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Friday, July 2, 2010

A Festive 4th

On a whim, I decided to use up some old fabric and sew up a little flag decoration. I found a pattern for a large multi-flag quilt in old book I have: Happy Holiday Quilting. I took the instructions for one flag and decided to make a table centerpiece. Didn't turn out too bad!

For the first time, I used real quilting utensils, such as a 1/4" foot and a walking foot. It was much easier to use than I expected! I also experimented with free hand machine quilting, rather than stitch-in-the-ditch:

So here's my final table centerpiece for this year, including the vase I made last week. Have a safe and happy 4th!


  1. I LOVE your flag! I am in the middle of my first quilt...crossing my fingers all will turn out ok.
    Found you from "friendly friday" on the trendy treehouse.

  2. Love, love your flag...and your blog header...Hope you had a GREAT FOURTH!
    I have a fun giveaway on my holiday blog...
    check out A Baby Changes Everything
    drawing Monday night