|Machine quilted and bound|
|Looks lovely in the prairie that our backyard is, after two months of no rain (very, very rare in a Belgian summer!).|
I didn't plan to make an American patriotic quilt, I just decided to cut up 6 of my husband old shirts and combine them with an old duvet cover to try this pattern I've been wanting to make for a long time, but didn't want to buy fabric for in case it ended as a big mess. I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest to help me with the cutting and piecing.
|A closer look at the machine quilting and the twisted ribbon border. This is before binding and washing. One big advantage of using old fabric: no worries about the red bleeding into the white!|
|Done! Finishes at 61' (155 cm) square, ideal for a fourth of July picnic, or a lap quilt.|
|I have a tall husband, great for holding quilts :-).|
Now I'm going to tackle my Splendid Sampler ... will I finish it in 2018?
|The binding is made from the same fabric as the center star.|