Thursday, September 21, 2017
Flags and Crows Joins 2017 Bloggers Quilt Festival
Amy of Amy's Creative Side is once again hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival this fall. It's a festival where many quilting bloggers share their favorite finishes from the past 12 months.
This year Simply Flags and Crows is participating in the Festival. I rarely use patterns and when I do, I usually adapt them one way or another. That's true with this quilt, too. I wanted this for my front door and began it the last week in June and finished it in time for the Fourth. Record speed for me! But then, it's a small quilt, finishing at about 18" x 24". It was such a speedy quilt that I didn't take measurements as I went along or even at the finish.
This is a primitive pattern and practically everything about the quilt is primitive, including the stitching and thread.
The fabrics are mostly plaids and a few prints and the thread was an old spool of thick cotton that came in a box at an auction, or possibly from a thrift store. It was sturdy and worked for this quilt.
I can report that this quilt hung on our front door for over two months and I haven't noticed any fading of the fabric.
I hope you'll visit this year's Bloggers Quilt Festival and enjoy the great variety of quilts submitted by participants.