Some Red, White and Blue

May 28, 2011

I almost only wrote one post this week!! Wow, this week just flew by!  Time flies when you are having fun or in my case quilting. :-)  I recently quilted another client quilt, which I will reveal soon.  It was probably my biggest challenge to date as far as coming up with a good quilt design.  I just kept looking at it and it wasn't speaking to me at all.  Quite the silent the treatment!  LOL!  More about that to come...

I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane with this post.  This is Memorial Day weekend and my very first quilt is fitting.
 I posted about it during my first days in blogging.  You can read about it here.
I machine quilted it all on my first little sewing machine.  All stitching in the ditch.  I was very happy and proud when I finished it!!!  I didn't cut any points off and my seams are pretty perfect.  Although it's a smaller project, it probably isn't a "beginner" quilt.  It has set-in seams and the center house block is all paper pieced.  It was a fabulous introduction to quilting! I do have what I've come to understand is called a "humility block" in this quilt.  I'll give you a hint...when you look at the flag block in the upper right corner.  It's hard to tell, hence why it's in the quilt.  The cream stripe directly under the star block is wrong side out.  It was subtle enough that I didn't rip it apart to fix it.  No one notices until I point it out.  This quilt will hang from now until Fall with the rest of my red, white and blue decor.
Here are a few of my Americana/patriotic themed decorations.

 This is above our entertainment center.

Last, but not least!
Scooter!!  Taking a nap on my pie safe on top of Butter Churn!!  Scooter has been with us for about a month.  Kristin is home for the weekend and will be taking him back Monday. :-(  I think Sarge will be walking around with perma-smile on his face Monday night! LOL!

I hope everyone has a nice weekend!

17 comments:

  1. I love all the patriotic decorations!!

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  2. Love your flag quilt! All your patriotic decor is so "happy"! Have a good rest of the weekend!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  3. That's a very cool first quilt. :)

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  4. Wonderful patriotic pieces. I need to make a new one for my window and still thinking.

    Debbie

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  5. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. Love your "first quilt"... and definitely an ambitious project for your first! Very nice job you did...

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  7. I love seeing first quilts! They're fun to look back on and see where we started and how far we've come. Scooter looks quite comfy!

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  8. What a beautiful first quilt! Such a balance.

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  9. Wonderful first quilt, Linda! I think we all have a humility quilt, and it's what made us better quilters! Your decorations are so pretty - and Scooter makes a great quilt highlighter! Sarge will have to be in the next one ;>)
    Cheers!

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  10. Love the house quilt, so cute.

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  11. Very lovely first quilt, Linda. I love the patriotic ones to be sure:)

    Who is Kristen?

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  12. BEAUTIFUL quilt Linda - love how you decorate too, especially with a kitty on a table topper, lol!

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  13. Love all your red, white and blue! Scooter sure looks happy!

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  14. Wonderful first quilt and I never would have noticed the fabric being inside out , have done that myself ;-)I love how the Americans are so patriotic I don't think Canadians are so much although we are proud of our country .

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  15. Love all your patriotic decorations especially the sheep.
    Happy Memorial Day.

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  16. I love the patriotic theme-- your first quilt is beautiful! So sweet.

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  17. You have such nice decorations. :-)

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