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
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
See you next week.