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Saturday, February 11, 2012

May I present my flag quilt! I love to decorate with red/white/blue in the summer, so of course there are lots of flags in my collection. On the front porch there is a weathered board flag hanging behind the red porch swing. Also on the porch is a fabric flag. We usually have to replace that flag each year because I keep it hung all through the summer. And there is a flag hanging off the deck as well. Inside there are lots of red and white things sprinkled here and there with wooden flags, dishes, and of course quilts.

When NancyP suggested a group of us make this quilt, I jumped at the chance. It's a little funky with the patchwork blocks, and I like things that are a bit off the norm.

Our target finish date is in May, but I wanted to get mine sewn and over to my quilter friend NancyZ so that I can have it in time for Memorial Day decorating.

Here's my favorite block - another flag!








And look at this. I don't use a design wall, so I always seem to end up with some kind of flaw like two blocks with the same fabrics side by side.





OK, I won't worry about it.

21 comments:

Brandie said...

This is beautiful! I love it! I love it mush, I'm going to have to make one for myself.

anneke said...

we don't have the same flag, but I like the idea! In April and May are our national festivities, and I always want to decorate my home wiht 'our colors' (which are the same by the way), but not in a quilt. That would take 5 years of my life I'm afraid...

Donna said...

Gorgeous! A wonderful idea for a flag quilt. Glad you are not worrying about the two fabrics next to each other :) No one would have noticed!
Hugs,
Donna

Susan said...

Beautiful! I agree with Donna, if you hadn't pointed out the "flaw" no one would have noticed!

Sue said...

It's beautiful, Mary! I am going to cut mine out this next week so that I can fly mine in my house !!

Just gorgeous! I love hanging flags out for the summer months too. We usually have to replace the one flown out at our flag pole each summer as we leave it up all winter and it tends to get pretty wind whipped .

Melanie said...

Outstanding....I saw your pattern, I kept thinking "It would take me 2 years to finish something like that.." Wow!!! You've got yours done! Great job....Yours is even better than the photo......

Angie Berry said...

LOL... hey girl, it's not a mistake, LOLOL!! That really had me laughing out loud! I've been seeing those kind of pictures on Pinterest and you can't help but laugh!

I absolutely LOVE your quilt Mary! I also love flags and keep them out year round in my home. This quilt is gorgeous!!

Lorri said...

This is beautiful! I love flag quilts.

Siobhán said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, oh my gosh. That is amazing, Mary! I love it. I love the description of your summer decorating, too!! When my twins, who are now in their last years of HS, were in first grade, they had a math tutor whose parents' home was decorated in patriotic everything. It was soooo amazing and inspiring. I would try to listen to what the tutor was saying but really wanted to just gawk at how they had the house decorated. Very tasteful and classic. Okay, I must get off this computer and get working on some patriotic stuff!!

Pokey said...

It has finished beautifully! I love the photo of it flying over the snowy background. I have to say, I like yours better than the quilt shown on the pattern ~
:-}pokey

Shakerwood said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I love making flag quilts. I have two right now. Something like this would have to be a third. Great job!!

Karen Sue said...

great quilt!
I'm crazy busy with Tax stuff til april, but stackin up ideas for after. This is a good inspiration

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!! Congrats on a beautiful finish!! I love it!!! Love the Ryan photo too. :-) Just sayin.

Quilts Sew Shabby said...

I love your flag quilt! What a wonderful idea to change a boring line into some great blocks!

Jodi said...

I love this flag quilt.....is it a published pattern??? I would love to make one.

jenstaubly said...

Gorgeous! Patriotic quilts are my gave and I want to make this. Is there a pattern available?

Emily and Nathan Hogan said...

Your flag quilt is SO beautiful!!! Do you have a pattern, or did you just make it yourself? I would LOVE to make it!

Mary said...

Did you design it? Would love get the pattern if there is one. Thanks

JaciDBedont said...

Love It!!! Do you have a pattern?

JaciDBedont said...

Love It!!! Do you have a pattern?

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