Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stars & Stripes – Done!

I started this quilt, oh, about 4 years ago! No, it didn't take me so long to finish it because it was difficult (so easy!) it’s just that I got as far as putting on the border, and – didn’t. So it sat there all this time. I pulled it out a couple of months ago and realized how close I was to finishing it and thought to myself, “That was silly.” Anyway, here it is. I got it back from my favorite LAQ a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t get it bound until today because I knew I had cut out the binding 4 years ago, but I couldn’t find it! Until this morning that is… So, here it is:
Stars & Stripes!

It’s about 42”x60” and will hang on the wall in my sewing room.



I sure hope you can see the amazing quilting that my friend did on this quilt. If you look closely at the blue area, you’ll see four eagles with their wings spread - their tails all in the center. Amazing!

Then in the white border, she quilted the words, “God Bless America” all around it… Beautiful!

Then in the stripes, she did wavy lines and then in the red stripes, she also did stars.

Here’s a picture of the back so you can see more of the detail.
I love finishes!!! :)

June Finishes


Silvana said...


shaylee ann said...

Whoop, whoop! I love it, sister J.! Beautiful!! :)

Amy said...

It is gorgeous!

Marion said...

Super cute!!! I LOVE it!! The quilting is SO awesome!!!

ps- your Gracie Lou's are sending off Malware warnings :( I had to remove all of my gracie lou stuff to make it go away :(

Laura said...

I love it! I lovea ll the scrappy fabrics and your friend did a fabulous job quilting it!

Stephanie J said...

Simply Amazing!!!

Beth said...

Wow - very cool. And how awesome is that quilting!

Julie said...

Wow, that's so fancy! I love the quilting too especially with the different color of thread and the eagles. I know what you mean about having UFOs so close but not finished. I have several quilts that just have to be quilted and bound. One of them has been sitting around for about 13 years and it's time to get the puppy done already.

Sharon B said...

This is beautiful! I am a new follower - can't wait to see more of your projects

Jennifer said...

It did turn out very nice. Love the photo with it drapped over the chair!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Wonderful Quilt! Love everything about it.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I love it! There's nothing better than a bit of Americana. Such beautiful colors together. Your LAQ did an amazing job! Congrats on such a wonderful finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E

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