Now it is time to concentrate on stitching down the applique on the Loco-Motion quilt top.

Happy Friday,


Friday Update

Yeah!  Flags #1 is done.

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There were two extra bears that found a home on the back of the quilt.021916A  (1024x1024)

The plan was to make a quilt sandwich for Flags #2 today, but it didn’t happen.  I think that I will have time to do that on Sunday afternoon.

The inside of my head feels like a pinball game – I have so many different ideas bouncing around.  I need to make decisions for the Lincoln quilt, layout for a pieced Dresden plate quilt and changes to Black, White & Bright (American Patchwork & Quilting June 2015).  Somehow it will all work out, it always does.


Flags and More Flags

Flags #1 quilt top was finished the middle of last week

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and Flags #2 quilt top was finished yesterday.  Both tops measure 61″ square.

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I made myself a few rules for these quilts –

  1.  Use all the flag blocks as is with no ripping out or resewing.  Done even though several of the blocks were extremely lopsided.
  2. Use stash fabric.  All the fabric came from the stash I inherited from my Mom.
  3. Incorporate the panel of patriotic bears.  I think that they add an extra unexpected touch to the quilts.
  4. 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?