Sunday, October 21, 2007

Patriotic Progress

Well, got to playing on my EQ and decided I wanted to swap out the colors in the sashing, and put the flag print in the middle of dark blue. Then for the border around the middle, I'd been planning on using another fabric entirely, but EQ was trying to tell me I'd need a whole yard to border a 24 inch square... I knew that wasn't right, but still wasn't sure if I'd have enough fabric, so I switched it to the khaki I was using for background. Now I like this version, with the center star floating, better anyway:


And here's my progress on it so far:


I ended up making the border around the star scrappy, not because I was running out of fabric, but because I thought I'd like to bring some of these prints into the center. There was one print that was too busy for background, really, but it was patriotic, and this is an ENTIRELY from stash quilt. See it in the background of the edge blocks? Notice how carefully I left it out of the star block I picked for the center? :D

If I don't use the patriotic fabric up in this one, where will I ever use it? Anything left that remains from THIS, my second patriotic themed quilt, is going right into the Heartstrings bin. I promise. :)

11 comments:

Hedgehog said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Sheila said...

Very pretty! I can't wait to see the finished product. I especially like how you did the sashing.

Sheila in Ohio

Vicki W said...

It's looking wonderful! If you make and sell this as a patter, I'd buy it in a minute!

Dawn said...

This is wonderful! I really love it!

Helen in the UK said...

Love the design and the bit you've completed looks awesome. Great work with some 'tricky' fabrics. And ALL from stash - way to go :)

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great job. I have had the same problem with EQ. If EQ says a yard is needed and I know it does not I still buy a yard because I know the extra will not go to waste.

Mary said...

I like it Jane, are you using EQ6? I think it's more accurate then EQ5 for yardage but I have to admit I always double check it.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

The blocks you've alrady made are looking great! I love the changes you made in the design. ~bonnie

Jeanne said...

It's looking wonderful so far! It's fun to watch the quilts as they grow.

Rose Marie said...

A great quilt and design .... love how you have the star floating and how the red points pop in and out of the centre area.

Susan said...

I'm thinking this would make a great pattern hanging in the quilt shops, too. =)

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