Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stars and Stripes Quilt

I made a flag-inspired quilt for my mother this Christmas.

STARS:  I used a darting minnows pattern in white and blues.  The minnows were paper pieced to get the points of the stars to line up perfectly.  All of the minnows used a medium blue, while the non-minnow squares of blue alternated between a lighter and a darker shade of blue.

STRIPES:  The red and white "stripe" fabric is from Ikea.  I originally planned to use it for the back of the quilt, but the top ended up being too small for a good lap size quilt.  So I cut it up and used it as a border instead.

Here are the pictures: 

It's super flaggy, and not likely to really blend in with any home decor, but I think it's fun.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I have yet another Christmas present quilt post coming up soon...


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  1. I have always liked these 54-40 stars on point but never thought of using darting minnows. Not sure I've even heard of them before. What a clever way to get the point to match. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

  2. A stunning quilt, the stars just sparkle!
    Happy New Year!

  3. This is beautiful! Love the border prints you chose to put around the stars.

  4. Such a gorgeous finish to end the year! Looking forward to seeing what is to come in 2015! Happy New Year!