Friday, July 1, 2011

American Flag Pillow

A crazy thing happened this week...I actually found a few spare minutes to dust off my sewing machine and crank out a little project or two. What a busy month it has been! Today is the last day of school for our kids  and we are more than ready for our summer break to begin.  Since we are kicking off summer with 4th of July celebrations, I was feeling a little patriotic.  I had a Rural Jardin layer cake that was just begging to be played with  - the perfect colors for Americana quilting.

I cut the 10 inch layer cake squares into 5 inch squares and, setting aside 9 red, 7 white/beige and 5 blue squares, sewed this charm squares quilt top.

I am still waiting for the binding fabric to come in the mail.  Rural Jardin is getting hard to find, even on eBay and Etsy. 

As for the pillow,  I cut the 21 squares I had set aside into 2 1/2" squares to make the flag. I framed the flag and backed the pillow in denim.

Now I have some good ol' Americana pillow action going on,

As well as British love.

Hmmm...which flag will be next?

I am off to enjoy my kids and celebrate freedom (from school)!

Happy Independence Day!

FYI: If you need Kona Solids, I found them here for $4.89 a yard, and basic shipping was fast - I ordered on a Tuesday and package arrived Thursday!


Mama-Bug said...

Very lovely projects. Love the American flag pillow.

Garden of Egan said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!
I'm at work in the ER today and all my coworkers "oohhed and aahhed"

So cute!

Beth at Aunties said...

The pillow turned out beautifully! I am looking forward to seeing the completion of it's mate:*} xoxoxo

ice cream cone cupcakes said...

That's a cool idea- like it for any time of year as a gift for veterans