Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I'm super glad to say mine was pretty productive and I even finished my Summer Flag Quilt.
Such a riot of color, isn't it? I used mostly Cotton + Steel fabrics because their beautifully saturated colors are my absolute favorites at the moment.
Katy (I'm a ginger monkey) designed this Fly The Flag quilt for Quilt Now issue 2 magazine and the combination of big flags and beautiful colors reminds me of colored summer beach huts.
This is a pretty large quilt (67" x 80") and I'm planning on using it as a picnic blanket so I wanted something bright and colorful for the back as well. I pieced this variety of prints and colors from my stash and I think it matches the top quite well. Plus, I'm hoping these colors will be good at hiding stains as well :).
I love how this quilt was quite a departure from my "regular" quilts. Have you noticed lack of white and low volume fabrics? I even quilted it using four different colors of thread - magenta, navy, green, and gray. See, not even white thread in sight.
And since I could not decide on any one color for the binding, I went scrappy.
I attached binding completely by machine as I'm thinking this quilt will see a lot of action this summer and thus will end up being washed a lot.
Now, if only warm weather decided to show up already. Instead, though, we're expecting yet another snow storm tomorrow :(. Totally not cool !!