Friday, March 3, 2017

Independence Day {Quilt}

"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.

Quilt Stats:
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!


  1. It's really pretty! I like how it's patriotic but still an unusual pattern.

  2. That ticking binding is a stroke of genius. It works so well with the red, white and blue that has a modern vibe because of the pattern, but it adds a touch of vintage, also. Your quilt is one of my favorites from today's blog hopping session.

  3. I really like your patriotic quilt. Great use of those fabrics.


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