Thursday, November 12, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas

My grandson LOVES the American flag.  Every time he sees one flying at someone's house or at a business, he tells me:  Look, Maw-Maw!!  There's my flag!!!

On my Quilty To Do list, I've had 'make a quilt for B' near the top for a while....  and never did it.   Until now.

Maybe 3 years ago, I found a pattern for a quilt on Pinterest (I know, right??  Me? on Pinterest??)  So I threw it together.......  It was 24" x 44".  Long and skinny and I just didn't know what to do with it.  Table runner?  Wall hanging??  Just some sort of decoration???  I don't know...

Well,  it was laying on the table in my craft room, and B saw it and claimed it.   Sure you can have it buddy...  but I need to fix it..........  

And into the unfinished project box it went.......  Hopefully, he forgot about it.....  

This past summer, I saw in Pinterest (oooo  shocker!!) someone was putting together a collection of wonky stars to make quilts for veterans and soldiers (I think), and I decided those wonky stars would be PERFECT for the flag quilt......  and I made 14 of them.....  And added 7 to each side.

Well, I think that turned out pretty good, even if I do say so myself.  Mr. Inspiring (Paw-Paw Inspiring??) thinks that B is going to LOVE it.  I purchased some navy fabric with little stars sprinkled all over and hand quilted it, and then grabbed a few of the fabrics used in the quilt top for the binding.  I haven't taken a picture of it yet all quilted and washed and crinkly.... yet.  I'm not happy with my binding and may redo it.

I'm also making a quilted laptop bag for my daughter.  Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of it next week.  I'm using Joel Dewberry's Aviary fabric line for that and it's looking pretty cute so far....

Have a great week!  What Christmas projects are you working on??

Hugs ~~ Suz


  1. I love a great Americana quilt-the stars were a great addition to bring it up to s size you could use!

  2. Hi EmileeHope! I can't wait until Christmas to give it to my grandson! I hope I don't cave and give it to him early!! Thanks for your nice comment!

  3. I love this! Do you still have the quilt on Pinterest? This would be perfect for my Americana/Military room!


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