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Independence Quilt



MY 1st PLUS quilt!!!!! Super happy with it so far πŸ˜‰

I have had this fabric sitting out on my sewing table for MONTHS and I had to just do something interesting with them. They are such beautiful and interesting prints that I wanted something a little more special than a normal block patchwork quilt. So I got onto my Pinterest and searched all the pins of wonderful quilts I saved and was stumped between this one and one other. Obviously this one won πŸ˜‰ Kind of helped that the talented woman had a free pattern and instructions to go with it.

This quilt’s ending size will be 38″X52″, as long as I don’t screw up along the way. This picture is a very horrible take on it and does not give the prints justice. I spent all morning making up my mind on what the quilt was going to look like, then a couple of hours cutting. I saved the stripes for last. Love the print, but I find I get a little OCD on them matching up. After taking a stop to go help my Hubby out outside, I came back in and tackled the striped print. Well I was going to stop there for tonight but after I got it all cut I just HAD to lay it all out and visually see what it was going to look like. LOL ya know “if you give a mouse a cookie” kind of thing.



I Finished It! The quilt top that is. After is sat on my floor for a whole week. It turned out really good. Now I just have to figure out what I want for the backing, I’ve already got an idea for the binding. Just have to check out the fabric and make sure I’ve got enough for that.


Although it is overcast and moist out I think it helps bring out the brightness of the colors. If you look close enough you’ll probably be able to see how the prints look. Earlier I had said something about getting the stripes all lined up and matching. WELLLLLLL that turned out to be more difficult and frustrating as I was going along. SOOOOOOO I just went with it. I really enjoyed doing this quilt. Now I’m considering taking it to get machine quilted. We will see πŸ˜‰


Patriotic Bandana Quilt




Here is a nice little quick picnic blanket I threw together late last year some point. I had these sitting at the bottom of my storage tub of fabrics. It is made out of Β nine bandanas, batting and a red flat sheet. I had to trim the bandanas a little since they where not all exactly straight. It’s a perfect little picnic blanket that will come in handy when the 4th of July comes around and you want to sit on the beach or a nice grassy lawn to watch those beautiful fireworks πŸ˜‰ I am selling this little blanket also. So if your interested let me know πŸ™‚