Sunday, April 26, 2015

Red, White & Blue

 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.

14 comments:

sunny said...

Cute little basket! I love that quiet time, too. Your flag project sounds pretty interesting.

Cheryll said...

Lovely basket and I agree the fabrics will make gorgeous ones. EnJoY planting & I hope the weather stays nice for you. xox

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely fabrics. great idea about the flag quilt.

a good yarn said...

You certainly know how to turn fabrics into wonderful quilts. I love the combination of red, white and blue. Your basket is sweet too - cute bunting print.

Susan said...

Great idea, it can be quite hard coming up with quilts for the men in our lives. The chevrons look especially good.

Patchwork and Play said...

As I said on IG, I am jealous of your sunny Sunday! The red, blue and white quilt is coming together beautifully!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Leanne! Glad you had some sewing time this weekend. I love the quilt you are making... such a great idea! That basket is really cute too... I love the fabric! Enjoy your Sunday! :) x

Kim said...

What a great gift you are making. Love your basket.

the girlfriend gap said...

Hello Leanne, I think you are like the Energizer Bunny ...... you never stop going :) . Do you have the Energizer batteries in Tasmania ??? Your husband is just going to love this quilt. And the best part.... It will likely last forever! Just curious how big you are making your red and white HST?

No sewing for me this week.I went to the Dr on Friday because I was feeling so poorly. I am now on antibiotics for Strep throat. Now slowly feeling better. Hope to see less of my bed next week and more of my sewing room.

Sew a few seams for me :) I'll be giving you the old American cheer... U.S.A.

Janita

barbara woods said...

i love white scrappy stars

Anthea said...

Some beautiful projects there Leanne... very clever with the patriotic quilt for your husband... the baskets will be so handy
x

Lynda said...

What a great weekend. Your husband will love his surprise present. The basket is very pretty.

barbara woods said...

Love your stars

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Leanne,

The posting of your projects are just beautiful. So colorful. Your red, white and blue quilting is amazing. I have that on my list to do, sometime down the road, to do one.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed my posting of my "sunset celeberty roses and rose theme cards.

I did receive your e-mail a while back and I had thought I did respond. At the moment I have not been on my computer this much this year. It is hard to keep my blog up and to also enjoy the blogs that I follow. So I'm trying to post once a month. We will see how that goes. I may just put blogging aside for a while.

Happy sewing and gardening as you get into another season.
Blessing,
Bobbie Lynn

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