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Elm Street Quilts OMG – August – Success

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THE STARS AND STRIPES QUILT IS DONE!

Luckily you did not have to witness this old lady climbing on an eight foot ladder to take this photograph. It was not a pretty sight and I learned that Sami, The Wonder Dog, is as bad at climbing ladders as I am.

I have been participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG) for a few months. Not only has OMG spurred me to finish projects that would normally wind up in the ’round to-it’ pile but I have had the pleasure of visiting other quilt blogs that I would not have found otherwise.

Above is my completed August goal: To finish the Stars and Stripes quilting and binding. I quilted it on my long arm, Miss Daisy, using free motion quilting with wavy lines on the red/white stripes and outline stitching within the star blocks. This project was a quilt kit purchased through Craftsy and I was very happy with the fabric quality and amount that was included. I added an additional white inter border and still had enough supplied fabric to complete the wide blue border on the outer edge. This was a BIG quilt and as much as I love it, I am glad it is finished.

Here is the lovely backing fabric I ordered from Connecting Threads a couple of years ago. It was just waiting for the right quilt and I think the Stars and Stripes fit the bill. Isn’t it lovely?

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You can see other participants of OMG at Elm Street Quilts OMG.

 

 

Author:

I am a retired grandmother living in sunny and hot Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting in...you guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

30 thoughts on “Elm Street Quilts OMG – August – Success

  1. Wow this is so gorgeous. Bravo. Are those tiny individual squares between the stars? I agree with you the added white inside border lends a defining look for the stars. Adore that backing fabric ❤ . 5*****stars for your OMG ~cheers

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  2. Hi Peggy! This is a beautiful quilt. I love how you alternated the colors of the stars. I also think your addition of that skinny white border was just perfect – it really sets off the blue border nicely and makes those corner stars pop. What’s up next? ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. What a lovely quilt and so satisfying to finish it. It is so hard to photograph quilts, I climbed on a chair but I guess a ladder would be better, although depends on the ladder! I need a course in photographing I think!

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