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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Land that I Love - A Patriotic Lap Quilt

This week I designed and finished 
Land That I Love
for Therm O Web using Stitch N Sew™ tear-away interfacing as the stabilizer for both paper piecing and embroidery.
The pattern for the embroidery design and the quilt is free over at the The 

I wanted to change the traditional colors up a bit and used low volume versions of 
red and blue. 
 The fabric in the flag is from a fat quarter bundle - Moda Sherbert Grunge Basics 
Curated by Fat Quarter Shop 
the grey fabric in the quilt is Moda Marbles.

 The United States over the flag just seemed like a perfect fit.
I didn't forget Alaska and Hawaii, but I'm afraid I did leave quite a few islands off the design.
The finished size is 40" x 48".

I was thinking how cute it would be to add a little bird to the top of the flag pole.
This is a fast quilt to put together, so I might just do that on the next one.
I would like to donate several to veterans at the Soldier's Home in Fort Dodge.

The full tutorial and pattern is also available in PDF format at my Craftsy Store.

It's been such an exciting month so far and
I just shipped my projects for Quilt Market (I can't show anything yet).

Now I am ready to catch up on my blocks for the
Vicki over at More Stars in Comanche
 designed the blocks this month and they look like fun ones.


Julie Kaye from KS said...

Another great quilt. You have been getting so many terrific things accomplished!

Needled Mom said...

That really turned out nicely.

Lisa said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing it!

Vickie said...

I really like the low volume fabrics in this Carla. It looks antiquie if that's even a word.

AlidaP said...

The effect with the softer colors is really unique! Thanks for sharing your inspiring work!!