Wednesday, June 8, 2016

american flag rag quilt and Aurifil thread giveaway!

**as of june 14th, this giveaway has now ended...thank you to all who joined in!
our wonderful winner is Kathryn Laposata!**

quilty friends...

i've been waiting impatiently to share this project with you!
but since the website is done NOW's the time!!

(yes...i just yelled.  i'm that excited.)

 details...i know y'all want details.
first, i went through my stash and scraps (mostly scraps) and collected my reds, creams and blues.
i did not discriminate with light/dark, volume, print, etc.
if it was the color i needed, in it went.

i used Aurifil's 12 wt cotton thread in red, white (yes...white, not cream...i just didn't think!) and blue.

Aurifil 12wt cotton thread

for the blue squares i used the white and red threads (white on the outside and red on the inside).
for the red squares i used blue and white.
and for the cream squares i used blue and red. 

i just crossed right over the stitch lines.
it's a rag quilt...we're going for low perfection here.
(which is a serious test for me!) 

NOTE:  i made the stitch size for those x's really big...i think it was a stitch size 5.
plus i had to change my needle to a denim needle...100/16, i believe.

when sewing the squares and rows together then doing the finish stitching line around the outside of the quilt i used a stitch size of 2.6 and a 60 wt. polyester.

i had been calling for blue jeans on facebook and this is why!
the back of the quilt are cut up jeans.
some of them are mine but most of them came from friends.
and to them i say a huge THANK YOU!! 

didn't it turn out great?
it's really heavy.
perfect for outside!

i caught her!  :)
reading books, eating...playing with puppies!'s the fun part.
i have one American Flag Rag Quilt pattern and 
one spool each of the Aurifil 12 wt thread to give away!

American Flag Rag Quilt kit

isn't that so cool!?!

you'll need to leave a comment below in order to be entered into the drawing.
i've made up kits of the pattern and threads and are available in my shop on my NEW website!
just in case you are keen...

with this pattern you'll be able to celebrate the Fourth of July in style!

**i'll choose a winner for the give-away on monday the 13th of june!**

happy quilting y'all!!


~ h