Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Patchwork American Flag - New Projects and Old


There is a wall space in my kitchen that just begs for something quilted, and I think this patchwork flag is going to fit nicely. Julie of Running Stitch Quilts posted her Scrappy American Flag Quilted Wall Hanging, and this is my version.

Julie is working on a pattern, but I am impatient and worked it out myself using a photo of an American flag and a photo of Julie's wall hanging. She used Freedom by Sweetwater, so I ordered six mini charm packs from Fat Quarter Shop and got them for $4.48 each. I picked out the ones that were in the right color scheme, and now I have enough left over for other projects!


Yesterday I was looking for some fabric I had purchased back in early 2016 for a quilt called "Tapestry" that is in the Fat Quarter Style book. I found the fat quarter bundle, but I am missing the yardage I purchased for this project. It is possible that I used it as cushion for packing something else when we moved last July, but I've looked in as many unpacked boxes as seem reasonable, and I still can't find it. I am hoping it is hiding somewhere I haven't looked yet, because it makes me sad.


Farm Girl Vintage blocks today

The start of Farm Girl Vintage in May 2015

However, while I was looking I came across the Farm Girl Vintage blocks I started in May 2015, and I happily put them on the design board to see how they all look together. I started off making 12-inch blocks before I realized that if I wanted to use all 45 blocks in a quilt, I needed the 6-inch blocks. When I lay out the blocks for a quilt I will try to have a mix of both. I still have about 10 blocks to go, so I pulled and cut fabric for them and will try to finish those up this month.



I have to include photos of some of the harvest of our first garden here on our acreage. It was an experiment to test the soil, and it is a success. We have 7 tomato plants, and they are loaded with juicy beefsteaks! We have 2 squash plants, 4 pepper plants, and onions that have produced, and corn, okra, and green beans that haven't matured yet. We can't wait to increase the size of the garden and quantity of veggies next spring.

6 comments:

  1. Your talents and creativity never cease to amaze me. I love the flag, and had to laugh at your impatience in waiting for a pattern causing you to come up with a flag on your own.

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  2. Oh, Linda, your flag quilt just made me go, " Wow!" I LOVE it! I might need to get some of those mini charm packs myself, lol! Your Farm Girl Vintage blocks are a lot fo fun, too, as is all that produce from your garden, but the flag quilt is going to be on my mind. :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Your "Wow" just made my day. ;)

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  3. You go girl making your own pattern! I hope you find your lost fabric at some point. Maybe you will find it when you are looking for something else. I never thought of it that quilters use fabric to cushion things for moving. I am glad you came across the other quilt blocks. That looks like it will be a fun finish. I'm drooling over your produce. It looks like you have perfect growing conditions.

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    1. Thanks Janine. :) We'll see how it looks when it's all sewn together - I promise to post it no matter what - lol!

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