Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Scrappy American Flag Quilt Flimsy

Flimsy complete

Back in June I started looking for a flag wall hanging for one of my kitchen walls. I wanted our American flag represented somewhere in the house; plus I knew the colors would coordinate with my kitchen very nicely. When I found a link to Julie's wall hanging at Running Stitch Quilts, I knew it was the one. I love it! (Be sure and click on the link to see her gorgeous version!) She is also on Instagram @runningstitchquilts

Pre-piecing

She was in the process of making a free pattern, but I was impatient. So I studied hers closely and started cutting 2.5 inch scraps. She was in the midst of a move but still managed to create the pattern. When she offered it free for one week only just for signing up for her newsletter, I grabbed it! (Although the link is still on her blog, I'm not sure if it's still available.) Her pattern is very well written and beautifully illustrated and having it really helped answer some of the questions I had.

I want a blue denim-ish fabric for the back and have considered various fabrics but of course none is in my stash! I also want to sew in a hanging sleeve.

Space above bookshelf (with Katy Kitty) is 30 x 46

The quilt will finish at about 26 x 46, and I may have to get a new bookshelf for my cookbooks if it doesn't fit above it. But the kitties will insist it has a nice perch for them!

This post is linked to Mama Spark's World WIPS With Friends

10 comments:

  1. Love your flag! Congrats on your flimsy.

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  2. How exciting! I'm going to follow her on Instagram. I love the idea of making a quilt, but really need guidance. Your posts are helpful, but, frankly, I need you HERE!

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    1. Oh and I would love to be there, spouting advice on your lanai Pattie! :)

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  3. Love the flag and the cat! Thanks for linking up and there is a new button if you would like for your sidebar too!

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  4. Linda, that's just amazing! So many little squares sewn together - I love the look they give the flag!

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    1. Thanks Diann! At least the squares weren't too little, otherwise I'd be crazy by now. ;)

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  5. I love the look of the scrappy squares! And this is a really good lesson in "colorful" neutrals. Even though they read overall as light, there's a lot of of color in them, which I think is interesting and fun.

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    1. Thanks Janine! I agree about the neutrals. I hesitated on some of the darker ones I had but finally put in just a few, and yes it definitely adds something!

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