Thursday, June 29, 2017

Grand Old Flag Finish

There is only one more day of June and I am not going to make my OMG goal--I had wanted to finish my Quilty Fun Sampler. I had finished the top at the beginning of June, but I took it to a long arm quilter and it is not done...Kind of a bummer, but I have plenty of other projects to work on. 

I had a moment of weakness last Friday and succumbed to a new project. Pat Sloan had published her free pattern earlier in the week and when I spotted a perfect turquoise at the fabric store, I had no willpower to stop myself from making my version of Grand Old Flag. Here is the link to Pat's post with the free pattern:

My version has an additional row of flags. The flags are were very quick to make--they were done on Friday evening. I pieced the top together on Sunday--again it went together quickly and easily.
 Monday, I pieced together my backing. My goal was to make do with fabrics from my stash and not buy anything else--that goal was met and it is cute.
I was going to make a smaller flag block for my label, but then realized if I made a regular sized block it would help with my pieced backing. Plus, the information fit perfectly in the white stripes of the flag--I embroidered it.

On Tuesday, I pinned and machine quilted it. I used my go to wavy stitch that is built into my Pfaff along with my walking foot and just followed the spacing on the center of the stripes. 

I spent Wednesday and today hand binding it and washing it. After washing and shrinkage, it measures 50 x 60 inches. Plus, I only spent $12 on the turquoise fabric and everything else came from my stash! This was definitely my Drop Everything and Make It for June. The link is on my righthand sidebar.
Today is my sister's birthday and I sent her this kit to make a pineapple quilt. I am currently binding mine and hope to have another finish soon!


24 comments:

  1. I love your choice of fabrics and the turquoise background! Yeah, the quilt is complete to enjoy for July 4th! Great flag label on the back!

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  2. What a gorgeous flag quilt and perfect timing! I love the backing and label. Great job! Happy holiday weekend to you and yours.

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  3. WOW!!! You pieced, quilted and bound this in one week??!!?? Go, You!!!

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  4. This flag quilt is just too cute!

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  5. What a great quilt, Tanya! You really did have the perfect fabric in your stash for it. Beautiful finish!

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  6. I just completed a drop everything and go-to-town quilt that I finished this month (and linked up for FIUF).
    I've got my patriotic quilt to finish up.
    Totally salivating over that pineapple quilt gift collection ~

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  7. Great job - My son would love this quilt. I, too, have a Pfaff. Did you enlarge your wavy stitch in any way? I've just manually waved my quilting so I'm curious as to how you did it.

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  8. Hi Tanya,
    I thought that looked like PS's quilt pattern when I saw it. WOWEE, you are quick. How great is that to use so much of your stash for one great looking quilt?! Love the label - when everything falls together that well, it is meant to be. Bummer about your June OMG, but you'll have two in July then! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Great gift and super quilt finish!!! (You'll have to stop by and share it next Tuesday at our Americana Tuesday Archives linky) Glad to see you are enjoying your summer of sewing.

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  10. You got the flag quilt done quickly and I like it very much. I just printed out the pattern. I started a flag quilt yesterday from an older Jan Patek pattern. Just in the mood for it.

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  11. What a great project for this time of year! Your flag quilt is gorgeous and thank you for sharing how you did your label. I was going to ask! It looks great. :)

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  12. Perfect timing for the Fourth. I hope folks around you get to enjoy it. It's always nice to get the pieces from your stash. Have a happy Fourth.

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  13. Your flag quilt is amazing, Tanya. I love the pieced backing and how you used the block for your label.

    Unfortunately, I didn't meet my June goals either and...I'm not setting any for July and August. I'm going to just go with the flow and enjoy some camping trips with my husband who has just retired.

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  14. Saluting the flags and you -- for both the finish and not resisting the pull of a pretty turquoise fabric! Between that and a Pat Sloan pattern I would have succumbed too! Your sister's gonna love that kit!

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  15. Sorry that your June goal didn't get back from the quilter in time. But a great side project. Kudos on the quick turnaround. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

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  16. Love your flag quilt and so sweet of you to send a kit to your sister.

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  17. your flag finish is awesome!!!

    thanks so much for linking up!
    brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

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  18. Love the flag and oh my pineapple stars - please share where you got the curated pineapple kit! Thanks ever so much!
    Rebekah

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    1. I made the pineapple kit myself from my stash!

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  19. Great quilt! Love that you also put the flag on the back - thank you for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  20. AWESOME quilt and a true DrEAMi! From start (of purchasing dreamy fabric, LOL) to finishing hand-stitching the binding down, it took what, 6 days? Love the label too (I'm big on those). Thank you for linking up to the DrEAMi! party!

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  21. What a fun DrEAMi! The addition of turquoise to the red, white and blue is a cheerful surprise. I like the front, but the flag showcased on the label on the back is really eye-catching. I'm a big fan of using up stash for backs (and fronts, too), so three cheers for you.

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  22. Your sisters pretty lucky to be your sister!

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