Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waving Flag Quilt

One of my goals is to build an Americana quilt collection. I started my first one last spring, with the hopes to be finished with it by Memorial Day. That was pushed to 4th of July...then Veterans Day. I finally finished it the night before Veterans Day. Here's a look at the process.


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I bought this pattern years ago in Fredericksburg, Texas. I've been collecting fabrics eversince to finally put this together...not that it takes a lot of fabrics. Only a few are needed, but I was looking for just the right fabrics. I'm picky about blues and even more picky about reds.

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The yellow was not in the original plan, but scavenged from the scrap pile. I love this yellow fabric.
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At this point I had to slice up my quilt in various widths, since that is the technique to make this particular style of quilt...a bargello quilt. This was my first bargello.
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At this point (photo below) I only needed to trim the fabric and finish everything off. However it seemed incomplete so I decided to add my own touch to this quilt.
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I decided make stars for cornerstones set into the border...
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Trimming...
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Auditioning borders...
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I didn't like the light border for this quilt...
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Free motion quilting...
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Finis...
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1 comment:

  1. The bargello idea is so simple but so effective, it really adds movement to the flag.

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