This Is It
The process of revealing all sixteen, of my recently finished items, will come to and end with this post. So far I have provided updates on:
- AQ # 17: The Chosen Nine
- AQ # 18: Four Friends # 1
- AQ# 19: Four Friends # 2
- AQ # 20: Rising Star
- AQ # 21: Backwards
- AQ # 22: Crossroads
- AQ # 23: On the Fringe
- AQ # 24: Multi-Cultural
- AQ # 25: Towne House
- AQ # 26: Blue Condo
- AQ # 27: Summer Picnic
- AQ # 28: Buttons
- AQ # 29: Pink Cadillac
- AQ # 30: Harvest Medley # 1
- AQ # 31: Harvest Medley # 2
Not An Art Quilt
Surprisingly this last item is not an art quilt! Imagine that! 🙂 No! Instead it is one of the five quilts I had inherited from my mom and began while on a retreat at Woodland Ridge Retreat Center in March of 2017. By the time the retreat was over this particular quilt top was among the three that were finished. I have to confess though that this was the simplest of the five. The pattern was so easy to make that it would have been a shame not to finish it. Don’t we quilters strive to add another “finish” to our list of accomplishments? Even though the project was easy to assemble it still was a “finish” and of that I was thankful!
The quilt, known as American Flag Picnic Throw (I didn’t choose the name), was sandwiched with a layer of Warm & Natural batting and a soft and cozy, red and black flannel. The flannel was taken from my stash. It was one of those purchases I made that was designated for a future quilt backing. How awesome to finally be able to put it to use! The fabric for the binding had already been acquired by my mom, which meant I had one last thing to purchase. This fabric is also a flannel. The colors chosen coordinated perfectly with the faux flag fabric.
To secure the three layers together I used an all-over simple swirl pattern because I thought the swirls reminded me of the fireworks that burst about the sky on the 4th of July! American Flag Picnic Throw measures 70 1/2″ x 55″. This is what my American Flag Picnic Throw looks like now.
This picnic throw could very easily serve double duty as a warm and snuggly lap quilt.
Well, there we have it! The last post in a very long series of reveals. I’ve had a wonderful time sharing and talking about my projects. I hope you have enjoyed reading about them. In closing I have one question, which one was your favorite?
Thank you so much for being a faithful follower! I truly enjoy the time we spend together. Let’s do this again real soon.
11 thoughts on “Number Sixteen: American Flag Picnic Throw Update”
Agreed. The swirls make the quilt.
Awe! Thank You! 🙂
Wow! I have enjoyed seeing all of your quilts. I love the quilting on this one!
Thank you for the sweet comment! 🙂
Are those non-swirly stitches original to the unfinished quilt (as in: your mother’s hand quilting?)
I think you did good by her in the finished quilt!
Thanks for asking and for the very kind comment. No they were printed on the fabric.
Everything about this quilt is lovely, but picking a favorite is like picking a favorite child, it cannot be. All are my favorite for different reasons. They are beautiful and congratulations on completing them. Merry Christmas.
Awe, so sweet of you to say! I’m glad that you found them interesting. Thank you for visiting and for the Christmas wishes! Merry Christmas to you as well! 🙂
The swirls make the quilt! Lovely!
Chela, Thank you! 🙂