I love having the day to sew and just play in my sewing room, yesterday was one of those days. For awhile now I have had this beautiful range of patriotic fabrics from Sandy Gervais and Minnick and Simpson, Bought simply because I liked them and not having a plan or a clue as to what to make, So they have sat in the cupboard just waiting for me to cut into them.
Then during the week I had this great idea to make a quilt. When we went to the USA in 2013 we bought a flag as a souvenir, we had it hanging from the flag pole in the back garden for ages then it got ripped in the wind so we took it down. My husband Paul kept saying he was disappointed the flag was ruined but i never really took much notice, then I had this idea to make him a flag quilt for his birthday in July. I have just made it up as I'm sewing and so far so good. I started making all the half square triangles first in the reds and whites, Making them into a chevron pattern for something a bit different. I cut up all my blues and added a few stars, 5 to be exact, to represent the 5 of us.
I really am thrilled with how this project is turning out. Paul is home today so I have to sew something else so he doesn't see what I'm up to.
As I had all my patriotic fabric out, this print was just too cute to cut up so I have made it into a basket, I whipped this up this morning while the rest of my family were sleeping. I love that time of day when the house is really quiet and I'm the only one up.
I also found this text print which is too nice to cut up so I'm going to make another basket. I'll share that with you next week.
Its such a nice sunny day here, I have 150 new bulbs to plant so I think I'll be doing that later today. Enjoy your Sunday and I hope you find some sewing time.