This little quilt top has been finished for a couple of weeks. For some reason it was put away and forgotten. Since the next few days is considered a holiday weekend I better share it now or I'll forget again.
"Stars and Stripes Forever" was designed by me after seeing a much more complicated quilt.
Here's the inspiration quilt. Made by Joanne at the Patriotic Quilter Blog., she's also on instagram if you wanna look her up, just search for patriotic quilter. The quilt is absolutely amazing. Made of Log Cabin blocks, it must have taken forever. What a beauty! The original pattern is by Judy Martin in her book "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" If you would like more information about her quilt click here. Thanks Joanne for allowing me to share your work of art on my blog.
The border is what really caught my eye. So my quilty brain started churning and I came up with a plan to get the same visual with a lot less work. Below is my quilt before working a little applique magic on the border.
The pins were temporary...after working out a plan I glue basted it in place then stitched it to the quilt.
Lets see if we can get a close up of the invisible stitches. Can you see them?
How about now? I used Superior Threads MonoPoly thread and a tiny blanket stitch to tack it in place. Invisible!
The stars are also appliqued but using raw edge applique method. There's no rule saying all the applique on a quilt must be the same method.
I used Heat -n- Bond Lite and the same blanket stitch just a little wider with a 100 wt white thread. Now when will it get quilted?...Not this week I can assure you that!
~ Lea Anne ~