Monday, April 25, 2016

Another UFO ~ Flag Quilt

 A few days ago the urge struck to start digging through some boxes stashed away in one of the Studio cabinets.  And look what I found.  That's right, another patriotic UFO.  After doing some digging on the blog it seems this one was started about 2 years ago.  You can find the original post here. 


It's my variation of the quilt pattern "Patriotic Rose" by Janet Miller.  
A few changes will make it my own.   I drafted the pattern in EQ7, but I'm sure you can find it by doing a google search if you'd like to make one.
The original plan was for hand applique. BAHAHA!  Change of plans.... In the picture above all the flowers have been turned edge, hand stitched except for the outer pink ring.   As you can see in the picture below I've started the raw edge machine applique on the stars.    Good thing the quilt police don't visit my blog because I'm breaking the unspoken quilty rule of only one type of applique per quilt. 


Now I bet your wondering why my star points are square.  In the picture below you can see the hand appliqued stars on the blue fabric.  Making perfect points was impossible for me, so they look kinda blunt.  I wanted my raw edge stars to look as close to the hand applique as possible, so off with there tips!  This will also keep the tips from fraying when stitched.  And hopefully the different method of applique won't be as noticeable.


~ Lea Anne ~

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21 comments:

  1. good you have found this quilt to finish wonder how many more you have hidden away! I won`t tell the quilt plice you are doing 2 types of applique!

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  2. I can't wait to see your version of this quilt. I hadn't seen the Patriotic Rose pattern before, but love it. It's amazing what we find hidden in boxes and cabinets, isn't it??

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  3. I like those blunt edge stars, they are fun and quirky! Sometimes we just need to pack away a project for awhile to gain new energy to work on it again. Have fun!

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  4. go ahead and break those rules(I do it all the time) finish is better and I love it

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  5. Those quilty rules are silly anyway, so just follow your creative sparks. This will undoubtedly be beautiful. I just love patriotic quilts.

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  6. Rules are made to be broken, especially in the quilting world these days. I think using non-pointed stars was a great idea! I have been told that a non-quilter doesn't look at the details we see. So I guess it depends on the destination of the quilt?

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  7. Wonderful project you pulled out your hat, um, er cabinet. Are you sure it is only 2 years old? I've had some of the blue fabric for years (and I'm probably talking more like decades!) It is a great fabric for this type of project. (Hopefully I've used all of mine up by now!)

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  8. This is your quilt, so just do what you like! As my brother-in-law says from a few feet away you won't notice the difference (or mistake if that is the case!)

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  9. Lovely work, those layered flowers are super neat (in both senses of the word)!

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  10. Beautiful work! Beautiful fabrics! I adore it!

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  11. I can't wait to see more of this project and I like your idea to blunt cut the star points! This will be so neat!

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  12. Great idea about star points!

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  13. Quilting is art. Art is of your making, so there should be no police to contend with anyway. I love your refound project! You do some neat stuff, in all senses of the word!

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  14. I can not wait to see your own take on this flag quilt. The quilt police will not come after you regarding the one appliqué practice per quilt.

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  15. I don't think I would have even noticed the squared off star tips if you hadn't mentioned it. Clever!

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  16. Beautiful applique. Can't wait to see this when it is finished.

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  17. This will be beautiful! Love the fabrics.

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  18. This is going to be wonderful - I'm working on two flag quilts at the moment but both are very recent WIPs!

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  19. I love those fabrics. I didn't know there was a rule about only one kind of applique per quilt. I'd think you'd notice the pattern rather than the stitching. But I'm not a detail kind of person, I fully subscribe to the galloping horse theory of quilting.

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  20. I believe there are no rules in quilting only guidelines. Looks great!

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  21. My goodness, the quilt police can be ruthless! I'd like to see their badges. Until then, do what you want!

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