Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stars and Stripes is FINALLY looking like a Quilt!!

While I didn't get a lot of time to quilt on Thursday night, I did quilt for 3 hours Friday night.  I only worked on one thing, the "Stars and Stripes" quilt for my boss.  I must say, I am now VERY glad that I spent as much time as I did squaring them up and trimming them to be exactly the same size after my episode with the foot on my machine.  This quilt is coming together very nicely... So, I sewed 72 small squares into 2 large squares and now I only have 14 more large squares (or 504 more small squares) to go...

First Block, all laid out and ready to sew...

Chain piecing one of the rows of the squares.

OOPS!!  I try to share my failures as well as my successes...
This would be a FAIL!!

Second Block.. All sewn up and finished.

Some close up detail.  Click on any pic for a larger size...

So, that's what I got done Friday night.  Now tomorrow I have to clean the garage, change the oil in the vehicles, and help Trish with a few things around the house... I don't know if I'll get to sew anymore or not, but it's nice to see this quilt FINALLY making some progress!!

Until Next Time,


  1. Hi Paul. Your block is looking fantastic. Love the colours and love the fabrics. Can't wait to see it progress. Excellent points by the way!!

  2. Paul, I just clicked on ' my completed projects' and I didn't know there was a 'pages' option either. Can you tell me where it is please? Thanks.

  3. It's ok Paul. I found it under gadgets.

  4. It is just splendid!
    I wonder the finished quilt!

  5. Wasn't it worth all that hard work - I think so. Your boss is going to love it!!
    Want to hear something spooky ?- I am just about to start a commission for a MARINE. He is a work colleague of my husbands who has just retired after 22 years service.
    We have to stop doing this Paul!! lol.


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