Saturday, June 25, 2016

Flags, travel, and "childhood" border

I finally finished the Front Porch flags today:

I like the effect of appliquing the stripes to the background, per Jan Patek's instructions.  Slightly more folky and layered looking than what you get with piecing.

Lori has a linkup to share our flags here.

This past week found me in Colorado with my son to visit my Dad and step Mom:

Then back home to Massachusetts... arriving home in time for a beautiful backyard sky:

And then immediately up to beautiful Vermont for a couple of days:

I went to the Vermont Quilt Festival and will share some photos soon!

Meanwhile... are you working on your "Childhood" border for the Gwennie Inspired Medallion?  I am incorporating some sashiko into mine:

We will share our borders here on July 1 - less that a week away!  Never too late to join in!



  1. Fun flags and I love your sashiko stitches!

  2. You've definitely had your traveling shoes on. Were you down in the Springs area? Can't wait to see how everyone has interpreted childhood for their next border. Your sashiko stitching is going to add some fascinating texture.

  3. Oh, I am sorry I had to miss the show this year, but even more sorry that we did not get to meet up there. I wanted to see Barb Veddar and meet Gladi Porsche too. Next year for sure!! The only good thing is that by not spending 8 plus house in the car, I was able to almost finish my "childhood memories" border. When I decided to make this in the potholder method, I guess it didn't occur to me that I would have to have each border quilted and bound before the next one goes on - sheesh! I am really hoping for something simple next month. Do you think I could influence Cathy's choice?? Wink! I'm looking forward to the big reveal on Friday! Have a great day.

  4. When were you there? sorry I missed you. Weren't the Ruth McDowell's quit amazing?

  5. Not very happy with my Gwennie inspired border :( but your sashiko is wonderful.

  6. Not very happy with my Gwennie inspired border :( but your sashiko is wonderful.


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