I’ve had some requests for photos of the quilts that I took to the fair. They did get blue ribbons, after all. I’d feel a little prouder if the entries hadn’t been so few this year. So this is the flag quilt I made this summer from scraps. I have it hanging outside my house (and it is straighter than it looks here):
I have some closeups of the quilting on my flickr site if you want to see those; I quilted stars-and-loops in the blue field and in the border, and wavy lines in the stripes.
This is my son’s airplane quilt that I worked on for about a year. I got the free pattern at this kewl site and paper-pieced the blocks. I sent a few of the blocks to my friend Jan who did a great job embroidering the stars on the planes:
I took a long time figuring out how I wanted to quilt the top. I ended up doing a few fun things — G wanted me to make them shooting at each other, so here are a couple of those:
I also quilted some planes doing loop-de-loops:
BFF Charlie suggested having one plane flying a banner. It turned out to be my favorite: