I have been sewing quite a bit this past month, just not blogging. I am terrible at taking pictures, which may be the main reason for this blog. It forces me to record the things I have made. I give a lot of stuff away and a few times I have seen a friend with a blanket and almost asked where they got it! I think it's outta sight outta mind. And it's usually been quite a long time since I gifted the item when that happens. Anyway I don't usually do a lot of WIP's, but I have a lot right now and I want some motivation to stay on task and some progress shots.
I have seen a lot of flag quilts hanging around these days. Mostly they are Union Jacks, which I love and will try one day. In the mean time I decided to get out a bunch of orange, white, and green scraps and put together an Irish Flag quilt. I haven't quite decided on what to back it with quite yet. I love the way it turned out though. I am shocked at how many scraps I have left in these colors. I am not great at scrappy quilts and this is really my first true attempt. I will be making more!
Jack a coat from the pattern seven or eight years ago. I used the Sophie fabric by Chez Moi by Moda. I lined it with some minky and have batting between the layers, it is super soft and super warm. She loved it!
I cut the name off the selvedge and sewed it onto the front and on the inside.
This quilt has been coming together slowly over a long time. I posted about it long ago before I had the borders sewn. Well, now it is all pinned and ready to quilt. I just want to make sure and get the quilting right, so it's a bit slow.
Broadbent's Modern Quilt group had a patriotic stripe swap over the past session. For three months everyone exchanged eight inch striped fabric blocks. I cut the blocks into two and a half inch strips then pieced them together with white. I offset each row to get a feel that it's waving. You can see the large striped fabric peeking out on the bottom, it's also pinned and ready to quilt. It is what I would call a plus sized throw. Not a full twin sized, but pretty close.
I have a lot of projects I want to start on the horizon, but I really need to finish these up first. September was a busy month. I have hope that October will afford me a bit more sewing time.
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