Summer is flying by…

I’m not sure about you but summer is flying by quickly for me.

It seems like sewing and quilting take a back seat to all that is

happening around me;  Not good for someone who needs a daily

dose of sewing and quilting.

In spite of the flurry of activity, I am managing to do a little bit

of stitching.


This patriotic quilt was made by a young lady and her mom. They have

never quilted before but did manage to design this top all by themselves.

I think that the quilting bug may have bitten them a little as well.

They are already talking about their second quilt.


They wanted something a patriotic design so maple

leaves seemed to fit the bill perfectly. We used a white

polyester thread for the top and backing.


The back of the quilt resembles the Canadian Flag. The recepient

of this quilt is coming back from being in service overseas. The young

lady was very excited to complete this quilt on time for him.


A close up of the stitching and the red fabric on the backing of the

quilt. I think that for a first quilt, these 2 ladies did a great job.



This is Dorothy’s quilt for her son. She wanted to keep the quilt

masculine looking and thus the reason for the grey and black colors.

She did use a hit of color in the middle of each block.


This is what the blocks look like in the quilt.


The backing of the quilt was a brown color. The thread color

was a light grey polyester thread for the front of the quilt and

a light brown polyester thread for the backing.


Although the backing looks cream in this picture, it is an

actually darker brown, as in the photo above.


We used a panto called “Happy Times” to finish off the

masculine look of the quilt. I am sure that her son will love

his quilt.

See you next week.

3 thoughts on “Summer is flying by…

  1. marshaseiberling says:

    Not sure if my last comment went through since I don’t see it, but just in case I wrote about how busy summer is. I also want to get back in to the routine of daily sewing.

  2. Zenia Rene says:

    I’m not sure what your name is…I couldn’t find it anywhere but I really your quilting! The Red Maple is gorgeous. Those gals did an excellent job. I’m sure Dorothy’s son is going to love his quilt too. I found you on the WOW linkup. Stop on by my spot for a visit sometime. And follow if you are so inclined! =)

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