"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
I mentioned last year that I loved the Quake pattern I have made. It inspired me to raid my pre-cut bundle bookshelf and cut up a bunch of rectangles to make quilts for gifts and charity.
This quilt was a Red, White and Blue fat quarters with a few other random patriotic styled Fat Quarters from Joann Fabrics.
The Quake pattern, once again, came together very quickly.
I will admit that I'm not sure what happened when I was piecing this one last summer, but the strips really started to get very curvy? I suspect it was an example of mindless piecing where I didn't make sure the weight of the strips were evenly going along my foot. OR I was just impatient, as usual, during the tube/cutting process that I didn't cut evenly.
I did unpick and re-pieced the entire top with a bit more luck.
I decided on pieced backing with fabrics I had in my stash.
and paired it with a Moda Three Sisters Diagonal Stripe.
I found a fun quilting pattern that I've been seeing around the internet.
After practicing and seeing the example I was shooting for, I realize now where I went wrong.
But I really don't mind the results!
Binding red and white ticking home decor fabric I have used a few times.
I sometimes like using unexpected fabrics for my binding.
Measures: 54" sqaure
Pattern: Quake by All People Quilts
Fabrics: Joann Fabrics, Moda Fabrics
Quilted: Freemotion on Handi Quilter Avante
I've decided that I don't like the quality for a charity or a quilt gift. I don't have a quilt that I keep in the car for picnics or fireworks? I also noticed that it fit right into hubby's traditionally styled home office when I was trying to take photos, so I think it will work out for the more patriotic holidays!