Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hanging the Flag

In 1996, we were on our way to NC and my DH took me to my favorite quilt store in downtown Stone Mountain, GA. As it turned out, it the day before the torch was coming thru on it's way to Atlanta, for the Olympics. The whole little town was decked out in red, white and blue - everyone was so excited. When I went in the quilt store this quilt was hanging behind the counter. The minute I saw it - I was captivated. I'm not usually a "kit" kind of person, but I loved this quilt. It included everything except the backing. It was a fun quilt to piece.
Sometimes I hang this at the office, this year it's in my living room.
It adds so much color - I love the summer!!
This is my one and only time to quilt something using the big stitch. I used #8 perle cotton. I had a really hard time keeping the stitches consistent. I just outlined the stars and used wavy lines in the blocks.
I had quite a few comments when I posted about my quilt hanger so I thought I'd include a picture of what it looks like without a quilt. I covered the dowell with cordoroy to help the quilts stay on and to protect them from the wood.
So until next time, make something beautiful.


Darlene said...

Oh, Karen, it's fabulous! I can see why you HAD to make it.

kjquilts said...

I love your quilt! I have some of that first border fabric. Big stitch is supposed to be wonky so don't fret.

Karen said...

I like your flag quilt. I like patriotic quilts in general. It is a good time of year to display and enjoy them.

em's scrapbag said...

I can see why you fell in love with this quilt. I love it!

kate said...

I did a pretty good job sewing the chiffon...thanks to your great teaching!

Millie said...

What a beautiful quilt and I can see why you love it so much!