Americana Scrappy UFO!
I kind of knew these pieces were hiding in this wooden bench, but I'd been ignoring them...for years! I guess I thought it would all go away if I left them alone. Alas. That didn't happen.
I can't honestly say I am hanging my head in shame - I had simply been neglecting this almost finished top!
Back story - This past week I decided to tackle straightening up my dining room/living room and get rid of/go through "stuff" that was just sitting around, making it look cluttered.
I'm not done with that project, but I did make big progress. Part of that was cleaning out the wooden bench where these strips were.
As I looked at it, I realized I was actually almost finished with this quilt top!
I had known they were in that bench - I'd seen them - but hadn't actually "looked at" them lately, if you know what I mean.
So, I just finished it!
I already had the blocks together in rows and even sashed one direction.
I tried to match up the white as best as I could and put the sashing in the other direction and sewed the strips together.
Then I added simple borders and called it done.
I think I lost enthusiasm for this quilt back when because it is Americana. I am an American, and very proud of it, but I don't wave my American flag much in public here. It's just not who we are and what we do. It doesn't seem like the right thing to do. That meant I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this quilt when I finished with it!
So I didn't finish it.
Maybe that was it.
Maybe "life"happened and I just stopped working on it and just never got back to it.
So, now I'm stumped as to what to do with it. I hate to use up the luggage space and take it back to the states. I think I need to find someone over here in Poland who would truly love it.
What would you do with it if you were in my shoes?
Since it is a patriotic scrappy - using red/white/blues, sometimes patriotic - Americana and some just plain fabric - I didn't think a pattern was necessary.
I simply made 9 patches from 2.5" squares. I sewed those 9 patches (6.5" before put together in the top) together with a white sashing strip, cut 2.5"x6.5" for one direction. Then I sashed the other direction with long white 2.5" strips. The inner blue border was cut 2" and the outer flag border was cut 6.5". That's how I made it.
Don't forget to give me suggestions as to what to do with this patriotic quilt (now a queen size quilt).
As usual, I do like to put up a picture of the quilt roll, if at all possible!
And this is one of the quick finishes from my sewing room this past week!
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