Saturday, April 11, 2015

Patriotic Flair

One of my coworkers asked me to teach a class for several months ending in July, and she suggested making something Patriotic.
I thought this simple design would be good for beginners.

As I looked for ideas, I found many similar of this fabulous flag design and decided to make it.  I forgot about marking with erasable pen and used red pen instead.  As I machine quilted the words on the first line, I could not stitch exactly over the pen marks and consequently it looked terrible, so I picked it all out.  Now I must do it by hand.

Here are some blocks I made in my first year of quilting.  I machine quilted some words on some muslin and sewed to the bottom of the blocks.  I remembered this time to use the erasable pen and it worked out well.  I think they will become a wallhanging/table runner.

I made this table runner/ wall hanging in my first year of quilting back in 2011.

Here is another of the little table runners that I made last summer.  The pattern/tutorial that I used is by Sherri at A Quilting Life and can be found here.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, and Sew Fresh Quilts


legato1958 said...

What fun to be teaching a class this summer! I think the pattern with the 9 patch blocks in the summer RW&B colors will be a great project! I do like your flag block. Hoping your hand embroidery will come out great!

Lara B. said...

Sheri, I love how the red in your flag is string pieced. That is a bummer about the red ink, but the hand done embroidery will be very lovely too.
Your students will love the patriotic blocks!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice design, your embroidery will look wonderful. It is fun to teach a class isn't it!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Yay! SO happy for you in being asked to teach a class! All of your finished projects are simply gorgeous. Congratulations Sheri!

Elaine said...

I love all red, white and blue. It's looking great. Yeah, I've had the pen issue as well. Still looks really good!