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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mary Engelbreit and Yellow Brick Road

I finally got around to doing a Mary Engelbreit quilt with some of the fabrics I've been collecting over the years. Holly Holdermans last line Pam Kitty reminded me of ME and so I got inspired. I used some of both fabrics.
This is that good ol' Yellow Brick Road Pattern.
There are 3 different blocks in yellow brick road: They are all 9".
This one.
this one....
and this one....
You put them together randomly-ish and it looks like this:
I put a border on it that I saw on one of my ME notepads.
It was a lot of fuss to applique on all those little black tear drops...;o)
and there it is!...









Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Flag Quilt

I finished my "Summer Flag" quilt just in time for the 4th of July this year.
I'm not very good at taking pictures of the construction phase, but i got one....
here are the flags pinned together in groups: a shield, and 2 stripes. It's funny how some fabrics go together perfectly and others, definately not. But my favorite quilts are scrappy quilts and as long as the pile of fabrics looks pretty together, it seems to work. That bright blue in the flag that's done, was too bright, but I was determined to use it anyway. I think it worked.

The inspiration quilt came from pinterest. I don't know who originally made that one, but I was inspired to try the pinks and yellows and pastels in a flag quilt. i used fabrics from my stash. Some of my very best. It was a little scary when it went through it's "homely" stage in the middle. I'm telling you, quilts, as well as kids, have a homely stage. In the middle of construction, i am quite often sure it's going to come out ugly, But it almost always comes together when you put on the finishing touches.

This one is no exception. In fact, i really love it!!

Some of the large flowers in the shields were too pretty to cover with a star, so they're just plain.

It wasn't quite big enough, so i added some triangles in the borders. I machine quilted some swirls with very thin white bobbin thread so it doesn't show much. I need that to hide my flaws. ;o)

Wouldn't be summer without a white picket fence....

Bring on the lemonade!