Sunday, June 9, 2013

She's a Grand Old Flag

Somewhere between taking care of my husband as he recovers from cancer treatment and trying to get myself well after a hysterectomy followed by sinus infections, not to mention homeschooling, cooking, and so on, I finally managed to get some projects going and a few almost finished! For now, I'll show you the almost finished Tumbler Flag Quilts I've been working on:

 They started like this. I sewed pairs of "tumblers" together, then sewed the pairs to each other and finally made rows. Then the rows got sewn together to come up with this:

As you can see, it needs a good pressing with some steam or spray starch (my favorite is Mary Ellen's Best Press). Then I'll trim the edges even and add borders. Finally I'll quilt them and put binding on the edges to list in my Etsy Shop.

I first saw this idea on Missouri Star Quilt Company's youtube page. You can see the tutorial here if you like to sew:

Did I mention my 14 year old is going to church camp and it took us over 10 stores (and many long hours) of hunting to find a one piece swimsuit that fits her, covers her, and doesn't look like a Grandma suit? Plus we had to find shorts. We found some but then got jeans at Good Will to cut into shorts. We'll add lace to spiffy them up. And I have to alter the swimsuit. She leaves Wednesday morning so my goal is to SEW and let Bethany craft to her heart's content for the time Natalie is gone! Look for updates soon!


Miss Iowa said...

This is really cool, Loribelle! Love the tumblers.

Joyce Casaldi said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!