I’m updating this blog post to link up with Sew Many Ways for the theme of Red, White and Blue and to include another version of this quilt.
Original Blog Post from 2/7/2012…..
I’m still on the blog theme of quilts gifts from Christmas as I was not able to blog about them as they were completed due to the surprise factor. My sister-in-law, Mary requested an Americana Quilt when I discussed quilt themes with her. Using more traditional fabrics was a bit outside the box for me but I love the result.
I started with a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern called Ziggy Baby. I had to turn it sideways in order to get the flag affect and then left a square on the left side to put in a block of Friendship Stars. I added two narrow borders and then a scrappy wide border to finish it off. (here’s Mary opening her gift !)
I used a bambi/minky fabric on the back and quilted it myself! This one was an easy one to quilt using my walking foot and following the zig zag lines with a little straight line quilting in the border.
Sometimes outside my comfort zone is a good thing. Mary loved her quilt and it was a pleasure to make. End of first blog post.
The rest of the story…..
After seeing this blog post, my local quilt shop, Roxanne’s, requested that I teach a class on this pattern. So FIRST – I had to write the pattern – now available in my Etsy Shop. And then I had to make a new sample using a collection in her shop. Riley Blake has a great collection called Stars and Stripes that shows very well in this quilt! You can get that collection online here.
This version of the quilt is brighter using the bright white and bright red from this collection as opposed to the more primitive fabrics used in the original. I also did plain borders on this version and on the original I did a scrappy border.
The class went well and the students went along way toward finishing their quilt tops in the two evenings we were together. I may have to make myself another one as this one is still in the quilt shop!
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