I finished the binding on Flags #2 today.
I found three more panels of the patriotic bears and used them for the backing.
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.
Yeah! Flags #1 is done.
There were two extra bears that found a home on the back of the quilt.
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 #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?