Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Bit of Americana

As I'm still trying to restore some of my quilting mojo, I decided a quick project was in order.  I've had two red, white, and blue odd sized panels laying around forever, and decided it was time to quilt them up.  Let me introduce Americana.
This baby is big, for me at least!  Measuring in at 57" x 90", this quilt is destined for the VA hospital.

The center courthouse steps panel is 24" x 90".  I could have cut it in half, then pieced them side by side, but the length was already correct for the size requirement of the VA.  And because I didn't want to spend a lot of time piecing more blocks, I decided to just add multiple borders to the sides to increase the width.  And I found the perfect fabrics in my stash to continue the theme.  Yeah!

This quilt also served another purpose, testing out the new cable that hooks up my robot to the machine.  I've been without a working longarm for 3 weeks, which also didn't help the mojo.  But I'm happy to say the cable works, as I did a star panto on this one.
Hope everyone got a chance to enter the free Craftsy class giveaway.  The drawing is now over, and I've let Craftsy know it's time to pick a winner.  Watch your inbox for the notification from Craftsy!

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome. I do a lot of Quilts of Valor quilts, so this is right up my alley!


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