Monday, July 4, 2022

Stars and Stripes 2022


The family fourth of July party was today and I brought another flag quilt to give away.  I made two last year for the fourth and ended up giving both of them away, so I needed one for myself this year.

Pattern is Stars and Stripes by Thimble Blossoms.

This pattern sews up super quick with 15 large flag blocks.   I actually made them both in less than a week.  I spent Wednesday and Thursday night after work cutting out the flag fabrics.  I used several different Island Batik Fabrics for the top and the binding.

On Friday night after work I sewed up the flags.  I sewed up the first set and thought it went super fast, so I timed my self sewing the second set and it took one hour and 7 minutes to sew 15 flags together.

Quality Control test halfway through by Boonky and Carl.

Saturday I had a lot more time to sew, so I had time to cut out the sashing, sewed the tops, and prepared the backs.  My plan was to make one for the party and only make two if time allowed, which it did.

Sunday I did the quilting and the Binding.  The long arm really helps speed this up.  No more rearranging furniture and crawling on the floor to baste quilts.  

I really like the navy sashing.  I made one like this last year and loved it and gave it to my neighbor but this one is staying here with me.

I did some wavy quilting on both of them using blue thread.  I wanted something that wouldn't look too stark on the navy sashing and would also go well with the white strips.  Blue worked perfect.

I used up a nice patriotic print I had in my stash for the back.

I like the sashing on this one too.  It is a little brighter than the aqua the pattern calls for.  It reminds me of pool water.  

I used a lighter baby blue thread to quilt this one. 

I found some cute 4th of July gnome fabric for this one.  I was walking by it in the store and couldn't pass that up.  It makes the perfect backing.  This quilt went to the winner of the balloon cup challenge at the 4th of July party.  

Carl wasted no time testing the quilts out.  Cat tested, Cat approved!

Happy Fourth!!

Happy Sewing!


1 comment:

  1. ❤️❤️❤️they are awesome 👏