It's time to share the
Flags of the American Revolution finish...
(insert my maniacal laughing here.)I admit, I'm not ready to share
because it's not a finish,
as I have an UFQ (UnFinished Quilt)!!
This sew-along was with Lori of Humble Quilts
(click here to see others' great work)
and it's always motivating to me
to sew along with others doing the same project
(thank you, Lori).
|My center medallion - all quilted!|
Yet, whenever I sign up for a sew-along,
I always think to myself -
OR, more realistically,
'start a quilt to add to the UNFINISHED quilt stack?'
(: again - laughing hysterically here :)
My chosen method of doing this quilt
was to attack it in the Civil War finishing method
of Hot Pad (or Pot Holder) blocks.
[The Hot Pad method (more pictures & info here) is where each block is completely finished individually, then whip-stitched together to create a quilt. I used the knife-edged method for each flag, choosing a backing for each block - layering right-sides together with batting, sewing around the outside seam, leaving a turning hole, then turning, pressing, closing the opening and quilting.]
|Flags of the American Revolution - blocks quilted and pinned together|
Check. Well, except for my signature block (bottom right corner, above).Blocks pinned together, ready for whip-stitching?
Again, check - except for the not yet quilted siggy block.Do I love it??
Check, Check, Check!!
I just need another month,
not another partially finished quilt! lol
But I suppose I am further ahead than some folks in this sew along,
as I don't just have a quilt top,
but a bunch of quilted hot pad blocks.
Any way you look at it,
it's another UnFinished Quilt for the stack. lol
Here is the back of my quilt, showing the fabrics I chose for each block back:
|Block backs, pinned together, awaiting whip-stitching.|
|Marking quilting lines with my Hera marker.|
|Close-up of quilting- bottom, right corner; and marked lines- top, left corner.|
|Quilting on eagle medallion.|
|Quilted star and star buttons.|
|Another close-up of quilting.|
|I finally found blue star beads for this flag.|
|More quilting close-ups.|
So, though it's not completely finished (and I have another UFQ),
I do love it, and it was a fun to work along with others from around the world
doing the same quilt at the same time!
Please, if you have a few minutes, do go visit the others who did this quilt. There is some great talent to see out in the quilting world.
Thanks for visiting, and if you have questions about my Hot Pad finishing method, please leave me a comment and I'll try to explain further.