I had to get up a little early this morning to take a friend to the airport. Thought about crawling back into bed since it’s a holiday, but instead put on my BE EXTREMELY PRODUCTIVE hat and got a whole bunch of stuff done. I swept out the garage, swept and washed off my porches, replanted a plant that had gotten to big for its britches, did some laundry and the dishes, and cleaned up my new (used off Craigslist) cruiser bike.
And I made this little patriotic quilt! I had started to work on another block for my Essential Quilting class, but found I wanted to look at something new for a change. So I wandered around Pinterest looking for inspiration and found some cute pennant quilts and thought I’d whip one up myself!
I’m finally getting to the point where I have enough of a stash where I can do stuff like this. I find it really exciting to know I don’t have to make a trip to the fabric store to do a project. Quite a few of these prints can be found in my Essential Quilting quilt. I made a triangle out of cardboard as a template, and the machine appliquéd the flags to some Kona snow, leaving the edges raw. I stitched three red lines across the top of each row of triangles to make “string” and then put it all together and quilted two lines above each row of flags. The backing is the same red-stripe fabric as the flags on the front. Machine bound it up in some scraps and voila!
Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I’m off to find a pool. It’s freakin’ hot.